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Reviews and Awards

Since 1986, American Girl® books and products have received more than 100 awards and honors from the most prestigious book, parenting, and toy award programs in the country, including Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Parents’ Choice Foundation, National Parenting Publications (NAPPA), and FamilyFun Magazine. This list represents a selection of these awards.

BeForever Characters

Addy® Book Series
• 1994 Book of the Year Award (Children), Blackboard African American Best Sellers, Inc.
Meet Addy
• 1994 Children’s Choice Award, Book Council/International Reading Association
Shadows on Society Hill: An Addy Mystery
• 2008 Edgar® Award Nominee, Best Juvenile Mystery
• 2007 Silver Moonbeam Children’s Book Award – Multicultural Fiction, Jenkins Group and Independent Publisher Online

Caroline® Doll & Book
• 2012 Platinum Award, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio
• 2012 Gold Award, Mom’s Choice Awards
• 2012 Approved Award, Parents’ Choice
Meet Caroline
• 2012 Tofte/Wright Children’s Literature Award, Council for Wisconsin Writers
Traitor in the Shipyard: A Caroline Mystery
• 2013 Nominee—Best Children’s/Young Adult Mystery, Agatha Awards

Elizabeth® Doll & Book
• 2006 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award
• 2005 iParenting Media Outstanding Award
• 2005 NAPPA Honors Award
• 2005 Parents’ Choice Approved Award
• 2005 Nick Jr. Magazine 50 Best Toys Award
Very Funny, Elizabeth
• 2006 Children’s Choice Award, Children’s Book Council/International Reading Association

Emily® Doll & Book
• 2007 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award
• 2006 Parents’ Choice Approved Award

Good Luck, Ivy
• 2007 Honors Award, National Parenting Publications (NAPPA)

Josefina® Doll & Book
• 1998 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award

Kaya® Doll & Book
• 2002 NAPPA Gold Award
• 2002 Child magazine Best Toy of the Year
• 2002 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award
• 2002 Parents’ Choice Recommended Award
• 2002 Nick Jr. Magazine 50 Best Toys Award
Meet Kaya
• 2002 New York Times Bestseller
• 2002 Publishers Weekly Bestseller
• 2002 Book Sense Bestseller
The Silent Stranger: A Kaya Mystery
• 2006 Children’s Choice Award, Children’s Book Council/International Reading Association

Danger at the Zoo: A Kit® Mystery
• 2005 Agatha Award Nominee, Best Children’s/Young Adult Fiction
Missing Grace: A Kit Mystery
• 2010 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, Gold Medal Winner–Pre-Teen Fiction, Mystery
A Thief in the Theater: A Kit Mystery
• 2008 Agatha Award Nominee, Best Children’s/Young Adult Mystery

Maryellen Doll and Book
• 2015 Silver Award, National Parenting Publications (NAPPA)
• 2015 Approved Award, Parents’ Choice
The One & Only: A Maryellen Classic, Vol. 1
• 2015 Bronze Award – Pre-Teen Fiction Historical/Cultural Category, Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards

The Light in the Cellar: A Molly Mystery
• 2008 Agatha Award, Best Children/Young Adult Mystery

Nellie Doll & Book
• 2005 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award
• 2004 iParenting Media Great Award
• 2004 Nick Jr. Magazine 50 Best Toys Award
• 2004 Parents’ Choice Approved Award

Meet Rebecca®
• 2009 Honors Award, National Parenting Publications (NAPPA)
• 2009 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, Silver Medal Winner–Pre-Teen Fiction–Historical/Cultural, Jenkins Group, Inc. & IndependentPublisher.com
Rebecca Book Series
• 2010 Notable Books for Older Readers, Sydney Taylor Book Awards
Rebecca Doll & Book
• 2009 Platinum Award, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio
• 2009 Preferred Choice Award, Creative Child Magazine
• 2009 Parents’ Choice Approved Award

Samantha® Doll & Book
• 2014 Parents’ Choice Approved Award
• 2014 Platinum Award, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio
• 2014 Silver Award, National Parenting Publications (NAPPA)
The Curse of Ravenscourt: A Samantha Mystery
• 2005 Agatha Award Nominee, Best Children’s/Young Adult Fiction
Danger in Paris: A Samantha Mystery
• 2015 Gold Award, National Parenting Publications (NAPPA)
Samantha Doll and Book
• 2015 Family Choice Award, Family Choice Awards
The Stolen Sapphire: A Samantha Mystery
• 2007 Edgar® Award Nominee, Best Juvenile Mystery

Advice and Activity

A Smart Girl’s Guide: Drama, Rumors, & Secrets
• 2015 Gold Award, National Parenting Publications (NAPPA)
The Care & Keeping of Us: A Sharing Collection for Girls & Their Moms
• 2015 Bronze Award, National Parenting Publications (NAPPA)
Pretty In Paper
• 2014 Gold Award, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio
Friends Till the End?
• 2013 Silver Award, National Parenting Publications (NAPPA)
A Smart Girl’s Guide to Friendship Troubles
• 2013 Eureka! Honor Award, California Reading Association
• 2003 Honors Award, National Parenting Publications (NAPPA)
Slumber Wonders
• 2012 Eureka! Silver Honors Book (California Reading Association)
Lend a Hand: Girl-Sized Ways to Help Others
• 2011 Eureka! Silver Honors Book (California Reading Association)
A Smart Girl’s Guide to Knowing What to Say
• 2011 Honors Award, National Parenting Publications (NAPPA)
Dance!
• 2009 Children’s Choice Award, Children’s Book Council/International Reading Association
Book Club Kit
• 2008 Children’s Choice Award, International Reading Association and Children’s Book Council
Craft Sale
• 2008 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards,
Silver Medal Winner–Activity Book, Jenkins Group, Inc. & IndependentPublisher.com
See What You Can Be
• 2008 Children’s Choice Award, International Reading Association and Children’s Book Council
Friends: Making Them & Keeping Them
• 2007 Children’s Choice Award, Children’s Book Council/International Reading Association
• 2006 Honors Award, National Parenting Publications (NAPPA)
A Smart Girl’s Guide to Money
• 2007 Excellence in Financial Literacy Award (EIFLE), Institute for Financial Literacy
A Smart Girl’s Guide to Starting Middle School
• 2004 Back-to-School iParenting Media Award, iParenting Media
Sparkle Card Kit
• 2003 Parent’s Guide Award – Activity Books, Parent’s Guide to Children’s Media
The Feelings Book
• 2002 Approved Award, Parents’ Choice
A Smart Girl’s Guide to Boys
• 2002 Children’s Choice Award, Children’s Book Council/International Reading Association
• 2001 Honors Award, National Parenting Publications (NAPPA)
A Smart Girl’s Guide to Surviving Sticky Situations
(Formerly known as Yikes! A Smart Girl’s Guide to Surviving Tricky, Sticky, Icky Situations)
• 2002 Parent’s Guide to Children’s Media Award
Paper Punch Art
• 2001 Gold Award, National Parenting Publications (NAPPA)
Girls and Their Horses
• 2000 Outstanding Award – Informational, Parent Council
Help! A Girl’s Guide to Divorce and Stepfamilies
• 2000 Parents’ Choice Recommended Award
• 1999 NAPPA Gold Award
A Smart Girl’s Guide to Manners
(Formerly known as Oops! The Manners Guide for Girls)
• 1998 Parent Council Outstanding Award

Girl of the Year

Grace Doll and Book
• 2015 Gold Award, National Parenting Publications (NAPPA)
• 2015 Approved Award, Parents’ Choice
• 2015 Toy of the Year, Creative Child Magazine
Grace Stirs Up Success
• 2015 Silver Award, National Parenting Publications (NAPPA)

Isabelle Doll and Book
• 2014 Approved Award, Parents’ Choice
• 2014 Toy of the Year, Creative Child Magazine
Isabelle Dances into the Spotlight DVD
• 2014 Silver Award, National Parenting Publications (NAPPA)

Saige® Doll & Book
• 2013 Approved Award, Parents’ Choice
• 2013 Seal of Excellence Award, Creative Child Magazine

McKenna® Doll & Book
• 2012 Gold Award, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio

Kanani® Series
• 2011 PSLA Young Adult Top Forty or so Fiction Titles

Lanie Doll & Book
• 2010 Approved Award, Parents Choice Award

An American Girl: Chrissa® Stands Strong DVD
• 2010 Golden Reel Award Nominee-Best Sound Editing
• 2009 Gold Award, National Parenting Publications (NAPPA)
Chrissa
• 2009 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, Gold Medal Winner–Pre-Teen Fiction–General, Jenkins Group, Inc. & IndependentPublisher.com
Chrissa Doll & Book
• 2009 Approved Award, Parents’ Choice
• 2009 Preferred Choice Award, Creative Child Magazine

Mia® Doll & Book
• 2008 Approved Award, Parents’ Choice

Marisol® Doll & Book
• 2005 iParenting Media Excellence Award

Kailey® Doll & Book
• 2004 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award
• 2003 Creative Child magazine Preferred Choice Award
• 2003 Nick Jr. Magazine 50 Best Toys Award
• 2003 Parent’s Guide to Children’s Media Award

Truly Me

Truly Me Collection
• 2015 Best Toys of the Year, Parents’ Magazine

American Girl® Magazine

• 2016 Silver Award, Parents’ Choice
• 2015 Silver Award, Parents’ Choice
• 2014 Recommended Award, Parents’ Choice
• 2013 Recommended Award, Parents’ Choice
• 2012 Recommended Award, Parents’ Choice
• 2011 Eddie Gold Award, Folio Magazine
• 2011 Recommended Award, Parents’ Choice
• 2010 Approved Award, Parents’ Choice
• 2010 Eddie Silver Award, Folio Magazine
• 2010 Gold Award, National Parenting Publications (NAPPA)
• 2008 Recommended Award, Parents’ Choice
• 2007 Approved Award, Parents’ Choice
• 2007 Honors Award, National Parenting Publications (NAAPA)
• 2006 Silver Award, Parents’ Choice
• 2005 Silver Award, Parents’ Choice
• 2004 Silver Award, Parents’ Choice
• 2003 Silver Award, Parents’ Choice
• 2002 Gold Award, Folio Magazine
• 2002 Gold Award, Parents’ Choice
• 2001 Gold Award, Parents’ Choice
• 2000 Gold Award, Parents’ Choice
• 1999 Gold Award, Parents’ Choice
• 1998 Gold Award, Parents’ Choice
• 1995 Silver Award, Parents’ Choice
• 1994 Honors Award, Parents’ Choice