Summer Reading List: “Jilli, That’s Silly! A Story About Being a Girl”

With this lighthearted story, children will relate to Jilli and the silly things she does, while parents will appreciate the humor behind these happenings. Jillian Wallaby is always doing silly things and her mom is always letting her know, exclaiming “Jilli, that’s silly!” at the silly things her daughter does. Finally, her mom realizes that she isn’t being silly after all—she’s just being a girl. Also featured is a book talk to engage children in discussion, imagination, and perception.

Jilli, That’s Silly! A Story About Being a Girl is part of our Summer Reading List for Students! Purchase your own or check the book out at the local library. If it’s not available at the library, request it be added.

Jilli, That’s Silly! A Story About Being a Girl written by Christa Carpenter, illustrated by Mark Wayne Adams, and edited by Jennifer Thomas.

Meet Christa Blaney

Christa Blaney is a mother of two wonderful children who inspire her to write. She enjoys teaching first-grade to be leaders using Dr. Steven Cove’s The 7 Habits of Happy Kids. HerWallaby Series has won numerous awards. The books are part of the national AR (Accelerated Reader Program).

Christa lives in Florida with her son and daughter, Nicholas and Jillian, their funny dog, Eddie and their clever cat Rex.

Christa’s Book Awards:

Eddie, That’s Spaghetti! A Story About Being A Dog

  1. FAPA President’s Awards Gold Medalist – 2018 

Jilli, That’s Silly! A Story About Being A Girl

  1. Evelyn Thurman Young Readers Book Award – 2014

  2. Ben Franklin Award Silver Medalist – 2013

  3. FAPA President’s Awards Silver Medalist – 2013 

  4. Reader’s Favorite Award Gold Medalist – 2013

  5. National Indie Excellence Award Finalist – 2013

  6. Finalist – Eric Hoffer Award – 2013

  7. Finalist – International Book Awards (Parenting & Family) – 2013

  8. Finalist – International Book Awards (Picture Book) – 2013

    Nicholas, That’s Ridiculous! A Story About Being A Boy

  1. Florida Publishers Association President’s Award Silver Medalist – 2010

  2. Independent Publisher Award Silver Medalist – 2011

  3. Finalist – Eric Hoffer Award – 2010

  4. Moonbeam Children’s Book Award Gold Medalist – 2009

“YOU ROCK!!! Not to mention, You’re hired.  🙂  You’re truly amazing Mark. And you are right, you never sleep. I can’t wait to meet with you on Monday.” —Christa Blaney

Ridiculous & Silly Book Giveaway!

To kick off February’s I Love to Read Month, MWA, Inc. is giving away one copy each of “Nicholas, That’s Ridiculous!” and “Jilli, That’s Silly!” Whether you know a ridiculous boy or a silly girl, these books will be a hit. Each book includes the story and a “Book Talk” to engage children in discussion, imagination, and perception. These books combined have won twelve picture book awards and qualify as Renaissance Learning Accelerated Readers. Great not only for home reading but classroom as well!

Get the Accelerated Reader (AR) Quizzes here:

Nicholas, That’s Ridiculous!

Jilli, That’s Silly!

Nicholas, That’s Ridiculous! and Jilli, That’s Silly! are two of MWA, Inc’s most popular children’s books. To celebrate, MWA,Inc will give away one copy of each book. (Total retail value: $29.90) To qualify for our giveaway; like, share, or post about the ridiculous boy or silly girl in your life on this blog before February 28, 2015. Persons posting must live within the continental United States. Giveaway will not be shipped outside the continental United States. Winner will be randomly selected and notified March 1, 2015.

Items Given Away:

Nicholas, That’s Ridiculous! Written by Christa Carpenter and Illustrations by Mark Wayne Adams

ISBN:  9781596160026

Retail Price:  $14.95


Jilli, That’s Silly! Written by Christa Carpenter and Illustrations by Mark Wayne Adams

ISBN:  9781596160156

Retail Price:  $14.95