Book series are a solid path to ensuring that your daughter will continue reading. Once she becomes enamored with a character, she will want to read more about her. It is a natural jump to go from one book in the series to the next. And once a series is completed, girls will either reread the entire set from beginning to end or seek out a similar kind of series to begin. The following book series for girls ages seven to ten are ones that my students, as well as my own daughters, devoured.
Book series are a solid path to ensuring that your daughter will continue reading. Once she becomes enamored with a character, she will want to read more about her. It is a natural jump to go from one book in the series to the next. And once a series is completed, girls will either reread the entire set from beginning to end or seek out a similar kind of series to begin.
The following book series for girls ages seven to ten are ones that my students, as well as my own daughters, devoured.
Amber Brown by Paula Danziger
Amber Brown is the heroine of nine chapter books. Amberâs stories revolve around the life changes that many children her age face. Her best friend moves away, her parents are divorced and do not get along, and then her mom remarries. Readers root for Amber to overcome these obstacles. Her stories are told realistically and the readers can relate to her.
Judy Moody by Megan McDonald
In this chapter book series for girls ages seven to twelve, Judy Moody is the star. She is a third grader with an attitude-something the readers can relate to. Her adventures at school is something every reader has probably experienced. In the twelve books in her series, Judy learns a lot and she teaches her readers as well.
From the Files of Madison Finn by Laura Dower
There are over twenty-five Madison Finn chapter books for girls to read. This series is for girls ages ten and up, and it focuses on Madison Finn, a twelve year old girl who is starting junior high school. The appeal of a slightly older heroine, combined with the computer lingo and bookâs layout, make this chapter book series a winner for girls. The first novel begins with Madison still feeling the aftershocks of her parentsâ divorce a year earlier. Subsequent books have readers watching Madison adjust to the changes of middle school.
Katie Kazoo Switcheroo by Nancy Krulik
Nancy Krulik has been a prolific author of childrenâs books for decades. In her latest chapter book series for girls, Katie Kazoo Switcheroo, Katie Carew is a third grader who, after wishing upon a shooting star, changes into other people or animals whenever the wind changes. She begins as a third grader and moves to fourth grade during the thirty-six books in the series.
Dear Dumb Diary by Jim Benton
Another series aimed at girls over the age of ten, Dear Dumb Diary is written in a diary form. It reveals the life and secrets of Jamie Kelly, who is a middle school girl. What Jamie goes through is laugh out loud funny. There are eleven books in the Dear Dumb Diary collection, each guaranteed to want your daughter to come back for more.
Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows
The Ivy and Bean series has eight books geared for girls ages six through nine, perfect for those just beginning to read chapter books. The two girls reluctantly meet after Ivy moves next door to Bean, and after an unlikely incident, a friendship is born.
The Amazing Days of Abby Hayes by Anne Mazur
Abby Hayes is a fifth grade girl who loves to write. The reader meets Abby in the fifth grade, and follows her in the next twenty-two books to sixth grade. She has a strong family unit with twin older sisters and a younger brother, and two loving and devoted parents.
On thing that makes Abby Hayes stand out is that the third person part of the book is written in black ink, but Abbyâs first person narrative is written in her signature purple ink.
Clarice Bean by Lauren Child
Clarice Bean is an award winning series of chapter books for girls ages seven to ten. Clarice seems to get herself into different kinds of trouble in each book of the seven books. Children will delight on how she gets herself out of these situations and there are terrific illustrations to go with the text.
Ramona Quimby by Beverly Cleary
A prolific award winning author, one of Beverly Clearyâs most enduring and beloved characters is Ramona Quimby. She is initially the youngest child of the Quimby family and eventually becomes the middle sister by the end of the series. Ramona at the age of four in Beezus and Ramona and wathc this curious and imaginative child get into all sorts of mischief. The stories, some over fifty years old, still resonate with children today because they are well written and true to life.
The best chapter books for girls ages seven to ten have several things in common; they are believable, true-to-life, and leave the reader wanting more.