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Stories For Strong Girls

Updated: Aug 31, 2021

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Stories for Strong Girls

Ages 3-10:

Big Sister Now. Annette Sheldon

Arlene Sardine. Chris Raschka

The Enchanter’s Daughter. Antonia Barber

Joan of Arc. Gerald Gottlieb

Warm As Wool. Scott Russell Sanders (check libraries)

Princess Furball. Anita Lobel

Katy and the Big Snow. Virginia Lee Burton

The Rag Coat. Lauren Mills

Katie’s Trunk. Ann Turner

I Know A Lady. Charlotte Zolotow

A Beautiful Girl. Amy Schwartz

Thank You, Sarah: The Women Who Saved Thanksgiving. Laurie Halse Anderson

Dahlia. Barbara McClintock

The Patchwork Kilt. Mabel Watts (grandparent shelves?)

Katie Morag and Katie Morag Island Stories. Mairi Hedderwick

A Madeline Treasury. Ludwig Bemelmans

Miss Bridie Chose A Shovel. Lesley Connor

Marie Curie: My First Marie Curie. Isabel Sanchez Vegara

The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian’s Art Changed Science. Joyce Sidman

Counting On Katherine . Helaine Becker

Growing Seasons. Elsie Splear

Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman. Alan Schroeder and Jerry Pinkney

Brave Irene. William Steig

New Shoes For Silvia. Johanna Hurwitz

The Country Bunny. DuBose Heyward

The Question Box. Jay Williams (check with grandparents and libraries!)

Feliciana Feydra LeRoux. Tynia Thomassie

Queen on Wednesday by Gabi Swiatkowska

Fancy Nancy, series. Jane O’Connor

The Library and The Garden by Sarah Stewart

Fiona’s Lace. Patricia Polacco

Chicken Sunday. Patricia Polacco

The Story Blanket. Ferida Wolf

Abuela. (and in Spanish). Arthur Dorros

A Chair For My Mother. Vera Williams

The Bravest Woman in America. Marissa Moss

Independent Dames: What You Never Knew About the Women And Girls. Laurie Halse Andersen

The Scarlet Stocking Spy. Trinka Hakes Noble

Eliza: The Story of Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton. Margaret McNamara

Annushka’s Voyage—An Immigration Story. Edith Tarbescu

Swamp Angel. Anne Isaacs

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch. Anne Isaacs


For Older Strong Girls:

A Gathering of Days. Joan W Blos

Redcoats and Petticoats. Katherine Kirkpatrick

A Little Princess. Frances Hodges Burnett

On the Far Side of the Mountain. Jean Craighead George

Caddie Woodlawn. Carol Ryrie Brink

Pegeen. Hilda Van Stockum

The Borrowed House. Hilda Van Stockum

Pippi Longstocking. Astrid Lindgren

Betsy-Tacy Treasury. Maud Hart Lovelace

The Green Ember or the 4-Book Series or the 8-Book Series. S.D. Smith

The Cabin Faced West. Jean Fritz

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler. E.L. Konigsburg

Joan of Arc. Mark Twain

Ella Enchanted. Gail Carson Levine

Anne of Green Gables OR Anne of Green Gables Series. L.M. Montgomery

Rilla of Ingleside. L.M. Montgomery

Emily of New Moon, a series. L.M Montgomery

Pat of Silver Bush. L.M. Montgomery

The Story Girl. L.M. Montgomery

Jane of Lantern Hill. L.M. Montgomery

Charlotte’s Web. E.B. White

Tuck Everlasting. Natalie Babbit

The Penderwicks OR The Penderwicks Series. Jeanne Birdsall

Little Women. Louisa May Alcott

The Princess Academy. Shannon Hale

The Goose Girl. Shannon Hale

The Horse and His Boy and The Silver Chair. C.S. Lewis

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Mildred Taylor

To Kill A Mockingbird. Harper Lee

The Secret Keepers. Trenton Lee Stewart

Chains. Laurie Halse Andersen

The Princess and the Goblin. George MacDonald

Pictures of Hollis Woods. Patricia Reilly Giff

Esperanza Rising. Pam Munoz Ryan

The Breadwinner. Deborah Ellis

Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard. Jonathan Auxier

The Witch of Blackbird Pond. Elizabeth George Speare

Stories For Strong Girls Booklist I
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