Saturday, November 28, 2015

Desperate Diva Diaries Series

Posted by Valerie's Reviews at 9:31 PM

These are upbeat faith based stories that deal with issues many girls may deal with. Catie acts like a normal tween girl but has a positive outlook and comes up with pretty good solutions to her problems.

*I received a product sample to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.

Catie Conrad Faith, Friendship, and Fashion Disasters:

About the Book:

Finally a voice in the tween genre that is relatable and no less humorous for girls aged 9 to 12 by author Angie Spady. The first book in a new series titled Desperate Diva Diaries, Catie Conrad: Faith, Friendship, and Fashion Disasters chronicles both the small triumphs and general mishaps of sixth-grade Christian want-to-be diva, Catie Conrad. While her Christian journalist father is often a co-conspirator to making Catie’s life interesting with mission trips and church projects, Catie never ceases to realize God’s hand in all situations.

What Natalie (11) thought:

It's a really good book, I like diary books. She tries to date a guy named Josh, hoping he will ask her to dances. She secretly loves him but she keeps messing up. Sometimes in front of the whole school. Also her family decides to adopt another kid. Throughout the book she is designing her own fashion. She has a sewing machine so she can actually create the fashions she designs. Her worst enemy is Miranda, one of the most popular girls in school.

Catie Conrad How to Become the Most (un)Popular Girl in Middle School

About the book:

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 that with faith in God, ALL things are possible.

What Elle (8) thinks:

This books about Germ, her little brother has a pet skunk named Rosie and Catie likes to call her brother a freak. Her brothers best friend asked Germ to take care of his bearded lizard and Catie doesn't like this lizard at all. Catie goes downstairs to tell her parents that Germ took something without asking. She heard them talking about taking money from his allowance so she thought they knew what he did. Later at dinner they were talking about adopting a child and taking money from both of their allowances. Catie didn't like that because she thinks it's unfair. But at the end of the story they adopt a child. I love this story because it is funny and really fun to read.

About the Author:

Angie Spady is an award-winning educator and curriculum author who resides in Eastern Kentucky with her husband Steve and two daughters. She is the author of the popular Channing O’Banning series and notable speaker on the topic of art as a form of self-expression among elementary school children. Her innovative teaching strategies have been featured on PBS and other local media across the U.S. Her passion is to address the desperate need for good reading materials that both promote self-expression in young children and aims to challenge kids creatively and intellectually.

About the Illustator:

Channing Everidge is a high school senior, children’s book illustrator, and daughter to award-winning author Angie Spady. She currently resides in Kentucky where she is a member of Hindman Student Ministries and where she is president of the Art and Cultural Enrichment Club at her school. A Governor Scholar of Kentucky, Channing excels in academics and has won numerous state awards in the arts and humanities category. Honored to join the B&H Kids family, Desperate Diva Diaries is Channing’s first illustrated book series, designed to reach young kids for the glory of Christ.

You can purchase these books on Amazon.





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