Girls, Grades 3-4

Find in Children's Fiction unless otherwise noted.

Ivy and Bean Series
by Annie Barrows

When seven-year-old Bean befriends Ivy, the new neighbor, the unexpected happens!

The Penderwicks Series
by Jeanne Birdsall

While vacationing with their widowed father, four lovable sisters, ages four through twelve, share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother. In the sequel, the children hatch a plan to keep their father from dating.

Poppy (Poppy Stories Series) Ragweed
Poppy and Rye
Ereth's BIrthday
Poppy's Return
Poppy and Ereth
by Avi
In these adventurous, funny, and moving novels readers are introduced to the adventures of animal characters linked together by their friendship witht he brave deer mouse Poopy
Miss Hickory (Newbery Library) Miss Hickory
by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
Miss Hickory is madr from a twig with a hickory nut for her head, and lives in a doll house outside the home of her human owners.  When the family moves for the winter and leaves her behind, Miss Hickory survives with the help of farm and forest animals.  Prickly and a little stubborn, she learns to accept help from others, and to offer some assistance herself.
Becca at Sea Becca at Sea
by Deirdre F. Baker
Becca has many adventures while staying with her grandmother on a small island off British Columbia.  Gran is used to living on her own and doing everything her way, from Scrabble rules to mulching her garden.  Gran becomes a person who can learn and change.  So does her granddaughter.