Wednesday, September 2, 2015

You're Invited to Enjoy a Great Tween Book

I have to admit that the Mix line by Simon and Schuster is publishing just the kind of books I would have loved as a tween.  These won't be winning awards, but they are fun, engaging, appropriate and they will keep your daughter reading.   These books are a nice complement to some of the more sophisticated reading that will be expected of them in the classroom and they deftly address many of the social issues your tween will be facing.

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Title: You’re Invited

Authors: Jen Malone & Gail Nall

Target: Grades 4-6

Series: Yes

What this book is about: 
Sadie is asked to leave her mother’s party planning business after an unfortunate incident with a dog at a Little Mermaid themed wedding.  Sadie really wants to show her mom that this mistake was just a fluke, and that she has what it takes to help her.  
So she and her three best friends decide to start RSVP, a party planning business of their own over the summer.  While all four have different talents, they realize that they can grow and support each other while having a fun summer planning some pretty interesting events!

Why I love this book: 
This book is published by the Mix line at Simon and Schuster.  These  books are meant for tweens and have innocent fun and friendship at their core.  They are not award winners, but they are well done for quick relaxing reads and are just the sort of books I would have gobbled up at this age.  Think a modern version of Babysitter’s Club.

I liked that the characters were all different and most girls could find someone to relate to.  We had studious Lauren who is already worried about college, sporty Vi who is also a whiz in the kitchen, organized Sadie who can solve things on the fly and wants her mother’s approval and flirty Becca who secretly longs for a music career.  

I like to see girls as entrepreneurs.  Stories that empower girls to start their own businesses are a win in my book and the parties were fun too! 

Who this book is for: 
Great for girls who liked books similar to Cupcake Diaries

Final thoughts: 
I like the party planning theme and I think a lot of girls will dream about starting their own businesses after reading this book!

To purchase this book:
Click on the following link to connect to Amazon: You're Invited (mix)  A portion of each purchase will go back to support this blog at no cost to you.  Thank you for your support.

I have include a link to Simon and Schuster’s website for a party planning guide to accompany the book :

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