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A Smart Girl’s Guide to Travel

A Smart Girl’s Guide to Travel is out today!

I love to travel so I was super pumped to write this book. Inside you’ll find legit travel tips like how to pack, how to convert currency, and how to use public transport. But more importantly, I’ve included life skills like how to respect other cultures, how to keep an open mind, and how to be adventurous in your own home town.

Every kid can be an explorer whether they travel near or far, which is why I was excited to dedicate this book to my daughter. She’s already made me more adventurous. We traveled to Spain with her when she was only 7 months old. Spain was my first big trip when I was 17. And 17 years later, I got to take her there!

Traveling with a kid seems scary, but it was not even remotely as difficult as I thought it would be. It’s important for kids (and adults!) to venture beyond their own bubble. I hope we keep inspiring her to explore! And I hope this book inspires other kids to try something new and experience different cultures and people.

If you’re not familiar, American Girl has a mission statement printed on the back of the book: “American Girl celebrates a girl’s inner star–that little whisper inside that encourages her to stand tall, reach high, and dream big. We take pride and care in helping girls become their very best today, so they’ll grow up to be the women who make a difference tomorrow.” 👊

Find A Smart Girl’s Guide to Travel wherever books are sold! 

The Next Installment of Five-Minute True Stories is Out!

The second installment of Five-Minute True Stories is out today from Scholastic! While the first book focused on unusual furry friendships, this one features animal rescues.

I loved working on this book! There are 12 amazing tales of humans saving animals and animals rescuing each other. I got to write about some famous rescues like Hank, the runaway pup the Milwaukee Brewers adopted as well as some lesser known stories from around the world that will make you tear up. Kindness counts!

Five-Minute True Stories: Animal Rescue is great for 4-8 year olds or as a bedtime read aloud. Beautiful high-quality photos accompany each story. Buy it on Amazon today! And if you haven’t yet checked out Five-Minute True Stories: Animal BFFs, which features some really adorable duos, here is the link.