GRAMMY-nominated vocalist Natalie Grant celebrated the release of her first "tween" book series 'Glimmer Girls' (in partnership with Zondervan's Faithgirlz brand) this week. With two of the four titles: "London Art Chase" and "A Dolphin Wish" debuting Feb. 2, the official Faithgirlz spokesperson read from her new books and offered inspiration and fun to a room full of tween girls and their moms during a launch party in Nashville.
Written by Grant and informed by her three daughters -- Bella, Gracie (twins, 8) and Sadie (5) -- the 'Glimmer Girls' series follows three spunky, smart and unique sisters on amazing family adventures around the globe.
'Glimmer Girls' is the newest series in the Faithgirlz brand. A division of Zondervan and Zonderkidz, Faithgirlz books and products empower girls to joyfully explore, grow and proclaim their Christian faith.
Knowing how important these resources of faith are, Natalie Grant shares, "As the mother of soong to be 9 year old girls, the tween years are upon me. I am so grateful for Faithgirlz and the products they provide. I'm excited to create content for the line, allowing girls like mine a deeper understanding of faith and a better understanding of Jesus."
Grant taps into her life and the adventures with her own family on the road to create the 'Glimmer Girls' stories. Readers join twins Mia and Maddie and their sidekick little sister LuLu as they travel the world finding clues, solving puzzles, and sometimes even finding mischief along the way. Together with their famous mother, singer Gloria Glimmer, and their eccentric nanny Miss Julia, the sisters learn important character-building lessons about being good friends, telling the truth, and a whole lot more.
In "London Art Chase," Gloria Glimmer sweeps her family off to London on a concert tour. Maddie, Mia and Lulu have a mile-long list of all the sites they want to see--the Crown Jewels, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace. But when Maddie witnesses the theft of a painting at the National Gallery, she's determined to chase the thief down, and leads her sisters and nanny, Miss Julia, on a mad-cap chase across London to hunt down clues and solve the mystery.
Gloria Glimmer's concert tour takes the family to San Diego in "A Dolphin Wish." On a rare day off, the entire family splashes together at the local water park. Gloria arranges for a private backstage visit with the dolphins, and while there, Mia overhears interns discussing trouble at the park--someone is letting marine animals out of their habitats! Mia enlists her sisters to help hunt down clues and ultimately a way to keep the animals safe.
"London Art Chase" and "A Dolphin Wish" are now available online and at retailers nationwide.