Discussion in 'Elementary Education' started by Upsadaisy, Aug 23, 2018.
Aug 23, 2018
And these books from other Goodreads members:
Aiken, Joan: Wolves of Willoughby Chase & many sequels; Arabel's Raven and three sequels; more
Allee, Marjorie: Susanna & Tristram
Barne, Kitty: Barbie (not about the doll)
Brink, Carol Ryrie: actually all of hers, not *only* Caddie Woodlawn
Burnett, Frances Hodgson: Little Princess
Cleary, Beverly: others, not *only* Ramona
Cameron, Eleanor: Room Made of Windows
Campbell, Hope: There's a Pizza Back in Cleveland
Coatsworth, Elizabeth: Alice All by Herself
Danziger, Paula: The Cat Ate My Gym Suit
Ferris, Jean: hadn't yet written the Marigold series; I don't remember her early books as especially good, but it's hard not to like Marigold
Frank, Anne: Diary of a Young Girl (so who said these had to be fiction?)
Gallico, Paul: Thomasina (the woman character's much better than in the movie, but the cat's a real character)
Gates, Doris: Blue Willow
Jackson, Jacqueline: Missing Melinda (and others)
Keller, Helen: Story of My Life
Kelley, Sally: Trouble with Explosives
Konigsburg, E.L.: all of hers, even the ones with male protagonists
L'Engle, Madeleine: all of hers
Lenski, Lois: Indian Captive, and others
Lindbergh, Anne: Worry Week and others (later than 1979 but who cares?)
Lyle, Katie Letcher: I Will Go Barefoot All Summer for You
Lyon, Elinor: Run Away Home and sequels (and others)
McNair, Kate: Book of Directions (very consciousness-raising)
Nesbit, E.: Five Children and It (and sequels)
Oakley, Helen: Horse on the Hill
Oneal, Zibby: Formal Feeling
Patchett, Mary Elwyn: Ajax
Pevsner, Stella: Break a Leg
Peyton, K.M.: Fly by Night
Pratchett, Terry: all of'em (later than 1979 and not written *primarily* for children, but who cares?)
Raskin, Ellen: Mysterious Disappearance of Leon
Richoux, Pat: Follow the Leader
Sharmat, Marjorie: Getting Something on Maggie Marmelstein (and sequels)
Sleator, William: House of Stairs
Snedeker, Caroline Dale: Downright Dencey (lots of Native American and brunette bashing, but the characters can take it)
Speare, Elizabeth: Witch of Blackbird Pond
Spyri, Johanna: Heidi
Sterling, Dorothy: Mary Jane (it's about bullying in general, so despite the outdated-not-historical race motif it still seemed worth reading)
Stolz, Mary: Who Wants Music on Monday, and others
Voigt, Cynthia: Homecoming, the rest of that series, and others
Terry Pratchett's Tiffany Aching series (Wee Free Men, Hat Full of Sky, Wintersmith, I Shall Wear Midnight, Shepard's Crown) and Dodger
Rick Riordan--any of his
Susan Cooper--The Dark is Rising series.
Jean Craighead George--Julie of the Wolves series
Jacqueline Kelly-The Calournia series
For older readers only (probably would be considered YA)
L. A. Mayer--Bloody Jack series
Thank you. I just ordered two! I have been looking for books to add to my class library!
Aug 24, 2018
Thanks! I do have a number of these in my classroom library, and am going to add more.
This was my advance copy and I don't think it's sold till later in September but I just finished it and quite enjoyed it.
Oh, how funny.
I was going to get the good night stories for rebel girls one for my new little one, but I was so disappointed by the reviews on Amazon! A lot of them said they focused on trivial details instead of the amazing things they did and/or included misinformation. Thanks for the other recommendations! I want to make sure she has a well-stocked library as she grows up!
Good for you, dgpiaffeteach. Many of my best memories from childhood involve books. I loved the poetry in A Child's Garden of Verse.
Sep 3, 2018
There is a Facebook group called A Mighty Girl that regularly posts great books featuring females in all careers, cultures and walks of life. They also highlight famous women. Today, for instance, they have books about women in the labor movement. The other day it was about a woman who pilots helicopters fighting wildfires. It's a great resource.
Thank you for that!
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