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Rye Neck Middle School

Resources for Middle School Parents & Students

A list of books and websites to help students succeed with the transition to Middle School.

Dear Parents,

Listed below are some books and websites put together by our Middle School Counselors, Mrs. Meegan Lawlor and Ms. Samantha Chu, to help your child successfully transition to Middle School.

Some of the books are available on Overdrive, Rye Neck's collection of ebooks and audio books.  These items are available for your to download on your iPad, Kindle, smart phone or computer to enjoy for free of charge.

If you would like to borrow any of these titles from our Overdrive collection, please contact me at to set up an account.


Mrs. Linda Costelloe
Rye Neck MS/HS Library Media Specialist


Books For Parents

•  The Everything Tween Book:  A Parent's Guide to Surviving the Turbulent Pre-Teen Years by Linda Sonna
    Click HERE to check out this ebook on Overdrive

•  The Rollercoaster Years by Charlene C. Giannetti
    Click HERE to check out this ebook on Overdrive

Books For Students

•  Too Old for This, Too Young for That!: Your Survival Guide for the Middle School Years by Harriet S.
    Click HERE to check out this ebook on Overdrive

•  How I survived Middle School by Nancy Krulik
   Click HERE to check out this ebook on Overdrive
   Click HERE to check out this audio book on Overdrive

•  Middle School: The Real Deal - From Cafeteria Food to Combination Locks by Juliana Farrell
    Click HERE to check out this ebook on Overdrive

•  Middle School is Worse than Meatloaf: A Year Told Through Stuff by Jennifer L. Holm and Elicia Castaldi

  Help!  I'm in Middle School...How Will I Survive? by Merry L. Gumm

Websites For Parents

•  Drugs:  DEA's Operation Prevention Parent Toolkit
•  Parenting a Preteen
•  Transitioning to Middle and High School
•  Smoothing Your Child's Transition to Middle School
•  Moving Up to Middle School

Websites For Students

•  TransitionsPBS Kids