Precious Girl's Club
A Little Bit of Faith

Check out Cindy's chapter book series: The Precious Girl's Club.

 

This is a wonderful series that encourages girls ages 6-11 to celebrate who God made them to be and use their special gifts to make a positive difference in the world. These are beautifully illustrated chapter books with color pictures scattered throughout. It has received great feedback from both parents and girls alike! (See many wonderful reviews below!)

 

The stories follow a girl named Katie Bennett who moves to a new town in Shine, Wisconsin, but Katie doesn't make friends easily and she feels lost and out of place. To make Katie feel better, her father brings home a lovely musical snow globe that has an angel named Faith who dances around her world of snowy white. Then one day, when Katie is feeling particularly down, Faith springs to life to help and encourage her friend. The problem? No one else can see or hear Faith - which leads to all sorts of fun!

 

Katie's mom and favorite Aunt Ella want to remind her that God made her to be a special young lady with many wonderful gifts to share with others. They make her a pretty charm bracelet with indivudal charms to represent each of Katie's special abilities like being helpful, witty, creative, and kind. Katie is encouraged to put those skills into practice at her new school, and when she does, things start to change!

 

With the help of her mom and aunt, Katie starts The Precious Girl's Club, a special group of girls who gather to celebrate who they are and then use their talents to help others.

 

Here are the titles:

     Book 1:  A Little Bit of Faith

     Book 2:  Operation Kindness

     Book 3:  Walking on Thin Ice

     Book 4:  The Best Gift of All

     Book 5:  Nothing but the Truth

     Book 6:  Lost and Found

     Book 7:  Shining through the Storm

     Book 8:  Two Wrongs Don't Make a "Wright"

  

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From Amazon:

 

5.0 out of 5 stars GreatMay 3, 2014
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Ginny - 
 
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This review is from: A Little Bit of Faith (The Precious Girls Club, Book 1) (Paperback)
My daughter loves this book series and I am happy that we found this book for sale here because they are out of print. I am very pleased with the message that these books give to young girls. I had previously purchased one for my daughter, but I got another one for my daughter's friend and my niece. There is also a movie to match this particular book. They are great and I highly recommend them.
 
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for my 7 year old!January 30, 2013
 
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This review is from: A Little Bit of Faith (The Precious Girls Club, Book 1) (Paperback)
Wonderful wholesome little story! No name-calling or unwanted negative wording. My 7 year old loved it and wants more from this series!
 
5.0 out of 5 stars Real help for parents of little girlsFebruary 11, 2009
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This review is from: A Little Bit of Faith (The Precious Girls Club, Book 1) (Paperback)
1. This is a delightful book for little girls, for reading-to and for readers. It is well written and illustrated and very engaging for little girls. But, as a part of the precious girls' club concept, it is far more than that. As a grandparent of two really precious girls, I find two aspects of precious girls club of great value in parenting. It provides:

An effective and fun filled platform from which parents can guide the ethical growth of their little girls.

Information, concepts and incentives for getting their little girls actively involved in a positive peer group.

If you are interested in protecting tween and pre-tween girls from today's culture, you might want to consider the Precious Girls' Club concept. [...]
 
 
5.0 out of 5 stars A Little Bit of Faith (Precious Girls' Club)November 3, 2008
A Kid's Review
This review is from: A Little Bit of Faith (The Precious Girls Club, Book 1) (Paperback)
This is a really great book. I thought it was a cute club that Katie started. Faith is very pretty and is a really great Guardian Angel. I am excited to join the Precious Girls Club online.
 
 
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing Book for Your Young ReaderOctober 24, 2008
This review is from: A Little Bit of Faith (The Precious Girls Club, Book 1) (Paperback)
Parents who are tired of all the racy dolls and toys that are being marketing to our young daughters will enjoy this book. A Little Bit of Faith is a refreshing book that encourages little girls to believe in themselves and the abilities that God gave them. When Katie, the main character, finds it hard to adjust to her new school, she finds her own solution to her problems instead of just feeling sorry for herself or expecting someone else to solve her problems.

The book is very well-written and there is just the right amount of illustrations throughout the book to encourage and engage a young reader. I enjoyed reading this book together with my first grader while my third grader enjoyed reading it by herself.

A Little Bit of Faith introduces The Precious Girls Club and my girls really like the playing on the new website [...] The book even has a secret code that your daughter can use to unlock a special section of the site. As a mom, I like the site because unlike so many things today that are being sold to little girls, this site reinforces the idea that your character and actions are more important that outward appearances. I don't know about you, but I want my girls to stay as innocent as long as possible and this site is definitely age appropriate for little girls.

I see there is another book in the series available now and I look forward to sharing it with my daughters!
 
 
5.0 out of 5 stars A Little Bit of Faith (Precious Girls Club)October 21, 2008
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Kirby "Mom of three" (Midwest) 
 
 
 
 
This review is from: A Little Bit of Faith (The Precious Girls Club, Book 1) (Paperback)
What a refreshing book to have on the market for the young ladies in our lives. As the title suggests, it takes a little bit of Faith. For my younger child the lack of pictures lost her interest, but for my older daughter, she LOVED it. She could so relate to being in a new town and not really having a lot of friends, but learning positive ways to deal with emotions. Thank you for this book that explains just how special our girls are in our lives.
 
 
5.0 out of 5 stars Parent PerspectiveOctober 21, 2008
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This review is from: A Little Bit of Faith (The Precious Girls Club, Book 1) (Paperback)
As a parent, I like this book. It's a cute story with nice pictures and there is a 'moral to the story'. From a child's perspective; my daughter has read it over and over and can't wait for us to get the next one. This is a great concept and the website is fun too.A Little Bit of Faith (Precious Girls' Club)

 
5.0 out of 5 stars A Little Bit of FaithOctober 20, 2008
A Kid's Review
This review is from: A Little Bit of Faith (The Precious Girls Club, Book 1) (Paperback)
Mom and 6 year old daughter:

After my older daughter read and enjoyed this book, I decided to try reading it to my 6 year old daughter. She is starting to read pretty well, but not into chapter books yet. She did try and pick this book up and read a page or two - and did pretty well! She enjoyed the pictures - they seemed to help her keep up with the story. The chapters were short enough we could read 1-2 chapters at a time. I know she liked the book because she was happy to remind me what had happened in the story so far each time we started reading again. She seemed to relate to the concept of a club and was happy when Katie had new friends at her club meeting. She also liked the idea of the bracelet - she likes pretty, girly things! Overall my family has enjoyed sharing this book together.
 

 
5.0 out of 5 stars A Little Bit of FaithOctober 19, 2008
A Kid's Review
This review is from: A Little Bit of Faith (The Precious Girls Club, Book 1) (Paperback)
8 year old girl:

I think it was a really good book. I want to give this book more than 5 stars. I really want to get the next book if there is one. The best part of the book was when Katie thought no one would show up at her new club, but then surprsingly 10 girls showed up! I think a lot of my friends would like this book. I think my friends would like this book because it shows what would be the right thing to do if something very surprising happened like in the story.
 
 
5.0 out of 5 stars Mom & Daughter ReviewSeptember 12, 2008
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This review is from: A Little Bit of Faith (The Precious Girls Club, Book 1) (Paperback)
Review of a mother and 8 year old daughter (excerpts reprinted from my blog):
Mom:
One of the first things I really liked about it is that it is a chapter book so it will in fact push my 8 year old daughter as it's not something she will sit down and read in one sitting. So she'll have to retain the story until our next reading session to be able to follow the story.

Another thing I liked is that while it is on her reading level (and in fact I was surprised that she knew some of the words as she was reading it to me), it does push and occasionally throw in words that are not common to her so we get to chat about them and I can see if she can tell meaning by context clues (which thanks to the great writing of Cindy Kenney) she was. Some of the words that threw her right off the bat were the names of some of the states. She had not heard of Kansas or Nebraska so she didn't quite get them right. Another word? Sternly. She pronounced it fine, but something about the way she said it, I knew she didn't know what it meant.

Third - the inclusion of God and guardian angels in the storyline. I loved that not only was it mentioned as part of everyday use but also that it was used on such a great age appropriate level - that we are all special in our own ways. When I first realized that there would be some mention of God in this book, I admit to being worried. I didn't really want this to turn into the focus of the book as I knew that would probably not keep my daughter's attention for long. I was so relieved to see how it was just used here and there and in very appropriate, non-religion specific ways.

Fourth - short chapters. With a young daughter who wants to love to read but is still trying to decide if she actually is, I was thankful for the shorter chapters. We frequently define our reading by chapters. I stop her at each chapter to quiz her about her understanding. Sometimes we take turn reading chapters so that she doesn't get too worked up in the reading and missing parts of the story. And with chapters that are only 7 pages of actual writing, that was a very reasonable task.

And finally, the pictures. While personally I wouldn't want to read a book with this many pictures, I suspected Cameron would like them, and I was right. I immediately noticed that when we flipped a page, when there was a picture (which is very frequently) she would pause to look at it and take it in. For a reader who is just moving into chapter books, this is a great resource as it helps them with their comprehension and it keeps their interest. The artwork in this book is amazing too.

8 Year Old Review:
1. Did you enjoy this book?

Yes. I didn't know if I would, but it was really good. I thought I would read one chapter each day, but sometimes I read 3 or 4.

2. Would you like to read future books in the Precious Girls Club series?

There's going to be more? Where? (I respond, I don't know, but I'm sure we can find them on the Internet) Can we look now?

3. Why do you think you liked this book?

I felt like the little girl in the book last year when I was a new student. It was hard to do my work because I felt so alone. And I liked all the pictures. They were really pretty and helped me know what was going on sometimes.

4. What was your favorite part of the book?

When all the kids came to the club meeting.

5. Did anything surprise you about the book?

I thought everyone would come to the very first meeting, and I was sad when they didn't. I thought books should have a happy ending, but it did after the second meeting.

6. If you had to tell your friends what this book was about what would you say?

It's about a little girl who moves and she is sad because she can't do her math homework and she has no friends. Her guardian angel Faith keeps her cheered up the best she can. And her mom and aunt give her a bracelet. Then she tries to start a club but the kids don't come because they don't know her. Then when she starts to talk to the other kids, they like her and come to her club. Now they are all friends.

7. What did you learn after reading this book?

That you have to not be shy and go ahead and talk to the kids if you want to make friends with them.

8. What did you learn about God?

I didn't know He made the rainbow to tell us He wouldn't ever flood it here again. I'm going to tell my Sunday School teacher about that next week.
 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 
                                                                                                                                                                                                              
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Review and Giveaway: Precious Girls Club

 

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Raising kids in today’s world means a lot of exposure to various forms of media. Whether through television, print, computers or other electronic means, children have a lot of words and images thrown at them from a very young age. Figuring out which of these are not only appropriate but educational and valuable for our kids is our job as parents. And not always an easy one.

Now that my two older girls are reading – and turning into avid book readers at that, it’s becoming more important than ever for me to be aware of and comfortable with what they’re seeing – not just graphics and photos, but text as well. So many of the choices out there aimed right at young kids aren’t exactly things I would prefer them to be exposed to at this point in their lives.

In today’s world of virtual societies, life-like dolls and young celebrities with risqué images being marketed directly at children, there is a rising concern among moms that their little girls are being influenced by questionable role models. In fact, according to a survey conducted by Mom Talk Radio, a nationally syndicated radio show dedicated to real-life moms, 93% of moms feel like young girls today are being pressured to grow up too fast. The desires of today’s moms are simple — to stay involved in the lives of their little girls and extend the innocence of their childhoods.

Amidst a toy aisle filled with scantily-clad dolls and make-up kits, this isn’t an easy pursuit. Moms are actively seeking wholesome brands that mirror the values on which they raise their daughters, but are having trouble finding them on the store shelves. 73% of those surveyed responded that they view the majority of dolls, games, shows and websites targeted at little girls as too sexy or inappropriate for their daughters and 79% refuse to buy into the current trend of children’s apparel and accessories imitating adult clothing and pop culture. Coming soon, these Moms will have one more option for safe play that fosters mother/daughter bonding and family values.

Precious Moments®, makers of those famous faith-inspired figurines (as well as books, toys and stuffed animals based on them) has a solution that every parent can be comfortable with for their young daughters (aimed at ages 4 to 8). It’s called the Precious Girls Club

What it is:

The Precious Girls Club is based on an all new book series for girls that revolves around the life of Katie Bennett and a diverse group of her friends. Through the experiences of Katie and her friends, wholesome values are reinforced in a fun and engaging way. Their world is brought to life not only through books, but also through a state-of-the-art virtual world and exciting retail product offerings, including figurines, jewelry, charms, and other related accessories. More than a club, it’s a way of thinking and being, a safe place for young girls to discover how wonderful it is to be precious.

By visiting the Precious Girls Club virtual world (www.preciousgirlsclub.com), young girls will be able to create a profile and make friends, participate in fun online games and have access to tools to start their own clubs in their communities. There will also be a charm bracelet component to the club, where members can earn charms by exhibiting “Precious Values” such as acting in loving, kind, helpful and responsible manners.

The first book in the series is called “A Little Bit of Faith” and introduces Katie and the main characters of her world as Katie learns to make friends in a new school and how to always remember to put your trust in God and have faith in him and yourself.

Here’s my our take on it:

We received a copy of the first book in the series to review. I immediately loved the easy-to-read type, and the full color illustrations in the book. So did my 5-year-old – who although is reading chapter books on her own now, still prefers pictures to go along with the story as well. She flew through the nine chapters of the book but for days was coming to me and pointing out her newest favorite pictures from it. Both she and her older sister have read and re-read it several times now and are already asking when another book in the series will be available.

I read the book as well, both to see what my girls are reading, as well as to be able to properly review it.  I thought that the storyline is extremely appropriate for young kids, and the issues dealt with (starting a new school, making new friends, having faith) are well presented, relevant to kids’ own lives today, and exactly what I’m comfortable having my girls reading. The book is very obviously written from a faith and inspirational perspective and Christian viewpoint, but doesn’t come across as ‘preachy’ and I think that girls of any religious background would relate to the story and the characters.

My girls and I are anxiously awaiting the launch of the Precious Girls Club website later this month and will definitely be checking it out. It helps to set my mind at ease to know that the site will not only be fun for my kids, but also safe for them to be on as well.  According to the press materials:

Precious Girls Club was created to be safe place for girls to play, learn, and interact with friends online. Be assured, online “chat” in Precious Girls Club is safe! PGC members can only communicate with other members. And, girls “talk” using sentences and questions pre-written by Precious Girls Club – no surprises!

The bottom line:

The Precious Girls Club is a kid-friendly, safe and value-centered place for young girls to visit, make friends, and learn. It provides a wholesome yet fun alternative to many of the existing books, websites and products aimed at kids today.

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Precious Girls Club Book Series

A few weeks ago, my sister gave my daughter a set of new books entitled Precious Girls Club.

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The writer of this series is Cindy Kenney, an award winning author and editor. She used to work as the senior managing editor of Big Idea Productions for more than 10 years. You would know Big Idea if you are a fan of VeggieTales! So when my daughter saw the books, she was excited to start reading them.

The series is for girls 6-11 years old. It celebrates the uniqueness of everyone and makes every girl precious in the eyes of God. There are different storylines in each book and the girls learn how to make a difference in the world.

My daughter loved the books! She highly recommends it to little girls.

If you are looking for stories that teaches values, visit Precious Moments store in Buendia Makati and get these books at very low prices!

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Precious Girls Club Review

I have always loved Precious Moments. They have a way of capturing the sweetness and beauty of life.

 

Now I have the pleasure of introducing to you the Precious Girls Club. The same sweetness and beauty can be found in the wonderful world of Katie, the girl who shares the meaning of friendship, the value of faith, and how to use your talents to do good for others.

 

Precious Moments has given us a world where little girls are not encouraged to grow up too fast, but rather to enjoy each precious moment while learning the virtues that are encouraged instead.

 

Katie’s Precious Girls Club begins with a brand new books series. Practice the Virtues of Precious Girls: A virtue is a way for us to be good. There are lots of virtues because there are lots of ways to be good! Here are some examples:

 

  • Loving
  • Caring
  • Kindness
  • Responsibility
  • Helpfulness

 

Be the best you can be with the gifts God gave you. The Golden Rule is super-cool! Believe in yourself. Have fun!

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Precious Girls Club Review!!

Posted  on: February 5, 2009

http://momsoffaith.wordpress.com/2009/02/05/precious-girls-club-review/

My Precious Girls have discovered a new love: The Precious Girls Club, created by the brains behind Precious Moments. The Precious Girls Club is focused on helping our girls discover how wonderful it is to be precious. For me, keeping my girls innocent and “precious” for as long as possible is a top priority. I have found that already in kindergarten KG is being faced with many adult situations; boyfriends and cussing just to name two. I am thrilled to find that at least one company is doing all they can to help me, as a parent, keep my daughters free of these adult situations and innocent for as long as possible.

 

The generous people from Precious Girls Club sent me a box of their products to check out and they instantly became favorites of my daughters. KG, 5, and Kat, almost 2, love to read and they included a hard back copy of the first book in the Precious Girls Series, A Little Bit of Faith, for each of them. They also sent 5 paper back copies for KG to give to her friends, who’s mothers were thrilled. We finished the book within 5 days of getting it (it’s a chapter book and perfect for KG to read before bed at night), and the girls and I loved it. It has a wonderfully inspirational story about a young girl, Katie, who overcomes her own fears with a little bit of Faith and gains a lot in return. We will definitely be keeping up with this series. It teaches young girls that they are precious in God sight, that God created them special, and that He loves them just the way they are.

 

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Book Review: A little bit of faith

http://bloginmyeye.wordpress.com/2008/08/19/book-review-a-little-bit-of-faith/    

Today’s post is a book review of A Little Bit of Faith by Cindy Kenney, the first title of a new series called the “Precious Girls Club.”

Let me just begin by saying I am not a collector of Precious Moments. There was probably a tiny window when I was about 11 when I thought they were cute, but it passed. That being said, I really do like the illustrations in this book. They were done by the Precious Moments Creative Studio. To me, they look a lot more up to date than what I typically think of when I see Precious Moments figurines. They have the bigger eyes typical of Japanese anime illustrations and the look has been updated to something more along the lines of Polly Pocket or the “new” (2006) Holly Hobby.

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Cindy Kenney has previously written VeggieTales.  Her website desribes A Little Bit of Faith like this:

 

The first book in a new series for girls 6 to 11 that celebrates the special gifts that make each girl precious in God’s sight. Girls will have an opportunity to learn ways that God made them special and how they can use their special abilities to make a positive difference in the world!

Girls can interact with the series and develop their own real “Precious Girl’s Club” by going to the website:www.PreciousGirlsClub.com where they can play games and discover how God made them precious.

The main character, Katie Bennett, moves to a new school and faces the daunting task of making new friends. One of my favorite things about the book is that Katie half-heartedly takes her mom’s suggestion for how to make friends and fails the first time out. (Hmm. Now wondering if I just like it b/c the mom was right! MwahahaSubtle marketing ploy?!) No one comes to Katie’s club, and she has to try again. I liked that things didn’t come easily for Katie, but she stuck it out. I’m sure many moms have coached a daughter through some difficult situation where they had to try more than once.

I will say that I willingly suspended disbelief on the whole “Katie-talks-to-a-guardian-angel-only-she-can-see” thing. I wasn’t sure if that part of the premise might be troubling to some. To me…meh…not a problem. I appreciated the opportunity to dialog with my daughter about such things instead of say, hmmm, why we do not dress like streetwalkers. I really found this to be a nice antidote to some of the unhealthy girl culture I was ruminating about over here.

And my daughter gave it a 5 stars, better than Junie B. better than Meghan Rose rating. I think I agree with her. BUT we’ll have to see how the series develops on that whole “better than Junie B.” thing, because Junie B. is a classic. We are not anti-Junie B. here. We do talk about how she makes some pretty silly choices and we enjoy laughing AT the Junie B.

I can’t say yet whether the Precious Girls Club will rise to Junie B.’s literary standards. But I think it might be trying to be something a little different. There is the online component mentioned above. We haven’t tried that yet because I think it’ll be another couple of weeks before you can log on, but we will definitely be checking it out.

 

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Precious Girl's Club ~Review & Giveaway~

 

 

I have always been a fan of Precious Moments. Those big eyes, their adorable miles,                the sweetness in their faces. In fact, at times, I think my kids look like Precious Moments. All four of my kids have very big, doughy eyes too. LOL! As the years have passed, I haven't really heard a lot about Precious Moments until recently...

http://www.preciousgirlsclub.com/

The Precious Girls Club is something new for your little girls to enjoy online. They have taken the element of Precious Moments, of little girls, and of the love for the computer (gotta love modern technology) and they are introducing a website now, that your daughter is guaranteed to fall in love with.

Thanks to Mom Select, my daughters and I have had the chance to have a first hand experience with the website, their amazing book "Operation Kindness" and even to own a new "Plush Paw Dog". I appreciate the fact that they are making websites now for children to use that are safe environments to play in. I don't have to worry that they are going to do, see or hear anything bad on it. I feel this way abouthttp://www.preciousgirlclub.com/ . I am confident that Brooklyn will enjoy her time playing on there, exploring all the options she has, without any sort of discouragement or worry. They also have a parents section, where you can learn about the site, send your child a message, etc. Such an amazing website!
 
Since we are a family that loves to read, this book"Operation Kindness" is another great way to continue the theme of GOODNESS in our household. Brooklyn was thrilled when she saw a new book come our way and couldn't wait to dive into the story about these Precious Little Girls who try to share theirspecial talents with a hospital full of sick children. We loved it!
 
Now, since Payton can't read, she got to thoroughly enjoy the "Plush Paw Dog" that also came in our review pack. Let's just say, the little puppy even took a nap with her the day it arrived. TO CUTE!
 
 

GUESS WHAT? One Lucky One Bored Mommy viewer will also get the chance to read their daughter"Operation Kindness", get a "Plush Paw Dog" and an access code to their online community.
 

 

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Customer Reviews

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I wish they never stopped making these delightful books for girls 7-10. They have nice pictures and are easy to read easing kids into chapter books, not to mention the values and self worth they learn. I want books seven and eight, but they are out of print. sigh.
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I am blessed to have this book in my home to read to my daughter as well as my child to read it on her own. She will be taught the values of life and how we should treat others from this book as well as from the rest of the titles. Thank God for authors like this who value God's love & share it with the youth.
By howe9 on February 24, 2013
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Like all of the other titles in this series, this is a great book for young girls. It enforces good Christian values.
 
 
 

          

Nothing But The Truth: Book Five (Precious

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