Tag Archives: Books for Girls

Three Famous Novels by Frances Hodgson Burnett (1886 – 1911)

Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote more than 30 novels, but Little Lord Fontleroy, A Little Princess and The Secret Garden, all three written for children,  are by far her best known and loved.  Although each story is unique, you will see … Continue reading

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Mary on Horseback: Three Mountain Stories by Rosemary Wells (1998)

You may know Rosemary Wells from her well-known picture books about Max and Ruby, but she has also written and illustrated dozens of other books, both fiction and non-fiction.  Mary on Horseback is one of her better known non-fiction books. … Continue reading

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Seventeenth Summer by Maureen Daly (1942)

Despite the very up-to-date cover art of Seventeenth Summer, this sweet teenage romance was written over 70 years ago! Angie is a good girl who helps around the house and weeds her mother’s garden.  It’s the summer before she leaves … Continue reading

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6 Civil War Novels by Ann Rinaldi (1988 – 2007)

Ann Rinaldi has written dozens of historical novels and she was my secret weapon as a homeschool mom.  No matter what American historical time period we were studying, Ms. Rinaldi had an excellent book for my middle grade and high … Continue reading

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The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes (1944)

Wanda Petronski is a shy, immigrant girl attending elementary school in a small Connecticut town.   She wears the same faded blue dress every day to school.  One day Wanda quietly claims to own 100 dresses “all lined up in my … Continue reading

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No Flying in the House by Betty Brock (1970)

This story will thrill any little girl who’s ever dreamed she is really a fairy princess! Who wouldn’t want to be little Annabel?  She lives in a mansion by the sea with a wealthy, elderly widow, she has a doting … Continue reading

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All-of-a-Kind Family series by Sydney Taylor (1951 – 1978)

There’s something to be said for a book that makes you wish you’d been part of a poor immigrant family living in New York’s upper east side on the eve of World War I.  Sydney Taylor’s time-honored classic does just … Continue reading

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