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Old 02-23-2013, 12:24 PM   #21
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Re: In need of good books for 8 year old girl

The Secrets of Droon series is great for girls that age.

I totally get the sensitive part, my DS had a hard time with one of the Ramona books too. He suggest the Scary School series and Dragon Mage (they both have female main characters).

Encyclopedia Brown
Boxcar Children
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:56 PM   #22
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If you think she'd like the fantasy elements of Harry Potter but might be too young for the death and darker elements in the later books, what about Diane Duane's So You Want to Be a Wizard series? Strong female lead, and lots of the same fantasy/magic elements, but much less dark. (It predates Harry Potter.)

The Septimus Heap books and the Land of Elyon series might also appeal to her.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:14 PM   #23
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Little Women?

My 8 yr old just finished Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (bk 4)
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Re: In need of good books for 8 year old girl

I haven't seen these mentioned yet:

Mrs. Piggle Wiggle series
Daisy Dawson series

Did anyone mention Pippi Longstocking?
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I haven't seen these mentioned yet:

Mrs. Piggle Wiggle series
Daisy Dawson series

Did anyone mention Pippi Longstocking?
Oooh! Forgot about Pippi! Great books.
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Dsd is 8 and is into the A to Z mysteries series now
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Thank you everyone for the great suggestions.

I have made a great reading list that will hopefully take her a while to get through.
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