Today I've got a super special guest blogger: Princess Dagger! You know how we're telling you about new books each week? Well, this week we're talking about books for younger middle-graders. The Princess is going to tell you all about some way-awesome reading for seven, eight, and nine year old girls. Take it away, Dags!
So, the other day we were hanging out with some Galactic Hot Dogs fans (so cool to meet people on Earth!!!) and I asked these two girls, Lily and Maya, what they've been reading. Well, apparently 8 and 9 year old Earth girls live off of reading or something, because these kids had a gazillion suggestions! They talk even more than Cosmoe does! They talked about so many books, I'm gonna have to do a couple of blog posts to cover them all.
We'll start off with Lily and Maya's favorite books series for second, third, and fourth grade girls!
First up is a series that I know and love:
Ivy and Bean (10 books in the series)
Book description: The moment they saw each other, Bean and Ivy knew they wouldn't be friends. But when Bean plays a joke on her sister, Nancy, and has to hide quick, Ivy comes to the rescue, proving that sometimes the best of friends are people never meant to like each other.
The girls say: So, so, so funny. My mom and I laugh a lot when we read Ivy and Bean books. I love them all!
Stella Batts (7 books in the series -- book 8 available 8/1)
Book description: Stella decides to change her name after a boy from her class keeps calling her "Smella." How hard can it be to pick a new name? It's not as easy as it sounds.
The girls say: I like that Stella seems like someone I'd be friends with. And she's a writer. I love to write! She has a little sister who's a lot like mine, too. I wish my parents had a candy store like Stella's!
Anna and Elsa chapter books (4 books in the series -- book 5 available 7/28)
Book description: Now that the castle gates are open, Anna and Elsa are thrilled to be finally getting to know their kingdom. Anna bubbles with enthusiasm for all the things to do and the people to meet in Arendelle, and Elsa loves using her magic to help the town. But sometimes even a queen needs a day off.
The girls say: I love reading about what happens to Anna and Elsa after the movie ends. It's so fun to read about their adventures and get to know them more!
Bliss Bakery trilogy (3 books in the series)
Book description: Rosemary Bliss's family has a secret. It's the Bliss Cookery Booke--an ancient, leather-bound volume of enchanted recipes. Rose and her siblings are supposed to keep the Cookery Booke locked away while their parents are out of town, but Rose and her siblings want to experiment with just a couple of recipes. A few Love Muffins and Cookies of Truth couldn't cause too much trouble ... could they?
The girls say: I love reading these books. The girls in my class all wanted to read the Bliss series, and we had to take turns. It was torture waiting to read the second book!
Starring Jules (4 books in the series)
Book description: Jules doesn't want to ruin THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME, and she's willing to turn to anyone for help--even her know-it-all ex-best friend! If only that lovely new girl in class would turn out to be the new best friend of her dreams, maybe, just maybe, Jules will be ready for her close-up....
The girls say: I was surprised how much I liked these books. Jules is in second grade but she seems older than that to me. Maybe because she lives in New York City, I don't know. It's fun reading about her acting adventures!
So there you go. 28 books to keep you busy this summer. Well, soon it'll be 30 with those two new books coming out! Enjoy!
Princess Dagger (and Cosmoe, too)
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PPS: For more book recommendations, check out 5 graphic and illustrated book series that kids love!