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Amazon, Portal into AG Future?

Lately Amazon’s website seems like the best place to decipher what American Girl has in store for us. Heather over at Dollightful Dolls mentioned in a comment to me that Amazon has a new Beforever 2016 book listed to be published on JANUARY 1 2016!!? You can visit the link here.  Clearly this would be the story for the new African-American doll that AG promised on their Facebook feed for 2016.  The author of the new book also wrote the Cecile books and Addy’s Journey book.

You have to think this is some sort of mistake… but I was able to pre-order the book and plan to keep checking up on this.  Could Lea Clark and BF2016 arrive at the same time?  Hard to believe… possible?

Meanwhile… Maryellen appears to not only be getting a Journey book, but also a mystery on March 1, 2016 for a total of 4 books.  The author of the mystery also wrote many Rebecca’s books.

Maryellen takes a break from practicing for the big “Rock Around the Clock” holiday dance to go to the beach with her friend Davy. While playing in the waves, they find a barnacle-encrusted ring buried in the sand. They imagine that it’s lost treasure from a sunken ship. But why do other people seem desperate to get the ring?

If you haven’t already done so, visit the Doll Diaries website to have an opportunity to win Maryellen!

Now I am turning you over to Brianna… Hi! It’s Brianna, I have a little update myself. The other day while shopping with my Grandma at Barnes & Noble I stumbled upon the Maryellen Mini Doll! Barnes & Noble had started selling Maryellen Books and Mini Dolls before the release date, which is tomorrow! Mini Maryellen is kind of pricey at $25. I took a good look at the Mini Doll and I saw that American Girl had a done an amazing job on Mini Maryellen. Some of the Mini Dolls don’t have the best faces but Mini Maryellen’s face is very detailed and well done!

Back to Jen…. As always, the links above are a courtesy to you and I do not receive any reimbursement from Amazon.

Get a good night’s sleep… Maryellen will be waiting for you in the morning!


Review of Maryellen TV Console App

imageHello everyone! It’s Brianna here, and today I have a review on Maryellen’s TV Console App. This app came out before Maryellen was released strangely enough.  Enjoy the post everyone!


  • The app it self is free for everyone in the app store, which is really nice for people who don’t want to spend money on an app.
  • It gives you some previews of Maryellen’s items in the 2 videos American Girl made. [The Seaside Diner looks really great.]
  • The videos you make on the app can transfer over easily to Maryellen’s toy TV Set which is the coolest thing ever, I personally think.
  • AG makes the app so 1950’s appropriate, with the TV only being in black and white and the background music is so 1950’s.
  • AG makes it easy to make a video of your own dolls in the app, which is great because I’ve played apps that are really complicated.
Instructions for using with toy TV

Instructions for using with toy TV


  • It takes awhile for the videos to load if you made a  video that’s kind of long, which I do most of the time.
  • When you’re finished making the video it’s just so easy to push the wrong button and have the video you made deleted without any heads up beforehand. This is really a pain when you made a long video.

This app is one of the best that American Girl has made. It still has a few things AG could fix but if you take time to think about it, almost every app does in some way.  I hope you can download this app someday. It’s very entertaining and fun! Bye for now.

This game is rated ages 4+ and appears to require iPad 2nd generation and up.

Maryellen and her dog Scooter

Maryellen and her dog Scooter