Monday, June 16, 2014

Go! Go! Sports Girl Books Are Out!

Remember the Go! Go! Sports Girls? Remember how I've spent the last few years writing books to bring the dolls to life in books? Well... they're out! Beginning this week there are six books in the Go! Go! Sports Girls series available for sale individually and packaged with a doll in a Read & Play set.

Walmart is testing the Read & Play sets in 50 stores throughout Illinois (listed below). In order for WalMart to expand sales of Go! Go! Sports Girls throughout the U.S., this test run must sell and sell fast! We have one month to prove ourselves, so please spread the word!

If you aren’t in Illinois, the books and Read & Plays are available online through a number of retailers, including If online sales go well, we hope Target will sell the dolls and books in their stores, too.

The 32-page illustrated books explore social-emotional growth through sport in engaging stories that empower children to "Dream Big and Go For It!" 

This project has been a passion for me as I raise three young athletic daughters, but also because I’m part of a movement to give girls better choices. Girls need more than the stereotypical options packaged in pink, as well as options other than over-sexualized toys such as Bratz, Monster High, and their ilk.

Go! Go! Sports Girls are age-appropriate, proportioned to a real girl’s body, project a positive image, and deliver a healthy message. The Go! Go! Sports Girls better reflect our family’s lifestyle and values. Girls play sports and so should their dolls. My daughters have grown up playing with Go! Go! Sports Girls, and still do. I might add that The Boy, who has no concept that his mom is the author, is a fan of the books as well.
My daughters' room after a recent GGSG play session.
But it’s not only our family who thinks highly of the product. The Go! Go! Sports Girls have been recognized as a top toy by the Oppenheim Toy Award, Dr. Toy Award and Parents magazine. All six Go! Go! Sports Girls Read & Play sets recently won the highest award in the toy industry, the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio's Platinum Award.

If you will, please support this fledgling company and their very worthwhile products. As you buy for birthdays and holidays I hope you’ll consider the Go! Go! Sports Girl books or Read & Play sets for gifts.

For those of you who partake in social media, I'd be grateful if you'd help spread the word. Here are some sample posts/tweets, but of course feel free to write your own.
Girls play sports. So should their dolls. New books from @gogosportsgirls encourage creative play through sports. 
Show girls there are options besides pink tutus & tiaras with books & dolls from @GoGoSportsGirls. 
Have a sporty girl in your life? Check out the new childrens’ books and Read & Play sets from @gogosportsgirls.
As the author I’m hoping there is enough demand that I get the opportunity to write more books for the Go! Go! Sports Girls. It is my heart's desire. And besides, with my daughters exploring so many sports I have more material to work with!

Thanks for your continued support!

Walmart Stores in Illinois that will carry the Go! Go! Sports Girls Read & Play sets are:

Algonquin - 1410 S. Randall Rd.

Batavia - 801 Randall Rd.

Bedford Park - 7050 S. Cicero Ave.

Belvidere - 2101 Gateway Center Dr.

Bloomingdale - 314 W. Army Trail Rd.

Bloomington - 2225 W. Market St.

Bolingbrook - 200 S. Bolingbrook Dr.

Bourbonnais - 2080 No. St. Route 5

Chicago - 10900 S. Doty St.

Country Club Hills - 4005 167th St.

Crystal Lake - 1205 S. IL Rt. 31

Danville - 4101 N. Vermilion St.

Decatur - (2) 4224 N. Prospect St. and 4685 E. Maryland St.

DeKalb - 2300 Sycamore Rd.

Dixon - 1640 S. Galena Ave.

Forest Park - 1300 Des Plaines Ave.

Freeport - 2545 IL Rt. 26S

Hodgkins - 9450 Joliet Rd

Joliet - 2424 Jefferson St.

Lincoln - 825 Malerich Dr.

Lockport - 16241 S. Farrell Rd.

Mattoon - 101 Dettro Dr.

Montgomery - 200 Orchard Rd

Morton - 155 E. Courtland

Naperville - 2442 W. 75th St.

New Lenox - 501 E. Lincoln Hwy

Niles (2) - 5630 W. Touhy and 8500 Golf Rd.

Normal - 300 Greenbriar Dr.

Northlake - 137 W. North Ave.

Orland Hills - 9245 159th St.

Ottawa - 4041 Veterans Dr.

Pekin - 3320 Veterans Dr.

Peoria - 8915 N. Allen Rd.

Peru - 5307 Rt. 251

Plano - 6800 W. US Hwy 34

Pontiac - 1706 W. Reynolds St.

Rockford (2) - 7219 Walton St and 3849 Northridge Dr.

Romeoville - 420 Weber Rd.

Savoy - 505 S. Dunlap Ave.

Shorewood - 1401 IL Rt. 59

Springfield - 2760 N. Dirksen Pkwy

Sterling - 4115 E. Lincolnway

Taylorville - 1530 W. Springfield Rd.

Villa Park - 900 S. Rt. 83

Washington - 1980 Freedom Pkwy.

Wheeling - 1455 E. Lake Cook Rd.

Woodstock - 1275 Lake Ave.


KMET said...

I just ordered two for my daughter yesterday off the website. Hopefully they will soon come to Canadian stores! I love the idea of these dolls and stories - Thank You!

Kara said...

Thanks so much KMET!! Walmart Canada might soon carry them too. Stay tuned...