School is out in a week and the girls are already excited about the local library’s summer reading contest. I’m sure most libraries have something like it where kids read a certain amount of books, track their progress, and hand something in to receive a prize. The girls don’t usually need the incentive to read books that they’re interested in, but a little competition doesn’t hurt! My eldest daughter recently discovered the Babysitters Club graphic novel series and is now hooked on that style of writing. Plus – she loves getting to know the book characters (and I’m so thrilled she’s finally reading it too!). I have been trying to get her to read Nancy Drew too since she loves mysteries (this is the girl who watches Matlock in the morning), and now that series is in graphic novel form too! My middle daughter loves animals and recently discovered the Dog Diaries series. She is also a fan of the American Girl Doll books too. If your Fancy Girls have similar interests or if you’re looking for some fun reads for the summer, below is a list of 10 books that my girls love. Please comment with what your daughters are loving too!
Maddy’s Picks (Age 9)
Double Feature by Julia DeVillers and Jennifer Roy
Dear Dumb Diary Book Series by Jim Benton
Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DeCamillo
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
Catherine’s Picks (Age 6)
Dog Diaries Book Series by Kate Klimo
Ivy & Bean Book Series by Annie Barrows
American Girl Doll Book Series – I got a lot of the originals on eBay
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