10 Mother-Daughter Book Club Recommendations for Girls Ages 7 & 8

I’ve been in two long-running mother-daughter book clubs with each of my daughters, and I know how important it is for both parent and child to connect with a book if you want to have a great discussion about it. These books recommended for book clubs with younger girls are a good way to start your club. Visit me at MotherDaughterBookClub.com for more recommendations and conversation.


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake

When Charlie wins a ticket to tour Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, he sees an opportunity to bring a little joy into his and his grandfather’s lives.

This book also appears on Books That Journey into Darkness


Charlotte's Web

by E. B. White, illustrated by Garth Williams, Rosemary Wells

An unlikely friendship between Wilbur the pig and Charlotte the spider helps Wilbur become invaluable to his owner.


Dealing with Dragons: The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Book One

by Patricia C. Wrede

A princess defies stereotypical expectations of her position to forge her own way and help her friends when they need her.



by Andrew Clements, illustrated by Brian Selznick

When Nick is assigned a report on how entries are added to the dictionary, he is inspired to coin his own new word. His teacher is not amused, and a war about words ensues.


Harriet the Spy

by Louise Fitzhugh

Harriet tries to make sense of everyone around her by spying on them and writing what she sees in a secret notebook. But when classmates ostracize her after reading what she says about them, she must find a way to deal with being an outcast.


Little House on the Prairie

by Laura Ingalls Wilder, illustrated by Garth Williams

Laura’s family moves from their log home in Wisconsin to Kansas Indian country, where they build a little sod house.

This book also appears on Little House on the Prairie


Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle

by Betty MacDonald, illustrated by Hilary Knight

Mrs. Piggle Wiggle lives in an upside-down house and dispenses wisdom to mothers who come to her seeking innovative cures for common childhood maladies.


Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

by Judy Blume

Ten-year-old Peter is a fourth grader trying to figure out how to deal with his little brother, who often gets into trouble while Peter is blamed.

This book also appears on Books to Inspire Book-Loving Boys


The Year of Miss Agnes

by Kirkpatrick Hill

Miss Agnes arrives on the Alaskan frontier to take over a one-room schoolhouse in 1948. She’s different from any teacher the students have ever had, playing opera music, reading books about Greek myths, and even learning sign language so she can teach a deaf student.


The Year of the Dog

by Grace Lin

Grace’s parents are from Taiwan, but the family lives in the United States. She must learn to reconcile the culture at home with the culture she sees in school.