Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Six Series for Girls

Several months ago, I wrote a post called Five Book Series for Boys.  I linked up with Swimming into Second and discovered many more titles I had to try.

I am writing a similar post called Six Book Series for Girls.  Here are six of my favorite series that encourage girls to form good friendships and a strong self-worth:

The Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter
I had this series recommended to me in several places before I took the time to read it.  The main characters are good friends who also happen to be enrolled in a spy school.  They do not wait around for the adults and the males to save them.

Airhead by Meg Cabot
Em Watts wakes up one day in the body of a supermodel.  She learns a lot about inner beauty vs. outer image.  She also has to defeat an evil corporation.  This book is more appropriate for middle school and above.

Enola Holmes Series by Nancy Springer
Did you know Sherlock Holmes had a much younger sister?  You will be convinced when you read this series.

Smile by Raina Telgemeier
I am happy to see this book in my fourth graders' hands.  The main character has to undergo a particularly long and painful experience with braces.  Over the years, she learns what true friends are like.

Ally Finkle's Rules for Girls by Meg Cabot
This series is most appropriate for upper elementary girls.

Ruby Lu by Lenore Look
I recommended this series recently to a mom that was looking for books for her fourth grade daughter.  Second through fourth graders would enjoy this book.


  1. You might also enjoy "Ruby Booker and the Booker Boys" series by Derrick Barnes. Especially good for students of color :)

    1. Oh thank you. I am not familiar with that title. I will have to check it out.


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