Best Children's Books with Strong Female Heroines

A Listmania! list by Stephanie Parent
 
Bridge to Terabithia
1.  Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
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  "My favorite book of all time!  Guaranteed to leave you sobbing, but you'll return to it again and again."
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Jacob Have I Loved
2.  Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson
The list author says:
  "Another masterpiece by Katherine Paterson."
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Julie of the Wolves (HarperClassics)
3.  Julie of the Wolves (HarperClassics) by Jean Craighead George
The list author says:
  "Read this book, and Arctic wolves will become your favorite animals!"
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Anne of Green Gables (Children's Classics)
4.  Anne of Green Gables (Children's Classics) by L.M. Montgomery
The list author says:
  "Let Anne become your Bosom Friend as you wander down Lover's Lane and visit the Lake of Shining Waters!"
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Quest for a Maid
5.  Quest for a Maid by Frances Mary Hendry
The list author says:
  "The best historical/fantasy mix I've ever read- also a great love story."
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The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
6.  The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
The list author says:
  "Exciting adventure on the high seas- see how brave a thirteen--year-old girl can be!"
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Walk Two Moons
7.  Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
The list author says:
  "A beautiful story of loss, friendship, and love- will make you laugh and cry."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,116 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

A Break with Charity: A Story about the Salem Witch Trials
8.  A Break with Charity: A Story about the Salem Witch Trials by Ann Rinaldi
The list author says:
  "My favorite historical fiction by Ann Rinaldi- a fascinating look at the Salem Witch Trials."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (138 customer reviews)

The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials)
9.  The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials) by Philip Pullman
The list author says:
  "Great fantasy with a heroine you'll never forget- and of course, read the two sequels as well."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,685 customer reviews)

The Book of Three (Pyrdain Chronicles)
10.  The Book of Three (Pyrdain Chronicles) by Lloyd Alexander
The list author says:
  "Another classic fantasy- the first in a series of five, and they just get better and better."
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A Knot in the Grain and Other Stories
11.  A Knot in the Grain and Other Stories by Robin McKinley
The list author says:
  "My favorite by Robin McKinley- magical."
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DRAGON'S MILK (Dragon Chronicles)
12.  DRAGON'S MILK (Dragon Chronicles) by Susan Fletcher
The list author says:
  "A fun, engrossing fantasy."
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Peter Pan: The Original Story
13.  Peter Pan: The Original Story by J.M. Barrie
The list author says:
  "Peter may have captured the title, but Wendy is the true star here!"
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Island of the Blue Dolphins
14.  Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
The list author says:
  "An enthralling story- unless you've read Julie of the Wolves, dolphins will become your favorite animal."
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Little Women (Illustrated Junior Library)
15.  Little Women (Illustrated Junior Library) by Louisa May Alcott
The list author says:
  "The book that's inspired countless girls to become writers like Jo March."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (994 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Forestwife
16.  The Forestwife by Theresa Tomlinson
The list author says:
  "A new version of Robin Hood with Marian at the center of the tale; also a fascinating look at herbal medicine."
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Wise Child
17.  Wise Child by Monica Furlong
The list author says:
  "A wonderful adventure full of witchcraft and magic."
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

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Juniper
18.  Juniper by Monica Furlong
The list author says:
  "The prequel to Wise Child, but it also stands on its own."
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Tuck Everlasting (A Sunburst book)
19.  Tuck Everlasting (A Sunburst book) by Natalie Babbitt
The list author says:
  "A novel every child should read- it explores the nature of mortality and what it means to be human."
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The Secret Garden (HarperClassics)
20.  The Secret Garden (HarperClassics) by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The list author says:
  "Another classic everyone should read."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (935 customer reviews)

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