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Over the years, my daughters’ love of books and reading has only grown exponentially. Let’s be honest, I couldn’t be happier as an avid reader myself.
When my girls were babies, I used to read to them while rocking them to sleep. Now, my girls are heading to the end of elementary school. My two tween daughters can sit for hours on end devouring new books. My older daughter, this past year, began taking a flashlight to bed at night read before going to sleep.
So, with the holiday season upon us, my two tween girls have asked for books for Christmas. You read that right, lists to Santa include books to read.
That is where Scholastic comes into play for me. In the past, I have shopped Scholastic through our elementary school and book fair for my girls. But in recent times, I have also bought directly online from Scholastic.
However, if you are like me and shopping for that special tween girl or girls this holiday season, then scroll below for some great reading suggestions.
8 Holiday Gift Ideas for All Book Loving Tween Girls
1. The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-7 Box Set: A Graphix Collection
A box set of the bestselling Baby-sitters Club graphic novels, adapted by Raina Telgemeier (Books #1-4) and Gale Galligan (Books #5-7) from the original novels by Ann M. Martin Join Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, Stacey, Dawn, and Mallory on their babysitting adventures! No matter what comes up — cranky toddlers, huge dogs, scary neighbors, prank calls — you can count on the BSC to save the day. This box set is perfect for both newcomers and longtime fans!
2. Alyssa Milano’s Hope #1: Project Middle School
Meet Hope Roberts. Hope is an 11-year old that seems super strong on the outside, there’s another side of her, too. She’s just a regular girl trying to survive middle school.
This first book starts with the beginning of sixth grade, and Hope’s BFF Sam made some new friends over the summer. Hope doesn’t know how to handle it. She and Sam have always been inseparable! Then Hope meets her new lab partner, Camila, and they get off on the wrong foot. And even though Camila is great at science, she doesn’t want to join the science club. The club is all boys, and she doesn’t feel welcome. When Hope hears that, she’s determined to recruit more girls into the science club, including Camila. Can she turn the science club into a place that’s welcoming for everyone and make some new friends along the way?
3. Smile, Sisters, and Guts: The Box Set
A special box set of Raina Telgemeier’s bestselling memoirs, including:
4. Harry Potter: The Illustrated Collection (Books #1-3 Boxed Set)
This beautifully produced boxed set is the perfect introduction to the Harry Potter series, and an impressive gift for new readers and lifelong fans alike. It contains the first three books in the series in large scale editions, gorgeously illustrated in full color by award-winning artist Jim Kay.
5. Wish Willow Falls Favorites
This Wish Willow Fall set includes:
- 11 Birthdays
- 13 Gifts
- The Last Present
6. Calling All Witches! (From the Films of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts)
For all the girls as clever as Hermione Granger, as strong as Leta Lestrange, and as fierce as Minerva McGonagall, this incredible compendium is packed with the stories of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts’ extraordinary heroines! Besides the series’ best-known characters, get to know the female mentors, founders, rule-breakers, and — yes, even villains like Bellatrix Lestrange and Vinda Rosier — who made the wizarding world what it is today. Complete with gorgeous, full-color illustrations and photography – a must-have for fans!
7. Goosebumps 25th Anniversary Retro Set
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Goosebumps with five of the all-time bestselling Goosebumps books with their original covers in an exclusive tin!
8. The Baby-Sitters Club Retro Tin Boxed Set
Featuring the first six books in the bestselling series with their original covers. Honestly, I know the first one on this list was the graphic novels, but this tin set brought me back as I read all of these books 30+ years ago myself. So, I couldn’t resist including it, as well. Maybe this set could be a gift for both tween daughter and mom, too – just saying!
There you have it with 8 great holiday book gift ideas for all tween girls who love to read.
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Which of the books above would you be most interested in gifting your tween girl?
Now, share with me in the comments.
Zachary loves the Sisters / Smile books and now Simon is reading them too. I wonder if they would like the other graphic novels on your list!
I know that the Babysitter’s Club Graphic Novel edition is indeed similar in fashion as the same illustrator actually worked on them. So, hope that helps 🙂
Seana Turner says
It is fun for me to see what is popular with the tween set now. It’s been awhile since my girls were at this stage, but we loved The Babysitter’s Club way back then too! And Goosebumps is still popular, so that is kind of neat. Can’t go wrong with Harry Potter. I remember when the first one came out. My husband read it aloud to my older girl and she was hooked. I’m sure she has read each of the books at least seven times.
Seana, you are preaching. I actually read the original Babysitter’s Club books when I was a kid. Oh, and Harry Potter is still one of my favorites here, as well 🙂
William D Holland says
I’m big on encouraging kids to read. Who knows,maybe one of your daughters will become a famous writer because of your encouragement. 🙂 And won’t that be cool?
Happy Thursday Janine!
Aw, me too, Bill and just more we have in common. And if one of my girls because a famous writer, I think I would die happy!! Happy Thursday, my friend now 🙂
Tamara Bowman says
You know, I do the same thing. I always order the book orders and book fairs books but I noticed that I shop online at Scholastic as well.
Scarlet is really into the babysitters club graphic novels, and of course Harry Potter!
Aw, it seems like Scarlet and my girls would most definitely be fast friends on books and so much more, too!!! 🙂
Sooo many good ones here!! I loved the Babysitters Club and the Goosebumps one is creepy good! Loving this round-up list 🙂
Aw, totally agree with your picks, too!! 🙂
Thank you for this list. Your girls are obviously great readers and have a love for books. We read The Babysitters Club. We always liked Kristy and Mary Anne. We all have kept our books from childhood. Wishing you and your family a blessed and joyous Christmas. Have a happy,Healthy 2020.
Joan,Marion and Marilyn
Aw, ladies, I had all The Babysitters Club books when I was young. Sadly, I didn’t keep them. But I love that my girls are enjoying this series now. Wishing you all a very, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, too!!! 🙂
Meredith Spidel says
YES!!! I love this list! The Babysitters Club and Raina Telgmeier books are favorites here, and I am always on the hunt for new titles for my little book fiend! 😉 Thanks, Janine!
Aw, my pleasure and always happy to share new books with you for our kids, as well!!! 🙂
As a voracious reader, a reading tutor, and a mom of a now 25 year old daughter who is also a voracious reader, I love this post! My daughter would have probably loved the Harry Potter books as a tween. I remember she was really into the Series of Unfortunate Events books back then.
Pam, I am honestly with you on this and always been an avid reader. So, I love sharing that with my girls and these books seriously many of these books are books that I read that their age or would have if they existed, as well 🙂 back in the day