After all the work I put into creating my son’s reading list of 40 “boy” books, I figured making my daughter’s list of “girl” books would be a piece of cake. After all, I am a girl and I’ve always enjoyed reading.
Boy, was I wrong! I read plenty of books growing up, but not many classics, and, apparently, not many “girl” books. (When I refer to “girl” books, I merely mean books with a female point of view and/or main character.) So, this list proved to be quite a challenge!
I wanted these books to have a good plot, an inspiring female character, to be wholesome, on my daughter’s reading level, and to be “classics” or have the potential to become a classic. My daughter is an 8 year old advanced reader, so most of these books are for the 7-10 year old age range.
I hope my daughter enjoys her reading list this year and I look forward to introducing my son to several of these classics as well!
40 Chapter Books for Girls
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
A Little Princess
All of a Kind Family
Anne of Green Gables
Because of Winn-Dixie
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Gooney Bird Greene
In Grandma’s Attic
Island of the Blue Dolphins
Little House in the Big Woods
Miracles on Maple Hill
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Pocahontas and the Strangers
Roxie and the Hooligans
Sarah, Plain and Tall
The Courage of Sarah Noble
The Doll People
The Hundred Dresses
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Railway Children
The Secret Garden
The Year of Miss Agnes
The Wizard of Oz
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Are there any other classic “girl” books you would add to this list?