Best American Girl books

American Girl Baking: Recipes for Cookies, Cupcakes & More

Williams-Sonoma

Best price for this book: $ 7.82

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Bake Like You Mean it! Williams-Sonoma and American Girl have partnered to bring you American Girl Baking - the perfect book for the girl in your family. It's packed with 40+ delicious, easy-to-follow recipes fit for any occasion, or just because you wanted to bake something! 

It’s easy to understand why baking is so much fun. There’s nothing quite as satisfying as measuring and mixing ingredients, putting dough or batter into a hot oven, watching  - and smelling!- the transformation during baking, and finally removing delicious sweets from the oven. But the best part is sharing the treats you made with love with your friends and family. American Girl Baking provides delicious, easy to follow recipes that everyone will love.

Cookies: From cookie flower pops and cinnamon-sugar snickerdoodles to pinwheel icebox cookies to ice cream sandwiches - find something for every craving.

Cupcakes: With kid-favorites flavors like PB & J, s’mores and snowball, and more adult flavors like carrot cake, red velvet, and white chocolate and raspberry, there’s something for every family member. 

Madeleines: Honey or orange, chocolate or vanilla, no matter what flavor they are- madeleines are a delicious and dainty treat!

Baking: A wide range of sweets as diverse as chocolate truffles, rocky road fudge, fruity turnovers, caramel-glazed blondies, and everything in between. 

Whether you follow each recipe step-by-step or add your own unique twist, baking is a great opportunity to let your personality shine and to create mouthwatering goodies.

The American Girl Baking book goes with the exclusive line of bakeware products from Williams-Sonoma and American Girl, but these delicious recipes can be made with the utensils you already have in your home.

Luciana (American Girl: Girl of the Year 2018, Book 1)

Erin Teagan

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Get to know American Girl’s 2018 Girl of the Year, Luciana, in this first book in her series! Luciana is over the moon—she’s going to Space Camp! But when she’s picked to lead her team in a robot challenge, instead of rocketing her crew to success she steers them straight into trouble. After that, her teammates don’t trust her. In fact, Luci’s pretty sure they don’t even like her. It’s great to be good at science—but Luci learns that it’s not enough. If she’s ever going to make it to Mars, she’s got to be someone her crew can depend on, no matter what.

Ultimate Sticker Collection: American Girl Dress-Up (Ultimate Sticker Collections)

DK

Best price for this book: $ 7.64

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Dress your favorite American Girl® characters in pretty outfits with this exciting new Ultimate Sticker Collection: American Girl Dress-Up.

Packed full of colorful stickers and fascinating facts about a host of American Girl characters, the sticker book features full-color spreads that showcases the dolls. Dress your favorite American Girl characters in their signature outfits, create fun new outfits, and complete the exciting sticker scenes using more than 1,000 stickers.

© 2016 American Girl. All rights reserved. American Girl and associated trademarks are owned by and used under license from American Girl.

The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls, Revised Edition

Valorie Schaefer

Best price for this book: $ 8.45

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Our best-selling body book for girls just got even better! With all-new illustrations and updated content for girls ages 8 and up, it features tips, how-tos, and facts from the experts. (Medical consultant: Cara Natterson, MD.) You'll find answers to questions about your changing body, from hair care to healthy eating, bad breath to bras, periods to pimples, and everything in between. Once you feel comfortable with what's happening, you'll be ready to move on to the The Care & Keeping of You 2!

American Girl Character Encyclopedia

Carrie Anton

Best price for this book: $ 6.94

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Discover the lovable American Girl® characters—from Kaya to the latest Girl of the Year™—with this newest guide from DK.

Featuring all the BeForever™ and Girl of the Year characters, American Girl Character Encyclopedia is packed with incredible facts and details about each doll. Explore sets, accessories, outfits, and more—including a look at some of the popular Truly Me™ dolls and collections. With stunning full-color photography, essential information about each character, and fascinating little known facts, the American Girl Character Encyclopedia is a must-have for American Girl fans of all ages.

© 2017 American Girl. All rights reserved. American Girl and associated trademarks are owned by and used under license from American Girl.

American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers

Nancy Jo Sales

Best price for this book: $ 5.07

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A New York Times Bestseller

Award-winning Vanity Fair writer Nancy Jo Sales crisscrossed the country talking to more than two hundred girls between the ages of thirteen and nineteen about their experiences online and off. They are coming of age online in a hypersexualized culture that has normalized extreme behavior, from pornography to the casual exchange of nude photographs; a culture rife with a virulent new strain of sexism; a culture in which teenagers are spending so much time on technology and social media that they are not developing basic communication skills.
 
The dominant force in the lives of girls coming of age in America today is social media: Instagram, Whisper, Vine, Youtube, Kik, Ask.fm, Tinder. 

Provocative, explosive, and urgent, American Girls will ignite much-needed conversation about how we can help our daughters and sons negotiate the new social and sexual norms that govern their lives.

Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II

Liza Mundy

Best price for this book: $ 17.03

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER

"Prodigiously researched and engrossing."---New York Times Book Review

"Fascinating.... Addictively readable."---Boston Globe


"Code Girls reveals a hidden army of female cryptographers, whose work played a crucial role in ending World War II.... Mundy has rescued a piece of forgotten history, and given these American heroes the recognition they deserve."---Nathalia Holt, bestselling author of Rise of the Rocket Girls


Recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington and learned the meticulous work of code-breaking. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them. A strict vow of secrecy nearly erased their efforts from history; now, through dazzling research and interviews with surviving code girls, bestselling author Liza Mundy brings to life this riveting and vital story of American courage, service, and scientific accomplishment.

Just Mom and Me (American Girl) (American Girl Library)

American Girl Editors

Best price for this book: $ 6.39

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From quizzes and car games to recipes and story starters, this book is full of fun things for girls to do with their moms. They can tear out and share the notes and gift coupons. They can test their knowledge of each other with checklists made for two. And they can get to know each other even better with games and activities that are sure to leave them giggling.

American Girl Cooking: Recipes for Delicious Snacks, Meals & More

Williams-Sonoma

Best price for this book: $ 7.97

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Now a 2016 Parents’ Choice Award® winner! 

The second book from Williams-Sonoma and American Girl, American Girl Cooking, is packed with great recipes fit for any occasion! Learn how to whip up tasty treats for movie nights, picnics, fiestas, family dinners, and more! Filled with delicious snacks, soups and salads, main dishes, and side dishes, you’ll be on your way to becoming the best chef in town. 

Cook up some fun with American Girl Cooking—the perfect cookbook for the emerging chef (and American Girl fan) in your family. Packed with great, easy-to-follow recipes fit for any occasion, this new title will inspire young cooks to get in the kitchen and create delicious, wholesome dishes and give a great sense of accomplishment.

Being able to cook good food is a skill you’ll enjoy and benefit from your entire life. With this book as your very own cooking coach, learn how to make tasty and nutritious snacks, soups, salads, main dishes, and more to share with your friends and family.

Snacks: From caprese kebabs to lemony hummus to hot cheese dip, these recipes are perfect for sharing and satisfying between-meal cravings.

Soups & Salads: Featuring comforting favorites like chicken noodle soup and creamy tomato soup with cheese toasts and lighter fare like taco and BLT salads, there’s something here for everyone.

Main Dishes: A wide range of impressive-yet-easy dinners, such as rosemary roast chicken, spaghetti and meatballs, and fish tacos with slaw, are both nourishing and delectable.

Side Dishes: Buttery peas with mint, creamiest mashed potatoes, roasted carrots, cheesy garlic bread, and more round out any meal.

American Girl Cooking goes with the exclusive line of cookware products from Williams-Sonoma and American Girl, but these delicious recipes can also be made with the utensils you already have in your home. This companion title to American Girl Baking will be a staple in the kitchen for your little chef. 

Luciana: Braving the Deep (American Girl: Girl of the Year 2018, Book 2)

Erin Teagan

Best price for this book: $ 5.47

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In her second novel, Luciana is off to youth astronaut training camp! She hopes to be chosen to dive to an underwater habitat where real astronauts train for life in space. But when Luci accuses her diving partner of sabotage, no one believes her and her chances of making the diving team sink fast. Things hit rock bottom when Luci has an underwater crisis. Suddenly, making the dive team isn’t her biggest worry. She’ll have to conquer her fears if she ever wants to make it to Mars. If she can’t, will she have to kiss her dreams of becoming an astronaut good-bye?