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Summer Reading List for Preteen Girls

As a homeschooling mom, one of my  biggest challenges is keeping good reading material in front of my eleven-year-old daughter!    

This girl is an avid reader, and wholesome books are always in high demand at our house; she reads books nearly as fast as I can find them!

This year, I compiled a summer reading list for pre-teen girls. Maybe this list will help you find great reads for your daughters, too! 

Summer Reading List for Preteen Girls | Hip Homeschool Moms

Obviously this list is more than a girl could possibly read in one summer, which means it should get us off to a great start! 

Favorite Chapter-Book Series: 

The Mandie Collection, by Lois Gladys Leppard

Andrea Carter (Circle C Adventures), by Susan K. Marlow

Triple Creek Ranch series, by Rebekah A. Morris

A Life of Faith Collection (originally Elsie Dinsmore, by Martha Finley)

Grandma’s Attic series, by Arleta Richardson

Misty of Chincoteague series, by Marguerite Henry

The Pendericks books, by Jeanne Birdsall

Summer Reading List for Preteen Girls | Hip Homeschool Moms

Classics: 

Black Beauty, by Anna Sewell

The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Sara Crewe, by Frances Hodson Burnett

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, by Kate Douglas Wiggin

Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott

An Old-Fashioned Girl, by Louiso May Alcott

Anne of Green Gables series , by Lucy Maud Montgomery

The Story Girl, by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Sarah, Plain and Tall collection, by Patricia MacLachlan

 

Missionary Stories & Devotionals 

Beautiful Girlhood, by Karen Andreola

Beyond  Beautiful Girlhood Companion Guide, by Shelley Noonan

Stepping Heavenward, by Elizabeth Prentiss

Rebekah’s Diary, by Rebekah Pearl Anast

Christian Heroes: Then and Now series, by Janet and Geoff Benge

A Girl After God’s Own Heart, by Elizabeth George

A Girl’s Guide to Making Really Good Choices, by Elizabeth George

The Princess & the Kiss and Life Lessons From the Princess & the Kiss, by Jennie Bishop

Making Brothers and Sisters Best Friends by Sarah Mally

Bright Lights devotional curriculum, by Sarah Mally

Summer Reading List for Preteen Girls | Hip Homeschool Moms

 

Where to find these books: 

You can find many (or most) of the books on this list at your local library, or you can order them from Amazon.

I would love for you to check out Read Another Page for great books and audio stories by Rebekah A. Morris, and the Bright Lights home page for great resources for young girls by Sarah Mally. 

What books would you add to this list?

About the author

Kristy

Kristy Howard is a pastor's wife, second-generation homeschooling mom of five, and a passionate believer in friendship, coffee, and quiet time!

Kristy writes about motherhood, ministry and life at KristysCottage.com.

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  • My oldest really likes the Baker Family Adventures by C.R. Hedgcock. It’s adventure stories of a homeschool family. A lot of books in your list are our favorite too!

  • This summer my girls (10 & 12) are reading Melody Carlson books and Sandra Byrd. We are also reading Sisters in Time Books. It is hard to keep up with them in reading.

  • So hard to find meaty and modern without filthy language or “coming-of-age” themes (ie, sex). Even my go-to books for gifted pre-teens like Pippi Longstocking, Princess Bride, The Hobbit, and Where the Red Fern Grows, are now decades old. The Roman Mysteries series is more recent, but not really literature per se. Nimm’s Island? Cosmic? Historical connections, how about The Wave or The Bomb?

  • The Milly~Molly~Mandy books by Joyce Lankester Brisley. They have been reprinted with the original pictures & maps & are excellent as many boys enjoy these simple stories also.

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