Cindy Hewitt is a retired teacher with a passion for children's literature. Read-aloud stories add quality to a child's life experiences.
Happy Birthday to the American Girl Dolls
Celebrate Birthdays With Your American Girl Character
Rebecca Mallory's Happy Birthday American Girl will delight young readers who have loved this brand of dolls and all of the accessories that come with these dolls for many years. Young girls will recognize their favorites in this Little Golden Book and have fun celebrating with each character's favorite things. Courtney is featured with celebrating her birthday with corndogs, a movie, and her best friend. She also goes roller skating with her friends. Melody is featured with her special birthday celebration on New Year's Eve at church with her family, and on New Year's Day with a special visit from her brother. Molly, Nanea, Rebecca, and Samantha are all featured with their birthday celebrations. The multicultural dolls Addy and Josefina are also celebrating their birthdays as American Girl dolls.
Zhen Liu contributed her talent as an illustrator for this charming birthday tribute to the American Girl line of dolls. Bright colors and birthday parties along with the story will be a favorite with young readers.,
Happy Birthday American Girl was published by Random House Children's Books and is recommended for ages 2-6. It has an ISBN of 978-0-593-38185-4.
Birthday Celebrations With Your Favorite American Girl Character
Early Readers With American Girl Characters
Tonya Leslie's American Girl: Freedom for Addy is one of several easy readers that features one of the favorite American Girl characters and tells the history of Addy and her family's escape from slavery. Addy was born into a slave family in North Carolina. Her mom and dad often talk of running away. Her dad and brother are sold and Addy and her mom along with her little sister are left behind on the plantation. Addy and her mom devise a plan to run away and carry out their brave plan. They must leave the baby behind. Young readers will find this story to be a page-turner to find out if Addy and her mom survive the trip. A surprise ending will delight readers and teach the history lesson of how slaves eventually gained freedom.
American Girl: Freedom for Addy is recommended for ages 5-8 and has an ISNB of 978-0-593-38191-5.
Charming Photos Tell the Story of Addy, a Favorite American Girl Doll
Samantha, Another Favorite American Girl Character With Her Story for Early Readers
Many young girls may recognize Samantha in this early reader American Girl: Samantha Helps a Friend. Rebecca Mallory tells Samantha's story about her adventures in helping Her new friend Nellie and her sisters get adapted to their new school. Nellie feels grateful to Samantha for her help and young readers will find Samantha's plan to be very creative.
Samantha also has the opportunity to particpate in her school's competition that involves giving a speech about progress in America in the 1900's. Samantha learns some interesting facts from history when she writes her speech. Her new friend Nellie is instrumental in teaching these historical facts to Samantha and Samantha wins the contest at her school.
American Girl: Samantha Helps a Friend is recommended for ages 5-8 and has an ISBN of 978-0-593-38187-8.
A Second Book Features Samantha, An American Girl Doll Character and an Interesting History Lesson
My Experience With the American Girl Brand
I will share my experience with knowledge of the quality of these dolls and the use of these new easy readers to teach history to young readers.
I once had the Addy doll and the quality of this doll is exquisite. Addy is the doll of color and came packaged beautifully in a gift box. Her skin color is beautifully done and she is dressed in a lovely outfit. I donated this doll at Christmas to the Marines' toy box that they do every year to help families that need toys for the holiday season. I always hoped that a little girl of color received this lovely doll.
The new books that have been published by Random House are well-written and very useful in teaching history to young readers. These readers are recomended for children who are ready to read on their own.
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