Need ideas for books.

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    I have a friend who visits an Amish family every month. There are several children ranging in age from birth to 12 years old. This is a very needy family. My friend likes to gather things for the children each time she goes. The oldest 3 are girls. Do you have any suggestions for books that would be appropriate for pre-teen Amish girls to read? I was thinking about "Ann of Green Gables" or "Little Women". Keep in mind, they don't have TV or radio so they have no idea of current characters or movies.
     
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    Would the American girls books be popular? What about the Laura Ingalls Wilder books? Pollyanna, Where the Red Fern Grows
     
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    I like the idea of Laura Ingalls Wilder or Pollyanna (I never read the book, but LOVE the movie).
     
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    Great suggestions. I am stopping by the book store on the way home today. Thanks.
     
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    I'm thinking with those suggestions she may not feel out of her "element" either.
     
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    Stick to the classics.
     
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    we really like the American Girl books.

    Maybe even blank journals, blank recipe books for the girls to fill in themselves. I noticed that the second hand book store had lots of these kinds of books.
     
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    don't forget good will also might have books and jigsaw puzzles that might be fun too.
     
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    The "Dear America" books would probably be good too. Some may be more appropriate than others. I think these books are for the 10-14 age range.
     
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    Thanks folks, great ideas!
     

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