And now for some books for the Easter basket, that are perfect for teen girls!
And one is perfect for Summer activities and the 'I'm Bored's" too!
Synopsis: New York City life had crammed sidewalks, gasoline-filled puddles, and angry taxi drivers, but Juliette enjoyed the towering sky-scrapers, the half-block walk to school, and the restaurant smells wafting into her bedroom. She had never cared for a horse, let alone a long-horn, when her mother announced their imminent move to a 300 acre ranch in Texas, where they would be caring for three horses, five dogs, twenty-five longhorns, and a cat … all by themselves. Juliette couldn’t help feeling excited, even though she’d have to climb a hill to get a bar of cell-phone service. Soon she was running from bats and snakes, rescuing a calf from a twenty-foot ditch, medicating ponies, and having adventures so crazy it’s hard to believe they’re for real—but it all happened exactly how it’s written.
Review: This is a great book, perfect for the 8-15 yr old crowd! Based on Juliette's real life adventures, with her real life famous mom, Janine Turner (!!), this a a great tale with lots of laughs, tears and happiness! You can really sense her personality through her writing and you get the feeling she's very much like her mom. Neither she, nor her mother, were expecting the life lessons they both would learn by taking on a farm and animals, after living in the Big City. The book is a quick read, and while some may not see how religion plays into the story, I think most farmers/ranchers will agree that their livelihoods are based on a whole lot of faith. So to me, it was true and appropriate to the story. Miss Grace loved the book, and even though it was a bit above her level, she easily understood the life lessons being taught, and loved the book, so it gets a 'don't miss this' rating!
About the Author:
Juliette Turner is an honor student, singer, dancer and the National Youth Director for Constituting America. When she isn’t writing or on the speaking circuit, she can be found with her mother, actress and radio talk show host, Janine Turner, on their Texas ranch caring for their herd of twenty-five longhorn cows, six dogs, pony, AB; and cats, Sparkle and Meow.
101 Ways to Have Fun
In today’s world, a girl’s free time is precious, but figuring out how to make the most of those spare moments can sometimes be difficult. Faithgirlz! is here to help, with over one hundred unique ideas, activities, and time maximizers you can do by yourself or with your friends. From planning the perfect relaxing afternoon to creating quick and awesome DIY masterpieces, and even tips on hosting amazing sleepovers (complete with lip synch battles and the best-ever snacks), 101 Ways to Have Fun has something for every situation and mood. Whether you have ten minutes or an entire afternoon to fill, finding the ultimate ways to de-stress and kick back with friends has never been easier!
This is a fun book, filled with plenty of ideas to keep your teen girls busy all Summer long! Once again Faithgirlz! gives us an excellent book that is perfect for girls or all ages, but really especially for teens! Contents cover the topics of Just For You, Have a Blast with Your BFF, Friend Zone, Mini Makeovers, Super Sleepovers, Throw the Best Bash, Fun Ways to Male $ Fast, Get Active and Get Crafty. Which pretty much encompasses any teen girls life! The suggestions are all things a parent would approve of and support (like holding a garage sale or repurposing clothng), that in fact are budget conscious! Yeah! This is a fun book to add to the Easter basket, along with some supplies from the suggestions inside (like a mani-pedi kit or pens/notebook/washi tape), and one that your teens will love too!
One lucky BTHM reader will win 101 Ways to Have Fun! for their own daughter for Summer fun!