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Best Chapter Books for Young Girls (Ages 5-8) by Eden Godsoe

by Eden Godsoe, posted to Books

Here is a list of the best books for your little girl once she starts to read. These are great books to read with her and (eventually) for her to read alone.

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The Ramona Collection

Generations of children have grown up with Ramona Quimby, Henry...more

These are perfect to start in Kindergarten since Ramona has just begun Kindergarten in the first book. Girls (and boys) will love the adventures and mishaps of spunky little Ramona.

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Magic Tree House Series

Get ready for a world of adventure with the first four titles in the...more

This is one of my favorite children's series. Both my son and now my daughter love the story of a sister and brother and their magic treehouse.

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Naughtiest Girl Collection

Enid Blyton died in 1968 but remains one of the best-known and...more

Came highly recommend by my friend MJ who has 2 daughters.

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Charlotte's Web

Sixty years ago, on October 15, 1952, E.B. White's Charlotte's Web was...more

A classic every girl should read.

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The Judy Moody Uber-Awesome Collection

The Judy Moody Uber-Awesome Collection: Books 1-9 [Megan...more

If your daughter likes Ivy & Bean, this is another great collection for young girls.

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Encyclopedia Brown

Encyclopedia Brown has found a home at Puffin, and we?re celebrating...more

These are such wonderful books for boys or girls. You read a short story and try to figure out how Encyclopedia (and his BFF Sally) solve the case.

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Ivy & Bean

Meet Ivy and Bean, two friends who never meant to like each other....more

My daughter started these when she just turned 5. She loves the stories of Ivy & Bean.

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Heidi Heckelbeck Series

Heidi Heckelbeck sees things differently in this whimsically witchy...more

My daughter ploughed through Heidi Heckelbeck gets glasses and now wants the other books in this series. Reading level is about equal to Ivy and Bean. Girls love Heidi who is quirky and funny.

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Clementine, a not-so-common third grader, knows her way around the...more

Another series of books sure to delight your young girl reader. Perfect for girls anywhere from 6-8 years old.

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Thea Stilton Series

Praise for Geronimo Stilton books:"Lightning pace and full-color...more

Recommend by my high school friend Virginia who definitely knows her books. Looks like there is a whole series of books here with different adventures in each.

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Nancy Drew

Nancy and her two best friends, George and Bess, are so excited! They...more

I remember Nancy Drew from when I was a little girl. I can't wait to share this series with my daughter!

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The Jewel Fairies Collection

Four Jewel Fairies adventures, now in one volume!Jack Frost is up to...more

This is a whole collection of books. Little girls LOVE them. Parents not so much.

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Little House on the Prairie

When Laura Ingalls Wilder first wrote of her experiences growing up in...more

Amazon recommends for 8+ years old but I think these stories are just fine for kids as young as 5-6 years old. They may need some help reading them at first.

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Junie B. Jones

Outrageously sassy Junie B. Jones will make young kids crave their...more

Not every parent will love these books since they contain words like "stupid". They remind me a little of Captain Underpants in that regard. They get your kid reading that's for sure!

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Amelia Bedelia

Peggy Parish was born and grew up in Manning, South Carolina. Before...more

These are definitely for the younger girl - even 4 or 5 years old. You can get them for different reading levels.

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The Complete Tales of Winnie-The-Pooh

When Christopher Robin asks Pooh what he likes doing best in the...more

Suggested by cynthia cross

Children can read this by themselves starting at about age 6-7 depending on their reading level. Such a delight!

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Violet The Pilot

Suggested by Bettina Bathe

Books were written by a Commercial Pilot who is also a Mom to 2 Children.

Bettina: Site to view/purchase these 4 Flying books are at

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cynthia cross:

 I love this list. I've added one thing but will ask my daughters for more recommendations.