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This classic works best as a read-aloud.
By J. M. Barrie
A cliff-hanging adventure wrapped in black humor.
By Lemony Snicket
Tale of cute orphan is great for the whole family.
(Release Year: 1982)
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
By Shannon Hale
Teen girl homesteads alone in Newbery Honor book.
By Kirby Larson
Classic sci-fi story still inspires and gets kids thinking.
By Madeleine L'Engle
Classic family sitcom offers fun with its lessons.
Network: Nickelodeon, Syndicated, TBS
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
By Suzanne Collins
Newbery Honor book about a smart Southern tomboy in 1899.
By Jacqueline Kelly
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
Inspiring, educational immigrant story told in free verse.
By Thanhha Lai
Sesame Street/Laugh-In hybrid taught Gen X to read.
Classic 1980s sitcom's messages still ring true today.
Network: Syndicated, Discovery Family Channel
Great girl-power messages, lots of variety and fun.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
A spunky girl explores the wonders of her everyday world.
By Angela Johnson
Inventive story of runaways in New York, 50 years apart.
By Brian Selznick
Exciting enchanted forest adventure to save baby brother.
By Colin Meloy
Beautifully illustrated account of African-American history.
By Kadir Nelson
Heartwrenching love story told by teen dying of cancer.
By John Green
Fantasy sequel has strong female characters, more violence.
By Cassandra Clare