Friday, September 16, 2011

Big Sister Babysister - Helping girls with difficult issues

My last blog post, Born Different, was about a book that focused on a boy struggling with the challenges of being a teenager.  However, what can we do to help today's children and teenagers better cope with the many difficulties that they face?  The book, Big Sister Babysitter, tries to do just that.  Targeted at 9 to 12 year old Christian girls, it aims to show them not only how to cope with having a new baby in the family, but also the joys of having a younger sibling.

To give you a better feel for the book, this is the product review from Amazon:
Exuberant fourth grader, Lake Ashley Payton (also known as LA) and her blended family live on a beautiful and peaceful island. One day LA is informed that her mother is going to have a baby. This life changing news rattles her world and she fears the worst. LA captures every moment to make a video diary and uses Bible verses to help her through the emotional struggles. She becomes curious and learns the process of a baby's development and when her new sibling arrives, something happens that teaches her many lessons about being a big sister.

So far this book has had 2 FIVE STAR reviews (and I am sure that it will have many more).  This is what one reviewer had to say about it:
What a wonderful Book. I could not put it down once I started. A very sweet story about a girl (L.A.) going through a tough time in her life as her mom tells her she is going to be a big sister. As a child I had step parents and I really felt connected to L.A. as I went through her ups and downs. It was fun and creative for her to record her life with a video diary. Without giving anything away, I could not stop crying from Page 54 on so have a box of tissues near by. I am so looking forward to the next book. Two VERY BIG thumbs up!!!

What do I say?
If I had a new baby on the way, I would order this book from Amazon straight away and give it to my children to read!


  1. Thanks for sharing this! My bestie's niece is 10 and is going to be a big sister. This looks like it could be a big help!

  2. Hello everyone, I have created a code to allow you and others to download a copy of my book for free. This should work for any device or go to

    Promotional price: $0.00
    Coupon Code: WQ53X
    Expires: October 11, 2011

    This is my way to bring a bit of joy on the anniversary of 9/11. I will always honor and remember everyone effected. ~ Blessing Lysne

    Big Sister Babysitter, by Lysne Nolte

  3. Hi Jennifer,

    Let us know if your niece finds it helpful. I hope she does.


  4. Hi Lysne,

    That is so kind of you to give away your book for free to honour the victims of 9/11. What a wonderful thing to do!


  5. Thank you so much for sharing this book. Thanks also to Lysne for the opportunity to share a free copy as well. Can't wait to read it! - Susan

  6. Hi Susan

    Thank you for stopping by. Hope you like the book!