13 best books for girls

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

You can spend hours wandering the library or bookstore looking for the right edition for your daughter, granddaughter, niece or goddaughter. Children love different works – some love novels, others are fond of anime, young readers prefer fairy tales. When choosing a book for a girl, it is important to pay attention to certain criteria, which we will definitely tell you about before rating the best works.

How to choose a book for a girl

First of all, you need to pay attention to age recommendations. Next, you need to build on other factors. These include:

  1. hobbies of the girl;
  2. number of pages;
  3. clarity and conciseness of the language;
  4. opinions of other parents and educators;
  5. the influence of the work on the general development and broadening of horizons.
  6. In order for the book to interest the child, it must contain:
  7. colorful illustrations;
  8. interesting descriptions;
  9. detailed portraits and feelings of heroes.

We studied popular ratings, reviews on Internet forums, biographies of authors and the history of the creation of many books. As a result, the TOP-13 includes not only modern publications, but also printed materials of the Soviet era.

Rating of the best books for girls

Nomination a place Name of product price
The best books for girls 5-8 years old 1 Generous Tree, Shel Silverstein 758 r
2 Sister, N. Gernet 347 r
3 Notes for my descendants, Ariadna Borisova RUB 830
4 Katya and the crocodile, Nina Gernet 285 r
5 Listen, I'm here! The story of the little chameleon RUB 311
The best books for girls 8-11 years old 1 Why don't birds fall RUB 678
2 About Lyuska Sinitsyna and Lyuska Kositsyna 453 r
3 Asino summer, Tamara Mikheeva 732 RUB
4 Invented by girls. Stories of Outstanding Inventors 480 RUB
The best books for girls 12-14 years old 1 Towards a polar bear 260 RUB
2 Howl's Moving Castle, Diana Wynn Jones RUB 300
3 Ink Heart, Cornelia Funke 390 RUB
4 It's Good to Be Quiet by Stephen Chbosky 261 r

The best books for girls 5-8 years old

At this age, girls love illustrated collections of fairy tales, where there is room for good and magic. Books will teach the child to listen and perceive the text, answer questions and allow them to see the images of characters in their imagination.

'Generous Tree' by Shel Silverstein

Rating: 4.9


The rating opens with a bright parable about true love that asks for nothing in return. According to the plot, an apple tree grew in the meadow, on the branches of which the boy rode and was happy. When the baby grew up, he needed a house, cars, money. Then the apple tree gave everything to make the boy's dreams come true.

This work is at the top of the world's bestseller ratings. It has been translated into 30 languages. More than 8 million copies have been sold. It is noteworthy that Silverstein became not only the creator of the book, but also an illustrator. They are advised to read the book for those who want to develop their soul, take a break from the daily hustle and bustle, and think deeply. Both adults and children will like it.

Sister, N. Gernet

Rating: 4.8


Five-year-old girls will surely love the story of Nina Gernet's 'Little Sister'. This work is designed for younger students, but parents can read the book to small children. At first glance, this is a simple and naive story, but inside it are hidden serious lessons of honor, love and friendship. The behavior of the heroes is an example to follow. The adults here are wise, attentive, strict. The story begins with the fact that the usual life of the boy Zhenya changes with the arrival of his aunt Vera and her daughter Sanya. The boy will have to become her older brother.

There are few illustrations in the book, but this does not make it less interesting. It is read in 2-3 evenings. There are both funny and sad moments in history. After reading the work, emotions are only bright and kind.

'Notes for my descendants', Ariadna Borisova

Rating: 4.7


According to the plot of the next participant in the rating, Valya spends a long vacation in the village. She walks with friends and her beloved dog. Soon she will meet a giant, search for treasures, and even get to know a dinosaur. Each chapter of the book is a separate story. After reading, there is something to talk about with the girl.

Many people advise the book to purchase and consider it very kind. Easy language, humorous phrases and excellent illustrations – all this is the book of Ariadna Borisova. The only thing that confuses readers is the illogical behavior of the characters. At 11, they behave like a six-year-old. Apparently, therefore, the work is of interest to kindergarten graduates and first graders.

'Katya and the Crocodile', Nina Gernet

Rating: 4.6


It all started with the fact that dad brought a crocodile egg for Mitya, and the inhabitants of the living corner were added to it. The boy's mother set a condition – either the animals, or she. Then Ekaterina Pastushkova decides to look after the pets.

Reviews of the book are only positive. It is beautifully decorated and inexpensive. Products are marked with '6 plus'. This is a funny and kind story. Its only drawback is that it is very short. However, all ages are submissive to humor. The work will distract you from everyday problems for several hours, will allow you to spend time with your daughter amusingly behind the beautiful pages, cheer yourself up and remember your happy childhood.

'Listen, I'm here! The story of a little chameleon ', B. Endres, J. Tourlonga

Rating: 4.5


The chameleon living in the pet store terrarium was eager to find an owner, but the buyers did not pay attention to him. He constantly shouted: 'Listen, I'm here!'. He soon escaped and met a girl named Cameo. After this meeting, much has changed in their lives …

This book is suitable for preschool girls. Parents read it with their child. Children are delighted with a touching and dynamic story with a good ending. Its plot is not complicated, but the work will not leave anyone indifferent. It is worth considering that the book is very thin, it is read in one evening.

The best books for girls 8-11 years old

Girls aged 8-11 love adventure stories filled with humor, useful texts with information that can be useful in school. Preference should be given to thematic collections and encyclopedias.

'Why Don't Birds Fall?', Ilya Kolmanovsky

Rating: 4.9


Kolmanovsky wrote a fascinating children's encyclopedia 'Why don't birds fall?' Surprisingly, not every adult can answer this question. In the book, the author talks about different concepts and all the most interesting about the flight of birds. From it, the child learns how to fly without using wings, and also why pigeons swallow stones.

There are no scientific terms or complicated language here. The entire text is divided into small chapters, each of which can be mastered by a schoolgirl who has just learned to read. Parents praise the author's work for the fact that he was able to tell just about the complex. I am glad that the theory is supported by practical tasks. The recommended age is six to ten.

'About Lyuska Sinitsyna and Lyuska Kositsyna', Irina Pivovarova

Rating: 4.8


Next in the ranking is a fascinating book about two faithful girlfriends who often quarrel and then reconcile. They compete and are jealous, but they are still friends. The stories were written during the Soviet era. They are a little naive, sincere and funny.

Judging by the reviews, the girls read the book over and over again. Little readers enthusiastically run to tell their mother the next chapter about the adventures of cheerful girlfriends. This book is recommended for school children. Short and simple phrases help you practice your reading technique. It's a shame that 60 pages run out very quickly.

'Asino summer', Tamara Mikheeva

Rating: 4.7


The next participant in the rating is the original story about Praskovya. Girl Asya is resting in a children's camp, where she meets with gnomes, forest dwellers, goes to fetch water to revive a flower. The heroine has to cure a pretty boy. Fabulous friends will help you with this. The reader will have to find out if Asya has enough courage and cunning to complete the tasks of the Thunderous Man.

This book is for girls who love miracles and exciting adventures. The story of the writer plunges the reader into an interesting and mysterious world of magic. It is noteworthy that in 2007 this story won the National Children's Literature Prize 'Cherished Dream'. More than ten years ago, the work was included in the Federal Program of Russia.

'Invented by girls. Stories of Outstanding Inventors', Katherine Timmesh

Rating: 4.6


A useful book for girls aged 8-10 will be the work of the American writer K. Timmesh. The main idea of ​​the publication is that inventions cover all spheres of life, and any person, regardless of gender and age, can come up with something new.

The book tells about various discoveries. It is presented in an understandable and cheerful language. Illustrations are shown on every third sheet. They reflect the meaning of the text. Parents and their children are delighted with new information, interesting pictures and how quickly time flies while reading a book.

The best books for girls 12-14 years old

For teenage girls, romance and exciting adventures are suitable. At 12-14 years old, the child can independently choose the work he likes.

Oleg Bundur 'Towards the Polar Bear'

Rating: 4.9


The author of this piece made it to the final of the 'New Children's Book' competition. The writer traveled across the Arctic Ocean to the Pole. He wrote a book about it so that it would be understandable for children.

In laconic language Bundur talks about the amazing things he had to face. Schoolchildren enthusiastically read about seals, polar bears, and ship rules. The book will be the best gift for a girl who loves geography and dreams of traveling to see the amazing corners of our planet. The piece is suitable for middle school age. Parents praise the book's subtle humor and educational component. Reviews about her are only good.

Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynn Jones

Rating: 4.8


Next in the ranking is the work of an English writer. This bestseller was used to create an animated film that broke all box office records in Japan. The book will focus on Sophie, who lives in the land of a fairy tale, where there is a place for mermaids, witches, and talking dogs. A curse falls on the girl, and she turns to the sorcerer for help. The young heroine will have to solve many mysteries and mysteries, meet a fiery dragon and find a mandrake.

Judging by the reviews, the book is deep and lively. This is not just a fairy tale, it is much more mature than a story for children. Readers are also advised to read other parts of the 'Castle in the Air' trilogy, 'The House of a Hundred Roads'. This is a great choice for a teenage girl who is into anime.

'Ink Heart' by Cornelia Funke

Rating: 4.7


Reading the book Ink Heart is a pleasure. This is what teenagers aged 12-13 say about her. The novel by the German writer tells the story of a brave girl Meggie and her father, who has unusual abilities to bring characters to life in books. In this case, the listener finds himself in a fictional plot. As you know, in the fantasy world there are not only good heroes …

An exciting plot carries away for a long time, you can read the pages without stopping. Together with the book you are transported into a fairy-tale world. Readers recommend purchasing the entire trilogy. It is noteworthy that a film of the same name was shot based on the novel. Its premiere took place in 2009.

'It's Good to Be Quiet' by Steven Chbosky

Rating: 4.6


Stephen Chbosky gained immense popularity after writing the work 'It's good to be quiet.' The circulation of the book has exceeded three million copies. The peculiarity of this work is in the competent and beautiful combination of literary genres. In the story, teenager Charlie goes to school and has no friends. The boy is mentally ill. After meeting his free brother, he discovers a different world for himself. New life will teach him the thrill of drugs and alcohol …

Many teenagers, after reading the book, say that it has become an impetus for them to change. The work gives hope for a better life, helps to cope with depression and saves from loneliness. Reviews about him are contradictory. However, the publication touches upon very acute and urgent problems of the younger generation, which not everyone can cope with. That is why it deserves to be in the ranking of the best.

Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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