Thursday, April 23, 2015

birthday month give-away - The Diva Diaries - Catie Conrad: How to Become the Most UN Popular Girl in Middle School

Well, we are just one week away from the start of grandma's cookie jar's birthday month of special give-aways where I'm giving away something fun at least every other day for the month of May! It is safe to say, May will be a fun month!

Today I'm announcing another give-away . . . this time for the most recent addition to the Diva Diaries series of books for girls.

Catie Conrad: How to Become the Most (un)Popular Girl in Middle School
Author - Angie Spady
Illustrator - Channing Everidge
Publisher - BH Kids
Ages - 8-12

Favorite Features -
  • Book encourages girls to think through their experiences with bullies, siblings and the stress of school and how they can apply God's Word to those experiences.
  • Illustrations add to the story
  • I like the opportunity this book took to tell about supporting children through Compassion.
BH Kids says; "Catie Conrad, fashionista extraordinaire, is back in action in the 2nd book in the Desparate Diva Diaries series, along with best friend Sophie, her brother the 'Germ,' and of course Miranda Maroni—her least favorite person on earth!  The desperate diva isn’t sure which is worse: the drama at school, or her stressed-out home life. Luckily things get put into perspective as Catie Conrad finds with faith in God, ALL things are possible. Based on: Galatians 6:9 - Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Matthew 10:26 - Therefore do not fear them. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known."

Catie Conrad is a sixth grade girl who has a lot of "stress " in her life; a little brother with a pet skunk, a couple mean girls at school, classes at school and trying to figure out if the "cutest boy at school" really likes her. Sounds like a typical middle school girl - well, maybe having a little brother with a pet skunk isn't so "typical", but most of the other things which "stress" her are common experiences for many girls in middle school. I like how she is challenged by her parents, best friend and church to think about her "stressors" in light of God's Word. Catie Conrad: How to Become the Most (un)Popular Girl in Middle School is a book many young pre-teen girls will identify with and be challenged by!

I'm very happy to say, not only did BH Kids send me one copy of Catie Conrad: How to Become the Most (un)Popular Girl in Middle School to review, but they are making another available for me to give away (USA only). The give-away will be on May 26, 2015, so if you are over the age of 18 and would like to be in the drawing for Catie Conrad: How to Become the Most (un)Popular Girl in Middle School, please comment below to let me know if you ever participated on a "team" when you were in school - I was on my church's Word of Life Quiz Team and enjoyed it quite a bit!

In addition, you will receive additional entries if you have followed on Google+, Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab at this link (not just liking the post) and/or have followed grandma's cookie jar by email. For each of these which you have done you will receive one entry. In addition, if you "share" this post, you'll receive an additional entry (please let me know if you share). This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win
 Catie Conrad: How to Become the Most (un)Popular Girl in Middle School and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away!


  1. Word of Life Quiz Teams rocked

  2. No I never participated in a team.

  3. I was not able to participate on any kind of team when I was in middle school.

  4. I follow on Google+, GFC, Facebook and by email.

  5. Shared via my blog:

  6. I played field hockey for one year at school. Fun!

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  7. I was on the softball team in high school
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  8. I was on most of the sports teams.

  9. I played some t-ball but I didn't enjoy it haha. My 8 year old would love this book. :)
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