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This is a list of my favorite AG characters and their books.

Samantha Parkington [1904]

Age: 9

Gender: Female

Mother: Lydia Parkington

Father: Mr. Parkington

Grandmother: Mary Edwards

Samantha Parkington is a nine-year-old girl growing up during America's new century. She lives with her wealthy grandmother since her parents died. She is an only child.

Samantha's Books:

American Girl has revived Samantha's original books since her rerelease and released all of her stories into two volumes along with a Journey book that lets girl choose what they want to do when they travel back in time to meet the character, it's sorta like a Choose-Your-Own Adventure book. Plus Samantha has two mysteries, one that's already been released and one's that's going to be revived and is available for Pre-Order on Amazon. They jacked up each historical character that is now BeForever's books to $10.00 or $9.99.

Manners & Mischief: A Samantha Classic Volume 1

Living with her rich grandmother, Samantha has the best of everything. But when she becomes friends with Nellie, she learns that life isn't so easy for everyone. Samantha is determined to help her new friend--but Nellie ends up helping her, too! Then Samantha tries to help decorate for Christmas, but is disappointed when her plans are being changed. Discover what happens to help make this Christmas even better than Samantha planned.

Lost & Found: A Samantha Classic Volume 2

Samantha is having all kinds of fun sharing adventures with ten-year-old twins, but when an adventure leads to danger, Samantha and her friends must focus all their attention on getting back to safety. Then Samantha learns that Nellie and her sisters are in serious trouble. Samantha sets her sights on saving her friend--and fighting for the family she's always wanted. Can she find a way to do both before it's too late?

The Lilac Tunnel: My Journey with Samantha

What if you suddenly found yourself in Samantha's world at the start of the 20th century? If you were meeting her for the first time, Samantha may tuck one leg behind the other and dip into a curtsy, the way girls did a very long time ago. But what other things might you experience in 1904? Join Samantha on exciting adventures where the two of you can dress up for a fancy dinner or take a trip to her summer home in the mountains. Your journey back in time can take whatever twists and turns you choose, as you select from a variety of exciting options in this multiple-ending story.

Danger In Paris: A Samantha Mystery

Samantha and Nellie are thrilled to visit Paris with Grandmary and the Admiral! But what could be behind the Admiral's secret government meetings? After a suspicious accident and a break-in at their hotel suite, the girls are worried. Is someone trying to harm their beloved grandfather and stop his secret mission? Includes a glossary of French words and an "Inside Samantha's World" essay about tourism and international tensions in Europe in the early 1900s.

The Stolen Sapphire: A Samantha Mystery

Samantha and Nellie set sail for Europe aboard an ocean liner in 1906. Also traveling on the ship is a world-famous archaeologist with the legendary sapphire he discovered. Before the archaeologist can deliver his treasure to a London museum, the priceless jewel disappears. Samantha realizes that every one of the ship's first-class passengers is a suspect -- and one of them must be the thief! Can Samantha and Nellie uncover the real culprit and find the missing jewel? The book includes an illustrated "Looking Back" essay and a glossary of French words used in the story.

Caroline Abbott [1812]

Age: 9

Gender: Female

Mother: Mama Abbott

Father: John Abbott

Caroline is a nine-year-old girl growing up during the War of 1812 while living with her parents. She was released in 2012 and retired in 2016. She is an only child in her family.


Like Samantha's books, Caroline's books were revived and placed into two volumes released along with a Journey book and one mystery book.

Captain of the Ship: A Caroline Classic Volume 1

Caroline Abbott loves sailing on Lake Ontario with her father, a master shipbuilder. But when the War of 1812 breaks out, Caroline's father is taken prisoner, and everything changes. When Sackets Harbor is under attack, Caroline makes an exceptional sacrifice to defend it. She's determined to make her father proud by staying steady and helpful at home. Then she goes on a risky voyage to deliver a secret message to her father. But will her message help him to escape?

Facing the Enemy: A Caroline Classic Volume 2

Everyone has been anxiously waiting for the supply boat, but just as it's finally coming into view, Caroline realizes the ship is at risk. What can she do make sure the supplies arrive safely? Then, while helping on her uncle's farm, Caroline bravely keeps watch for a thief who has been stealing vegetables, and discovers that someone else needs her help. But when will she get to go home to Sackets Harbor?

Catch the Wind: My Journey with Caroline

What if you suddenly found yourself in Caroline's world, right in the middle of the War of 1812? How would it feel to know your home is under attack--and how would you stay strong during such a scary time? Join Caroline on adventures where the two of you could find ways to help the Americans win, confront a possible spy, or even plunge headfirst into ice-cold Lake Ontario! Your journey back in time can take whatever twists and turns you choose, as you select from a variety of exciting options in this multiple-ending story.

The Smuggler's Secrets: A Caroline Mystery

The War of 1812 is still raging when Caroline goes to visit her cousin Lydia and Uncle Aaron's farm deep in the woods. While there, she finds evidence that someone is smuggling precious supplies to the British. She can't believe anyone would help the enemy during wartime! Even worse: could the traitor be her own uncle? Includes an "Inside Caroline's World" essay about smuggling during the War of 1812.

Grace Thomas [Girl of the Year 2015]

Age: 9

Gender: Female

Mother: Karen Thomas

Father: Matt Thomas

Brother: Josh Thomas

Grace Thomas is a nine-year-old girl who dreams of owning her own business which she sucessfully makes come true. She is the youngest of two children having an older brother. She was the Girl of the Year for 2015 and was retired in 2016.


Grace [Book 1]

Nine-year-old Grace Thomas is always thinking up big ideas, like starting a business with her friends over the summer! When her mom announces a trip to Paris instead, Grace gets on board, but it quickly seems as if none of her plans are working out the way she'd hoped. She and her French cousin aren't getting along, and Grace's friends back home have started a business without her. Can she find the courage to stay open to new ideas and turn the summer around?

Grace Stirs it Up [Book 2]

In this second book in her series, Grace is excited to start a new French baking business with her friends, and to have an adorable new dog to train, too! But she quickly learns that both the business and the dog are big responsibilities, especially when her energetic pup has difficulty adjusting to her new home. Grace does her best to give her pet what she needs to be happy. Can she also help her friends blend their unique talents, and whip up a recipe for a successful business?

Grace Makes it Great [Book 3]

When Grace learns that her grandparents' bakery might be closing after 30 years, she's crushed. She can't imagine her life, or her hometown, without the bakery. And how can her own business survive if the one that inspired her cannot? Grace wonders if she and her friends can find a way to help the bakery using their talents and newfound business skills. Can three girls really make a difference? Grace is determined to try.

Maryellen Larkin [1954]

Age: 9

Gender: Female

Mother: Kay Larkin

Father: Stan Larkin

Sister[s]: Joan Larkin

Carolyn Larkin

Beverly Larkin

Brother[s]: Tom Larkin

Mikey Larkin

Maryellen Larkin is a nine-year-old girl growing up during the 1950s. She is the third child in a family of six children. She was released in 2015.


The One & Only: A Maryellen Classic Volume 1

Maryellen Larkin is nine years old and longs to stand out, but in a family with five brothers and sisters it's easy to get lost in the shuffle! A painting mishap gains her some attention, but not the kind she's been longing for. Being invited to stay in at recess and practice her handwriting earns Maryellen a new friend, but what does that mean for her old friendships? Then, Maryellen is wishing for a white Christmas like the ones in the movies (not very likely in Florida!) Will she find a way to make her dream come true?

Taking Off: A Maryellen Classic Volume 2

Turning ten is a big deal, and Maryellen Larkin wants to celebrate it in a very special way. Will she choose a western theme or decide on a superstar celebration, or will the event turn out to be something even Maryellen doesn't expect? And which party participant surprises her the most? Then, Dad comes home with a silver surprise and big plans for a family vacation. On the trip, what will Maryellen discover about Joan and her wedding plans? What will Maryellen decide about her own plans and "flying high?"

The Sky's The Limit: My Journey with Maryellen

What if you suddenly found yourself in Maryellen's world during the 1950s? How would your life be changed, and what would you do to fit in? More importantly, what would you do to stand out? Join Maryellen on an adventure where the two of you can put on poodle skirts and head to a school dance (they were called sock hops back then!), enter a contest, or take a trip in a streamlined silver camper that looks like a rocket ship! Your journey back in time can take whatever twists and turns you choose, as you select from a variety of exciting options in this multiple-ending story.

The Finders-Keepers Rule: A Maryellen Mystery

Maryellen takes a break from practicing for the big "Rock Around the Clock" holiday dance to go to the beach with her friend Davy. While playing in the waves, they find a barnacle-encrusted ring buried in the sand. They imagine that it's lost treasure from a sunken ship. But why do other people seem desperate to get the ring?

Lea Clark [Girl of the Year 2016]

Age: 10

Gender: Female

Mother: Mrs. Clark

Father: Mr. Clark

Brother: Zac Clark

Lea Clark is a ten-year-old girl who explores the wonders of Brazil with her older brother, Zac who is studying wildlife. She is the youngest of two children. She is the Girl of the Year for 2016. She was released in 2016.


Lea Dives In [Book 1]

Lea Clark is ten years old and ready to explore the whole world, just like her grandmother! But first she'll start with a family trip to Brazil, where her big brother, Zac, is studying the rainforest. Lea is really excited to see the ocean and when she does, she realizes she'd rather take picture of it than swim in it. Can she overcome her fear and dive in? Then she meets a fun new friend who inspires her to embrace the thrills and beauty of Brazil. But when the fun turns to danger, Lea must find the courage to face adventure head on! Where will the next adventure take her?

Lea Leads the Way [Book 2]

Lea Clark is all set for an animal-discovery adventure! She's never been to a rainforest before, and her mind is filled with exciting thoughts about the animals she'll get to see and the pictures she'll get to take deep in the jungle. During a hike with her brother through the Amazon rainforest, they discover a baby sloth that is badly injured. Lea quickly decides she must do all she can to help the little sloth survive. But as she learns more, she wonders? Is that the right thing to do?

Lea & Camila [Book 3]

For spring break, Lea has invited her friend Camila to St. Louis for a stateside adventure. They find a stray kitten and make a mysterious discovery while visiting a grand but crumbling mansion. Lea is determined to uncover the secrets of her discovery, but in her search for clues she forgets to be a good host to Camila. And when Lea's best friend, Abby, becomes fast friends with Camila, Lea feels a little left out. Can she find a way to reconnect with her friends and solve the mystery, too?

Melody Ellison [1964]

Age: 9

Gender: Female

Mother: Frances Ellison

Father: Will Ellison

Sister[s]: Yvonne Ellison

Lila Ellison

Brother: Dwayne Ellison

Melody Ellison is a nine-year-old girl growing up during the Civial Rights Movement in the 1960s. She is the youngest of four children. She will be released in summer 2016.


No Ordinary Sound: A Melody Classic Volume 1

Melody is an optimistic, enthusiastic girl growing up in Detroit, Michigan during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. She is excited and proud to share a special surprise with her family. She's been chosen to sing a solo for Youth Day at her church! But what song will she choose? She gets advice from her big brother, and is also inspired by her older sister, but it's the inspirational words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that help her pick the perfect song. There are many unfair things happening during Melody's time, even to people in her own family. But it's an unimaginable tragedy in the South that leaves Melody silent. Who can help her lift her voice and sing? Who will inspire her to keep stepping?

Never Stop Singing: A Melody Classic Volume 2

Melody Ellison just turned ten, and she's dreaming of new ways to make her community a better place! When her pastor issues a New Year's challenge, she decides to fix up a neighborhood playground and plant a garden. But when her friends put her in charge, Melody finds out just how hard it can be to lead. From opportunities of a lifetime in Motown, to learning what it means to not give up in the face of setbacks and adversity, Melody discovers that working together makes everyone stronger. This second volume of Melody's classic stories tells how Melody strives to make justice, equality, and dignity grow in her community. This title will be released on June 23, 2016.

Music In My Heart: My Journey with Melody

What would it be like if a girl suddenly found herself in Melody Ellison's world in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s? Together, she and Melody could speak up about fairness, join a demonstration, volunteer with a civil rights group, or even use her voice to sing backup for a Motown musician! Readers' journey back in time can take whatever twists and turns they choose, as they select from a variety of exciting options in this multiple-ending story. This title will be released on June 23, 2016.




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    May 23, 2016