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Book Lists Just for Boy/Girl Interest (part two: girls)

Posted by homeschoolmentormom on November 8, 2010


Picture Books

Cordoroy, and A Pocket for Cordoroy, by Dan Freeman (a little girl and her teddy bear.)

Frances series, by Hoban (Bedtime for Frances, A Baby Sister for Frances, and more)

Katy and the Big Snow, by Virginia Lee Burton

Madeline series, by Ludwig Bemelmans

A New Coat for Anna, by Harriet Ziefert

A Pair of Red Clogs, by Masako Matsuno

Loud Emily, by Alexis O’Neill

Mailing May, Michael O. Tunnell and Ted Rand 

Miss Rumpious, by Barbara Cooney

Blueberries for Sal, by Robert McCloskey

Mirette on the High Wire, by Emily McCully

Fritz and the Beautiful Horses, by Jan Brett

The Finest Horse in Town, by Jacqueline Briggs Martin

A Chair for my Mother, by Vera Williams

Uncommon Traveler:  Mary Kingsley in Africa by Don Brown

Stellaluna, Jannel Cannon

Longer Picture Books–

Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie, by Peter and Connie Roop

One Morning in Maine, by Robert McCloskey

Henner’s Lydia and others by Marguerite D’Angeli

First Readers–

Amelia Bedelia (part of a series of Amelia books), by Peggy Parrish

Little Bear books, by Else Holmelund Minarik and Maurice Sendak

The Josifina Story Quilt, by Eleanor Coerr

First Chapter Books/First Longer Read Alouds–

Catwings, by Ursula K. Le Guin and S. D. Schindler (my boys especially loved this one, too!)

The White Stallion, by Elizabeth Shub

Sarah Witcher’s Story, by Elizabeth Yates

Bears on Hemlock Mountain, The Courage of Sarah Noble, by Alice Dalgliesh

Album of Horses, Born to Trot, Misty of Chincoteague, Stormy, Misty’s Foal, and many others by Marguerite Henry

Pippi Longstocking (one of many about Pippi), by Astrid Lindgren

Phoebe the Spy, by Judith Griffin

The Ramona Series by Beverly Cleary (first few in the series)

Great Family Read Alouds/Books for Older Girls to Read Independently–

 Little House on the Prairie series, by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Album of Horses, Born to Trot, Misty of Chincoteague, Stormy, Misty’s Foal, and many others by Marguerite Henry

In Grandma’s Attic  by Arleta Richardson 

Toliver’s Secret, by Esther Wood Brady (part of Sonlight year 3; a young girls must become a “spy” during the revolutionary war—dress as a boy, and carry a message to General Washington.)

Ginger Pye and Pinkie Pye, by Eleanor Estes

Janette Oke’s Animal Friends, (series) by Janette Oke

Violet Comes to Stay and others by Jan Karron

Helen Keller by Margaret Davidson OR the Story of Helen Keller by Lorena Hickcock

Amelia Earhart: Young Air Pioneer by Jane More How

Naya Nuki:  The Shoshoni  Girl Who Ran by Kenneth Thomasma

The Moffets  by Eleanor Estes

All of a Kind Family  (part of a series) by Sydney Taylor 

 Tweens and teens—shouldn’t miss:

Anne of Avonlea books by Montgomery (and movies, after you’ve read the books!) 

Little Women  and others by Louisa May Alcott

Anything by Jane Austen, especially Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Sense and Sensibility

Jane Eyre   by Charlotte Bronte

Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Pollyanna by Eleanor Porter

Heidi by Johanna Spyri

Mama’s Bank Account by Kathryn Forbes

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2 Responses to “Book Lists Just for Boy/Girl Interest (part two: girls)”

  1. melyssa said

    The only one I’m unfamiliar with is Mama’s Bank Account. I’ll have to look for it!
    Saw your link on ourlifestyleoflearning.com and came by to say hi. Love reading other’s blogs!

    Melyssa from thedazeofus.blogspot.com

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