Remember Anne? And Nancy? And Hermione? And Matilda?
Of course you do! Those fictional girls changed our lives in a big way when we were sensitive little pre-teens. And now that our own daughters are growing up and looking for stories, the best thing we can do is hand them some of our old dog-eared books and hope that they love them as much as we did. Because let’s face it, we want our girls to read about confronting fears, finding their voice, and taking on the world … not just getting a boyfriend.
Read on for the top eight stories to pass on to your daughter.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis
While most kids will probably watch the movie remake before they read the book, it's still worth putting this classic tale in front of your daughter at some point in primary school. It's about family, and courage, and finding adventure. And that scene where they push through the old fur coats into Narnia ... unreal.
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