American Girl Novels


I was delighted to take part in creating this celebration of the American Girl story!

The New Girl
American Girl, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-59369-990-1

You think Zoe, the new girl, is brave for coming all the way to Innerstar U from her home in France. You feel kind of shy around her, and you’re a little jealous of all the attention she’s getting from your friends. But when a couple of girls start teasing Zoe, can you be brave enough to stand up for her--and help her make her way at Innerstar U?
Fork in the Trail
American Girl, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-59369-758-7

You can’t wait to go camping with your friends! But when you get lost in the thick of the forest, can you lead your friends back to safety? Do you follow the sun or the stream? Or do you listen to your friends and sit tight, waiting to be found? As daylight fades,you’ll have to make some smart decisions--like when it’s time to lead and when it’s time to follow
A Winning Goal
American Girl, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-59369-836-2

Your friend Shelby is new to soccer. When your team hits a losing streak, you’re torn between giving Shelby practice on the field and playing your best for your team. Will you let down the team if you hang back and let Shelby play? Will you let down your friend if you try to be the star? Only you can decide how to be fair to everyone, including yourself.
Project Friendship
American Girl, 2013
ISBN: 978-1609581701

Imagine yourself as the main character of this interactive story, a girl who's excited to work on a science fair project with her friends. But when one partner disagrees with your ideas, and another leans on you a little too much, can you find the courage to speak up? Will you AND your friends leave the science fair with more confidence than before? With more than 20 different endings, you can enjoy this book again and again to see how different decisions change the story.
The Traveler’s Tricks
A Caroline Mystery

by Laurie Calkhoven
American Girl, 2014
  ISBN 13: 978-1609583675

Caroline has an important package to deliver for her father in the big city of Albany. That means a three-day stagecoach trip with her friend Rhonda! The other travelers, including a charming magician and a beautiful young woman with a sad past, fascinate the girls. But when Caroline’s precious package goes missing, she realizes the culprit must be a fellow passenger. Will she unmask the thief in time, or will her promise to Papa be impossible to keep?

I’ve written a number of novels for American Girl. Most are out-of-print, but e-books are available, or find them at your local library.