Edited Books

cky2This thoughtful advice book will guide girls through the next steps of growing up. Written for the slightly older girl, The Care & Keeping of You 2 follows up the original bestseller with even more in-depth details about the physical and emotional changes girls are going through. With illustrations and expert contributors, this book covers new questions about periods, her growing body, peer pressure, personal care, and more. (Author, Dr. Cara Natterson, image property of Mattel’s American Girl)
ckyjGive girls the resource they need when it comes to growing up! This new journal is especially made for girls 10 and older, and is the companion title to the body book: The Care & Keeping of You 2 Journal! Older girls now have the perfect place to write about and understand the changes that are happening to their mind, body, and emotions. Girls will also find tips for building a positive self-image, and ways to avoid the influences of media. There is a helpful section on how to talk with parents, too, about these tough topics. Designed with quizzes, questions, checklists, and drawing assignments, this new journal will help keep girls on the path to feeling their best. (Image property of Mattel’s American Girl)
fgThere’s no better time to get active than now! Exercise can lead to a strong, healthy body; a boost in self-confidence; and, when girls mix in their friends, a whole lot of fun. In this Feeling Great: A Girl’s Guide to Fitness, Fun, and Friends, girls will find lots of fun activities to do with friends, including strength exercises, yoga poses, and games to play. They’ll find tips for achieving goals, tasty snack ideas, and answers to questions from real girls. (Author, Alyssa Shaffer, image property of American Girl)
sgglhHas a bad day got her down? In this advice-packed book, A Smart Girl’s Guide to Liking Herself–Even on the Bad Days, girls will learn how high self-esteem can turn a good day into a great day, while low self-esteem can make a bad day even worse. She’ll learn tips for trusting herself, ideas for boosting her self-esteem (or for keeping it up), and how to feel her best in all kinds of situations. She is perfect just as she is, and this book will help her believe that to be true! (Author, Laurie Zelinger, image property of Mattel’s American Girl)
sggpA Smart Girl’s Guide to Parties shares everything a girl needs to know about going to parties and throwing them! Girls will love testing their party know-how with fun quizzes and finding easy-to-make gift ideas. Includes advice from real girls on how to handle lots of party situations, from sleepovers to formal affairs. (Author, Apryl Lundsten, image property of American Girl)

 

a2zThe A-to-Z Guide to Letter Art features instructions for drawing letter art and all-new decorative alphabets in 26 fun and funky designs that are perfect for scrapbooks, greeting cards, door hangers, picture frames, and much more. Full-color photographs of crafts using the alphabets are included to encourage girls to get creative, and the spiral-bound book lays open easily while girls create their works of art. (Image property of Mattel’s American Girl.)
cgpWith the ideas inside A Crafty Girl’s Planner, girls can be creative every day! It’s filled with easy instructions for how to make all kinds of cute crafts. Plus, girls will find lots of spots to keep track of everything in their lives–from practice schedules to homework assignments, holidays to sleepovers. (Image property of Mattel’s American Girl)

ffcFunky Felt Crafts can help girls turn a simple piece of felt into accessories to wear, great gifts to give, characters to cuddle, and faux food with which to decorate and play. The easy instructions will guide girls through making more than 20 different felt crafts and inspire them to create their own one-of-a-kind designs. (Image property of Mattel’s American Girl)
dtffDoll Tees: Felt Fashions are sure to please! With more than 30 one-of-a-kind designs, girls can fashion the perfect doll-sized tee to fit almost any occasion. Kit comes with a 32-page book packed with colorful photographs and simple instructions, two doll tees, and stencil sheets girls can use to make a multitude of fun designs. (Image property of Mattel’s American Girl)
flcFlower Loom Crafts is simply blooming with style! Girls can use the looms included in the kit along with their own yarn to make a beautiful bouquet. Simple step-by-step instructions teach girls how to make a variety of yarn flowers. Plus, girls can find tips for attaching the flowers to clothing and accessories to create a one-of-a-kind wardrobe. (Image property of Mattel’s American Girl)
swShe can plan the sleepover of her dreams! Slumber Wonders includes ideas for fun slumber-party themes, plus how-to guides for invitations, decorations, food, games, crafts, and goody bags. She’ll even find a complete shopping list for each party, plus a tear-out door hanger to personalize. (Author, Aubre Andrus, image property of Mattel’s American Girl)
lhHelping others is very important to girls, but knowing where to start is the tricky part. In Lend a Hand, girls will find lots of ideas for little (and large!) ways to make a difference at home, among their friends, in their community, and on the planet. They’ll learn simple ways to help out around the house, care for animals, and raise money for causes they care about. Plus, they’ll hear from real girls who are lending a hand, and learn more about how they do it. (Author, Apryl Lundsten, image property of Mattel’s American Girl)
bnmBored No More is a unique activity book filled with quizzes to blast away the bores and snores! Her answers to the quiz questions will lead to a game, activity, or craft that’s perfect for her. It’s just the way to bust a boring day! (Author, Aubre Andrus, image property of Mattel’s American Girl)

 

baIn Oodles of Baby Animals, girls will fall in love with cuddly kittens, roly-poly puppies, lovable little lambs, and so many more! This tear-it-up, rip-it-out, fold-it-open book is full of adorable baby animals and oodles of things to do! Readers will have fun for hours learning kitty-kidders, sketching doggy doodles, sending “hoots” to friends, creating birdie bookmarks, making delicious pup-cakes, and so much more!(Image property of Mattel’s American Girl)
pscbInside Paper Shapers: Chic Boutique, girls will find paper clothing, accessories, and furniture waiting to be folded and displayed in two different pull-out and pop-up boutique scenes. Each shop and boutique piece is fun to assemble and set up, and they make darling desk displays or great little gifts for friends and family. All she’ll need to get started is a glue stick–everything else is included. (Author and Illustrator, Mary Beth Cryan, image property of Mattel’s American Girl)
psffInside Paper Shapers: Forest Friends, girls will find a family of forest friends waiting to be folded and displayed in two different pull-out and pop-up scenes. These cute little critters are fun to assemble, and make darling desk displays or great little gifts for friends and family. Includes easy-to-follow assembly instructions and supplies for creating these paper crafts. (Author and Illustrator, Mary Beth Cryan, image property of American Girl)
csGirls can earn money making and selling fun and easy crafts. Filled with the best ideas from American Girl magazine, Craft Sale offers girls lots of projects that are simple to make and great to sell. Easy-to-follow instructions guide girls through craft projects for every season. And to get ready for the first craft show, this kit provides price tags, business cards, display pieces, stamps, stickers, a receipt pad, and a ledger. (Image property of Mattel’s American Girl)