read aloud chapter books for girls
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Read Aloud Chapter Books for Girls
These ten chapter books (and book series) are very popular choices for girls, and great for reading aloud!
1. Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keene
Of course we have to start off with some of THE most popular books for girls!
2. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Everyones favorite redhead, the spunky Anne Shirley, begins her adventures at Green Gables, a farm outside Avonlea, Prince Edward Island. When the freckled girl realizes that the elderly Cuthberts wanted to adopt a boy instead, she begins to try to win them and, consequently, the reader, over.
3. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George SpeareOrphaned Kit Tyler knows, as she gazes for the first time at the cold, bleak shores of Connecticut Colony, that her new home will never be like the shimmering Caribbean island she left behind. In her relatives stern Puritan community, she feels like a tropical bird that has flown to the wrong part of the world, a bird that is now caged and lonely. The only place where Kit feels completely free is in the meadows, where she enjoys the company of the old Quaker woman known as the Witch of Blackbird Pond, and on occasion, her young sailor friend Nat. But when Kits friendship with the witch is discovered, Kit is faced with suspicion, fear, and anger. She herself is accused of witchcraft!
4. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson BurnettWhen orphaned Mary Lennox comes to live at her uncles great house on the Yorkshire Moors, she finds it full of secrets. The mansion has nearly one hundred rooms, and her uncle keeps himself locked up. And at night, she hears the sound of crying down one of the long corridors. The gardens surrounding the large property are Marys only escape. Then, Mary discovers a secret garden, surrounded by walls and locked with a missing key. One day, with the help of two unexpected companions, she discovers a way in. Is everything in the garden dead, or can Mary bring it back to life?
5. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson BurnettSara Crewe, an exceptionally intelligent and imaginative student at Miss Minchins Select Seminary for Young Ladies, is devastated when her adored, indulgent father dies. Now penniless and banished to a room in the attic, Sara is demeaned, abused, and forced to work as a servant. How this resourceful girls fortunes change again is at the center of A Little Princess, one of the best-loved stories in all of childrens literature.
6. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
A family travels from the big woods of Wisconsin to a new home on the prairie, where they build a house, meet neighboring Indians, build a well, and fight a fire.
7. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid LindgrenTommy and his sister Annika have a neighbor, and her name is Pippi Longstocking. She has crazy red pigtails, no parents to tell her what to do, and a horse that lives on her porch, and a flair for the outrageous that seems to lead to one adventure after another!
8. Beezus and Ramona by Beverly ClearyNine-year-old Beezus Quimby has her hands full with her little sister, Ramona. Sure, other people have little sisters that bother them sometimes, but is there anyone in the world like Ramona? Whether shes taking one bite out of every apple in a box, or secretly inviting 15 other 4-year-olds to the house for a party, Ramona is always making trouble--and getting all the attention. Every big sister can relate to the trials and tribulations Beezus must endure. Old enough to be expected to take responsibility for her little sister, yet young enough to be mortified by every embarrassing plight the precocious preschooler gets them into, Beezus is constantly struggling with her mixed-up feelings about the exasperating Ramona.
9. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Little Women is the heartwarming story of the March family that has thrilled generations of readers. It is the story of four sisters--Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth--and of the courage, humor, and ingenuity they display to survive poverty and the absence of their father during the Civil War.
10. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson LevineAt birth, Ella is inadvertently cursed by an imprudent young fairy named Lucinda, who bestows on her the gift of obedience. Anything anyone tells her to do, Ella must obey. Another girl might have been cowed by this affliction, but not feisty Ella: Instead of making me docile, Lucindas curse made a rebel of me. Or perhaps I was that way naturally. When her beloved mother dies, leaving her in the care of a mostly absent and avaricious father, a loathsome stepmother and two treacherous stepsisters, Ellas life and wellbeing seem to be in grave peril. But her intelligence and saucy nature keep her in good stead as she sets out on a quest for freedom and self-discovery as she tries to track down Lucinda to undo the curse, fending off ogres, befriending elves, and falling in love with a prince along the way.