Books for 8 y/o girls

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  1. elegy

    elegy overdogged

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    A little bit girly-girl. Very bright. Loves horses.

    Any suggestions?
     
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    Snark Mutts to you

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    Maybe the Marguerite Henry books? King of the Wind, Misty, Five O'clock Charlie, Album of Horses...

    I think I started reading the Black Stallion books around that age, too.
     
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    Are the saddle club books still available?

    Eta: yes! These were some of my favourite books at that age.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/community-content-search/results?ie=UTF8&flatten=1&query=Saddle%20club%20&search-alias=rp-listmania

    Also a home for Jessie of one can find it.
     
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    Misty books, Black Stallion books, and depending on her reading level either Pony Pals, Saddle Club, or Thoroughbred books. I loved them all and read them all at that age, but the Thoroughbred books can be kind of hefty if she isn't REALLY into reading.
     
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    Definitely the Marguerite Henry books. Brighty's Canyon is a really good one too, same author and about a burro.

    The Little House on the Prairie series is really good and at the right age bracket for her. I really enjoyed Farmer Boy, which Ingalls-Wilder wrote about her husband's childhood.

    Definitely The Black Stallion. There's a whole series of them too.

    I've heard really good things about Blind Beauty as well.
     
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    i second everything listed so far. black beauty and its lesser-known sequel, beautys family, also animorphs and if shes very smart theres no reason she cant read adult books as well, fiction or fantasy or whatnot. i read Dune for the first time when i was her age
     
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    The Wild At Heart series by Laurie Halse Anderson
    American Girl books
    The Babysitter's Club Series
    Nancy Drew books
    Sable by Karen Hesse
    Harry Potter series
    At that age I started reading a lot of classics in young-adult versions...like Jules Verne, Jack London, Dickens, Mark Twain, etc. I had a set my mom bought at KB Toys, but I believe there are other versions.
     
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    thanks guys! i had forgotten about marguerite henry!
     
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    I was gonna say heartland, too. I read them around 8, but I was a good reader early on and I was quite the bookworm. I loved All of the black stallion books, too :)
     
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    stafinois Professional Nerd

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    The ones most popular with that age group at our library are the Main Street series, the Animal Ark series, and the Dork Diaries series.
     
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    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    Is Harry Potter too much for an 8 year old?
     
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    My brother started reading it when he was 8ish.
     
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    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    I mean, I did too, but I was always an advanced reader.
     
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    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    Animal Ark! Yes!


    At least, I think that's what I'm thinking about.
     

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