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Girl character adventures for 8yr old bookworm.

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jenny77 Fri 03-Jun-16 23:51:16

My daughter loves reading adventure stories. She has enjoyed all the How to train your dragon series, A series of unfortunate events, Alex Ryder, Ottoline, and some beast quest. Can anyone recommend some other adventure stories with a female protagonist? Thanks!

SeemsLegit Fri 03-Jun-16 23:53:30

If she's fairly mature she might like moondial. It's sort of a ghost story but it's got a gutsy female lead. Maybe read it before her to see if you think she will be OK with it

schmalex Sat 04-Jun-16 20:49:46

The Dreamsnatcher by Abi Elphinstone
The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell

KERALA1 Sat 04-Jun-16 20:55:08

My two bookworm girls 9 and 7 love Laura Marlin dead mans cove and Kentucky something. Both gripped.

Also ruby Redfort (a spy) by Lauren child.

strawberrie Sat 04-Jun-16 20:56:36

The Goth girl stories, also by Chris Riddell?

madamginger Sat 04-Jun-16 20:59:43
This website has loads of really great book suggestions for girls and grown ups too. We discovered lots of really good books that we'd never heard of before.

ISaySteadyOn Sat 04-Jun-16 21:03:57

Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones that's more fantasy.

Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede.

Alice in Wonderland/Alice Through the Looking Glass


Those are the ones I loved at that age except for Howl which I wasn't introduced to until university.

Leeds2 Sat 04-Jun-16 22:55:20

Sophie and the Shadow Woods series.

rocket74 Sat 04-Jun-16 22:57:39

The Various trilogy by Stephen Augaerde - or something like that, my SD loved them when about that age.

SavoyCabbage Sat 04-Jun-16 23:00:07

The girl who circumnavigated fairyland in a ship of her own making.

PigeonPie Sat 04-Jun-16 23:01:15

Charlotte's Web

The Nellie the Monster Sitter series by Kes Gray (the later ones may be a bit 'old' for her), but my DS1 enjoyed them at her age.

Tuiles Sat 04-Jun-16 23:05:23

Most Eva Ibbotson stories have a female protagonist. My DD especially liked 'The Dragonfly Pool' and 'Journey to the River Sea'

christmasmum Sat 04-Jun-16 23:12:43

My daughter and some of her friends absolutely love Lari Don's Fabled Beasts series of books - they're sort of mythical creatures mixed in with a modern female lead. She was really hooked and has read them several times over.

PinkFluffiUnicorn Sat 04-Jun-16 23:33:29

My daughter loved Rose & Lili books by Holly Webb, magical, ghosts, mystery & orphanage.

HopeClearwater Sat 04-Jun-16 23:37:06

I know it's not fantasy, but the Wells & Wong murder stories are really good. Great protagonists. I think one of them is called First Class Murder.

PopGoesTheWeaz Sun 05-Jun-16 21:30:27

Pippi longstocking? The author has a few others as well the DS enjoyed (Ronan the robbers daughter I think was one?)

PopGoesTheWeaz Sun 05-Jun-16 21:32:41

And she may be a little young still but his dark materials if amazing. Pullman also has a bunch of victorian detective novels with a female lead.

I also read Tangewreck by Jeanette Wintereson, but again, she might need to wait a few years for it

Rowanhart Sun 05-Jun-16 21:33:26

Song of the Lionness series by Tamora Pierce. I still return to them from time to time after reading them as a child.,paur:ClkAsKraXydep9DuMCQX9NxB3g-k5QkNXUhCeQZRZwR-FTBW8qmIj_QhIe2dn1vNgPcOvuVpMI40x34Shq5OT-RTt5IPj-IF59NoTLg_Hyn-SDHSU_3JosfTfBIZAFPVH71RJ2IwxVcTOpnkAmVWpLCdhwLodA,cdl:1,cid:6514904505112487807&ved=0ahUKEwiY3pzH3ZHNAhXLKMAKHc7jBFAQgTYInAMwAA&ei=PYxUV9jLJcvRgAbOx5OABQ

NotCitrus Sun 05-Jun-16 22:30:58

The Merlin Conspiracy by Diana Wynne Jones - several of her books have two protagonists, boy and girl.
Nancy Drew or Trixie Belden?

Tiffany Aching books by Terry Pratchett?

Room101isWhereIUsedToLive Sun 05-Jun-16 22:36:23

I think Eva Ibbotson's stories are fab! Especially Which Witch, I read that for the first time when I was eight or so.
Another great series which came out quite recently are the Calpurnia Tate books. There are two at the moment but I think a third is due to be punished soon.

PigeonPie Sun 05-Jun-16 22:45:35

Ooh, and I enjoyed Jill Murphy's Worst Witch series when I was that age.

BlueChampagne Mon 06-Jun-16 12:44:09

You could try the Slightly Jones mystery series, or Wings & Co Fairy Detective Agency series.

Cathpot Mon 06-Jun-16 12:52:11

Enchanted forest chronicles which includes 'dealing with dragons' mentioned earlier- main character a princess who doesn't want all the princess blaa and goes off to live with dragons.

Murder most unlady like/ arsenic for tea/ jolly foul play/ first class murder ( main characters two girls solving cases )

mrsmortis Mon 06-Jun-16 15:11:26

The Circle of Magic books by Tamora Peirce (Not the Lioness ones unless you are happy with references to sex)

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Sabriel by Garth Nix

mrsmortis Mon 06-Jun-16 15:12:59

Oh and 'A wrinkle in time' by Madeline L'Engle

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