This is a sponsored post with Simon & Schuster. All opinions are my own.
Natalie and I love to spend girl time together and Girl Power is a pretty hot topic. My little girl keeps getting older and older and there’s no stopping it. Not now, not ever, and I know that it’s just a fact of life – but that doesn’t make it any easier. The great thing, though, is that the older she gets (she’s 12 now), the easier it is for us to “hang out.” We are becoming more like girlfriends, but with me still having to yell at her to clean her room and do her homework! We can watch similar shows and movies, do our hair and nails, go shopping, work on our blogs and review videos and who knows what else?!?!?!
A Foodie Hero
There are so many things ahead of her and so many things to accomplish. She wants to sing and dance, she loves to cook, and she wants to have a big family and a house in Garden City (please, please please). It’s all there in front of here, but in due time.
Above all else, she really wants to go to culinary school become a baker or a chef. She wants to have a bakery and a restaurant and maybe a TV show just like Ina Garten, AKA The Barefoot Contessa. Natalie loves her shows, her cookbooks, and being based on Long Island! For me, she’s a great role model. She seems so calm and put together. Really lovely. She’s also really smart…she worked at the White House!! She didn’t even have any formal training, just a passion and a lot to turn her talent into a foodie empire. She’s a household name and she just keeps plugging away. She quit her White House job and started with a 400 sq. foot store in the Hamptons!! Natalie’s idol through and through! Personally, I think she’s not a bad one to have either. She does it all…and Natalie wants to do it all, too!
Natalie and I are always on the lookout for books, movies, or activities that help us both celebrate our collective Girl Power!! It’s so important for me to let her develop the confidence she needs so that she can tackle any problem and strive for any goal. Our sponsor Simon & Schuster introduced us to the best new book series for girls and I really have to share this amazing information with you all!! Fans of Jennifer Weiner’s adult books will be excited to know she now writes for children too! Books one and two of The Littlest Bigfoot series are available now. The final book will release in 2018.
Natalie and I just can’t get enough of these books. These books are just perfect for a young girl that’s about the become a teen and a young lady. This sweet trilogy explores themes of self-love, positive body image, and friendship between girls and it’s amazing!!! (Plus one of the lead characters also big reality show dreams like Natalie! Girl power!!!) Here are the details…
About The Littlest Bigfoot
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner comes a “smartly crafted” (BCCB) and “heartwarming” (School Library Journal) tale of friendship, furry creatures, and finding the place where you belong.
Alice Mayfair, twelve years old, slips through the world unseen and unnoticed. Ignored by her family and shipped off to her eighth boarding school, Alice would like a friend. And when she rescues Millie Maximus from drowning in a lake one day, she finds one.
But Millie is a Bigfoot, part of a clan who dwells deep in the woods. Most Bigfoots believe that people—NoFurs, as they call them—are dangerous, yet Millie is fascinated with the No-Fur world. She is convinced that humans will appreciate all the things about her that her Bigfoot tribe does not: her fearless nature, her lovely singing voice, and her desire to be a star.
Alice swears to protect Millie’s secret. But a league of Bigfoot hunters is on their trail, led by a lonely kid…
Check out an excerpt (20 pages) from the book here: TheLittlestBigfootExcerpt
About Little Bigfoot, Big City
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner comes the second book in the “smartly crafted” (BCCB) and “heartwarming” (School Library Journal) trilogy about friendship, furry creatures, and finding the place where you belong.
Twelve-year-old Alice Mayfair has a secret. She’s not human, but who—or what—is she? While Alice goes in search of her past, her best friend Millie Maximus, a tiny Bigfoot with a big voice, prepares for her future. Together they plan to sneak off to New York City, where Millie hopes to audition for The Next Stage, the TV show she’s sure will rocket her to stardom and free her from the suffocating expectations of her tribe.
Meanwhile Jeremy Bigelow’s Bigfoot research has put him on the radar of a shadowy government organization led by a mysterious man named Trip Carruthers. The Bigfoots have something, a chemical so powerful and dangerous that the government will do anything to obtain it. Jeremy is tasked with securing it once and for all.
In an unexpected twist of fate, Jeremy, Alice, and Millie find themselves facing off at a crossroads. In order to determine where they’re going, they have to first figure out where they come from—and draw the line between what is good, what is evil, and what it means to be a hero.
Check out an excerpt (30 pages) from the book here: LittleBigfootBigCityExcerpt
Well??? Aren’t they great? What do you think? Girl Power, baby!! I just love these excerpts and the 50 pages really gives you a great background and insight into the awesomeness of the series!!! Really, they are so spot on and great for helping all of our girls follow their dreams and turn into confident, happy, successful ladies!! We are counting down until the third book in the series comes out. Literally on pins and needles waiting! THE LITTLEST BIGFOOT series is perfect for girls in middle school and is recommended for ages 8 – 12.
Find Out More About The Series
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- Search #LittlestBigfootSeries
About the Author
Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of fourteen books, including Good in Bed, The Littlest Bigfoot, and her memoir Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing. A graduate of Princeton University and contributor to the New York Times Opinion section, Jennifer lives with her family in Philadelphia. Visit her online at JenniferWeiner.com.