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  1. 5 Ways to Start a Conversation (and Make a Friend!)

    5 Ways to Start a Conversation (and Make a Friend!) Looking for a few new fabulous friends? They may be just a conversation away. Here are five easy ways to reach out to someone who could be a future BFF. 1.  Pay a compliment. Do you like her style? Say ...

    03/15/2016 - 16:04 - 19 comments

  2. A Book Club You’ll Love

    It’s National Library Week!  Support your local library by starting a book club with friends. Reading books is just the beginning of what you and your book-loving buds can do.   Be the critic. Write reviews of a book you read, and ask your librarian for ...

    04/12/2016 - 08:14 - 8 comments

  3. Host a Cinco de Mayo Sleepover

    Celebrate this Mexican holiday straight into the weekend—sleepover style! Here’s how:   Make it festive. Decorate your room with bright colors, including green, white, and red—the colors of the Mexican flag. Hang a piñata shaped like a star, a donkey, or ...

    05/03/2016 - 16:30 - 5 comments

  4. Fitting In: How Important Is It to You?

      We asked our readers how they felt about fitting in. Here’s what we learned: ​ Most girls feel they’d have to change themselves to fit in…at least at first.       BUT it is worth it? Girls who’ve tried it say NO. Our readers share their experiences... I ...

    02/25/2016 - 16:17 - 26 comments

  5. Great Debate Results

    Punishment: What's Most Effective? We asked our reader's what they felt was the most effective form of punishment for them.  We received answers such as chore jar, letting girls choose the punishment, talking it out with parents, and even ...

    03/08/2016 - 15:38 - 13 comments

  6. Art Contest Runner ups!

    In our February/March issue, we asked you to finish a picture with a cat, a mouse, and a bird.  The winners were published in our October/November issue, but we wanted to share the runners-up, too! Congratulations, and thanks to all the girls who entered. ...

    03/08/2016 - 15:56 - 12 comments

  7. Ultimate Outfit Contest Runner Ups!

       Ultimate Outfit Contest Runner Ups! Here are a few more of our favorite entries from our Holiday Fashion Design contest—we hope you enjoy seeing them as much as we did!  Cute & Comfy Samara, age 11, FL My sisters and I love cute but simple outfits. ...

    03/08/2016 - 17:45 - 10 comments

  8. “Have a Heart” Food Art

    It’s okay to play with your food  sometimes. If you have a heart-shaped cookie cutter (or two or three different-sized ones), use it! Here’s how:   o    Trim crusts off toast, or make a “hearty” sandwich.   o    Fry an egg-stra special   egg. Spray a ...

    03/15/2016 - 15:48 - 8 comments

  9. 5 Boredom Busters for Bag Lunches

    Tired of the same old, same old? Give your lunch a spring makeover with these tasty tips. Play with your PB&J. Swap out regular bread for a croissant, bagel, or tortilla. Skip the jam or jelly, and pile real berries onto your peanut butter. Add sliced ...

    04/08/2016 - 17:03 - 5 comments

  10. If I Were Principal… Writing Contest Finalists

    If I Were Principal… Writing Contest Finalists We were amazed at all the great entries we received in our latest writing contest! Some of you wrote short stories, some wrote essays—and we loved reading them all! Congratulations to all our finalists ...

    03/08/2016 - 15:21 - 8 comments