Books About Girls
Books About Girls
Here’s a list of great stories about girls we’re sure you’d like to know - girls who might be just like you! Books are arranged on the shelves by the author’s last name in the sections below.
Titles available in:
E = e-book
L = large print
A = audiobook
P = Playaway
Ea = e-audiobook
J FICTION (Grades 2-3)
Ivy + Bean
by Annie Barrow E A
Seven-year-old Bean has played a mean trick on her sister, Nancy. Her neighbor, Ivy, surprisingly helps her get out of trouble. The two girls begin their friendship when they decide to cast a spell on Nancy. 113 pgs. (Look for other titles featuring Ivy + Bean.)
Violet Mackerel’s Brilliant Plot
by Anna Branford
Every Saturday Violet goes with her mother, sister and brother to the local market where her mother sells things she’s knitted. One day, Violet spots a blue china bird that she desperately wants. Violet needs to think up a brilliant plan so that she can buy the bird. 102 pgs. (Look for other titles featuring Violet Mackerel.)
Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon
by Paula Danziger A
Third grade starts out rough for Amber since her best friend is moving far away. They have helped each other practically forever. Whatever will Amber do? 80 pgs. (Look for other titles featuring Amber Brown.)
Princess Posey and the First Grade Parade
by Stephanie Greene E A
Posey is really nervous about starting first grade. Her mom has to drop her off, so she has to face the Monster of the Blue Hall all by herself. She wishes she had her pink tutu on that turns her into the Pink Princess, but her mom wouldn’t let her wear it. 83 pgs. (Look for other titles featuring Princess Posey.)
Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel
by Nikki Grimes A
Energetic third grader Dyamonde Daniel has just moved since her parents were divorced. She misses her old neighborhood and school until she starts to become friends with another new student, a grouchy boy named Free. 74 pgs. (Look for other titles featuring Dyamonde Daniel.)
Anyone but Me
by Nancy Krulik A Ea
Katie accidentally wishes on a shooting star to be anyone but herself. She is astonished when she becomes the class hamster. The class bully is afraid of hamsters. Will Katie as a hamster scare the class bully? 76 pgs. (Look for other titles featuring Katie Kazoo.)
Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus
by Barbara Park A Ea
Junie describes how she feels about beginning kindergarten and what she does when she doesn’t ride the bus home. 69 pgs. (Look for other titles featuring Junie B. Jones.)
Judy Moody Was in a Mood
by Megan McDonald E A P
Judy is in a bad mood the first day of third grade because lots of things will not be the same as they were last year. For example, her new desk will not have an armadillo sticker with her name on it. Judy mood is lifted when she gets an assignment to create a collage all about herself. 152 pgs. (Look for other titles featuring Judy Moody.)
by Kate Messner A P
Marty loves playing in the mud and catching frogs. So when her teacher chooses her to be the Frog Princess for the third-grade play she is anything but happy. Marty finds a way to add part of her personality to the play. Will her teacher and the audience like it? 129 pgs. (Look for other titles featuring Marty McGuire.)
J FICTION (Grades 4-6)
by Stephanie Barden
Cinderella Smith has a problem. She loses shoes almost as fast as she puts them on her feet. Now she has lost one of her shiny, ruby red tap shoes. Without it, she won’t have a chance of being chosen Pumpkin Blossom Fairy for the fall dance recital. 148 pgs. (Look for other titles featuring Cinderella Smith.)
by Catherine Bateson
Life is pretty good for Magenta these days. She’s going to be in her mother’s wedding, and she’s writing the next great fantasy trilogy. Her father, though, seems so sad. He’s unemployed and has been spending a lot of time moping. Magenta decides to pretend to be her father on an online dating service with mixed results. 171 pgs.
by Meg Cabot L A P
Nine-year-old Allie Finkle enjoys making up rules for almost everything in her life. Allie is shocked when she finds out that her family is moving. Allie will soon have a lot of new things in her life, including new rules. 228 pgs. (Look for other titles featuring Allie Finkle.)
Liberty Porter, First Daughter
by Julia DeVillers
Liberty Porter is a regular nine-year-old girl with a lot going on. Her dad has just been elected as the President of the United States. Life in the White House is a big adventure for Liberty and the Secret Service who have to follow her everywhere she goes. 166 pgs. (Look for other titles featuring Liberty Porter.)
Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little
by Peggy Elizabeth Gifford E A
Summer vacation is almost finished, and Moxy does lots of different activities to avoid reading her assigned summer reading book, Stuart Little. Can you guess what will happen when she starts reading it? 91 pgs. (Look for other titles featuring Moxy Maxwell.)
by Megan McDonald E A P
Middle sister, Stevie, of the Reel family feels like their family would fall apart if it wasn’t for her. The three sisters, Alex, Stevie and Joey have a special club, complete with a secret knock. They have acting in their blood so there is plenty of drama to go around.
181 pgs. (Look for other titles featuring the Sisters Club.)
by Marissa Moss
This book is nine-year-old Amelia’s hand-lettered notes in which she keeps her thoughts and feelings about moving, the beginning of the school year and dealing with her older sister. Unpaged. (Look for other titles featuring Amelia.)
Luv Ya Bunches
by Lauren Myracle
Katie-Rose, Yasaman, Milla and Violet have practically nothing in common other than the fact that they have all been named after flowers. They become friends with the goal of fighting off mean girl Modessa. This book is told using text messages, blog posts, screen play and narrative. 335 pgs. (Look for other books in the Flower Power series.)
by Naomi Flink Zucker
Eleven-year-old Callie Jones tries to follow all the rules of middle school. When her town decides to replace Halloween with an Autumn Festival, Callie leads her family in protest. 225 pgs.
JH FICTION (Grades 6-8)
The Face on the Milk Carton
by Caroline B. Cooney E L A
When Janie sees her own face on the back of a milk carton, a search for her true identity begins. 184 pgs. (Look for other titles featuring Janie.)
The Mother-Daughter Book Club
by Heather Vogel Frederick
The mothers of four sixth-grade girls pressure their daughter to form a book club. The girls are extremely different but as they read Little Women the girls discover that they have more in common than they ever would have thought. 245 pgs. (Look for other titles featuring the Mother Daughter Book Club.)
by Jane A. Kelley
Eleven-year old Megan feels forced to spend the summer with her family in a small town in Vermont. She and her dog become lost on the Appalachian Trail, and in the process, Megan gains maturity and self-confidence. 239 pgs.
The Reinvention of Moxie Roosevelt
by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
When thirteen-year-old Moxie Roosevelt begins boarding school, she decides to change her personality to match her unusual name.
The False Princess
by Eilis O’Neal A
For sixteen years Nalia has believed that she was the princess of Thorvaldor. Just after her sixteenth birthday, she learns that her real name is Sinda, and that the real Nalia has been hidden for her protection. Sinda is cast out from the only life she’s ever known. 319 pgs.
by Nova Ren Suma
Thirteen-year-old Dani feels bored in her small mountain town. Her only real pleasure is film noir at the local art theater. While solving a mystery, Dani learns a lot about herself. 266 pgs.
by Jerry Spinelli A L Ea
An eccentric student named Stargirl gets the students at Mica High School thinking about if it is more important to be popular or to express one’s individuality. 186 pgs.
It’s Only Temporary by Sally Warner
After her older brother suffers a head injury, twelve-year-old artist Skye is sent to live temporarily with her sweet, kooky grandmother in California. Skye ends up making new friends, learns to stand up for herself and begins a new relationship with her brother. 182 pgs.
by Gina Willner-Pardo
Olivia has been in beauty pageants since she was three. Now at 13, she wants to be more than just a pretty face. She meets a runaway named Dan, and together they take a road trip to Chicago. 234 pgs.