Category Archives: Tenney Grant

AG New Book (Doll?) Series

I stumbled upon this on Amazon — a new book series called “American Girl Like Sisters” to be released at the end of August. Will cousins Emma, Sofia and Zoe also be dolls?  I am assuming so. Perhaps this is the evolution towards giving existing TM dolls a story.

When I read the book description it sure reminded me a lot of Cynthia Rylant’s childrens’ book series “Cobble Street Cousins” in which three cousins live in their Aunt’s grand old house in a cozy attic.  They have adventures like starting a cookie baking business.

I also happened upon the first images of Z. Yang’s books, of which two are listed.

Tenney is getting a 4th book in late September, plus “Tenney’s Journal” which is already out.  The 4th book looks like a continuation of her story with a Christmas theme and does not appear to be a journey book.  Watch for our ‘Girl of the Year, but Not’ to be getting some Christmas outfits, Nashville style.

I didn’t find any books about Nanea, which does make you wonder how they will squeeze her in in 2017 with all of these other book releases.

Tenney – She’s Legit!

“Tenney” is definitely out there on the horizon as a new Contemporary American Girl.  Indigo Bookstore is now showing the cover of “Tenney’s Journal” which releases at the end of January.  We have the color aqua, a guitar, and a coral guitar pick to work with.  Some have speculated that her name could be short for Tennessee and a country music connection.

As we learned with Melody, a book release may not correlate to a doll release at the same time.


Speaking of doll releases, the 2017 Girl of the Year book (and presumably the doll!) releases a month from now and we know barely anything about her, other than the author is Teresa Harris, an established author who has written books with African-American girl characters.  When TrulyMe #46 was retired, speculation followed that she might be adapted into the 2017 GOTY (I recall this was based on American Girl stating on Facebook that she was being revamped).

What are your thoughts on the American Girl Cyber Monday sale?  Personally, I thought it was pretty skimpy.  Most major retailers offer free shipping and a percent discount.  The items AG had on sale were things that have been kicking around for a while… many of the outfits were at the Oshkosh Outlet (now closed) last summer already.  I’m happy that they are making these items available to everyone, but the sale seemed far from epic, especially without free shipping. Many of the items reportedly became unavailable while they were sitting people’s digital shopping carts and the commentary on AG’s Facebook page was decidedly unhappy.

(Update… Tenney’s release day is reportedly February 2 and there may be a boy doll available with her release named Logan Everett)