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Summer Book List for Gifted Elementary Girls

May 15, 2011

Looking for great summer literature for your elementary age daughter that is an accelerated reader??  Thanks to Becky Bouchard,  Librarian at Cottonwood Creek Elementary in Coppell, Texas,  we now have an wonderful list of age appropriate, advanced books which are sensitive to the interests and needs of our young readers.  For the most part, girls require an intrinsic plot with strong characters, emotional development, and growth of the character, and this list encompasses those requirements.  Mrs. Bouchard developed this phenomenal list with the high level, passionate female reader in mind!  You will find that these books are in no particular order so gather your girls and begin the search for exciting new books to enjoy!

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

The Westing Game (Puffin Modern Classics) by Ellen Raskin

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1) by Rick Riordan

Riding Freedom by Pam Munoz Ryan

Molly Moon & the Morphing Mystery by Georgia Byug

Molly Moon Stops the World by Georgia Byng

Molly Moon’s Hypnotic Time Travel Adventure by Georgia Byng

Molly Moon, Micky Minus, & the Mind Machine by Georgia Byng

Molly Moon’s Incredible Book of Hypnotism by Georgia Byng

Molly Moon’s Hypnotic Holiday by Georgia Byng

Among the Hidden by Margaret Haddix

Shadow Children Complete Set, Books 1-7: Among the Hidden, Among the Impostors, Among the Betrayed, Among the Barons, Among the Brave, Among the Enemy, and Among the Free by Margaret Haddix

Double Identity by Margaret Haddix

Found (The Missing, Book 1) by Margaret Haddix

Things Not Seen (book 1) by Andrew Clements

Things Not Seen (book 2) by Andrew Clements

We the Children (Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School) by Andrew Clements

Wenny Has Wings by Janet Lee Carey

Number the Stars by Lois Lowrey

The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson

Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Patterson

Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reiley Giff

Dovey Coe (Aladdin Fiction) by Frances O’Rourke Dowell

The Thing About Georgie by Lisa Graff

The Doll in the Garden: A Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hann

Time for Andrew: A Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hann

Wait Till Helen Comes: A Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hann

I Am David by Anne Holm

My Louisiana Sky by Kimberly Wills Holt

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

A Drowned Maiden’s Hair: A Melodrama by Laura Amy Schlitz

Ida B: . . . and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World by Katherine Hannigan

Each Little Bird That Sings by Deborah Wiles

Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliet

The Dragon of Lonely Island by Rebecca Rupp

The Ghost of Fossil Glen (Ghost Mysteries) by Cynthia DeFelice

Princess Academy by Shannon Hale

So B. It by Sarah Weeks

Firegirl by Tony Abbott

The Book of One Hundred Truths by Julie Schumacher

The Doll People by Laura Godwin & Ann M. Martin

Ella Enchanted by Gail Levine

Fairest by Gail Levine

The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Levine

Matilda byRoald Dahl

Thanks for your interest and commitment to empowering our young ladies through the wonder of books!  Happy Reading!

This article was originally published on the Coppell (TX) Gifted Association’s website.

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