The legend of the ghostly Bloody Mary involves seeing a woman's bloody image appear in the mirror. But where does this eerie legend originate? Some say she is the spirit of Queen Mary I of England. Queen Mary I wanted England to embrace Catholicism, and her bloody persecution of Protestants led to her nickname, "Bloody Mary." No matter its origin, this spooky story has haunted people around the world for centuries.
Pumpkin's Story: The True Story of How One Little Horse Learned to Run
Pumpkin's Story: The True Story of How One Little Horse Learned to Run
Get creative and Make Your Own Glitter Face Masks with this fun kit from Klutz. Designed for ages 8 years and older, this kit includes everything needed for kids to make 5 face masks right out of the box. Includes 32-page book that includes instructions as well as 12 additional recipes using easy-to-find ingredients from your kitchen.
It’s hard to believe that you could change the world, but it’s true! We’ll show you loads of awesome ways to help out family, friends, yourself and the planet – and show how you’re never too young to make a big difference. Includes random acts of kindness, craft projects, energy-saving ideas, and much more.
101 Small Ways to Change the World is a practical, fun and creative book to inspire you at home, school and in your local community and beyond! Remember, all big ideas start with just one person who decides to do things differently. You could be that person.
Cars that ZOOM! Trains that ZIP! Planes that speed through the sky. This energizing early reader from National Geographic introduces kids to the many modes of transportation.
Kids love to read about things that go. Perfect for beginning and young readers, National Geographic Pre-readers include simple, expert-vetted text and large, engaging photos on every page. A vocabulary tree at the beginning of the book introduces kids to key words in concept groups, helping kids make connections between words. Plus, a wrap-up activity gives kids a chance to use what they’ve learned, while expanding their understanding of the world.
Get to know your favorite YouTube stars—Ryan ToysReview, HobbyKidsTV, JillianTubeHD, and EvanTubeHD—in this hilarious, insightful, and cool look at their lives behind the camera.
Watch This Book to discover:
-What superpower Ryan wishes he has
-The most colossal mess the HobbyKids made during an episode (and how long it took them to clean it up)
-Jillian’s not-so-secret talents
-Evan’s favorite food (It’s pizza. Evan would live in a house made of pizza if he could)
-And much, much more, including tips and advice from each of these stars on how to make your best videos!
This full-color book includes an introduction by the one and only CaptainSparklez and comes with games, quizzes, and never-before-seen photographs of the stars and their families. It’s sure to be beloved by the YouTube-loving kid in your life.
So, if you or someone you know wants to have tons of fun with your YouTube friends and their families—and over 20 million people already have with this all-star crew—it’s time to Watch This Book!
A Smart Girl's Guide to Travel is a 2019 National Parenting Product Awards winner!
Travel is all about adventure. It's about trying new things and meeting new people. This book shows you how to be a confident and happy traveler, whether you are going to your grandma's house just a few hours away or you're making a trek across the world. Filled with fun quizzes, smart safety tips, and cool trivia, this book will help you get ready for a lifetime of adventure!
Unstick your mind and feed your drive with this coloring and activity book from YouTube star Jessie Paege! Having transformed from a shy kid to an outspoken YouTube creator all while battling anxiety, Jessie knows being creative requires self-care.
Glow from the inside-out with the best collection of DIY bath and body treatments!
Make an invigorating facial mask, soothing Mermaid Shimmer Gel and relaxing Bubble Bath Bon Bons, with everything you need right in the box! Then, whip up a variety of pampering potions using our simple recipes, made with easy-to-find ingredients like fresh fruit, sugar, olive oil and honey. Spoil yourself with sugar scrubs, body wash, and more! Klutz welcomes you to the ultimate spa experience.
Comes with: 2 lidded containers, Baking soda in 2 colors, Bubble bath powder, 2 sheet masks, Aloe vera gel, Cosmetic grade glitter, Stickers, Paper gift box, Glycerin, Clear soap base.
In this new five-minute collection, kids will read 12 heartwarming true stories about animals that have been rescued from tough situations. The stories range from handicapped pets given a loving home to exotic wild animals rescued by caring humans with some help from special wildlife sanctuaries. Perfect as an introduction to nonfiction, young readers will learn simple facts about animals and their behaviors. The large font size, big colorful photographs, and fun foil cover are perfect for kids!
I am proud to be the writer on this project and help Karina bring her vision and amazing ideas to life!
Create the most mind-blowing slimes at home with these 15 all-new, super-fun, borax-free recipes from YouTube sensation Karina Garcia.
In her follow-up to the bestselling Karina Garcia's DIY Slime, Karina provides recipes with new and mesmerizing scents, textures, and shine.
From Mermaid Dream Fishbowl Slime to Teddy Bear Slime, you'll love creating these amazing slimes for you, your family, and friends.
This full-color book contains easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for:
Holographic, Super Gloss, Ultra Crunch, Color Changing, Instant Clear, Slushee, Butter, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Cloud, Candle, Jam, Highlighter, Cereal, Fishbowl, and the Thickest of All slime-with crazy, cool modifications!
Plus, Karina shares personal tips on removing slime from clothing, keeping slime fresh, and becoming a professional slimer. You'll become a slime master with this master-slimer advice.
All recipes are borax-free.
Perfect for birthdays, rainy days, and fun days, this is a must-have title for Karina Garcia's over 7 million fans and all crafters ages 10 and up.
Soak, scrub, and soothe your way to relaxation with simple homemade spa recipes from award-winning author Aubre Andrus. Using some of nature’s best ingredients, such as beeswax, sugar, coconut oil, shea butter, avocado, sea salt, essential oils, and more, craft everything from a Cooling Peppermint Hand Cream to a Vanilla Honey Body Scrub. Make practical products, like your own all-natural Bugs-Be-Gone Insect Repellent, Minty Homemade Toothpaste, and Natural Shaving Cream. Or pamper yourself after a long day with a Re-energizing Tub Tea, Lovely Lavender Bath Salts, and a Deep Conditioning Treatment. Nourish your body from head to toe with these organic, handmade recipes and crafts, or package them as a gift to share a fresh, fun spa experience.
"Readers needn’t look much further than their own homes for wholesome body and beauty products, suggests Andrus in this extensive collection of recipes for bath salts, scrubs, masks, shaving cream, and other items often sold at health and beauty stores. Airy photographs of ingredients and finished products accompany each recipe, emphasizing their simplicity and natural components. . . .Broadening the book’s scope are craft ideas for hair wraps, ties, and a towel wrap, as well as decorating and packaging tips—a small reminder that homemade gift-giving can feel as good as self-care." - January 28, 2017
Booklist - Kathleen McBroom
"Everyone enjoys being pampered, but teens on limited budgets, or who have acne or sensitive skin, may feel especially frustrated. This unique compendium comes to the rescue, offering soothing, all-natural treatments for the hands, feet, body, face, and hair. . . .Attractive color photographs show off successful results and encourage experimentation. Whether readers are seeking a little coddling or looking for gift ideas, this accessible collection offers fun and original maker projects." -
December 15, 2016
School and Library Journal
"'Looking beautiful is all about feeling beautiful!' proclaims this upbeat, pastel compendium of mixtures that cleanse, moisturize, and style every inch of a young person’s epidermis and hair. The author, the crafts editor at American Girl magazine, keeps each of the 12 projects per volume safe, clean, and simple, counseling readers to wipe surfaces right away, dilute any essential oils, and to never use products that look or smell funny. Tweens will make pretty gifts, fun party projects, and crafts that promote self-care using natural ingredients—most recipes rely on varying combinations of shea butter, coconut oil, and/or beeswax mixed with kitchen ingredients or tiny drops of essential oils. If melting has to happen, readers are instructed to do it slowly in the microwave, using heat-safe glass bowls. VERDICT Beauty crafts that emphasize health and well-being over appearance—well done!" - April 1, 2017
Botanical Beauty was nominated for a 2018 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, which is presented annually by the Young Adult Library Services Association/ALA. #QP2018
Find your balance. Make a protein-packed smoothie to energize for a busy day. Center yourself after a stressful week by taking five minutes to write in your journal. Strengthen your body and calm your mind with simple yoga poses and breathing techniques. Craft a vision board to help you achieve your goals. Create a time budget to organize your schedule. Develop an evening routine that will help you wind down before sleep. Award-winning author Aubre Andrus shares more than 50 do-right-now projects that will help you beat stress, smile big, and discover a calmer, more blissful you.
Forever Young Adult
“Feeling stressed? Aubre Andrus delivers a YA non-fiction self-help guide to help you manage anxiety like a boss.”
"Project You: More Than 50 Ways to Calm Down, De-Stress, and Feel Great by Aubre Andrus features tons of easy tips to help you relax, calm down, and deal with the stress and the pressure. The first thing you’ll notice about this book is just how beautiful it is. Seriously, the graphics and images in this book are just gorgeous and you’ll feel totally zen without even doing much more than flipping through a few pages of pretty pictures. But Project You is so much more than that...No matter how much or little time you have, Project You has a way that you can fit self-care into your life."
"Andrus offers more than 50 ideas for handling stress and enhancing one’s well being. Suggestions include mindfulness exercises and yoga, as well as practical tasks that aim to revitalize the mind and body, such as volunteering, having a cup of tea, spending time with animals, and listening to music. Collignon provides breezy watercolor images of (mostly) girls taking part in the activities, intermixed with photographs of girls practicing yoga poses, writing in journals, and more. Many of the ideas are intuitively obvious (“listen to happy music”); guided sections on meditation and visualization may prove more enlightening. And for readers who “need more help than this book can offer,” Audrus includes a list of mental health and other resources."
I was proud to be a writer on this project and help Karina bring her vision and amazing ideas to life!
Unleash your creativity with these 20 easy do-it-yourself projects from YouTube sensation Karina Garcia. In this follow-up to her bestseller, Karina Garcia's DIY Slime, Karina provides step-by-step instructions for her favorite crafts and hacks including ten never-before-seen projects and the latest craze, fidget spinners! Plus, Karina reveals the keys to keeping her fun-loving and positive outlook through behind-the-scenes peeks and personal stories that are sure to inspire. Perfect for birthdays, rainy days, and fun days, this is a must-have title for Karina Garcia’s over 7 million fans and all crafters ages 10 and up.
What is the fifth dimension? How does tessering work? What's the connection between science and daily life? Now, young adventurers can bring the science of A Wrinkle in Time into their own lives! This activity book is complete with quizzes, puzzles, games, and background about the world of the movie. Write on the pages and learn as you go!
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle is one of the most beloved children's books of our time, and Disney is bringing it to life as a major motion picture event! The all-star cast―directed by the award-winning Ava DuVernay―includes Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine, and newcomer Storm Reid.
The Secret Sleepover is a short story for American Girl magazine about a girl who chooses to leave one important person off her guest list. She doesn't realize what she's done until the tables are turned.
From January to December, every month is an opportunity for the sleepover of your dreams! From a Stars & Stripes Carnival to a Pumpkin Palooza party, we've got step-by-step ideas for each and every month of the year. All parties feature decorating ideas, fun games, crafts, delicious recipes, and more.
Joker the dog loves to dive in and swim with his dolphin buddies. Gerald, a shy giraffe, learned to make friends with help from his goat pal, Eddie. And Miwa-chan the monkey always gets piggyback rides from his friend Uribo--a wild pig! These are 12 incredible tales of unlikely animal friendships. Perfect as an introduction to nonfiction, young readers will learn simple facts about animals and their behaviors.
This Level 2 nonfiction reader will show kids what happens to their pet during a trip to the vet's office. Visit to the Vet includes all original photos featuring all kinds of pets during an appointment with the vet. These photos show the animals throughout their entire vet visit, from the waiting room to the check-up room and more!
Want to be a sitter that parents and kids can't get enough of? With this playbook, you'll learn how to take care of kids and please parents. Includes games and activities, those tasty recipes kids crave, crafts that both girls and boys will enjoy, and play-by-plays for tough stuff like bedtime and squabbles. With unique checklists to make your job easier, you'll have everything you need to blast away boredom, super charge your skills, and get the kids begging you to come back--time after time!
Pretty in Paper
Pretty in Paper
American Girl Publishing
May 27, 2014
8 and up
Award: 2014 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award in the Best Book category.
You can create one-of-a kind paper crafts! With 22 show-stopping crafts to choose from, this kit will get your creative juices flowing. Decorate and accessorize your party, your bedroom, and even yourself! This kit includes patterned paper and card stock, 30 quilling paper strips, and a special tool that coils paper with ease--fantastic for creating rose rings, bangle bracelets, and glorious garlands! The two oversized paper sheets are perfect for larger crafts, and the paper ruler allows for straight lines and just the right measurement. The 64-page step-by-step instruction guide makes it easy to fold, cut, and glue your way to paper perfection!
This super-fun book is 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!
From porcupines and stingrays to elephants and chimpanzees, NOW YOU SEE IT! SCARY SMALL features color photos and facts about surprisingly cute, but scary animals from around the globe. Flip from the top to see adorable photos of these animals as babies. Flip from the bottom to discover the same animals as adults that are now ferocious and scary! Kids love the NOW YOU SEE IT! magic flipbook format, and they will be amazed by the incredible mix of small and scary creatures inside.
Join Isabel and her friends from Innerstar University as they give your math skills an arithmetic makeover. Packed with all kinds of puzzles and problems geared toward the stylish girl, this book gives you creative ways to add, subtract,multiply, and divide your way to a good time.
From doodling sketches to making masterpieces and everything in between, this book is just what you need to pump up your creativity and learn about all things art. Join Neely and the other Innerstar University guides as they teach you about artistic styles, show you how to draw faces, set the stage for fashion design, help you create a collage, and so much more. Open the book and you're on your way to being an instant artist!
American Girl Publishing
September 4, 2012
8 and up
Award: California Reading Association 2014 Eureka! Silver Honor for excellence in children's non-fiction
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.
Which kind of cupcake matches your unique personality? If you were a video game, which kind would you be? Which country is just where you belong? The fun and funny quizzes in this book will help to reveal your true feelings and talents. The topics are silly, but after just a few quizzes you'll have a better understanding of which kind of girl you really are.
I've ghostwritten various children's book projects including a narrative nonfiction book for a New York Times bestselling author, nonfiction books for YouTube stars, and a fiction picture book. I'm happy to work with publishers on a work-for-hire project or collaborate with individuals to develop and refine their story.
"I've worked with Aubre on several ghostwriting projects. I can count on her to do an amazing job working directly with celebrity authors, making them feel comfortable, capturing their voice, and editing their existing content for children's books. She truly understands the needs of children as readers and caters to them perfectly. Aubre is a consummate professional, and is an absolute joy to work with." - Rebecca Webster, Editor at Bonnier Publishing
I wrote a series of educational video scripts for WisconsinEye, a nonprofit in Madison. It's a series of capitol tours for kindergarteners, fifth graders, middle schoolers, and high schoolers. They can be found here: http://www.wiseye.org/IntheClassroom. I'm most proud of the video for teens which can be watched here: http://www.wiseye.org/Video-Archive/Event-Detail/evhdid/11072
I've written many quizzes for the Highlights for Children Every Day mobile app.
Highlights Every Day™ sparks the excitement of reading! This app’s ever-growing selection of fun stories and real-life articles — plus playful, skill-based bonus puzzles, videos and more — lets kids engage with what interests them most. Not only will they enjoy reading, they’ll look forward to doing it every day.