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Do You Have a Thinking Girl or Boy? It’s time for a Goosebottom Booklist

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Multicultural Children’s Book Day came and went and WHAT an exciting day it was! To view the details, and see the huge book review Link-up, go here or here. 

We had over 180 bloggers reviewing Multicultural and Diverse books for kids. It’s a great resource and a fun time is had by all.

Now to answer my question in the blog title, do you have a thinking girl or boy? I hope the answer to that question is a resounding, YES.

A little over a year ago I was in Boston attending the National Social Studies Teacher convention. In the expo center I came across these really gorgeous and well written books with girls and women as their focus.

In a word, Goosebottom Books is about empowerment!

Goosebottom Books

Started by award winning author Shirin Yim Bridges, Goosebottom Books empowers girls of all backgrounds as she shares strong females as role models. Is what I greatly value is Shirin Yim Bridges pulls from the entire world and varying places on the timeline to share the rich historical figures.

Her first series The Thinking Girl’s Treasury of Real Princesses was inspired by her niece who greatly loved fairy-tale princesses. Shirin wanted her niece to have stronger and more positive role models and not only created this wonderful series of books but as continued on as an award-winning indie publisher.

The Thinking Girl's Treasury of Real Princesses

Goosebottom Books’ second series, The Thinking Girl’s Treasury of Dastardly Dames, explores the lives of some of the most fascinating women in history, each of whom got labeled with a terrible nickname.

The Thinking Girl's Treasury of Dastardly Dames

A Treasury of Glorious Goddesses brings to life mythologies from around the world. Each story is told through the eyes of the goddess, in a fun and intimate first-person voice. Although all works of fiction, the books are inspired by ancient myths.

A Treasury of Glorious Goddesses

An Augmented Reality Collection of Ghosts and Ghouls: Horrible Hauntings
This exciting book brings to life—quite literally—ten famous hauntings from the annals of history. By downloading a free app and using your smartphone or tablet to view each luscious illustration, you can summon and interact with 3-D ghosts. The Headless Horseman, the Flying Dutchman, Bloody Mary, and the Princes in the Tower are just some of the eerie apparitions you’ll encounter.

An Augmented Reality Collection of Ghosts and Ghouls

Goose Bottom Books has recently started an new imprint called Gosling Press. Gosling Press focuses on fiction with a worthwhile message.

Both of the Thinking Girl Treasury Series have excellent stories of each heroine. Woven in are precise, rich, and cultural facts. Each book is designed in a gorgeous but simple manner. Using illustrations, photographs of artifacts, reproductions of archival paintings, maps, and timelines, brings each story to life as an experience.

NOT JUST FOR GIRLS

Not only is it important for us to empower our young women, it’s also important for boys to read about female historical figures. Goose Bottom Books not only shares smart, intellectual, and empowered girls and women, it shows them in their cultural contexts. Sharing these stories with boys, creates a partnership based society where one is valued for their smarts and skills and not their gender. I know in my own home these books have opened many discussions and have continued to shed light on gender issues, inner strength, and face adversity as well as many attributes.

We are thrilled to have Goosebottom books as a Bronze Sponsor for this year’s Multicultural Children’s Book day.

Please have a look below at their entire catalog as well as their incredible resource section on their website. These books are a joy in kid lit non-fiction. Goose Bottom Books resource section is fully geared towards common core as well as creating fun and engaging moments inside the pages of their well crafted books.

Goose Bottom Books Booklist

The Thinking Girl’s Treasury of Real Princesses

The books combine the romance and enchantment of princesses with a message of youthful female empowerment. These are princesses who didn’t just sit around waiting to be rescued. Against great odds, they made their own lives, and changed their worlds.

The series features princesses from different cultures around the world, and different epochs in history. The books are richly illustrated with photographs and maps, and lovely pen-and-watercolor paintings by Albert Nguyen, whose art helps to bring the stories of these fascinating girls to life.

Winner of an Independent Publishers’ Book Awards Silver Medal. Two volumes listed as Recommended Feminist Books for Youth by the Amelia Bloomer Project of the American Library Association.

Books in this series:

The Thinking Girl’s Treasury of Dastardly Dames

While satisfying tweens’ tastes for something a little darker, the series also appeals to its readers’ powers of analysis and sense of fairness—asking if these women’s nicknames were just.

Each woman’s story is presented in rich historical and cultural context, with gorgeous original gouache paintings by Peter Malone, as well as photographs of artifacts, reproductions of archival paintings, maps, and timelines.

Named one of the Top Ten Nonfiction Series for Youth 2012 by the American Library Association, and winner of an Independent Publishers’ Book Awards Silver Medal.

Books in this Series:

A Treasury of Glorious Goddesses

Lively middle grade novels written in the first person, A Treasury of Glorious Goddesses brings to life mythologies from around the world. Each story is told through the eyes of the goddess, in a fun and intimate first-person voice. Although all works of fiction, the books are inspired by ancient myths.

A non-fiction section at the end of each book provides cultural context and fascinating details on the mythology, customs, history, and geography encountered in the story.

In line with the Common Core goal of teaching young readers how to analyze which parts of a text are based on fact and which on fiction, a “Myth, Fact, or Fiction?” section provides an illuminating look at how each chapter was constructed.

Books in this Series:

An Augmented Reality Book

This exciting book brings to life—quite literally—ten famous hauntings from the annals of history. By downloading a free app and using your smartphone or tablet to view each luscious illustration, you can summon and interact with 3-D ghosts. The Headless Horseman, the Flying Dutchman, Bloody Mary, and the Princes in the Tower are just some of the eerie apparitions you’ll encounter.

International Reading Association Children’s Choices Winner: “Sure to motivate even the most reluctant reader!”

Gossling Press

Primed by their favorite video war game pitting Celts against Romans, Mikey and Kyler are convinced that they’ve seen a real live Celtic warrior. Has the Celt time-traveled as part of a secret defense project? In tracking him down, the boys solve the biggest mystery of their lives.

goosebottom books

Geared for ages 9-13, Goosebottom Books is a welcome addition to any home, school or library. They are very solidly based and beautifully produced. Visit them on the web here.

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