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Top 5 Book Sets for Girls

Updated on June 26, 2014

Books for Girls ages 8-12

Do you have a special little girl in the 8-12 year old age group who loves to read? My granddaughter, Rachel is 9 and she loves to read. I asked her what her favorite books were and she came out with tons of books. I noticed many of them come in a series of books with the same characters. Rachel explained that when she likes a character in a book then she wants to read more books of the same character.

With this in mind, Rachel picked out her top 5 series of books to recommend on this page.

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Rachel's Top 5 Box Sets for Young Girls - books for young readers

Here are the books my granddaughter Rachel chose as her top 5 box sets.

  • Ramona Series
  • Boxcar Children
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  • The Adventures of Captain Underpants
  • Dork Diaries

Rachel's Books

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

In Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Greg tells about his life adventures. They are really funny. Rachel says if you like cartoons and doodles you will love these books.

Ramona - books for girls by Beverly Cleary

Ramona is a funny book with life-like stories of her adventures in her family. Rachel says to be sure to read the book before you see the Ramona movie.

Dork Diaries Boxed Set

Rachel really enjoyed reading the adventures of Nikki Maxwell in middle school. She gets in to all kinds of situations with her friends and sometimes is a real drama queen.

Boxcar Children Mysteries

Rachel really enjoys these mysteries about the boxcar children. She always wants to read the next chapter to figure out the mystery.

Adventures of Captain Underpants - actions-thrils-laughs

Rachel likes this set because it is written in cartoon fashion.

The New Captain Underpants Collection (Books 1-5)
The New Captain Underpants Collection (Books 1-5)

These humorous books for young readers are good both for the beginning readers and the chapter-book readers. Author Dave Pilkey gives the readers fun and adventure packed pages. It will keep them laughing.


Books for Young Girls - favorite box sets

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      These all look like great book series for Girls. I have neighbors with 3 young girls who all love to read. I have been cleaning out getting ready for a yard sale so when they came around today with my Girl Scout Cookies, I handed them a bag of books. Hope there was something in there that they will enjoy.

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      Missmerfaery444 4 years ago

      Nice selection! My children are too young for these but I know these books were very popular with the kids in the library back when I was a school librarian. Captain Underpants was a huge hit with the boys, too!

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      Renaissance Woman 4 years ago from Colorado

      How wonderful to receive these recommendations from Rachel. It won't be long before she is writing these book reviews. :-)

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      Wednesday-Elf 5 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      My grandchild in this age-range is a boy - age 10 - but he loves the "Wimpy Kid" series as much as the 'girls' do. :)

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 5 years ago from Templeton, CA

      I've only read books from two of these series. I can see why kids like the Ramona books, but I prefer the Boxcar mysteries when it comes to role models.

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      Rhonda Albom 5 years ago from New Zealand

      My girls loved the same books at this age.

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      Pastor Kay 5 years ago

      My girls read all the Ramona books.

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      ohcaroline 5 years ago

      Nothing like a personal recommendation from the source! Great lens and list of reading books.

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      MyWebsiteHostin 5 years ago

      Diary of a Wimpy Kid, What a good choice.. My partners child reads that book :D

      Also, the film was great!

      A great Lense, therfore (SquidLiked, Facebook Liked, and Quiz Facebook Liked).

      Happy Writing,

      Michael James Swan

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      Wow! What an awesome and reliable recommendation! I, myself, remember my own children reading the Boxcar Children.

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      Terrie_Schultz 5 years ago

      Wow, the Boxcar Children were popular when I was a kid, and that was a looooooong time ago! I'm glad to see kids are still reading those books.

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      kiratalley 5 years ago

      I'd definitely purchase some of those sets for my nieces and nephews, they should read more instead of being in front of the computer!

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      Wish List Gifts 5 years ago

      I love the Wrinkle In Time series by Madeleine L'Engle.

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      Joan4 5 years ago

      Our grandchildren are 9 and 10 and they have loved or are now enjoying all of these! Great selections!