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Review: Resumes for Children by Donna Kristine Manley

This review was written by Mom Fuse “Mommy Reviewer”, Latricia from 1Stopmom, check out her blog for more reviews and amazing giveaways!

Resumes for Children by Donna Kristine Manley

Resumes for Children 17 – Years Old Under is a detailed guide of sample resumes that show children’s talents, skills, abilities, and challenges can propel them into becoming successful individuals. Read the sample cover letters which will show how to obtain other peoples’ money (OPM) to assist in the growth and development of your child. Begin providing your child with that “back pack” of skills early in life.

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The Review

Jazz and I recently were able to review the book Resumes for Children by Donna Kristine Manley.

When I first heard this title I was not sure what to think. When I hear the word resume I immediately think of work or job. The first question I asked myself is why would Jazz need a resume? She has never had job.

As I opened the book and began to read I quickly understood why this an good idea. Kids are involved in lots of afterschool activities and various clubs. A resume is a great way for children to organize all of their accomplishments and achievements. They can even include their interests and any awards they have won.

I wish we would have read this book sooner. When Jazz(14) was in the 8th grade last year we had to start searching for acceptable high schools for her to attend. My husband and I had no idea how much work it was to get her into a good one. There were applications to fill out and tests to take. There was even an interview process for both parents and child. One common requirement that all the schools had were recommendations and a list of activities Jazz participated in. Basically we had to fill out forms with all this information more than a few times. It would have been a whole lot easier if she had a resume and it would have made her stand out more.

Jazz was fully able to grasp the whole idea of a resume once we sat down together and looked at the samples. My husband and I both agree that there is an excellent collection of sample resumes in this book. The samples cover almost every possible topic including students who are homeschooled or aspire to become a writer.
This book is not just sample resumes. There are examples of cover letters and references and a page dedicated to Pearls of Wisdom. There is space in the back of the book for you to write down your ideas and your reflections. Jazz has already started making notes 🙂
Resumes for Children is a book I definitely will tell other parents about. It can be used when entering middle and high school or when your child applies for grants or scholarships.
-Latricia @ 1Stopmom

About the Author – Donna Kristine Manley

Kris is the author of Resumes for Children – 17 Years Old and Under which is a guide for parents and other nurturers to develop resumes/CABs (Child Activity Briefs) for their children. This book contains resumes of 21 fictitious children; in the book you will meet a student pilot, diver, investor, and more.

Kris is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) and a free-lance writer for Oatmeal Studios, a leading humorous greeting card manufacturer in Vermont.

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