Saturday, June 9, 2012

Some Recommended Chapter Books for Girls

It's summer and it's time to share new reads with the kids who are off from school. The following list are books that I have recommended to young girl readers who are approximately 3 grade and up (and don't worry, a boy's is coming soon!). We have humor, mysteries, ghost stories, adventures, newer titles and classic titles! Hopefully there is at least one that peaks a reader's interest.

  • The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle written by Avi
  • The Chasing Vermeer trilogy written by Blue Balliet 
  • The Penderwicks trilogy written by Jeanne Bridsall
  • Shakespeare's Secret written by Elise Broach
  • The Sisters Grimm series written by Michael Buckley and illus. by Peter Ferguson
  • Molly Moon series written by Georgia Byng
  • The Tale of Despereaux written by Kate DiCamillo and illus. by Timothy Basil Ering
  • Coraline written by Neal Gaiman
  • Running Out of Time written by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • The Old Willis Place written by Mary Downing Hahn
  • Just Grace series written and illus. by Charise Maricle Harper 
  • The Tail of Emily Windsnap written by Liz Kessler
  • Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo series written by Nancy Krulik and illus. by John and Wendy 
  • Pippi Longstocking written Astrid Lindgren and illus. by Louis S. Glanzman
  • Nancy Drew and Clue Crew series written by Carolyn Keene and Macky Pamintuan 
  • The Hop written by Sharelle Byars Moranville and illus. by Niki Daly
  • Amelia's Notebook series written and illus. by Marissa Moss
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians series written by Rick Riordan
  • Heroes of Olympus series written by Rick Riordan
  • The Kane Chronicles series written by Rick Riordan 
  • Harry Potter series written by J. K. Rowlings  
  • Dork Diaries series written and illus. by Rachel Renee Russell
  • The Grimm Legacy written by Polly Shulman 
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society trilogy written by Trenton Lee Stewart 
  • The Books of Elsewhere series written by Jacqueline West 
  • The American Girl series by various authors and illus. by various artists 
  • Little House series (related to the original Little House on the Prairie series) written by various authors 
  • Dear America series written by various authors

  • Little Women written by Louisa May Alcott   
  • The Wizard of Oz series written by L. Frank Baum
  • A Little Princess written by Francis Hodgson Burnett
  • The Secret Garden written by Francis Hodgson Burnett
  • Matilda written by Roald Dahl and illus. by Quentin Blake
  • Trixie Belden series written by Julie Campbell
  • Romona series written by Beverly Clearly 
  • Because of Winn-Dixie written by Kate DiCamillo
  • Harriet the Spy written by Louise Fitzhugh
  • Nancy Drew series written by Carolyn Keene
  • From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler written by E. L. Konigsburg   
  • Anne of Green Gables series written by L. M. Montgomery
  • The Borrowers series written by Mary Norton 
  • The Egypt Game written by Zilpha Keatley Snyder and illus. by Alton Raible
  • The Boxcar Children series written by Gertrude Chandler Warner 
  • Charlotte's Web written by E. B. White 
  • Little House on the Prairie series written by Laura Ingalls Wilder  
  • The Dollhouse Murders written by Betty Ren Wright 

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