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20 Adventure Series Chapter Books for Young Girls — 7 Comments

  1. If you can find them (Really old) read the Trixie Beldon series. My mom had the almost complete set and I loved them growing up, but they are hard to find now.

    • My Aunt recommended those also–she thought they were comparable to Nancy Drew. I haven’t see any around here used, but I’ll have to keep my eyes open.

      • You can find them on Amazon pretty cheap for some of them ($6~) then you’ll have 4 or 5 in the row of the series (last I remembered is 30 something books) that will be really expensive to find. If my older sister (20 years older than me, they were given to her) isn’t using them I wonder if she’ll let me “permenantly borrow” them!

  2. Thank you very much for both this post and the one for boys. I read a lot of junk in my childhood and am trying to be more selective over what my kids read, while still encouraging a love of reading.

    My only independent reader at this point is my 12 year old daughter, and she reads with a frenzy. When she was beginning chapter books, she enjoyed the B is for Betsy series by Carolyn Haywood. Now she and I read most of the books from your boy list, along with the Warrior Cats books.

    I’m excited to try and find some of these books that you mentioned.

    • My daughter is in to anything animals too, so I’ve got the Warrior Cat books on my list to check out for her. I try to make a point of keeping up or a little bit ahead of them and I know it can be hard!

  3. Since you believe wives should obey husbands, you’ll likely want to remove the Little House books from your list. Wilder specified that “obey” not be included in her vows (in “These Happy Golden Years.”)

    • Not sure that I’ve ever actually discussed my beliefs on the issue of obedience in marriage here on the blog, but I think Laura’s example in both that specific case, and the rest of her marriage as illustrated in These Happy Golden Years and The First Four Years (and Almanzo’s in that specific case as well!) fits pretty well with what I DO want my daughter to understand. God doesn’t expect us to obey any authority in our lives against His will as known by His Word. He expects us to understand and follow the leadership and authority structure He provides, but He doesn’t expect that “wives should obey husbands” right off a cliff into sin and destruction. The Ingall and Wilder women illustrate this very well. They respect their husband’s leadership, but still put their opinions in and their foot down when they think it’s critical.

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