The individual short stories AG had were also sold in Hallmark shops. I believe they were sold in sets according to the girl, but since I haven't a set, I am not sure.
At any rate, these are almost identical to the AG-version short stories. The primary differences are:
- No ISBN information on the back cover; Instead, there is a Hallmark logo - The front page of the book is inscribed with a place to write a note as a gift - There is a Hallmark "gold crown" ribbon bookmark - The spine has a Hallmark logo underneath the usual "American Girl" white-on-red logo, which makes it look different when in a row with other short stories.
Do these make any difference in the value of the book, or quality or anything? No. Unless you're specifically going for a certain look, I can't see why you should pay more/less for a short story because it's a Hallmark one. Though, to be honest, the ribbon bookmark annoys me. The book is so thin that it seems silly to use it, and if I forget to tuck it under the covers it hangs out when I put it on the shelf.
As a special Hallmark book, I give them a D. There's really nothing special about these books that makes them more worthwhile than the regular short stories. But the short stories themselves I rate with a B+. (Not an A because they're small and somewhat awkward to hold while reading, and some of the activities are dumb.)
The Hallmark short story I have is "Molly Marches On."