Books about the Social World of Girls

Recommendations by Kris Vreeland
Head of the Children’s Book Department at Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena, CA

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All the World 
by Liz Garton Scanlon (Ages: 4-Adult)
Lyric art and poetry illustrate how we are interconnected and we are all the world and all of the world is all of us.

Chester’s Way 
by Kevin Henkes (Ages: 3-7)
Chester and Wilson are best friends and do everything the exact same way. Then Lily moves into the neighborhood. She has her own way of doing everything. Chester and Wilson’s friendship will never be the same again.

I Can Do Anything That’s Everything All on My Own 
based on characters created by Lauren Child (Ages: 3-5)
Charlie tries teaching Lola that sometimes we all need help and doing everything on your own isn’t always the best way to approach life.

Sheila Rae, the Brave 
by Kevin Henkes (Ages: 3-6)
Sheila is very brave, she’s not afraid of anything. Until she decides to take a new route going home and gets lost. Fortunately her sister is close behind to help her.


A Friend 
by Anette Bley (Ages: 3-6)

How to Be a Friend: A Guide to Making Friends and Keeping Them 
by Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown (Ages: 3-6)

I Am a Rainbow 
by Dolly Parton (Ages: 3-5)

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