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Posted: March 20, 2013 in Primary School
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Clementine Rose
By Jacqueline Harvey

A recent post on books for boys who don’t want to read prompted a look on the shelves at what the girls were reading as first or second chapter books. They do tend to like strong female characters, both girly- girl and bossy and independent types. Girls tend to be more flexible than boys with their reading so for them variety is a good thing. Below are some of the books which are currently trending in my library.

This is a new series about the delightful Clementine Rose. Just perfect for those 7 year old girly-girls.

Ivy and Bean
Doomed to dance

By Annie Barrow
Ivy and Bean are two great characters and the books fly off the shelves. Good friends who are not afraid to get involved and try different things. There are a number of books in the series, all equally popular.

I couldn’t find trailers for the ones below but these books are also hugely popular and just like the ones above I have many reserves for them.

ottoline

Ottoline and the yellow cat
By Chris Riddell

HarperCollins
I love the quirky line drawings in these books. Ottoline is a very cool character who lives with her faithful and very hairy best friend, Mr. Monroe. Together they get into heaps of trouble. In this book they sort out a mysterious cat burglar.

Violet Mackerel’s brilliant plot
By Anna Branford

Walker Books
Violet is very likeable young girl. The black and white line illustrations are a draw card for these delightful books.
Violet wants a special blue china bird she sees at the market and goes to all sorts of trouble to raise money to buy it.
violet

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