Now that children are going back to school, it’s time to get back into reading and writing. Some children are required to read books required by their teachers. Other children choose to read their own books for their reading logs.
If you are looking for a new book series for your young children (8-12 years old), you might want to consider The Startup Squad series by Brian Weisfeld. The books were inspired by the author’s daughters.
The basis behind Weisfeld’s books is to help young girls realize their potential and to follow their dreams, whatever their passions. His books also promote entrepreneurship at an early age.
Here is some additional information about the books.
The Startup Squad was founded on the belief that even a simple lemonade stand can help girls develop a growth mindset, learn to approach challenges with grit, and get comfortable with risk failure—and learning to start again. These are lessons that will serve them well in life regardless of the path they choose. In 2021, Brian will be working with influential organizations, such as Girls Inc of NYC, Entre-Ed: The Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education, and girls scout troops across the nation to continue donating books to underprivileged kids so cost will not be a barrier to accessing this valuable resource. To date, more than 10,000 copies have been donated.
Brian’s work reaches from coast to coast. Brian will be leading and co-hosting panels with local teen and tween girl business owners all over the country in conjunction with bookstores, scout groups, nonprofit organizations and youth entrepreneurship groups. The goal is to highlight the amazing businesses being run by these groundbreaking young entrepreneurs and to inspire more girls to pursue their passions and achieve their goals.
About The Startup Squad (The Startup Squad #1)
THE STARTUP SQUAD | Imprint | On sale 5/7/2019 | Ages 8-12 | 176 pages |
Paperback | ISBN: 9781250180414 | $7.99 Hardcover | ISBN: 9781250180407 | $16.99
Girls mean business in a brand-new series about friendship and entrepreneurship that Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal-winning author of The One and Only Ivan, calls “A great read!”
All the great leaders had to start somewhere. And Teresa (“Resa” for short) is starting with the lemonade stand competition her teacher assigned to the class―but making it a success is going to be a lot harder than Resa thinks.
The prize: line-skipping tickets to Adventure Central. The competition: Val, Resa’s middle school nemesis. And the biggest obstacle to success: Resa’s own teammates. Harriet is the class clown, Amelia is the new girl who thinks she knows best, and Didi is Resa’s steadfast friend―who doesn’t know the first thing about making or selling lemonade. The four of them quickly realize that the recipe for success is tough to perfect―but listening to each other is the first step. And making new friends might be the most important one…
About The Startup Squad: Face the Music (#2)
FACE THE MUSIC | Imprint | On sale 5/5/2020 | Ages 8-12 | 192 pages |
Paperback | ISBN: 9781250180469 | $7.99 Hardcover | ISBN: 9781250180452| $16.99
Girls mean business in The Startup Squad: Face the Music, the second novel in the series, which Kirkus Reviews calls “an enjoyable and diverse story highlighting friendship, entrepreneurship, and perseverance.”
Harriet’s brothers are hoping to enter a local battle of the bands. Winning could get them on a reality TV show! But low funds have left them without even a working guitar. The Startup Squad jumps into action―and quickly pulls together a plan to sell T-shirts to raise money.
The girls have a lot of great ideas―until everything starts to go wrong. When all the problems start turning disappointed fans into an angry mob, the girls realize they have to get back into the groove before the band members―and the Startup Squad―break up for good!
About The Startup Squad: Party Problems (#3)
PARTY PROBLEMS | Imprint | On sale 5/4/2021 | Ages 8-12 | 176 pages |
Paperback | ISBN: 9781250180520 | $7.99 Hardcover | ISBN: 9781250180513| $16.99
Girls mean business in the third novel of this series about friendship and entrepreneurship that Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal-winning author of The One and Only Ivan, calls “A great read!”
All four friends in the Startup Squad want to raise money―but when they can’t agree on what business to start next, they strike off on their own. Didi’s idea seems perfect: making place cards for a wedding.
But after the wedding planner gets sick, Didi finds herself in charge of everything―and then the caterer cancels and the band goes missing! Didi’s business is turning from a dream to a disaster. Will the Startup Squad come together in time to save the wedding?
Each book in this middle-grade series by Brian Weisfeld and Nicole C. Kear also features tips for kids starting or running their first businesses, plus a profile of a real-life tween girl CEO.
If you are interested in learning more about these books, visit TheStartupSquad.com. You can also check the books out on social media. The handle is @TheStartupSquad on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and even Tik Tok.
I have a fun giveaway for readers. One lucky reader will win the following prize package;
- All 3 books in the series
- An exclusive Startup Squad tote bag
- Temporary tattoos
- $20 Gift card to Earrings by Emma, a small business started by a “girlpreneaur” named Emma, who started her business when she was only eight years old.
This giveaway is opened to U.S. residents only and will end on September 12, 2021 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random by all eligble entries and will be notified thorugh email. The winner has three (3) days to reply, or a new winner will be chosen in their place.
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*I was not compensated in any way for this giveaway. I posted this for the enjoyment of site readers. Any opinions expressed are my own unless otherwise noted. The sponsor will be providing the prize package.