Series Starring Girls

March 8th, 2011 by

March is Women’s History Month, but we at Kidsmomo say, “Why should grown-ups get all the glory?” (It has nothing to do with the fact that we still act like children. Really.) So in honor of females of ALL ages, we’ve gathered a group of great girls — from the younger sister of Sherlock Holmes, to a psychic investigator, to a bunch of gals who may remind you of… yourself! Meet them all in these series starring girls (in no particular order):

  1. Alice series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Karen’s pick)
  2. Anne of Green Gables books by L.M. Montgomery (Nancy’s pick)
  3. Anastasia Krupnik by Lois Lowry
  4. Ramona books by Beverly Cleary
  5. Amber Brown series by Paula Danziger
  6. Dear Dumb Diary by Jim Benton
  7. Sammy Keyes by Wendelin Van Draanen
  8. Theodosia series by R.L. LaFevers
  9. Judy Moody, written by Megan McDonald and illustrated by Peter Reynolds
  10. Gilda Joyce series by Jennifer Allison
  11. Katie Kazoo Switcheroo by Nancy E. Krulik
  12. Enola Holmes series by Nancy Springer
  13. Kiki Strike books by Kristen Miller
  14. Amelia Rules! (graphic novel series) by Jimmy Gownley

(Also, here’s a printable version of our Series Starring Girls booklist, for you to take to the library or bookstore — or share with all your amazing gal pals.)

If you’ve read any of these, send in your book review. Or send in a review of your favorite series starring a girl.

UPDATE 3/22/11: We revealed the answer to our Series Starring Girls Mystery Book Theater in the “About a Girl” Podcast, so take a listen if you want to know the answer. Or just tune in if you want to learn something new about Nancy — that you may wish you could unlearn afterward…

2 Responses

  • Beth writes:
    March 9th, 2011 at 2:38 am

    How about the Clementine books by Sara Pennypacker?

    • Karen from Kidsmomo writes:
      March 9th, 2011 at 9:55 am

      Ooh, good addition to this list! Thanks, Beth!

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