November 13, 2012

Gift Idea - American Girl Books + a Giveaway

Besides the dolls and the character books, American Girl also makes a fun line or activity books. "New worlds, new ideas, new activities—they’re all here for girls to discover. From historical adventures to guides for girlhood, our award-winning books are written with the help of experts and with girls in mind. Your girl can learn as she laughs and can grow more confident with every turn of the page."

Gift Idea - American Girl Books

Bound for Snow  - is a choose your own adventure / interactive story. In the book, you are the main character, and depending on your decisions, the book could end in 20 different ways.

Synopsis - Imagine you're teaching Honey the golden retriever how to pull a dog sled, but she just doesn't seem to be getting the hang of it. You know the feeling--you've been trying to learn how to snowboard, but you spend more time on the ground than you do on your feet. Will you stick with it, even when things are hard? Can you find the strength to ask your friends for help?  This book comes with a limited-time access code to interactive online world--plus, a secret access code for even more endings online!

Slumber Wonders - When I was in middle school I decided to have a sleep over for my birthday.  I wasn't very creative so we just hung out and watched movies and ate popcorn.  Things would have been much more entertaining if I had a little help in the creativity department.

Synopsis - Plan the sleepover of your dreams! This book includes ideas for fun slumber-party themes, plus how-to guides for invitations, decorations, food, games, crafts, and goody bags. You'll even find a complete shopping list for each party, plus a tear-out door hanger to personalize.

Picture Yourself Here - As long as there have been affordable cameras, girls have been taking pictures of themselves doing silly things. Even my niece has had a cell phone with a camera on it since third grade.

Now girls have something to do with those pictures, with the American Girl Picture Yourself Here Book.

Synopsis - Girls can explore wacky ways to have fun, snap photos of the fun, and then turn the pictures into silly scenes. Punch-out illustrations and captions will help girls get started on their art pages. Includes dozens of activities in a variety of themes--from food and fashion to seasons and sports. When the readers are finished, their books will be one-of-a-kind works of art!

Bored No More: Quizzes and activities to bust boredom in a snap!

Let's face it, sometimes life can be a little boring. I like to keep a book handy, but not everyone loves reading as much as I do. When your daughter needs a little boredom buster, this book would be perfect.

Synopsis - This super-fun book is filled with quizzes to blast away the bores and snores! Answer the quiz questions, and you'll get to choose a game, activity, or craft that's perfect for you. It's just the way to bust a boring day!

If you're daughter needs a little help to make learning geography fun, check out the Find Your Way!: Move to the head of the class with geography puzzles to help you pass

Synopsis - Warning! This book is packed with tricky trails, state stumpers, and other terra troubles. Take a trip to Innerstar University and try to make sense of the misprinted maps, muddled directions, and other puzzling problems on campus, in the United States, and abroad. Plus, 50 tearout flash cards will help make learning facts about the states fast and fun!

To Buy - All of the above books range in price from 8.95 to 12.95 and can be purchased online at Amazon or at American in the bookstore department.  Besides these books, they also have a fun selection of paper dolls, craft kits, and other books to help make your daughters favorite characters come to life.

To win - I'm giving one of you, your choice of the books that I mentioned above - Bound for Snow, Slumber Wonders, Picture Yourself Here, Bored No More, or the Find Your Way Book.

To enter complete any of the entries on the rafflecopter form below!

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I received a product to review from the above company or their PR Agency. Opinions expressed in this post are strictly my own - I was not influenced in any way. I received no monetary compensation for this post. By entering this giveaway you agree to my giveaway/disclosure guidelines


  1. I have a collection of some of the American Girl Books, I won them back a few months ago, I'm giving them to my granddaughter for Christmas

  2. My niece just turned 12 and has been having sleepovers for a few years. She takes pictures when she has a disposable camera. She also really likes reading, so I know she would love these! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. I would love to win Bored No More for my daughter! She loves American Girl, and she's always complaining about being bored :)

  4. terrific giveaway from a company I trust for little girls

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  5. this is the same place the first entry comment connected me to. I love the variety of books listed

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

  6. Great gift fir my neice.

  7. Creative books to keep girls entertained