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Old 03-22-2013, 11:05 PM
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Default Books for 8 y/o girls

A little bit girly-girl. Very bright. Loves horses.

Any suggestions?
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:31 PM
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Maybe the Marguerite Henry books? King of the Wind, Misty, Five O'clock Charlie, Album of Horses...

I think I started reading the Black Stallion books around that age, too.
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:08 AM
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Are the saddle club books still available?

Eta: yes! These were some of my favourite books at that age. earch-alias=rp-listmania

Also a home for Jessie of one can find it.
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:33 AM
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Misty books, Black Stallion books, and depending on her reading level either Pony Pals, Saddle Club, or Thoroughbred books. I loved them all and read them all at that age, but the Thoroughbred books can be kind of hefty if she isn't REALLY into reading.
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:36 AM
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Definitely the Marguerite Henry books. Brighty's Canyon is a really good one too, same author and about a burro.

The Little House on the Prairie series is really good and at the right age bracket for her. I really enjoyed Farmer Boy, which Ingalls-Wilder wrote about her husband's childhood.

Definitely The Black Stallion. There's a whole series of them too.

I've heard really good things about Blind Beauty as well.
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:39 AM
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i second everything listed so far. black beauty and its lesser-known sequel, beautys family, also animorphs and if shes very smart theres no reason she cant read adult books as well, fiction or fantasy or whatnot. i read Dune for the first time when i was her age
"We possess the power
If this should start to fall apart
To mend divides
To change the world
To reach the farthest star
If we should stay silent
If fear should win our hearts
Our light will have long diminished
Before it reaches the farthest star"

-Ronan Harris, NVN Nation
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:22 AM
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The Wild At Heart series by Laurie Halse Anderson
American Girl books
The Babysitter's Club Series
Nancy Drew books
Sable by Karen Hesse
Harry Potter series
At that age I started reading a lot of classics in young-adult Jules Verne, Jack London, Dickens, Mark Twain, etc. I had a set my mom bought at KB Toys, but I believe there are other versions.
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