10 Awesome Books for Girls Aged 6-8 years
10 Awesome Books for Girls Aged 6-8 years
As a mom, my wish is for our girls to grow up confident, smart and empowered with the knowledge that they can change the world. Click To Tweet
I honestly believe that confidence is built not only on the words that we share daily but
also the media that they are exposed to. They are in a unique situation in that we have
control over what they experience due to the fact that they are homeschooled. I consider us
very blessed to be able to have this opportunity to build memories and cultivate good
habits in our cherubs.
The library is an amazing source of literature to cultivate the spirit of a mighty girl. We
frequently borrow books toward that end. It’s funny how you learn right along with your
cherubs when you start to seek out certain things. We have even noticed our speech
changing towards terms of empowerment when talking to our girls. As a result, they are
bold, brave and confident. Our seven year old does not believe that anything is impossible.
When she hears “no”, she sees it not as a stumbling block but as a challenge for her to be
more creative in her delivery. Now she is one that has been negotiating like a boss since
she was about 4 or 5 years old. To be honest, I look to her for pearls on how to be more
effective in that regard.
Besides the library and our awesome librarian, there is one website that has been our go to
for years – www.amightygirl.com
So that brings us to the list of awesome books now, doesn’t it?
Ada is a clever young scientist that makes query and curiosity fun. She is a born scientist
that questions everything she encounters which makes her teacher’s didactic days
interesting. She goes through the scientific method to figure out what is the etiology of a
mysterious odor she encounters. All our cherubs love this book including our two mighty
girls and our son. He has learned to treat girls the same intellectually as boys from
participating in reading these awesome books. Andrea Beaty is a favorite author in our
house for sure.
Our girls really loved this one because we were able to read it then go on a field trip to
Willow Run airport where many Rosie the Riveters spent many long days keeping the
country afloat by building bombers while the men were off in the battle of World War II.
Rosie is an innovator and a visionary which our cherubs loved. She makes an invention
that initially doesn’t work but then quickly learns that failure is part of the creation
process. She learns a great lesson about being an innovator, inventor, creator and that is
that you just CANNOT quit.
Robert Munsch is another favorite in our house. His stories are fun, exciting and a
pleasure to read. This one is no different. Elizabeth is a beautiful princess who finds
herself saving her not-so-charming prince who gets captured by a dragon just as they are
about the marry. She declares herself as a mighty girl and it becomes clear that this prince
was no soulmate of hers. Whenever we read this one, our cherubs cheer her on as she
battles wits with the dragon.
We love, love, love this story. I have to be honest, every time I read it, I cry tears of joy as I
read the end of it. Sassy is the atypical ballerina, long-legged, and tall with large feet.
Despite being different she manages to come into her own and shine oh so brightly. I was
an awkward kid so I totally relate to this young lady. And as the mom of tall children, I
foresee they may be able to relate to Sassy’s situation. Great read!
This extraordinary story book tells the real life tales of strong girls and women in a way
that is sure to inspire any little girl. It features pieces on the like of Ava Lovelace, Alek
Wek, Cleopatra and Marie Curie. Our girls love hearing about the amazing women in this
This one is hot off the presses! We were very excited to part of the kickstarter project that
funded the production of this book. When our books arrived, our cherubs were so excited
to see who would be featured in this one. Of course, it did not disappoint with a hit list of
amazing women like Florence Chadwick, Oprah Winfrey, Khoudia Diop, Celia Cruz and
Beatrice Vio. We love learning about women we had not previously known about.
This book is a great book for building confidence and self love for our two girls with tightly
curled thick hair. It highlights the beauty and versatility of their hair and helps them
realize its uniqueness. They love to read it and to be honest it makes hair day much more
pleasant an experience.
Grace is learning about the American electoral process and is made aware that the United
States has yet to have a female President. She decides to campaign for President in the
mock election at her school. This is a very fun way to introduce these civic concepts while
at the same time empowering little girls. This one was a winner in our house as well. There
is the added bonus of the author being from Michigan.
This book came to our house via the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library which each of our
cherubs participated in since infancy. This program provided a book each month to add to
our library addressed directly to each child. Granted they aged out of the program when
they turned 5 but we got exposed to some really neat books of which this is one of them.
Molly Lou Melon is a mighty girl for sure in that is confident in her uniqueness and as a
consequence walks tall despite being jeered.
This is a story about a young girl who sets out the make the most magnificent thing with
her trusty assistant, her dog. She learns that there is beauty in trial and error are a creator.
She also learns that when it seems that what you are doing is not working, taking some
time away can often lead to inspiration and epiphany.
This one was especially loved by our tinkerer and resident maker seven year old daughter.
There could be a lot more than 10 on this list but these are some of our favorites. It is my
hope that you will share some of these stories and so many others like them with the
mighty girls in your life.
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Be strong. Be brave. Unleash your greatness!