Do you have a book from your childhood that makes you smile? For me, it’s the American Girl Doll series! I had the pleasure of sitting down with American Girl Doll author Valerie Tripp to talk about her previous publications and her newest book, Izzy Newton and the S.M.A.R.T. Squad: Newton’s Flaw. Valerie’s newest series inspires girls and boys to explore, invent, and challenge themselves in order to learn and grow through science.
About the Guest:
Valerie Tripp is a children’s book author, best known for her work with the American Girl series. As part of the creative team behind the American Girl series, Valerie has written many of the American Girl books about Felicity, Josefina, Samantha, Kit, Molly and Maryellen. She also wrote American Girl’s Welliewisher and Hopscotch Hill School books. Tripp has also written numerous leveled readers, songs, stories, skills book pages, poems and plays for educational publishers and is the editorial director of the Boys Camp series. Her newest book, Izzy Newton and the S.M.A.R.T. Squad: Newton’s Flaw, is the second book in the National Geographic Kids fact-based fiction series. Valerie lives in Maryland with her family and is a frequent speaker at schools and libraries.
Izzy Newton and the S.M.A.R.T. Squad: Newton’s Flaw
Izzy Newton and the S.M.A.R.T Squad: Absolute Hero
About the Host:
Following the crumbs in the chaos is a full time job. As a busy mom of three, a wife to a traveling hubby, and keeping it weird in Austin, Texas, it’s safe to say that my life is never boring. In addition to running my coaching business as C’N’C’s CEO, I’m a certified coach for a premier virtual fitness and nutrition program helping others feel better while sustaining a healthy lifestyle. My mom and dad are thrilled that I’m putting my Exercise Science degree to good use. Along with my experience training pro athletes, S.W.A.T. members, and a high school football team, I gained 10+ years experience as the Director of Marketing building multiple court reporting companies. Lastly, I am a published writer, Content Coordinator, and Account Executive for a publication by Best Version Media. They even gave me a monthly “How to” column where I teach others how to be more self-sufficient with common household tasks. Every woman should know how their home functions and what to do if something malfunctions, man or no man. With my husband on the road, searching “How To” on the internet has transformed me into a “Mommy MacGyver”. “I don’t know how you have the time.” “You’re like a Supermom!” These are common things that people say, but the truth is that life hasn’t always been easy or pretty. Even with the bumps, I always try to find the humor in everything because laughter is good for the soul and you should never take life too seriously….where’s the fun in that?
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