Books That Will Change Your Life

Ciao, Ciao!

Ever took forever finding a good book? Well with a little help from my great book Daring Book For GirlsI have created a great list to help you out!


  1. The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  2. Charlotte’s Web, by E.L. Konigsburg
  3. Harriet the Spyby Louise Fitzhugh
  4. Pippi Longstocking, by Astrid Lindgren
  5. The Little Princess, by Frances Hodgson Burnett


  1. Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
  2. All of the Rick Riordan books(READ IN ORDER!!!)
  3. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Frank Baum
  4. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster. Yes, another boy-hero-rescues-the-princess plot(though here the princesses are Rhyme and Reason), but a great book nonetheless
  5. Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers


  1. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  2. A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  3. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  4. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  5. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe(If you are really itching to read it but can’t understand a word then try Island of the Blue Dolphins, instead it is with a female and is clearer


When our parents were kids and got bored, our grandparents would say, “Go read the dictionary!” They did and look where they are now. One should never underestimate the pleasure to be found flipping through a dictionary, an encyclopedia, or an old science book.

That’s All Folks, See Ya!

Nothing To Do…Or Not



Hello folks, Georgia here, as always!

Today was supposed to be horrible, but I said supposed! I went sledding with Grace, my babysitter. I would’ve gone with Esme, my bff, but who wants to bring a sled as tall as themselves on the subway?! (No offense Ez.) I thought I would be stuck inside ALL DAY but then I remembered Grace and I had planned to go sledding! We had the best time of our lives! I hadn’t gone sledding in years — I was so scared when it was actually time to go down the hill. Grace and I almost crashed once. But, I have to admit, I liked it even though I kept screaming at Grace, “You are nuts!”. I was so tired at the end of our little excursion! Towards the end of our little trip I was so tired I would give anything to sit on the couch, drinking some hot coco, reading my favorite book, Ruby Redfort:Look Into my eyes by Lauren Child(You all have to read it, it’s soooo goood!) I know, I’m very bad with the details. Right now I’m writing, and boy, I have been waiting for a chance to do this for a while! Sledding was fun, but I am pooped! Hope you all had a day as fun as mine was!

Adios Chicos!

Special thanks to my editor/mom Stephanie Manes

My Nutty Life’s Travel To Rome

A PIc From My Trip To Rome Last Year
A PIc From My Trip To Rome Last Year

Howdy partner! Today I’m going to tell you of my travels to ancient lands (Cue Bollywood music)… welcome to my travel diary. Last Christmas I went to Rome! I drank lots of caffeine and ate lots of pasta! Rome was the thing that started my interest in architecture. Part of the events that led to my large interest in food-(I said part Esme, part!(Esme is my bff who LOVES FOOD!))-now what was I saying, oh yes, Rome sparked my current love of food. Rome also sparked my love of Da Vinci who was a painter/inventor to you who have no idea who he was. Rome also made me a lover of 400-600 year old art. (Oh don’t judge, we’ve all got obsessions, you just have soccer and I have Renaissance period art.) Another reason I loved Rome was the food, SOOOO GOOOD!!!!Rome got me interested in the time of ancient Rome and also the entire Renaissance period itself. Those are some reasons that prove I LOVE ROME!!!!! Did I mention the food?

My Nutty Life In A Nutshell

And now...the amazing...FOOD MUSTACHE!!!!
And now…the amazing…FOOD MUSTACHE!!!!
Ello chaps, Georgia here. This is my first entry so I want feedback from all friends and family who look here.

And now an interview with Georgia from Georgia:

Q: Georgia, what is your favorite color?

A: Excellent question Georgia, (not). I must say, my favorite color is blood red.

Q: Interesting, interesting, what are your parents names?

A: Well, my mom’s name is Stephanie, my dad’s name is Ernest, and my stepdad’s name is David.

Q: And finally, what was the last thing you looked up?

A: How to make crinkle cookies, this holiday season I am making cookies for my family and friends!
Hope you all have a great holiday!

Q: *Mumbles* Show off.

A: Oh what was that self?

Q: Oh nothing self, just thinking how kind you are,

A: Oh that is enough, you’ve always been jealous of me!

Audience: Oooooooh, burn.

Overly Optimistic Show Host: Well, that’s one sibling rivalry that may never be solved. We’ll be back after a word from our sponsor.

Aaaawkwaaaard…am I right? Hope you liked that taste of the craziness that goes on in my brain ‘cuz there’s more where that came from! Bye-bye!!!!!!