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Old 03-22-2013, 10:05 PM
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Default Books for 8 y/o girls

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

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Old 03-22-2013, 10:31 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, 01:08 AM
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Are the saddle club books still available?

Eta: yes! These were some of my favourite books at that age.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/community-content-search/results?ie=UTF8&flatten=1&query=Saddle%20club%20&s earch-alias=rp-listmania

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Old 03-23-2013, 01:33 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, 02:36 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, 06:39 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
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:22 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 versions...like 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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Old 03-23-2013, 04:41 PM
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thanks guys! i had forgotten about marguerite henry!
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I used to love the heartland series, but I may have been closer to 10 or 12 at that point - I don't remember... it's about a girl that runs (or works at?) a farm that heals hurt horses.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heartla...ovel_series%29
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:52 PM
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I was gonna say heartland, too. I read them around 8, but I was a good reader early on and I was quite the bookworm. I loved All of the black stallion books, too
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