Friday, March 14, 2014

Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids

Title: RILEY MAIE AND THE READY EDDY RAPIDS
Author: Jill Osborne
Publisher: Zonderkidz
February 2014
ISBN: 978-0310742999
Genre: Young adult

If you're gonna run for your life, you gotta wear the right shoes.

Life is rapidly changing for pre-teen shoe spokesperson Riley Mae. After the last photo shoot and trek up the Half-Dome in Yosemite, Riley Mae and her Swiftriver friends find themselves in Northwest Montana, the perfect backdrop for a river sandal campaign. The first problem is a plane malfunction. Then the rigorous raft training for the 'Ready Eddy' river sandal campaign brings more bumps and bruises. And given that she is in Montana for a shoe campaign instead of back home with her friends, Riley thinks life can't get much worse.

But then she meets Sunday, a 10 year-old boy from Kenya, who wrestles fish, battles bears, and tackles leukemia. And Riley soon learns that life is as unpredictable as the raging waters, which, if she is not careful, will sweep her away and into the hands of the enemy---who is even closer than she thinks.

RILEY MAE AND THE READY EDDY RAPIDS is the second book in The Good News Shoes series. I recommend reading Riley Mae and the Rock Shocker Trek, first as the first book is referred to in the second.

Since this book—series—is for 8-12 years tweeners, I am going to let one of my daughters review it.

She says:  I liked RILEY MAE AND THE READY EDDY RAPIDS a lot. She’s a twelve year old girl, just like me and she has the funnest adventures. Riley Mae was going river rafting and someone tossed volleyball net into the water. Someone was hanging on to the other end of it and it somehow knocked the instructor out of the raft and also knocked out Riley Mae. Riley was underwater and she remembered she was supposed to curl up into a ball and she went over a waterfall and did the most awesome cannonball. But she also broke her hand against the rock.

I recommend this book. It is full of excitement, fun, and will keep you engaged.

If you have a tween girl, then be sure to pick up RILEY MAE AND THE READY EDDY RAPIDS for her. She’ll be sure to love it. $7.99 256 pages. 5 stars. 



Online Faith, Fun, and Community For Tween Girls
FaithGirlz launches new user-friendly website
FaithGirlz website launched! www.FaithGirlz.com
Grand Rapids--- March 12, 2014---Growing up isn't easy. With so much to learn and figure out sometimes deciding who you are is the biggest challenge of all. Faithgirlz helps preteen girls discover the beauty of believing.  
As a product line created especially for girls from Zonderkidz, FaithGirlz offers tweens, ages 8-12, the unique opportunity to explore, share, and develop their faith. Zonderkidz is thrilled to be able to share God's Word to this unique and wonderful group of believers and seekers as they navigate the sometimes difficult, but always exciting, "tween" years.  
The FaithGirlz website was developed to give girls a sense of community and belonging that is an extension of Zonderkidz FaithGirlz products, which also include the new Good News Shoes and Samantha Sanderson series, and helpful resources like Finding God in Tough Times.  Girls will have the opportunity to create, learn and explore in a safe and welcoming environment that aims to bring them closer to God in their spiritual walk. The website offers a wealth of resources for bible studies, youth group gatherings, and time with friends that are especially targeted towards teen girls. The new website offers exciting new features that promote engagement and interaction. New features include:
  • Fun quizzes and polls
  • Yummy recipes
  • Devotions with interactive Live It Out! opportunities
  • Cool Crafts
  • FaithGirlz Freebies
  • Links to the newest FaithGirlz products
  • And more!

The FaithGirlz website  also includes a section just for parents and educators to learn additional information and get advice on parenting a FaithGirl from professional experts with backgrounds in working with tween girls.  
Visit the new FaithGirlz website at http://www.faithgirlz.com.  
 
Zonderkidz™, the children’s division of Zondervan, inspires young lives through imagination and innovation. As the leader in Christian children's communications, it creates products that awaken the hearts and touch the souls of kids under 14. Zonderkidz is also publisher of the NIrV (New International Reader’s Version) Bible translation, the third grade reading level edition of the NIV. For additional information, please visit www.zondervan.com 
Zondervan is a world-leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications. Zondervan, as part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., delivers transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources and digital products. The Company’s products are sold worldwide and translated into nearly 200 languages. Zondervan offices are located in Grand Rapids, MI. For additional information, please visit www.zondervan.com.
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