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"Friendship thrives in this beautifully illustrated book—perfect for young horse lovers."

—Brodart Books and Library Services May 2017

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Champ Youth Publishing and Sally Loves...Books are Super excited to be a new vendor at Baker & Taylor - A Follett Company. Baker & Taylor is a leading worldwide distributor of books, video and music products to libraries, institutions, and retailers.

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The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, OKC - Increases Sally Loves Horses Inventory for the Holidays!

Super excited and honored!! You can now bring home Sally Loves Horses from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, OKC, Oklahoma. The Perfect Holiday Gift and Souvenir—Sally Loves...

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"Sally Loves Horses is a heart-warming, inspiring picture book story that is unreservedly recommended for family, elementary school, and community library picture book collections for young readers." —Children's Bookwatch: August 2017

A Big Thank you! to Children's Bookwatch: August 2017 ...

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Spark a child's imagination—give a book.


     Reading creates a passion for life. A new book can open up possibilities, new ideas, and dreams. Sally Loves children's books inspire and encourage young girls to gain confidence and have the will to follow their dreams. The series' title charact...

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Everything New this Spring at Sally Loves in our Spring 2017 eNewsletter!

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I never grow tired of amazing headlines! This smile may never go away—a big thank you to Valerie Vinyard and Steve Rosenberg and everyone at BizTucson for the awesome article in your Spring 2017 issue showcasing my Sally Loves children's books and me.

Sally Loves has brought me immeasurable joy ...

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This is what has been going on with Sally Loves—the manuscript is complete, all but minor corrections and polishing. The (rough) illustrations are all done and laid out. I'm loving this book already. Looking forward to some quality time with my paint brushes, water color markers and my rapidograph...

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This smile may never go away—a big thank you to everyone at the Tucson Festival of Books and all the awesome Sally Loves fans! Every year I think, how could this weekend be any better and just Wow!—so Amazing. ðŸ’›

 

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Another Big Thank you!! Very Cool to be included in so many Gift Guides, Shopping Tips and Amazing Reviews!!

Inspire your kids this holiday season with Sally Loves… books. Entertaining and inspirational, Jody Mackey is the talented author and illustrator of the popular children’s book series ...

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Motivating Young Readers with the Series: Sally Loves...

November 2, 2016

 

Sally Loves...

 

Disclosure: I received this series for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Sally Loves... is a lovely positive children's book series by author and illustrator Jody Mackey. Her books: Sally Loves to Swim, Sally Loves to Dance, Sally Loves Horses, and Sally Loves Coloring, Activities & Sticker Book, paint a picture of what is important to her, which includes family, friends, pets, favorite sports, and activities. Mackey was raised with the notion that with hard work, you can do anything. Her books bring that kind of confidence to children, to inspire and encourage them.

Sally Loves... books follow the adventures of a fun-loving girl named Sally who will inspire all readers by showing heart, hard work, and important lessons about following one's dreams. Mackey finds a way to illustrate the rewards of determination and the joys of friendship and family.

Sally will introduce children to her favorite activities including horseback riding, triathlon, hula dancing and more. She is active, fun, enthusiastic, and has a willingness to try new things. She may not be the fastest, or even the most competitive, but she gives these activities her all and enjoys herself along the way.

 

Each book is designed to inspire children, build self-esteem and encourage them to follow their dreams.

 

 

Sally Loves...

 

Sally Loves to Swim - Sally rides her bike to the pool every day with her brother and Mom. She also likes to run with her brother. Her Mom encourages her to particpiate in a triathlon. We love how active Sally is and how supportive her family are, even her dog little Mack.

Sally Loves to Dance - Sally loves all kinds of dancing, she even tries hula dancing. She practices every day. Sally is a hard worker! We love the added explanation of Hawaiian words!

Sally Loves Horses - Sally really loves to ride horses. We liked the Glossary at the end of the book explaining key terms related to horses and horsemanship. This one is the longest book, a really good read.

My daughter and I really enjoyed reading all these books. We love the simple, yet colorful and beautiful illustrations. We love how Sally inspires us to try new things, even when scared, encouraging kids to be brave, confident and to overcome their shyness. The fun Coloring, Activity and Sticker Book is adorable, too!. Any and all would make a perfect holiday gift.

Be sure to follow Sally for her next adventure and show your support by visiting:

Website: champyouth.com
Twitter: @SallyLoves_
Facebook: SallyLovestoSwim

About the Author:

Jody Mackey resides with her husband in Tucson, Arizona. A University of Arizona graduate, she leads an active, healthy lifestyle, competing in running, cycling, and triathlon events.

 

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Sally has been described as charming, active, enthusiastic, and having a certain willingness to try new, sometimes unconventional, activities. She may not have been the fastest, or the even the most competitive, but she certainly was going to give it her all and enjoy herself along the way. Sally stands out, not because of the sports or the activities she does, but because her determination is inspiring to all of us. When she nervously tells her best friend, "I think I have butterflies in my stomach," and then she wishes her “Good Luck!” and starts the race anyway, young girls everywhere can identify with Sally and imagine themselves trying new activities.
No doubt about it. Sally is a special little girl, and that's what makes her such a uniquely wonderful role model. When kids these days are glued to the TV or iPad, she gives young girls the inspiration to get up, start moving and seek out sports or activities that they love and enjoy. Sally empowers girls to make their own dreams come true and to develop an appetite for lifelong activity.
 
We received 2 of the Sally Loves books at no cost in exchange for an honest review:
 

 
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(Review by Jenni & Alexandria)
 
I have been lucky enough to pass on my love of books to my 5 year old daughter. Since she was a toddler we've cuddled together reading books that have taken us near and far with our imaginations and even taught a lesson or two. The "Sally Loves..." Series by Jody Mackey does not disappoint. With the Sally character, Mackey's books each teach a lesson that we can apply to our lives and help my daughter grow to be confident and strong.
 
My daughter and I both enjoyed two of Mackey's books in the series, "Sally Loves Horses" and "Sally Loves to Dance." Both books are illustrated beautifully and my daughter loves to point all the small details throughout the story.
 
"Sally Loves Horses" is about Sally learning to horseback ride. The story submerges you into the world of horseback riding and Sally following her dream of being in the rodeo. The story teaches the reader to follow your dreams and get back in the saddle even when you've fallen.
 
"Sally Loves to Dance" captures Sally's love of dance. Sally loves all dance styles but loves the hula the most. This book helps teach the reader to try new things and keep practicing. This was my daughter's favorite. 
 
We both enjoyed these books and look forward to reading more of the "Sally Loves..." series.
 
 

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Super excited sales of Sally Loves Horses have exceeded all expectations. Strong sales from Amazon.com, Libraries, Elementary Schools and Retailers continue and Sally Loves Horses is in its second printing. We expect the new shipment the first week of January.

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Sally Loves Horses is Now in Stock at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, OKC 

Super excited and honored!! You can now bring home Sally Loves Horses from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, OKC, Oklahoma. The Perfect Gift and Souvenir—Sally Loves horses, western riding and ...

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Motivating Young Readers with the Series: Sally Loves...

November 2, 2016

 

Sally Loves...

 

Disclosure: I received this series for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Sally Loves... is a lovely positive children's book series by author and illustrator Jody Mackey. Her books: Sally Loves to Swim, Sally Loves to Dance, Sally Loves Horses, and Sally Loves Coloring, Activities & Sticker Book, paint a picture of what is important to her, which includes family, friends, pets, favorite sports, and activities. Mackey was raised with the notion that with hard work, you can do anything. Her books bring that kind of confidence to children, to inspire and encourage them.

Sally Loves... books follow the adventures of a fun-loving girl named Sally who will inspire all readers by showing heart, hard work, and important lessons about following one's dreams. Mackey finds a way to illustrate the rewards of determination and the joys of friendship and family.

Sally will introduce children to her favorite activities including horseback riding, triathlon, hula dancing and more. She is active, fun, enthusiastic, and has a willingness to try new things. She may not be the fastest, or even the most competitive, but she gives these activities her all and enjoys herself along the way.

 

Each book is designed to inspire children, build self-esteem and encourage them to follow their dreams.

 

 

Sally Loves...

 

Sally Loves to Swim - Sally rides her bike to the pool every day with her brother and Mom. She also likes to run with her brother. Her Mom encourages her to particpiate in a triathlon. We love how active Sally is and how supportive her family are, even her dog little Mack.

Sally Loves to Dance - Sally loves all kinds of dancing, she even tries hula dancing. She practices every day. Sally is a hard worker! We love the added explanation of Hawaiian words!

Sally Loves Horses - Sally really loves to ride horses. We liked the Glossary at the end of the book explaining key terms related to horses and horsemanship. This one is the longest book, a really good read.

My daughter and I really enjoyed reading all these books. We love the simple, yet colorful and beautiful illustrations. We love how Sally inspires us to try new things, even when scared, encouraging kids to be brave, confident and to overcome their shyness. The fun Coloring, Activity and Sticker Book is adorable, too!. Any and all would make a perfect holiday gift.

Be sure to follow Sally for her next adventure and show your support by visiting:

Website: champyouth.com
Twitter: @SallyLoves_
Facebook: SallyLovestoSwim

About the Author:

Jody Mackey resides with her husband in Tucson, Arizona. A University of Arizona graduate, she leads an active, healthy lifestyle, competing in running, cycling, and triathlon events.

 

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Readers may like to see that real Dillon and Duke, from Sally Loves Horses in a playful moment. Sally Loves you!!

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Readers will love that Little Mack is actually in each Sally Loves Book. Sally Loves to Swim is a perfect gift encouraging young girls to gain confidence and follow their dreams!

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Sally Loves Horses is exceeding all expectations. First Sally Loves...™ Horses received amazing reviews, then it was selected by Indie editors to be included in the prestigious Kirkus Reviews 5/1 Issue—now sales are exploding at every level at Champyouth.com, Amazon.com, Direct Sales, Brodart L...

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Ages: 8-9 years  Topics: Girls, Self-Esteem, Encouragement, Family, Friendship

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Sally Loves….
by Jody Mackey
 
Sally Loves…. is such a great book series that portrays several messages for young girls and boys. I read these to my son and he got the message, but the characters and illustrations speak the best to girls. It is so great when you can find stories that are so simple and engaging that clearly speak to your children on their level. After reading these I would say that they are such great stories for girls of all ages and especially that 8-11 years old age group.
 
Sally Loves . . . to Swim! is about having the self confidence in accomplishing your goals and great for the active child who aspires to be a strong athlete. IN this story, Sally aspires to be like her older brother and her athletic Mom and she dreams of doing a triathlon. The entire family gets engaged in helping her accomplish her goal.

 

 
Sally Loves . . . to Dance! is another story that shows the importance of working hard to accomplish a dream. Her dream is to perform a luau and she accomplishes that with her friend.
 
 
Sally Loves . . . Coloring, activities & Sticker Book! is a great addition to these stories as they are packed with engaging puzzles and games that go along with the characters in the stories.
 
 
Sally Loves…. Is a great series for the child athletes or those with talents such as dance, music or other hobbies. They teach them the importance of hard work and determination while keeping the confidence that they will reach their goals if they stay positive and work together with family and friends.
 

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Sally Loves...™   "Where Reading and Confidence are Always Cool!! 

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Reading books to your children—develop an early love of reading and learning.  Sally Loves...™ Where Reading and Confidence are always Cool!

 

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As Rio 2016 begins, children, often following their parents lead watch and fall in love with Olympic sports. Many will fall in love as fans and spectators, some already participate in sports, and some dream of competing. Sally Loves...™ to Swim follows Sally and her family's enjoyment of sports. ..

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With the new school year starting just around the corner—Read Sally Loves...™ books and keep the summer fun going!

Sally Loves...™ Where Reading and Confidence are always Cool!!

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Encouraging children is always a good thing. Jody Mackey does it through her writing. She is the author of the Sally Loves Series where a little girl, Sally is encouraged to be active with her family and friends. These books are great to show little ones, boys and girls alike, that getting involved and being active makes life fun and exciting.

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In Sally Loves…to Swim! it is shown that Sally enjoys swimming with her brother on a swim team. She rides her bike and then she also races her brother to the pool every day during her summer vacation.

Sally, while looking around her house sees all the metals her mama earned by running, biking and swimming in triathlons. She asked her mama if she would be able to run one and her mama encourages her to do so by saying, “Honey, if you can dream it….and if you work hard at it…you can do whatever you set your mind to do.”

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Sally takes her mama’s advice to heart and signs up for a triathlon. With her best friend, Cindy and her friends from her swim team, she runs, bikes and swims in her first triathlon. She not only accomplished what she set out to accomplish, she encouraged her friends to get involved as well.

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In Sally Loves…to Dance! Sally is taught the ways of Hula. She and her friend, Evangelyne, take lessons in Hula from Evangelyne’s grandmother. Her grandmother is a Kuma Hula, which is Hula Teacher in Hawaiian.

Sally was unsure if she could actually learn to Hula and dance in a luau, but her mama encourages her with wonderful words of love. Evangelyne also encourages her by telling her what a good dancer she is and that she can do anything.

Sally and Evangelyne practice dancing every day and eventually they take part in a luau. Her mother, father and brother all attend the luau to support Sally. The girls dance in the luau in perfect time with each other. When it was over with, the girls hugged each other and know that without each other, they wouldn’t have had such a good time.

This story is about sharing wonderful moments with friends and being active. It is also about encouraging each other to never be afraid to live out your dreams.

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The Sally Loves….series is a great series for children of all ages. These stories show children, especially young girls that no matter what, if you put your mind to something and practice real hard, anything is possible.

Check out the Sally Loves…series today and gift it to a wonderful child in your life.

 

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Book Nook: Sally Loves....

 
Sally Loves....™ is a book series that I recently had the chance to review, and aims to offer positive messages to young readers. Sally, the main character in the book, loves to Swim and Dance, and is also featured in a coloring book that parallels some of the messages in the book. Sally gains confidence as she does activities she enjoys.

The books are realistic and encourage positive involvement in physical activity. Jody Mackey, author, illustrator, and founder of champyouth.com, has done a beautiful job with her illustrations and has created a fun, friendly, non-threatening way to encourage kids.
 
Sally Loves…™ are available at www.champyouth.com, Amazon and select book and specialty stores.
 

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Author and illustrator Jody Mackey is on a mission to inspire girls to become more active, more athletic and more self-confident.

Her “Sally Loves…” series of books (www.champyouth.com), such as “Sally Loves…to Swim!” (pictured above), are designed to illustrate the personal rewards tha...

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Why I love the Sally Loves books:

As you can tell from spending any amount of time on the blog I’m a big reader. I love books, especially ones that encourage positive self esteem in yourself. It doesn’t matter if you are an adult or child, we all need positive self esteem.

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Sally Loves...to Swim is a book about something our family loves...triathlons.  It is a great book about working hard, training and accomplishing something wonderful.  It is about being inspired by those you love and trying to aim high to accomplish something pretty remarkable.  It is alway...

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It's an amazing Honor for Sally Loves Horses to have been selected by the Indie Editors at Kirkus Reviews to be featured in Kirkus Reviews Magazine 5/1 Issue—Yay!! The review appears as one of the 35 reviews in the Indie section of the magazine which is sent out to over 5,200 industry professiona...

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Reading is a big deal in our house. Every night I spend at least 20 minutes reading to my daughter. But I also take into consideration the type of books I am reading to her. I want the books we read together to be inspirational, fun and if possible have a lesson woven into the story. Sally Loves…. is a line of children’s books all based on Sally and her experiences. And woven into each story is a little life lesson. 

Sally Loves by Jody MackeyIn Sally Loves … to Swim! we see Sally has a passion for swimming. Sally really wants to be on the swim team and she is training to accomplish this goal. We also learn about Sally’s other activities she likes to do, like riding her bike with her brother Ryan. Throughout the story we see Sally try various activities while she is getting ready to compete in a triathlon just like her mother. While Sally is good at swimming, running and riding her bike she is concerned that she will not be able to do all three for the triathlon. But Sally’s mom keeps encouraging her and saying “if you can dream it….and if you work hard at it…you can do whatever you set your mind to do.” And Sally does just that. She works hard all summer and competes in the triathlon. I really enjoyed how throughout the story we say Sally work really hard to attain her dream and how her mother encouraged her. 

Sally Loves to Swim by Jody MackeyIn Sally Loves…to Dance! we learn all about Sally’s love of dancing. And she loves every form – hip hop, ballet, tap, hula and more. But when Sally’s friend invites her to learn a dance to perform at the luau she gets nervous. She really wants to wear a pretty dress, have flowers in her hair and perform with her friends but she’s afraid she won’t be very good at it. That’s where mom comes in. Again she tells Sally “Honey, if you can dream it and if you work hard at it, you can do anything you set your mind to.” And you know what? Sally does just that. She works hard and sets her mind to and performs at the luau. 

Sally Loves to Dance by Jody MackeySally Loves…Coloring, Activities and Sticker Book is a wonderful companion to the Sally Loves…books. There are snip its from the stories included as coloring pages. There are also pages full of puzzles and games as well as stickers. I feel it’s just another way to show positive re enforcement for if you work hard, practice and set your mind on a goal you can do anything. 

Sally Loves Coloring Activities and Sticker BookMy family really enjoyed reading the Sally Loves series by Jody Mackey. If you would like to order your own Sally Loves books you can at Champ Youth. The complete line of Sally Loves books are available. 

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KIRKUS REVIEW

 

Mackey’s (Sally Loves…to Dance!, 2014, etc.) third series installment follows a young girl’s dream of riding in a rodeo.

Sally dreams of riding in the barrel races and practices her skills with her horse, Dillon, under the guidance of a horse trainer. After she has her first fall, she becomes part of the “Dusty Bottoms Club,” but the other girls at the ranch help her up and celebrate her efforts as the mark of a determined rider. Sally’s love for horses is unqualified and pure: “To her, their beauty and strength are magical.” And the girls, for whom horses are a shared and stimulating bond, form a sisterhood: “The riders at Ladysmith spend a lot of time together. They laugh and hug. They are always happy, and everyone really loves horses.” Readers will appreciate the supportive, promising advice of the horse trainer, which leads to the story’s ending: “Remember all your training. Ease into the barrels, sit hard for the turns, and then let him go.” This book invites young readers to indulge their passions for horseback riding and to learn some terms of the sport along the way; for example, footnotes define “Western style,” “trot and lope,” “curry,” and “leadline.” Charming pictures of life at Ladysmith Ranch appear on every page and direct readers through the story. They’ll also catch glimpses of butterflies, birds, a cricket, a frog, a rabbit, a mouse, and a wonderful white cat; it’s a pleasure to scan the scenes for these little creatures, as each one adds a touch of specificity and whimsy to the fairly simple presentation. Dark outlines surround bright, medium-hued watercolor-style images, which have just enough facial detail to distinguish Sally from her best friend, Cheza, whose grandmother owns the ranch. Distinctive markings contrast Dillon, the gentle and familiar horse, with Duke, a bigger, more spirited animal. The difference in the horses’ temperaments, in fact, is almost a story of its own.

A graceful, inspiring children’s book about horseback riding.

 

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Children's Picture Books

 

Sally Loves...to Dance!

Written/Illustrated by: Jody Mackey
Publisher: Champ Youth, Inc 
Publication Date: October 2014
ISBN: 978-0-692-34378-4
Reviewed by: Holly Connors
Review Date: March 2016

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Children's Books

Sally Loves….
by Jody Mackey
 
Sally Loves…. is such a great book series that portrays several messages for young girls and boys. I read these to my son and he got the message, but the characters and illustrations speak the best to girls. It is so great when you can find stories that are so simple and engaging that clearly speak to your children on their level. After reading these I would say that they are such great stories for girls of all ages and especially that 8-11 years old age group.
 
Sally Loves . . . to Swim! is about having the self confidence in accomplishing your goals and great for the active child who aspires to be a strong athlete. IN this story, Sally aspires to be like her older brother and her athletic Mom and she dreams of doing a triathlon. The entire family gets engaged in helping her accomplish her goal.

 

 
Sally Loves . . . to Dance! is another story that shows the importance of working hard to accomplish a dream. Her dream is to perform a luau and she accomplishes that with her friend.
 
 
Sally Loves . . . Coloring, activities & Sticker Book! is a great addition to these stories as they are packed with engaging puzzles and games that go along with the characters in the stories.
 
 
Sally Loves…. Is a great series for the child athletes or those with talents such as dance, music or other hobbies. They teach them the importance of hard work and determination while keeping the confidence that they will reach their goals if they stay positive and work together with family and friends.
 

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Youth Gain Confidence and a Desire for Sports with Sally Loves {Book Reviews}

Cynthia received copies of these books ($19.95 value) in exchange for this post. Any opinions expressed here are honest and her own.

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Sally Loves… is a delightful series of books that offers simple messages of growing up happy, independent and self-confident. There’s nothing better than learning to love yourself and that’s the lesson this series subtly provides to young people.  This series teaches self-esteem as they follow the adventures of a young girl named Sally. She is energetic, determined and charming. She inspires young minds to seek out all the activities, adventures and sports they desire! This type of lesson is crucial now more than ever as our nation’s youth faces challenging times. Sally Loves… will give them a reason to put the technology away and grab the gift you can learn from, time and time again. These books provide the confidence children and teens need to conquer the challenges unique to their generation.

Sally Loves… books include:

  • Sally Loves to Swim, which inspires children to be active and have confidence ($19.95)
  • Sally Loves to Dance encourages working hard to fulfill a dream ($19.95)
  • Sally Loves Coloring, Activities, and Sticker Book engages children in fun activities, word searches, mazes and pages of reusable stickers ($12.95)

Upon receiving these books, I thought…wow, they are “a bit girlie looking” for my 6-year old “farm boy” son, as I could see they were such beautifully illustrated hardcover books.  I cracked open the first book (Sally Loves… to Swim as it seemed the less “girlie” of the two) and began to read.  My son actually enjoyed that book VERY much and the second book (Sally Loves… to Dance) and the first time around we read both through twice.  My young son’s mind could see the similarities in the two books regarding having BIG dreams and achieving goals.

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The Coloring, Activities & Sticker Book offers hours of enjoyment for youngsters with puzzles, mazes, stickers, drawings, coloring, etc.  Activities range from easy for the youngest of readers to more challenging for those older readers.  All three books would be a great summer package of fun!

The Sally Loves… series is geared for ages 4-9.  Sally Loves… are available at www.champyouth.com, Amazon and select book and specialty stores.

 

About the Author

Jody Mackey resides with her husband in Tucson, Arizona. A University of Arizona graduate, she leads an active, healthy lifestyle competing in running, cycling, and triathlon events. It is Mackey’s vision to inspire and encourage young children to gain confidence and have the will to follow their dreams.

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Where Amazing and Books come together - The Tucson Festival of Books 2016 was the best event ever!! Hundreds of little girls went home with big smiles and Sally Loves . . . books! This is the second year in a row that we sold out of Sally Loves to Dance! books.

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"Sally Loves Books are a delightful series of books that offers simple messages of growing up happy, independent and self-confident. There’s nothing better than learning to love yourself and that’s the lesson this series subtly provides to young people. Love these two girls, after they read ...

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Amazing news! The Champ Youth - Sally Loves, giveaway with J-14 Magazine, Twist Magazine, Girls World Magazine, M Magazine, and AstroGirl are all LIVE! 

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Sally Loves to Swim by Jody Mackey

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Does someone in your family have a love for swimming, running and biking? Sally’s family does. This picture book shares the story of Sally and her love for … you guessed it, swimming.

Written and illustrated by Jody Mackey, this book looks at the passion Sally has for doing what she loves and that is swimming. She strives to become a triathlete like her mother and the book takes us on her journey.

Mom’s Lifesavers loves books that get kids excited about trying new things and reaching for their dreams and this book is no exception. Their is also a companion book to the series that is Sally Loves … Coloring, Activities and Sticker Book. With the same great illustrations you will find in the book, the activity book is ready for your young reader to color, draw and play.

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Sally Loves … to Swim

Is available at www.champyouth.com and www.amazon.com

Other titles in the series: Sally Loves … to Dance, and coming soon, Sally Loves … Horses

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All young girls need to be encouraged to ‘reach for the stars,’ and in this charming book by Jody Mackey, they’ll see what happens when a young dancer goes for her dream. . . Combine this upbeat story with the author’s simple, yet lovely illustrations, and you have a wonderful story to enga...

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Sally Loves Children's Books are the Perfect Gift for the Big Dreamer

Juliann Newton 
 12/17/2015 11:02PM 

 
 
 

Champ Youth is an online company which publishes, promotes and sells the Sally Loves children's series by author/illustrator Jody Mackey. Mackey’s vision is to inspire and encourage young children to gain confidence and have the will to follow their dreams.

Sally Lovebooks motivate kids to seek out activities they love and enjoy. Explore, Play and have Fun!

In addition to the books, Champyouth.com has companion Coloring, Activity and Sticker Books, Tee Shirts, Print & Play Coloring Pages, Games, Contests, and more. Champyouth.com is the Official Source for all things—Sally Loves.

I really think that Sally Loves books would be the perfect gift for young girls. I received copies of Sally Loves books to review and they are listed below.

Sally Loves . . . to Swim!

Sally Loves . . . to Swim! is a charming story about an active young girl. Sally swims, bikes, runs and dreams about doing a triathlon like her mom. As the story unfolds, in addition to important lessons about following one’s dreams, Mackey always finds a way to illustrate the rewards of determination and the joys of friendship and family. The illustrations are adorable. A great picture book for young children and early readers!

Sally Loves....to Dance!

Sally dances ballet, tap, jazz, and more, but she dreams about hula dancing in a luau with her best friend. Sally loves to Dance! is about dreaming and encouragement, family, friendship and being able to achieve one’s goals. It is impossible not to feel the joy and accomplishment as Sally finishes a performance on stage with one of her best friends.

Sally Loves.....Coloring, Activities and Stickers

 

 Softcover Perfect Bound Activity Book with Coloring pages, Puzzle and Game pages, Drawing pages & Re-Usable Sticker pages.

For more information, go to: http://www.champyouth.com/


Disclaimer: I received copies of these books to review. All opinions are my own.

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Sally Loves is an inspirational series of books offering encouraging messages for [young] girls.

Youth gain confidence and desire for sports with the Sally Loves . . . ™ series. What better way to encourage our children toi read than by creating a book for the sports [and activities] they are int...

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Family Vacations are wonderful opportunities to spend valuable time and bond with growing children—just do not forget they are still Children.

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Sally Loves…

January 16, 2016

unnamedunnamed (1)unnamed (2)SallyLovesbooks(geared for children ages 4-9) follow the adventures of the title character, a young girl named Sally, who is adventurous, energetic, charming and determined. Sally inspires young readers to get up, start moving and seek out sports or activities that they love and enjoy. Sally Loves… books impart simple, positive messages about growing up happy, independent and self-confident

 

Here are some reviews from young ladies that read the Sally Loves… collection.

 

“I think the illustration from book Sally Loves…To Swim. I like how hard Sally worked. My favorite part of the book was when Sally finds out that her mother was a triathlete and she runs in triathlons. This is my opinion of the book.” -Micah Evans, 10 y/o

“The book Sally Loves…To Dance is about how Sally dances with her friend, Evangelyne and her sister in a luau. I thought this book was very easy to read and had basic vocabulary. The illustration was pretty and simple. I think this book is aimed towards girls ages, 8-10 years old.” -Nadia Evans, 12 y/o

 

As each story unfolds, children learn valuable lessons about following one’s dreams, the rewards of determination and the joys of friendship and family. Sally Loves… books include the following:

•    Sally Loves to Swim inspires children to be active and have confidence ($19.95)

•    Sally Loves to Dance encourages working hard to fulfill a dream ($19.95)

•    Sally Loves Coloring, Activities, and Sticker book engages children through fun activities, word searches, mazes and pages of re-usable stickers ($12.95)

 

Sally Loves… are available at www.champyouth.comAmazon, and select book and specialty stores.

 

 

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“It’s definitely a great series to read with your kids or even have them read it to you. My niece . . . fell in love with the books”

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Perfect Gift for Big Dreamers. http://www.allbeautifulmommies.com/blog/entry/3934171/sally-loves-childrens-books-are-the-perfect-gift-for-the-big-dreamer 

 

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Today’s review is from the book series Sally Loves. Typically these books are geared towards 4-9 year olds but Kyliee being three loved both books and throughly enjoyed the coloring and activity book. She is in her coloring stage and we read to her each and every night. Unless she falls asleep. We want to get her into a routine of loving to read because I absolutely have a love of books. Everyone else in the house reads but I could read all day long. Reading is a big part in everyone’s life and I make sure to read to my nieces and nephews, and I love when they take the time to read to Kyliee and show her how fun reading is.

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Sally continues to inspire. She is as charming as ever in this new book, Sally Loves . . . to Dance! Sally dances ballet, tap, jazz, and more, but she dreams about hula dancing in a luau with her best friend. Sally loves . . . to Dance! is about dreaming and encouragement, family, friendship and being able to achieve one’s goals. It is impossible not to feel the joy and accomplishment as Sally finishes a performance on stage with one of her best friends. Sally gives children hope and the confidence to try new things. The uplifting theme will resonate with children and parents alike.

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Sally Loves . . . to Swim! is a charming story about an active young girl who is motivated by her older brother and her mother’s athleticism. Sally swims, bikes, runs, and dreams about doing a triathlon like her mom. Sally Loves . . . to Swim! is about dreaming and encouragement, family, friendship, and being able to achieve one’s goals. Sally Loves . . . to Swim! gives children hope and the confidence to try new things. The illustrations are adorable. It is an inspiring picture book for children and early readers.

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Its definitely a great series to read with your kids or even have them read it to you. My niece came over to stay the night with me and she just turned 8 and she fell in love with the books and she sat with Kyliee and read to her and they colored and played with the stickers. I can’t wait for our next visit.

 

Take a few moments and check out all the books for yourself. Have a great time reading and as always have a great day and see you next time.

You can find Sally loves books at

www.champyouth.com, Amazon, and select book and specialty stores.

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I love to dance as much as I love to ride—but a dancing horse is a dream come true, to be sure!

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I resolve to wake up every morning with a smile, to embrace each new day with happiness, aware that it is a gift that not everyone is afforded.
 
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Posted by Jody Mackey on Nov 28, 2015

Inspire your little ones in a big way with books they will LOVE! by Jody Mackey 

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Great Tips on raising your daughters to have high Self Esteem—from Parenting Magazine:

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Sally Loves will be at the Tucson Festival of Books March 12-13, 2016 — Where amazing and books come together! #TFOB We can't wait to see you there!

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Sally Loves to Swim! There is nothing better than believing in yourself! Sally loves to Swim inspires little girls to have confidence and be active. www.champyouth.com/books #thisgirlcan #likeagirl

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It may come as a surprise to some, but young children actually listen and comprehend a story at a much higher level than they can read one. Reading picture books and chapter books aloud to your child is not only fun, but it will also build their vocabularies, imaginations and love for reading as wel...

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As it turns out your mother may have been right all along. The evidence is mounting—studies indicate that you can change your minds perception with a few simple moves. Raise your chin up and you will quickly start to feel upbeat, more proud and accomplished. Put a smile on your face and you will ...

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The Sally Loves . . . books inspire and encourage young girls to gain confidence and have the will to follow their dreams!

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Where books and amazing come together. Halau Hula O'Ualani will perform & teach young girls Hula dancing to promote my new book Sally Loves to Dance! 3PM Sunday March 15th at the Tucson Festival of Books in the Children's Entertainment Theater.

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Spring ahead with Sally loves to Swim! Warm weather reading for your little girls- Dream, believe, achieve! Get your copy now

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Where books and amazing come together! The Tucson Festival of Books Less than a week away! We can't wait to see you - Children's Booth 335

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Champ Youth is super proud to be a sponsor of SAR FitKidz!

 
'Remember when new shoes really did make you run faster? The SAR FitKidz Running Program is designed to build that same excitement for the kid in your life. Our first free run is this Sunday at  the Dave's Run for ALS. Kid's 11-and-under run free, get a t-shirt and are timed in this one-mile race - just register at the link. See you there! www.bit.ly/SARDavesRun'

Remember when new shoes really did make you run faster? The SAR FitKidz Running Program is designed to build that same excitement for the kid in your life. Our first fre...

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Exercise also benefits the brain

New research continues to demonstrate the effectiveness of exercise in combating depression, which can resurge during post holiday months when people are getting back to routines, UT Southwestern Medical Center psychiatrists say.

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A quick guide to winter skin care

Winter months often bring in cold, harsh changes for skin and hair, but a few good habits can alleviate dryness as well as the discomfort of itchy skin, UT Southwestern Medical Center dermatologists say.

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Glorious sun shiny day! A beach walk on December 22nd feels like a Christmas gift to myself!

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I love the Holidays! Presents, Baking cookies and candy (Yum!) Wrapping gifts (Ribbon and Bows!!), Celebrating, Fun . . . did I mention puppies!

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The Advance copy of Sally Loves to Swim! (New Edition) is shipped!! I should receive it Monday or Tuesday.  I am so excited! It is a high quality hardback with a dust-cover! The dustcover is matte lamination, with spot gloss and embossing, the book is hardback with high quality paper and sewn bindi...

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Posted by on Oct 26, 2014

Sally Loves... is at Full Circle Bookstore OKC- top ten independent Bookstore in the Nation!! Yay! Thank you Sally! Check out these amazing independent Bookstores- Road trip? http://www.buzzfeed.com/jenniferschaffer/great-american-bookstores


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Exercise is not only strengthens your body, it boosts your mental health too! Exercise, Relieve Stress & Relax, be Happy!

Read more > http://greatist.com/fitness/13-awesome-mental-health-benefits-exercise#prclt-w1CoFEeA

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Champ Youth Donated 200 Books to Southern AZ Roadrunners FitKidz- One for each Kid running in the Sabino Canyon 1 mile Kids Classic, Saturday September 27th - Inspiring Kids to be Fit is Fun!!

If you are not running, you can get yours http://champyouth.com/products/sally-loves-coloring-activities-....

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Unplug, turn off the TV, take the kids Outside, Explore, Play & have Fun!

7 Ways to Get Family Time Outside      

 

We are all busy and often forget how important it is to spend quality time with our kids outside.  Here are 7 ways to spend more time outdoors during the month of September be...

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Swimming, Bicycling, Running and even Dancing! Fight Childhood Obesity

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. As reported from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: 

  • Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years.....

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Nothing is better than believing in yourself! Inspire young girls to Read and to be Active! Start with Sally Loves to Swim! Sally Loves Coloring, Activities & Sticker Book! and Sally Loves to Dance!

 

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Seasonal Foods to to keep you, healthy & happy!! see more

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Your friends may be the reason you can't lose that weight you've been struggling with for years.

My friends share my love for the outdoors, sports and activities. Great fresh foods fuel my life! My life does not revolve solely around food, and I try not to use food as the focus socially.

The peop.....

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Jody Mackey’s favorite children's story, Sally Loves . . . ! First published in 2013, Sally Loves . . . to Swim! and both of its sequels are destined to be classics, producing companion activity books, games, dolls, and who knows maybe even a motion picture someday! The original Sally is adventuro...

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Very excited to have the Sally Loves . . . ! books at the Best of Books in Edmund, OK!

Independently owned, and operated for the very 'Best' personal service. Visit soon and check out the amazing selection of Books, including our

favorites Sally Loves . . . to swim! and Sally Loves . . . to dance!

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Loving that All the Sally Loves . . . Books! are on the shelf at the learning tree toys in Oklahoma City, OK.
http://www.learningtreeokc.com/about.htm

Play, Learn, Grow, when you truly want the best for your Child a visit to the Learning Tree Toy, Game & Bookstore is a must! Come by and purchase you...

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We are so excited to have All the Sally Loves . . . Books! on the shelf at the most amazing bookstore, Full Circle Books in Oklahoma City, OK. 

For a uniquely wonderful experience come by and purchase your copy of Sally Loves to Swim!, Sally Loves to Dance! Sally Loves Horses! and Sally Loves . . ...

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Moving forward, let's empower all our girls, (children, daughters, sisters, & mothers, alike) to be able do whatever they set their minds to do!  We can collectively change the perception people have about being a girl. Take pride in doing everything like a girl! #LikeAgirl I do!

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Sally Loves . . . to Dance! Sally Loves . . . to swim! and Sally Loves . . . Coloring, Activities & Sticker Book! make their debut in NYC - Book Expo America. Share what you love, family, fun, fitness and hula dancing! Inspiring children's books showcased at Forward Reviews Booth 747

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Be ready for "I'm bored!" unplug your kids! Sally Loves. . . Coloring, Activities & Sticker Book! is amazing, it will keep your kids engaged and encourage them to enjoy outdoor activities!!

Sally Loves...Coloring, Activities & Sticker Book! will entertain for hours! This adorable coloring...

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A delightful and educational series by author, illustrator, Jody Mackey, Sally Loves… books follow the adventures of the title character, a little girl who grows up surrounded by friends and family who pursue active lifestyles. Motivated by her family and friends, Sally starts participating in d...

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No skill is more important to a child's development than reading. For 95 years, we have celebrated Children's Book Week as a way of recognizing the importance to young people of reading. Children's Book Week is sponsored by the Every Child a Reader Foundation, and will be observed this year the wee...

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Posted by on May 14, 2014

Share what you Love!! Champ Youth, Inc is super proud to be sponsoring Southern Arizona Roadrunners FitKidz and their next Kidz Event: TMC Meet me Downtown, May 31st
>Fun for Children and Families:

* Free Children’s Mile starts at 6:30 PM—we want every child in Tucson to walk or run a mile w....

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Happy Mother's Day!

As it turns out Mom was always right..... Smile! Sit up straight!

 

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Sally Loves . . . to Dance!

By Jody Mackey

Sally is as charming as ever in this new book, Sally Loves . . . to Dance!

"Literal prettiness . . . excellently illustrated . . . merits the attention of and holds real appeal for budding dancers."


-Blue Ink Reviews

 

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Great to be a sponsor of Southern AZ Fitkidz at Cyclovia this past weekend! Tucson Kids Rock!!

FitKidz - Cyclovia! Show off your skills - Enter & Win! $100 for your School! Writing and/or Drawing Contests for Active Kids! check it out here >http://champyouth.com/champ-youth-kids/contests

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Posted by on Mar 26, 2014

Check out the great Press Release on my Book Sally Loves . . . to Swim!

more> http://www.prweb.com/releases/JodyMackey/SallyLovestoswim/prweb11670154.htm

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That Favorite book your child wants you to read over and over again! Keep reading, it turns out you may be honing her reading skills forever!

read more > http://frizzleblog.scholastic.com/post/repeated-read-alouds-may-lead-reading-success-young-children

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The Tucson Book Festival was such a great experience!

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Do you read to your child everyday? Read her a book she will love forever! Sally Loves . . . to Dance!
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Kissing is more than just sweet! 8-benefits of kissing you may not know about

more > http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/14/health/upwave-kissing/index.html

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Received the author's proof Sally Loves to Dance! - yesterday. Sally Loves . . . to Dance! is the second Book in the Sally Loves . . . series. So exciting! We may have both books for the Tucson Festival of Books and Sally Loves . . . Coloring, Activities & Sticker Book! #TFOB Yeah! Come and visit u...

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Posted by on Feb 23, 2014

We are super excited about Bicycling.com's Event finder! Get on your Bike!  Register for an Event or Race near you!

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Posted by on Feb 19, 2014

Sent final approval on the interior galley, soft and hardback covers for Sally Loves . . . to Dance! yesterday. Off to production! Books will be here before you know it!

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Workout Smarter

Sports and activities that are mentally challenging strengthen muscles in your body and your brain!

Learn more > http://health.usnews.com/health-news/diet-fitness/slideshows/7-mind-blowing-benefits-of-exercise/4

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Posted by on Feb 11, 2014

We ordered all the display tables, racks, stands, banners and more for our Tucson Festival of Books exhibit March 15 - 16th on the Mall at the University of Arizona today. We will be presenting and selling Sally Loves . . . to Swim! Sally Loves . . . Coloring, Activities and Sticker Book! Champ Yout...

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Posted by on Jan 29, 2014

Proud to be sponsoring Southern AZ Roadrunners FitKidz!

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Pump up the Music! Music really does make exercise and physical activity easier and fun!

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/psychology-workout-music/

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Posted by on Jan 17, 2014

My fitness routine today; 30  min. Ocean Swim!! Walk on the Beach!!

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Posted by on Jan 13, 2014
Sally Loves . . . to Dance! is completed, copy edited, at the publisher and will be available soon!

Sally continues to inspire. Sally is as charming as ever in this new book, Sally Loves . . . to Dance! Sally dances ballet, tap, jazz, and more, but she dreams about hula dancing in a luau with her b....

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Let's get ready to Run! Champ Youth Kids is sponsoring SAR’s FitKidz Racing Series! the next race is Dave’s Run for ALS is an event for runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. Mar.16th 2014

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Posted by on Jan 08, 2014

Be a Good Sport

When we play sports competitively, there is always a winner and a loser.  That’s just part of the game. Everyone loves to win.  When we win it’s great, terrific, and fantastic!   Losing is never as fun and it is certainly none of the adjectives that were mentioned earlier.

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Raising children who are food smart may be one of the best lessons we, as parents and care givers can give provide. Our children are always watching, so by modeling healthy eating habits they are more likely to adopt those habits also.

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Posted by Jody Mackey on Jan 08, 2014

Recesses have been shortened or removed.  Physical education classes have been cut due to budget shortfalls.  No after school sports programs because of budget cuts. Club sports are expensive and cut into family time.  

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Get out your running shoes! 1st SAR FitKidz 1 Mile Run (free for kids 11 and under), this year! http://www.azroadrunners.org/races/detail/sun_run

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Posted by on Jan 07, 2014

Let's Run! Champ Youth Kids is proud to be sponsoring Fitkids of Southern Arizona Roadrunners http://www.azroadrunners.org/

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The shipment of Sally Loves. . . Coloring, Activities & Sticker Book! has reached the Port in LA and will be in stock very soon! You can pre-order your books now an expect arrival in 2-3 weeks!

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Posted by on Dec 23, 2013

All of us at Champ Youth Kids would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas & the Best New Year Ever!!

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Blazonco just designed our new website, and we couldn't be happier! Blazonco is a full-service web design company located in sunny San Clemente, California. Getting a website with Blazonco was extremely easy. We worked with one of their professional web designers to plan, create, and launch the site...

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