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Encourage Early Reading With These Books for 8-Year-Old Girls

Little girl sitting on the floor and reading books in library

Reading can be great fun for kids, and giving girls the right genre or topic is the best way to encourage a life-long love of reading. When children are in the elementary school age range, it’s especially crucial to find books that will get them hooked so that they continue to enjoy reading. It’s important to keep in mind that not all 8year-old girls like the same topics, so finding a good variety of age-appropriate books is a great starting point for parents and teachers.

This four-book includes the first four books in the Never Girls series: “In a Blink,” The Space Between,” “A Dandelion Wish” and “From the Mist.” These reads, ideal for children from ages 6 to 10, follow four best friends as they find themselves in Never Land, learning to navigate a strange place full of magic and whimsy.

This Ramona book set is perfect for rambunctious girls who always question the world around them and maybe cause a bit of mischief along the way. Sisters will love reading these together, too. The four-book set includes “Beezus and Ramona,” “Ramona the Pest,” “Ramona the Brave” and “Ramona and Her Father.” These books are perfect for kids 8 to 12.

This book set is ideal for kids ages 6 to 10 years old. Each book includes a guide to the various idioms used throughout the story.

This book set is perfect for kids ages 6 to 10 years old. Children will learn that it’s OK to have friends who are different from themselves, all while learning to love reading.

This children’s book centers around two kids who must brave time travel and a mysterious stranger to find out exactly why their neighbor’s dog keeps disappearing and returning soaking wet.

Expert Commentary

When I was growing up, I loved reading about brave, determined little girls like me, and I’m glad my daughters can have similar characters to look up to today. While you can’t choose your daughter’s interests, supplying her with books that complement her personality is a great way to get your little girl reading more.

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Melissa Spurling

Melissa holds a doctorate in pharmacy and is a home educator, co-teaching a high school chemistry class and a primary school class. Having taught two of her own children to read, write and traverse Singapore Math, Melissa has spent hundreds, if not thousands of hours researching and testing curriculum.


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