Re: In need of good books for 8 year old girl
Dd1 is a bit sensitive and just can't handle too dark or too sad of a book. She reads extremely advanced for her age. Some of the books listed here, she emotionally couldn't read yet.
Some of her favorites:
Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew (she doesn't like how dated the original namcy drew and trixie belden are but loves the clue crew books)
The Frog Prince series by ED Baker (actually she's liked all the books she's read by ED Baker)
Dd loves fairy tale type books so there are several retelling of stories like snow white, rapunzelm etc - I think they are called Twice upon a time or something like that.
The Narnia series
The American girl doll books (fast reads but she enjoys them)
She currently loves comic books (baby blues is her favorite)and books written a bit more like a comic - so she enjoys Bad Kitty (super fast read for her), Nate the Great, Diary of a Wimpy kid