Amelia's Notebook

Here’s a list of my notebooks and cool stuff about them. I actually have two kinds of notebooks. The first are from when I was in elementary school (5th grade) and the others are from now, when I’m in middle school. The elementary school books have a convoluted history. They were first published by a small local publisher, Tricycle Press. Then American Girl bought the backlist (the four titles already published) and reissued them, along with new books. After 15 or so books, the list was sold AGAIN, this time (and hopefully FINALLY) to Simon & Schuster, the current publisher of the Amelia books. The new middle school books come from Simon & Schuster. The older titles are being re-released three or four per year. So if something is out of print now, be patient and it’ll come back into print eventually.

Want to read some pages from Amelia's notebook? Here are a couple that first appeared in American Girl Magazine, now available for your on-line reading!


Elementary School


Amelia’s Family Ties

Amelia’s Family Ties

From School Library Journal

Amelia and her notebook are back. She has finally written to her father, whom she has never met, and received a reply asking her to come meet him, her stepmother, and her half-brother at their home in Chicago. This is a big step for any child, but Amelia, feisty as ever, takes the plunge. She predictably loves baby George, hates Clara, and is unsure about her father until he finally says he's loved her all along. However, Moss does not candy coat the situation; she allows Amelia to voice her insecurities about what it means to have a father, to be angry at Clara for reading her notebook, to feel uncute in comparison to George, and even to think her dad's hairy hands are gross. The author once again has her finger on the pulse of her audience, who will appreciate Amelia's honest expression of her feelings. The text is handwritten and colorful line drawings decorate the pages.

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Amelia Tells All

Amelia Tells All

Does your handwriting reveal your true personality? What does your messy room say about you? To answer these questions and more, gaze into Amelia's notebook to discover what the future may hold for you. PLUS: Share the good fortune with your friends -- just tear out the fortune-tellers included inside!

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The All-New Amelia

The All-New Amelia

The new girl, Charisse, seems so perfect that Amelia wants to be just like her. Can Amelia's friends help Amelia realize that she is perfect just as she is?

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Amelia’s 5th-Grade Notebook

Amelia’s 5th-Grade Notebook

Join Amelia on a year full of fifth-grade adventures, from stealing the show in the Thanksgiving play, to unravelling a Valentine's mystery, to being a junior bridesmaid!

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                 Amelia Writes Again

Amelia Writes Again

Can Amelia keep a friend and her deepest secrets at the same time?

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                    Amelia’s Are-We-There-Yet Longest Ever Car Trip

Amelia’s Are-We-There-Yet Longest Ever Car Trip

When Amelia and her big sister, Cleo, are stuck together in the backseat of a car for a family road trip, there are fights, plenty of sights, and Amelia's best friend, Nadia, at the end of the road!

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                Amelia’s School Survival Guide

Amelia’s School Survival Guide

School can be hazardous to your health, but not when you have Amelia's tips for surviving homework, teachers,and even cafeteria food!

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                Amelia’s Boredom Survival Guide:  First Aid for Rainy Days, Boring Errands, Waiting Rooms, Whatever!

Amelia’s Boredom Survival Guide: First Aid for Rainy Days, Boring Errands, Waiting Rooms, Whatever!

While waiting for her sister's medical appointment, a bored Amelia creates a handwritten book of fifty suggestions for passing the time.

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                    Amelia’s Bully Survival Guide

Amelia’s Bully Survival Guide

As if science class isn't enough to deal with -- now Amelia has the class bully to face. But Amelia isn't going to let that get her down.

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                Amelia’s Notebook

Amelia’s Notebook

The hand-lettered contents of a nine-year-old girl's notebook, in which she records her thoughts and feelings about moving, starting school, and dealing with her older sister, as well as keeping her old best friend and making a new one.

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