Dreaming of true-blue friends, mysterious adventures, and faraway places? Pack-n-Go Girls take you there!
Winner of the 2014 Gold Medal, Best Children’s Chapter Book Series, Moonbeam Children’s Book Award
From Janelle Diller: co-founder of Pack-n-Go Girls and is the author of the Mexico and Austria books.
My earliest memories are of traveling. We’re in our two-toned white and chocolate brown Ford station wagon headed from Kansas to Florida. Family friends have joined us for the 4,000-mile trip—four adults and five kids aged three to six are packed into a car that seems as big as a boat. As a bonus we take a quick flight to Havana. My only memories of that side trip are of tall, dark haired women with skin the color of roasted peanuts striding past us in stiletto heels and pencil skirts. My mother and her friend wore neither. At the impressionable age of three I already knew people had different ways of living.
While in many ways this may seem to be just a random memory, it’s not. It’s a precursor to what will come decades later as my business partner, Lisa Travis, and I launch Pack-n-Go Girls. Our mission is this: We want to shrink the world. We want little girls to dream of going to far away places and not just to the mall. If they dream about it, they’re a lot more likely to pack their bags and go some day. And when they get out there, they’ll discover that even though we may have colorful differences across the globe, they’ll also discover that people are the same all over the world.If they can’t pack their bags and go, the next best thing is to at least read about other countries and cultures. Our Pack-n-Go Girlsadventure books engage the imagination of girls ages six to nine by introducing them to different countries around the world. The current list includes books about Mexico, Austria, and Thailand. They’re packed with spooky mysteries, international friendships, and lots of fun and easy learning about another country.
Read Janelle’s guest posts on the MCBD blog here and here.
Learn more about the Pack-n-Go Girls® books and related products HERE.
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