Books by Andrea J. Buchanan



Everyone knows what happens when you become a Twelve. It's all over the Ultranet. And besides that, there are the rumors.... But when Talia Troy learns the true nature of her fate, she decides to fight back. With the help of her computer-genius brother, locked far away in a government facility, she finds a way to resist. And soon her only way out becomes...waking up. Part Ender's Game, part Hunger Games, this 14,000-word ebook also has a specially commissioned, fully playable, extra-deadly Minecraft map based on the story.


This double-daring follow-up to the bestselling phenomenon The Daring Book for Girls is just as packed with creative and exciting material as the original, but twice as fun! In this second volume, girls can learn everything from making a raft to learning how to play football, the art of the Japanese Tea ceremony, how to surf, horseback riding, making a labyrinth, discovering April Fool’s Day lore and pranks, organizing a croquet tournament, the secret history of cowgirls, being a detective, and much more!



The internationally bestselling Daring Book for Girls is the manual for everything that girls need to know—and that doesn't mean sewing buttonholes! Whether it's female heroes in history, stealth note-passing skills, science projects, friendship bracelets, double dutch, cats cradle, or the surprising origins of recess games like hopscotch, this book has it all. Whether readers consider themselves tomboys, girly-girls, or a little bit of both, this book is every girl's invitation to adventure.


A portable, pocket-sized take on the bestselling phenomenon The Daring Book for Girls, this book is filled with many favorite activities from the original, plus some exciting new games, crafts, and projects. Whether following tips for riding a skateboard, learning how to run faster, being a spy, or making a skirt out of a pillowcase, the most daring of girls will be occupied all season long.


A portable companion to the bestselling The Daring Book for Girls, Wisdom & Wonder revisits favorites from the original Daring and includes even more facts and stories, including chapters about galaxies, women pilots, the Fibonacci sequence, the history of zero, and more. The perfect pocket book for any girl on a quest for knowledge.



This unique collection features the best of the online magazine founded by Andrea J. Buchanan and Amy Hudock, Literary Mama, a site devoted to mother-centric writing with fresh voices, superior craft, and vivid imagery. Originally published in 2005, Literary Mama: Reading for the Maternally Inclined celebrates the voices of mother-writers in creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry, and honors the difficult and rewarding work women do as they move into motherhood.


It's A Boy: Women Writers on Raising Sons, published in 2005, is a wide-ranging, often-humorous, and honest collection of essays about the experience of mothering boys. Taking on topics like aggression, parenting a teenage boy, and wishing for a daughter but getting a son, this anthology, which features 30 writers including Jodi Picoult and Jacquelyn Mitchard, explores what it's like to mother sons and how that experience may be different, but no less satisfying, than mothering girls.


As she did in It's a Boy: Women Writers on Raising Sons, Buchanan and her contributors take on what it's really like to raise a child-in this case, a girl-from babyhood to adulthood. It's a Girl: Women Writers on Raising Daughters, published in 2005, is an anthology of essays about the experience of mothering a daughter, taking on topics like "princess power," adding a girl to a brood of boys, dealing with a daughter's eating disorder, and mothering "hardcore mini-feminists" ("Tough Girls").



In Andrea J. Buchanan's first book, a collection of her essays on the culture shock of new motherhood, first published in 2003, she outlines the stages of "mother shock" and shares what she learns as she writes her way through the process of becoming a mother.