11 Fascinating Books for Little Girls

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If you have a child who dances at the thought of pink, sparkly, or ballet then you need these books for little girls!

My daughter loved pink and sparkly books when she was five years old.

She twirled through the library and grabbed any book that was pink, sparkly, or featured ballet on the cover. It was delightful! And we read many pink and sparkly books for little girls over the years.

Now, not all of these books for little girls are pink and sparkly or about ballet. But they are all fantastic books my daughter and I loved and we recommend you read with your children.

Pink and Sparkly Books for Little Girls

1. Fancy Nancy

Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor is a favorite with my daughter and me. This series features a little girl much like my own. My favorite part of the series is the use of ‘fancy words’ which are then defined for the children. And my daughter loved this book for little girls so much that she still checks them out from the library!

2. Chickerella

Chickerella by Mary Jane Auch has been checked out several times. Chickerella is a humorous retelling of Cinderella featuring a chicken and her fowl prince.  And it’s a story you shouldn’t miss!

3. 5-Minute Princess Stories

5-Minute Princess Stories (5-Minute Stories) is a treasure of Disney princess stories. These aren’t the stories from movies, but rather fresh stories. My daughter and I loved reading through these stories time and time again!

4. Bea at Ballet

Bea at Ballet by Rachel Isadora is a book for little girls that introduces them to ballet. It had my daughter trying the various foot positions in ballet. And was a highly requested read-aloud at bedtime.

5. Presenting Tanya, the Ugly Duckling

Presenting Tanya, the Ugly Duckling by Patricia Lee Gauch is about a girl learning her part in the ballet The Ugly Duckling. The delightful aspect of the story is the Ugly Duckling isn’t just the story of the Ballet, but also the plot of the book as you watch Tanya transform.

6. Miss Tutu’s Star

Miss Tutu’s Star by Leslea Newman is a delightful story of a girl studying ballet and working hard in class before she makes her debut on stage. Will she be a star? Find out with your daughter when you read this delightful book for little girls.

7. The Duchess of Whimsy

The Duchess of Whimsy by Randall and Peter de Seve is a simply extraordinary tale that shouldn’t be missed! The Duchess of Whimsy loves everything fancy while the Earl of Norm loves everything, well, normal.  This delightful fairy tale shouldn’t be missed!

8. The Very Fairy Princess: Here Comes the Flower Girl!

The Very Fairy Princess: Here Comes the Flower Girl! by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton is a fun story about a little girl when her aunt gets married. The little girl dreams of being a flower girl at a large wedding. But her aunt has different plans…

9. Angelina and the Royal Wedding

Angelina and the Royal Wedding by Katharine Holabird is a book where Angelina is invited to the Royal Wedding. She practices and prepares for the royal wedding. But on the big day, an adventure occurs. Will she be there?

10. Madeline

Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans is a classic book well-loved for many generations. My daughter and I loved the pictures of Paris and the story of the littlest girl named Madeline.

11. The Paper Bag Princess

The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch is a unique variation of the classic tale of a dragon, a prince, and a princess. The princess, faced with unexpected problems and a stuck-up prince, must think quickly. My daughter and I have read this book many, many times over the years!

What are some of your family’s favorite books for little girls?

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  1. This is such a great list! “Madeline” was one of my all-time favorites when I was little, and my 5-year-old niece LOVES “5-Minute Princess Stories.” I’d like to invite you to link this post (or any of your kid lit posts) to the Kid Lit Blog Hop this week! We’d love to have you join us!

  2. This is a really good list 🙂 My little one is going to love these suggestions. I agree with Katie, Madeliene was a huge hit, but i can see quite a few more interesting read here. Thanks for joining us kn KidLit BlogHop this week!

  3. Thank you for sharing this wonderful list of books. My daughter is 10 now, but when she was 4-5 she loved anything pink, sparkly or princessy. The 5-Minute Princess stories and Fancy Nancy books were among her favorites.

  4. Hopping over from the Thoughtful Spot Blog Hop! What a great list! Chickerella looks adorable, and my almost 4 year old *loves* Madeline.

  5. We also love The Paper Bag Princess and Fancy Nancy! The Little House picture books are also huge favorites around here! Thanks for much for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday at Mommynificent.com! Hope to see you again soon!

  6. Can I agree with Katie too? Madeline is fantastic although my daughter also liked the Fancy Nancy. Loved your list – pinning!! Thanks for linking into the Kid Lit Blog Hop.

  7. Great list! I have a VERY girly girl (seriously, she refuses to wear anything but princess dress up dresses…try stuffing those into snow pants!). She loves fancy Nancy but I am getting a little tired of it. I’m definitely going to try some of the other ones on your list! 🙂

  8. Pipsie Nature Detective, Ain’t Gonna Paint No More, The Book With No Words, Violet the Pilot, Flying Away in my Airplane, My Name is Not Isabella…

  9. We loved Fancy Nancy too! Now at almost 9 she still goes back to them. She also loved the “My First Little House” books that were illustrated by Renee Graef. They were a perfect bridge to then start reading the Laura books aloud. She also loved all of the Beatrix Potter stories – and still does. The vocabulary is lovely and both these and Fancy Nancy especially gave her a real love for words.

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