When it comes to reviewing books, for years I have had to pass up many. Now since my daughter is a good reader and about to enter the 4th grade, when the book review for “Ask Emma” came out, I was excited to work with her. My daughter is a reader and it is always fun to get her away from playing Roadblocks and Minecraft! This post and giveaway are both sponsored by Little Bee Books and all opinions are my own.
When showing my daughter the book, she was so excited to read it. I accidentally put it in my office so that I would remember to get a picture of it and she was totally bummed that she didn’t have that book out for her daily reading time. When she finally sat down for a few minutes to check out the book she breezed through the first 30 pages without a wink. The book is easy to read and very entertaining. She really is enjoying the book a lot.
The book is about a girl named Emma who starts a blog to help others with their problems. Her message is to, “Be brave. Be Kind, Be You.” A great message for young girls to live by if you ask me in my opinion. It is almost daily, I tell others to always be kind. We love how the book has an anti-bullying message. This is a great conversation as my daughter is starting to get into texting her cousins and playing with her school friends online.
“Ask Emma” is a new Series by Sheryl & Carrie Berk (Mother and Daughter!)
Published by Little Bee Books
In Stores May 1, 2018
Recommended for ages 8-12
Read a little bit of the book here.
About the Book
BE BRAVE. BE KIND. BE YOU.
Emma Woods knows just how to fix all her peers’ problems-or so she thinks-in this first book in the brand-new middle grade series Ask Emma, from the bestselling creators behind the Cupcake Club series!
When 13-year-old Emma Woods gets that tingling feeling in her fingertips, she knows she’s on to a great idea–and starting an advice blog for her classmates at Austen Middle may be one of her most brilliant ones yet! Who better to give advice on friendship, style, school, and even crushes than someone who’s going through it too?
But when Ask Emma goes live, she quickly realizes not everyone sees it that way. Suddenly, Emma is bombarded with peers asking her to help them postpone quizzes, get out of detention, and cut gym class short. This wasn’t exactly what she had in mind. . . .What’s worse, someone is posting hurtful comments, telling her to mind her own business. Despite her good intentions, Emma’s blog seems to only be getting her-and her friends–deeper and deeper into trouble.
Will Ask Emma come to an end before it’s really begun? Or can Emma find her voice, write what’s in her heart, and truly stand up for what she believes in?
About the Authors
A New York Times-bestselling author several times over, Sheryl Berk is most proud of the dozens of books she has co-written with her daughter, Carrie, including The Cupcake Club and Fashion Academy series. Ask Emma is their third collaboration.
At only fifteen years old, Carrie Berk is already a bestselling children’s book author, playwright, dancer, singer, actor, model and lifestyle blogger.
Ask Emma Giveaway:
One (1) winner receives:
Two (2) copies of Ask Emma
Plus a $50 Visa gift card to plan a girls day out!
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Lisa Brown says
we don’t have any cyber bullying; it is good to know there is information and help for those experiencing this problem
I try to set parental controls on our computer and monitor her use. I generally tell her to ignore what is said online if someone is being a bully.
Janet W. says
Our family talks about bullying in general, not just cyberbullying. We teach my grandsons to treat others how you want to be treated, and to have empathy for others.
My kids are not on social media so that’s how we handle cyberbullying.
Denise M says
So far we have been good about keeping the kids off social media and sticking to non internet apps. But it is a real concern of mine moving forward
jeccica simpson says
we monitor social media accounts and always meet new friend parents.
Sara Zielinski says
We handle cyberbullying by keeping an eye on our kids devices.
Lori Clark says
I tell my daughter to not respond, it only makes it worse. Leave the bullies alone and tell and adult.
shelly peterson says
This is a great subject. So far I have not dealt with any cyberbulling.
Jessica To says
I try to monitor my son when he is on the computer.
I can not wait to read this book it sounds so important.
Heather Garcia says
Thank goodness we have never had to deal with cyber bullying but I have talked to my girls about it. My oldest is in 5th grade (for a few more weeks) and there has been some bullying at school going on. I told her if talking to the bully doesn’t end it then she needs to go straight to the principal or vice principal. No child should feel unsafe at school!!
Heather S says
We discuss why bullies act that way, who to tell about it and how to be supportive of those being bullied.
CHARLENE ELSWICK says
I have always talked to my kids about bullying my son had a really hard time in school and by keeping communication open we have been able to deal with any situation
Michelle C says
I’ve discussed online safety and cyberbulling with my kids and try to make it an ongoing conversation.
We plan on dealing with cyber-bullying by limiting the time spent online. We are going to have on-going conversations about bullying including cyber-bullying.
Angelica Dimeo says
I tell my kids to let me know if someone is bullying them online or in person
LeAnn Harbert says
My boys haven’t had a problem with it, but they were taught they better not ever do it.
Nancy Loring says
I try to keep track of my kids social media accounts.
We never experienced cyber bulling.
Betsy Barnes says
We discuss bullying often, also, with ways to reclaim your power by making and maintaining connections with faithful friends and supportive adults.
We make sure to talk about it all the time, and stay on top of it.
Tammie Venne says
my kids are not old enough to be exposed to cyber bullying yet but we are very hands on with letting the school know of any bullying going on
We try to tell others that its not nice to take part in in and encourage others not to do it.
Barbara Montag says
Our kids are grown so we do not deal with cyberbullying.
This is a most cruel act which needs to stop!
Cheryl B says
Right now we limit access to the internet for homework only.
Heather Kelly says
I don’t let my kids online. They are all 10 and under.
Cindy Merrill says
Fortunately, our grand kids are fully aware of cyber bullying, we keep close watch on emails as well.
Julie Murphy says
We have never had a problem with it.
Kim Henrichs says
Luckily we haven’t had to deal with it but even in general there’s a ZERO tolerance policy for any kind of negative social media or online presence.
We have not dealt with it yet, but the kids know to come to me with any issues.
BIRDIE SKOLFIELD says
WE UNFOLLOW ANY ONE WE HEAR OR SEE DOIN IT
We talk about it constantly and make sure my kids know what to do if they see if happen to someone else or to them!
Jennifer Cervantes says
My kids really are not online much except for homework sites thru school for my older ones. We monitor all their. Texts and interactions,they know we will read whatever is sent to them and also monitor their online accounts.
wen budro says
We talk quite a lot about it. They know that they need to tell me if it happens to them. I also keep close tabs on their online activity.
I handle cyberbullying by reporting the incident.
Margaret S Porter says
We talk about it. My little ones are not online without supervision. If someone bullies them I will report them
We block anyone who acts inappropriately.
Mary Cloud says
We haven’t had to deal with cyberbullying yet
Mira V says
We try to talk as a family at least every other day about what’s going on in school.
Joni Mason says
We handle cyber bullying by limiting & monitoring social media use m. Most importantly, we discuss how it makes you feel to be bullied & how to talk to an adult about any kind of bullying they see or know about.
Katie Bellamy says
We have a strict No Bullying rule in our home! It ill never be tolerated!
DailyWoman (Lacey) says
We talk about it on a regular basis.
Karen Propes says
We have talked to my Granddaughter and constantly talk to her to see how things are going at school. We explained how to handle a bully and to tell us if she was having any problems. We limit her online to friends only and monitor her carefully. It’s a very important thing to teach kids early.
Elizabeth Brooks says
we talk about it – and read books
Jeanine Jones says
We haven’t had any encounters with it yet but my kids aren’t old enough for social media.
Sarah Kurtz says
My kids aren’t online chatting or anything. But at school my daughter is being bullied. She finally stood up for herself. The teachers and myself are talking about bullying every week.
Bryan Vice says
I’ve talked to my kids about bullying and how important it is to report it right then other than to wait
We do what we can to prevent it. Educate ourselves about i and know that we can be there for each other when it happens
Lindsay A. says
I report where possible. And if there isn’t a way to report or if it’s a platform where I know there may not be a response to reporting, then I’ll try to take the time to call out the person directly in a firm and level way.
Anita Duvall says
My 25 year old daughter is slightly autistic. She has been bullied on her Etsy page where she sells hand drawn and hand made stickers and jewelry. She has gotten some pretty nasty emails from strangers. We just have to sit her down and tell her to ignore it because there are a lot of ignorant people in the world and not take it to heart.
When cyberbullying happens we report the event and talk about ways to avoid the problems and address the situation
Thankfully, we have not had this.
Tracey Byram says
Noone in my family has had to deal with cyberbullying.
Jeanne Rousseau says
We make sure the computer is in a central location and we know what’s going on.
Darlene Carbajal says
Kelly D says
I don’t let my kids use much social media and tell them to report any problems to me.
We talk about it. We also work to monitor computer usage
Maria Beas says
I would report it and definitely talk to my family about it. Thanks for the chance to win such an AMAZING giveaway.
Surinder gurm says
My kids are in their 20s they provide advice to their younger younger so hopefully even if they can’t talk to their parents their are other channels open.
Nancy Bowers says
Our grandchildren are given limited access to the internet and aleays with proper supervision for their ages.
Tara Z says
This would be a great book to share with my granddaughter who is turning 8 this year.
Luna S says
I thankfully haven’t had to deal with it yet but they know to let me know if anything happens and we make sure to watch where they go online.
We teach kids to always report and talk about incidents with us, never hide them.
Jessica W. says
We need to be open and honest that it is not okay, and never will be.
Steve Weber says
No kids, but if I did have kids we would talk about it and share a strategy to report it.
I monitor my children’s accounts and report any suspicious activity if I see it.
We have not had any instances of cyberbullying but we have talked about it when we hear it mentioned on the news.
Will G says
We haven’t had to handle cyber bulling yet.
Dan Dykstra says
We teach “love your neighbor as yourself”. We have not experienced any bullying lately.
Darcy Koch says
I have discussed this with the kids. I also refresh their memory every now and then. I encourage them to let me know whenever they feel uncomfortable.
elizabeth miller says
We teach our daughter to not respond to things online and to keep herself away from social sites as best as possible or at least do not post on them.
Kimberly H says
When I was younger my parents handled cyber bullying by teaching me how to handle it appropriately. I never really experienced it personally. Thankfully.
Patricia Wojnar Crowley says
It hasn’t affected us to this point, but we do not engage in negative conversations or situations.
Della Dabner says
We live in a small town and recently a teenager committed suicide because of cyberbullying. It really shook my nieces and nephews and my daughter. The adults in Our family make sure we talk to the younger ones and explain that it’s OK to talk and tell that someone is bullying them and we would make sure to handle it right away before it gets out of hand.
so far we have not come across this issue
Gratefully, we have never dealt with cyberbullying. Hopefully, this will help us figure out how to if we experience it.
Dana Rodriguez says
I haven’t run across it yet.
glenn s says
This is a real problem. our daughter is now 24 but had lots of issues . Probably in retrospect no cellphone with social media until age 14. All kids would be better off
Tabathia B says
Well my two youngest have no social media accounts except my teen has pinterest. My oldest two if they have experienced it would have blocked or deleted the person from their social media account
Erik VanLysalL says
As of now we do not allow our children online by themselves. However with our oldest being 10, we will soon have to address it. I assume my wife and I will address it the same way we have normal bullying
Kayte CookWatts says
Our kiddos are too young for social media, but we teach them the importance of being kind.
Andrea P. says
There is a zero tolerance for cyber bullying or bullying in our house! If my kids engage in it they lose access to electronic devices for a month, minus study related use.
Cyber bullying is not tolerated in my family.
Alexandra Y says
We keep our kid away from social media so far.
That’s so awesome that this was a great opportunity for you to review because of your daughter. I think it’s seriously such a great cause and I can’t wait to show mine a copy. We talk actively a ton about bullying, and why it’s not tolerated. I think educating them is so very important!
marlene a harris says
i tell my grandchildren to tell a adult and advice their friends to do the same
haven’t had any
Clarissa Hiciano says
I have spoken about it with my daughter. I make sure she only visits kid friendly sites and not to speak with strangers.
Bridgett Wilbur says
I monitor all my kids online activitys and we have not a had a problem yet on this issue.
Jennifer H. says
We treat everyone with compassion.
John H. says
We consider others feelings.
maria gentry says
We handle it by talking about what to do if that happens.
Thankfully my family has never experienced cyperbullying before. We are raising our little one to treat others with respect no matter what.
Rajee Pandi says
We teach kids with their teacher to prevent
amy stonger says
We haven’t had to deal with cyberbullying yet. We talk about bullying and the effects it has often though.
james jenkins says
I say to ignore and avoid sites likely to evoke it.
Meredith Brooks says
We haven’t had an issue with cyber bullying yet but we are limiting screen time and no social media.
Erin M says
Luckily we haven’t had any issues with that.
Anne Perry says
We limit screen time & teach right from wrong.
Tiffany Tisdale says
We stay off fb as much as possible
Kayla Klontz says
We havent ran into any yet, thankfully, but I monitor both of my children closely, to make sure they aren’t being cyber bullied or doing the bullying themselves.
Lacie Love Hester says
My family handles cyber bullying by taking screen shots of it and reporting it an official. Also, we defend a person that is being cyber bullied.
Sandra Preti says
We have open conversation about what is seen online and do role playing about how to handle certain situations.
Bella Martinez says
The most important way to handle cyber-bullying in my house is to first talk to the kids and make sure they understand what it is, so they can tell us if they are experiencing it AND so they know not to!
Jessica Whitehouse says
.My kids are a little young for to interact with others on the internet- so we monitor their internet access closely
Sarah Mayer says
We haven’t had to handle cyber bulling yet.
Shelby Terwell says
I haven’t had issues with cyber bullying, yet. I am going to keep my family informed about the issue though.
Diana McDonald says
My little ones are toddler’s.
Trisha Musgrave says
I make sure that my girls are aware that they can talk to me about anything that makes them uncomfortable, sad, or mad. I also make sure to monitor everything they are doing on the computer. It is important to stay involved and communicate!
Amy Smeltzer says
I don’t have kids, but when I was a kid and saw others be bullied, I usually helped the person/s who were bullied.
Shakeia Rieux says
We haven’t experienced any cyber bullying. They were taught to ignore it, and let one of us know that it’s happening so we can report it.
We teach about being kind to others and spreading positive vibes, online and off.
Brandi Drake says
I try and monitor all my kid’s social media accounts. When an incident arises, we talk about it openly and if necessary, remove ourselves from the situation.
Tammy iler says
We talk about it and get in contact with the school (if a stundent) and the parents
Jennifer Marie says
We make sure that we have open communication lines.
Susan Christy says
Kill them with kindness! Tell the offender something nice, then move on. Don’t interact with them online again.
Juanita May says
My grandchildren are 9, 12 and 15 and they do not have cell phones so they do not have to deal with cyberbullying themselves. My son does not believe children should have social media presences. They do however have friends who have had to deal with it and they seen the firsthand the devastating effects of it (suicide in a local teen) so we have discussed it.
Kristen Patton says
I have not had to deal with this yet as my child is too young but I am planning on talking with her about it when the time comes.