Needing book suggestions for 11 year old girl

Monica - posted on 06/27/2010 ( 24 moms have responded )

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My daughter loves to read and I need more suggestions of what books to buy her. The ones she has read and liked the most this past year are anything by Beverly Cleary, Fudge series by Judy Blume and Diary of the Wimpy Kid series. She is not much into fantasy or mystery, but any other suggestions would be a big help.
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R. S. - posted on 07/07/2010

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Congratulations on being the parent of a reader! Mine is 14 now, but at 10 enjoyed the following:

Anne of Green Gables (Montgomery)
The Witch of Blackbird Pond (Spear)
Snow Treasure (McSwigan)
Catherine Called Birdy and Midwife's Apprentice (Cushman)
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! (Schlitz)- STILL a favorite!
Kira-Kira (Kadohata)
Crispin: The Cross of Lead (Avi)
Number the Stars (Lowry)
Tuck Everlasting (Babbitt)
Secret Garden and Sarah Crewe (Burnett)

Hope she has a terrific reading summer, whatever she chooses!

Dana - posted on 07/04/2010

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My daughter is 10 1/2. She has loved the Junie B Jones books(they are a little young,but cute). Also Judy Moody books,Mallory books.

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Susan - posted on 07/06/2010

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My daughter is 11 and she has been reading the Harry Potter series for the last bit she is on book 5 and loving it.

Darlene - posted on 07/06/2010

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yes my daughter loved those too but the were too short she could read ten a day so she loves the warrior books

Darlene - posted on 07/06/2010

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warrior seris by Erin Hunter my Daughter loves them they are about cats and what kid doesn't like animals

Alicia - posted on 07/05/2010

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Andrew Clements has a variety of books that are very good. I would start with Frindle. I also recommend the book Hatchet by Paulsen. It may sound like more of a boy book but I subbed in a 5th grade class that was assigned to read it and all the children seemed to enjoy it. I liked it too. Agood series to read is the " Series of unfortunate events" It uses some big words but incorporates the meaning in the story so that children aren't left wondering what it means.

Dawn - posted on 07/05/2010

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American Girl Collection is nice and is appropriate a little pricey, but worth the investment. My 10 year old is reading on an 8th grade level, but had gotten this collection for Christmas last year, and couldn't put them down (I have 4 avid readers in the house, so we pretty much have our own library!). Any kind of book that references life happenings - overcoming obstacles through perserverance and determination - is a good book, since life hands you these obstacles quite often. The series was something that was inspiring to her. Hope this helps!

Joelle - posted on 07/03/2010

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My daughter likes series books. She is currently 12 and in the last two years has read the Harry Potter series, the Redwall series by Brian Jaques, the Seekers series by Erin Hunter, and is currently finish the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan. She's into adventure stories if you can't tell.

Julie - posted on 07/03/2010

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terry pratchet is a good author for kids and the i dont know if you have seen the films but the imagination is inspired as you read they are good

Monica - posted on 07/03/2010

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Thanks so much for all the great suggestions! We have a 1/2 price used book store down here, so we will be headed that way this week to see what we can find.

Barbilee - posted on 07/03/2010

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My daughters both love Twitches. Also, take her to the library for the summer reading program, she will be introduced to a lot of different books that will open her mind to other options.

Barbilee

Heather - posted on 07/03/2010

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I recently asked a sales clerk at the book store! She mentioned a few that others have already mentioned (Nancy Drew, Little House on the Prairie, and Little Women) and also highly recommended Ann Of Green Gables series.

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Try her on some good old fashioned stuff.... Pollyanna, Little House on the Prairie, Chalet School series, What Katy Did series, and then if she is getting really into longer books Little Women series, and my favourite 'Lorna Doone' (then bring her to Devon to see the real landscape)

Star - posted on 06/30/2010

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the American girl book series is a wonderful book collection for girls age 10 to 14 my 12 year old daughter loves them

Genia - posted on 06/30/2010

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my daughter likes to read the books by scholastic the series are called Candy Apple

Jodi - posted on 06/29/2010

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I still recall reading Little Women at about that age, and although seriously dated it is a classic that I think all girls should read. Then I buck tradition and think that the Artemis Fowl series is great for girls AND boys! My 11 yr old son read them and I borrowed them too! A first dip into fantasy! I also just had a 12 yr old boy highly recommend the "How to Train your Dragon" series for my son (and I). I am always leery of being too gender specific with girl books and boy books

Jenny - posted on 06/29/2010

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My girl aged 10 just loved the "My unwilling witch" series and then she has just got onto books by Cathy Macphail, I had a look through them and found them really up to date and relevant, a pity the old "classics" like Nancy Drew etc are really dated now.

Valerie - posted on 06/27/2010

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My 11 y-o likes the "Dear Dumb DIary" series by Jim Benton.
Island of the Blue Dolphins- Scott O'Dell.
Has she read the Roald Dahl books? BFG is one of her favorites. She also isn't really into fantasy a lot, has no interest in the Twilight books so many of her friends read, but she does like the Harry Potter series books too. She is alseep right now, but I can check her bookshelf in her room tomorrow since I'm sure that I just can't remember a lot of what she reads. :)

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