We all have that one favorite children’s book from our childhood. Whether it be a story about a little girl who is not afraid of the dark and goes to explore her house or an imaginative tale for young girls about a princess who wakes up in the morning with animal friends, we’ve all had those books which made us feel empowered and confident as we grew up. If you’re looking for some new stories to read to your daughter or granddaughter, then this blog post will give you 10 different names for girls stories worth reading right now!
“My Friend Maya” by Margaret Wise Brown is a great story for young girls, and was published in 1952. In fact, it’s the first children’s book to be illustrated with photographs instead of drawings! The main character has a pet cat named Maya who wants to go on adventures outside but must wait until it becomes dark. This heartwarming tale will teach your daughter about patience and how there are many things that can happen when you’re inside or out at night.
“The Paper Bag Princess” by Robert Munsch is another good read for girls – this time around age six or seven years old (though some may say the content might be too mature). It tells the story of princess Elizabeth
“The Nightingale,” by Hans Christian Andersen is a fairy tale about two sisters, both having different personalities. The one who stays at home to take care of the house has no voice and cannot sing (she also never feels any pain). She lives in fear that her sister will abandon her. But when she finally does, the abandoned woman finds peace in life and learns how to speak with animals as well as plants. It’s an allegory for being brave enough to leave your comfort zone behind – you might find something new worth living for on the other side.
The “Six Swans,” by the Grimms, is a story about six brothers who are turned into swans because of their father’s anger and jealousy at them for being more beautiful than he was in his youth. The sisters must do what they can to break this curse before it becomes too late – something that seems impossible until one day when an old woman offers her help and tells stories so interesting that the king forgets all about punishing him. This great fairy tale reminds us not only how grateful we should be for our families but also never give up hope!
This next book I’m recommending is well-known among Americans: “Aesop’s Fables.” It features many moral lessons as well as
A collection of the best books about girls to read right now. These are great books that will help you understand your daughters better and give them some much needed love, care, understanding and attention.
The Girls Stories Worth Reading Right Now:
Dreaming in Code by Andrea Dickson is a memoir about how she became one of the first female programmers at Microsoft in 1979. The author shares her experience with being hired as a programmer on an all-male team where she was often made fun of or ignored for not fitting into what society perceived as typical male behavior. This book is a must-read for any woman who has ever felt pressured to fit in while working alongside men; it’s also important reading for anyone who wants to understand the sexism that can arise in a male-dominated field.
The Female of The Species by Mindy McGinnis is about 16-year old Rhiann who has been groomed from birth for one purpose: to kill people on command. She’s an elite assassin, trained and raised as part of her country’s military until she turned thirteen at which point it became illegal for women to be assassins. But Rhiannon lives with no other family than the government, so they force her into service as their unwilling weapon against political dissidents. This book follows female protagonist through two difficult decisions: first whether or not to give up the life she was born into and second if/when she should turn on her country.
Roxane Gay’s memoir Hunger is a powerful story of survival and an exploration of what it means to live at the intersections of being queer, single, female, and black in America. When she was twelve years old, Roxy had already been through more than many adults have endured: sexual abuse from family members as well as violence on streets where she grew up . But this book isn’t simply about the author’s experiences with trauma it’s also a clear-eyed examination into how society upholds traditional narratives like straightness, thinness and whiteness while punishing those who dare to exist outside them.
The Female Of The Species by Mindy McGinnis (summary) Rhiannon is the daughter of a white, middle-class family. She’s comfortable with her life and supportive of her widowed father until she starts high school and meets Caleb a troubled yet charismatic boy from one of the area’s wealthiest families. In their senior year, Rhiannon becomes pregnant after an encounter at a party while drunk on stolen vodka that leads to his arrest for sexual assault .
Daddy Issues by Christine Sneed (summary) Isabelle has always felt different: not just because she’s gay but also because, as someone who speaks two languages fluently, she feels like both an insider in America and a sojourner abroad; not only because she spends more time caring for strangers than friends or loved ones, but also because she’s a daughter more interested in her father.
The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story by Hyeonseo Lee (summary) Born into abject poverty and the youngest of four daughters, seven-year old Hyeonseo watched as her mother walked to China for work each day before coming back home at night..Later on, after living through crushing hunger and an impossible love affair that led to pregnancy both unthinkable disasters under North Korea’s totalitarian regime Hyeonseo managed to escape from Kim Jong Il’s reign of terror. Faking papers so she could pass off as being older than 18 years old, the teenager put herself in danger yet again when she made three harrowing attempts to cross the border.
The Journey, by Rachel Cusk (summary) In this beautifully written and intensely moving novel of ideas about motherhood, marriage, art-making and female anger at a culture that refuses to hear women’s voices a work of fiction so true that it reads like memoir Rachel Cusk tells the story of Dido Twite who has recently become a mother after twenty years as an artist. It is also the story of her husband Max who sets out on foot across France with their baby in order to find refuge from terror attacks in New York City; while his wife struggles through London air polluted with rage and anxiety for them both.
All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir by Nicole Chung (summary) The author of the critically acclaimed memoir, “Half-Korean Half-White,” now tells her full story for the first time in this beautifully written and deeply personal book. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara (summary) This is a tale at once shocking, heartbreaking and exhilarating: about an ordinary man’s quest to lead an extraordinary life. It begins with four young men -Lincoln, JB, Malcolm and Willem who graduate from college as close friends in New York City on September 11th 2001; it ends sixteen years later when they are finally trying to understand who they have become. A modern classic that tackles big subjects such as abuse and addiction but leaves you with unexpected joy