Down the screen time and UP the reading time this summer with these great books! We all know that strong reading skills help in all areas of learning, so here are some recommendations to keep your daughter engaged, entertained and inspired!
The 2015 book selection focuses on adventurous, smart, and fearless girls, both real and imagined.
Read the books aloud with your daughter(s) if they aren’t quite ready to read them on their own. You’ll probably end up enjoying it as much as they do!
Why this list:
Because I have two daughters and I want them to be mighty women one day. I think women are awesome people. Literature is a splendid starting point to help girls create who they want to be and moms who got stuck in their personal development.
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
Heidi by Johanna Spyri
Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
Matilda by Rolad Dahl
Ramona by Beverly Cleary
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
The Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon By Grace Lin
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
The Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum
We look forward to hearing about your thoughts on the books and how they impact your daughter! Leave a comment below if you have any other ideas for books that should be added to the list :)
And, for the other children in your home, check out the:
>> Mighty Girls Reading List for 11-14 year olds!
>> Mighty Boys Reading List for 9-12 year olds!
>> Mighty Boys Reading List for 12-15 year olds!
And while all of these books are available at your local library, it may be fun to start a book collection with your kids. These books can also be purchased inexpensively from Amazon or other second hand book retailers.
Have fun reading!
P.S. You may also find these articles helpful:
>> 7 No-fail tips to give your struggling reader confidence (written by a teacher)
>> The single most important thing to help your child succeed at school