Best Books For Girls on Complicated Best Friendships
Why are best friendships between girls so complicated? Can best friendships morph and survive as one grows up or do best friendships that have begun at a young age get stuck in a pattern of behavior that keeps the relationship in a dysfunctional time warp? I wish that I knew the answer to that. I have polled my mom friends and some have best friendships that have lasted a few decades. Others, myself included, not so much. One lovely mom friend who is incredible on every front (gorgeous! funny! nice! intelligent!) said that she never had a best friend growing up, only a circle of very, very good friends (just like what men do!). It blew my mind that this was a girl option! But it makes so much sense to not have all your eggs in one basket. Oh, if I knew then what I know now… Read more…
Summer Coming of Age Books for Girls
This is what I was thinking when I came up with this kooky list:
- Summer read, preferably on the beach or on vacation.
- Has to be a good read but not too strenuous or stressful or heavy (no Grapes of Wrath vibe!).
- The book is about the summer and/or beach and/or beachy vacation vibe; like, hey, we are all on vacation. You in the book and me in real life.
- A great lead GIRL character.
- Counts towards summer homework book assignment but was thoroughly enjoyable.
- For incoming grades 4-6.
Can you think of any more coming of age chapter book for girls set during the summer? I’d love to add your pick! Thanks!
Best Chapter Books that Teach Compassion
I am shocked that Introducing…Sasha Abramowitz by Sue Halpern did not win any awards. It reminds me a lot of Rules by Cynthia Lord which won a Newbery Award. Must have been a tough year that year! If you child like Rules, s/he will love this book. Read more…