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Fun Pack-n-Go Girls News!

Please forgive us if we wave our arms for a moment and pat ourselves on the back. We’ve had an exciting week here and wanted to share the great news with our Pack-n-Go Girls friends.

Pack-n-Go Girls Wins Best Children’s Book Early Chapter Book Series for 2014


We are proud to announce that Pack-n-Go Girls was awarded the Gold Medal for Best Children’s Early Chapter Book Series at the 2014 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards. We are very excited about this honor!


The Moonbeam Awards are designed to bring increased recognition to the year’s best children’s books. The cause of promoting childhood literacy knows no boundaries, and the award winners illustrate that point well, coming not only from long-established publishers and university presses, but from small presses, foundations, museums, and self-published entrepreneurs. Judging panels of book reviewers, librarians, teachers, and students chose medalists in 42 subject and 6 ebook categories from over 1,300 entries. Medals will go to books representing 37 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, five Canadian provinces, and Australia, Brazil, Ireland, Japan, Singapore, Scotland and Spain. The Moonbeam awards are dedicated to the notion that reading to and with your children will inspire them to become lifelong readers and learners. See the complete 2014 Moonbeam Awards results here.


The Midwest Book Review featured a review for the Pack-n-Go Girls Adventure Mystery of the Ballerina Ghost. We love what they had to say about our series:


September 2014

Pack-n-Go Girls presents a mystery series for girls ages 6-9 that includes travel to exotic locations, fun adventures with true blue friends, exploring new languages and cultures, and solving thrilling mysteries together, a fantastic formula for fun and travel-enriched adventure. “The Mystery of the Ballerina Ghost” is the first in this innovative new series of illustrated chapter mysteries, in which Brooke travels from Colorado to Austria to meet Eva, in Schloss Mueller, an ancient Austrian castle. The girls meet and develop a deepening friendship across continents and cultures, while struggling to solve the spooky mystery of the ballerina ghost, a mysterious presence in the castle. Swift moving chapters embellished with black and white illustrations make fun reading and excellent armchair exploration adventures. At the end of the mystery (satisfactorily solved by two clever girls together), informative pages tell What to Know Before You Go! (facts about Austria, traveling, weather to expect, Austrian foods plus a recipe for Kaiserschmarrn, and a list of common German expressions with meaning and pronunciation).

Altogether, “The Mystery of the Ballerina Ghost” offers an appealing invitation to celebrate and explore diverse cultures and countries with just a tantalizing touch of mysterious spice, the unknown horizon to entice further exploration and growth. Look for more titles from this innovative series soon. Exploring girls’ friendships and mysteries in Austria, Thailand, and Mexico are these other exciting Pack-n-Go Girls: “Mystery of the Secret Room (9781936376032, $5.99)” by Janelle Diller;,”Mystery of the Golden Temple (9781936376094, $5.99)” by Lisa Travis, and “Mystery of the Thief in the Night (9781936376063, $5.99) by Janelle Diller. – The Midwest Book Review

The Pack-n-Go Girls Adventure Series is available via our website at, on, online at Barnes & Noble, or can be ordered from your local bookstore.

Thank you for being a Pack-n-Go Girl (or boy, or friend, or mom, or dad, or grandparent)!

– Lisa and Janelle