It can be challenging picking out appropriate books for a seven-year-old girl who is independent enough to read independently but might still require some help. At this age, their interests are transforming, and you want them to have fun and absorb valuable information.
Kids’ reading skills improve each day around age seven, but they might still enjoy the occasional read-aloud by a caregiver with higher-level chapter books. Their primary interest is typically fantasy and humor, and they should be reading self-development-based books too.
Below is a list of various books and genres for seven-year-old girls that will not only spark their interest in a fairytale or give them a little giggle but improve their reading practice and empower them for real-life situations.
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The Complete Chronicles of Narnia
- Author: C.S. Lewis
- Published: 1950 – 1956
- Genre: Fantasy, Literature
The set of Narnia books are the classic chapter books that have been a favorite from the beginning. The adventurous fantasy grips the attention of every child and sets them into the world of imagination.
The collection includes seven books and is the entire collection of the Narnia stories. The chapter books are ideal for a seven-year-olds wonderous interest regardless if the child can read independently or will need a caregiver to read for them.
The series has been adapted for radio, film, stage shows, television, and computer games. It is a fan favorite and, after all these years, never loses its fame.
EJ 12 Girl Hero: Hot and Cold
- Author: Susannah McFarlane
- Published: 2010
- Genre: Spy Fiction, Adventure
Hot and Cold is from the EJ 12 Girl Hero collection series of adventures for young girls. There are 21 books in total, and Hot and Cold is the first. The series includes a range of genres between all the books, and children can experience a whole variety of reading entertainment from it.
The story Hot and Cold is about a special agent, EJ12 (Emma Jacks), who needs to crack codes and stay calm to let the evil-doer’s plan flop. She tries to save the world. However, she isn’t sure if she can handle the mean school Ice Queen.
There is a lesson in each book, such as dealing with mean girls in Hot and Cold. Young girls will find the stories relatable and take some teachings from them to apply in real situations.
Enchanted Shell – The Secret Mermaid
- Author: Sue Mongredien
- Published: 2009
- Genre: Fantasy Fiction
The Enchanted Shell is the first from The Secret Mermaid Collection of adventure books for young girls. There are a total of 12 books in the series, and each one is as capturing as the next.
The story is about Molly Holmes, a young girl who moves to Horseshoe Bay with her family. Her grandmother gifts her an enchanted shell necklace and that magically transforms her life. The power of the chain allows Molly to transport to the Undersea Kingdom. She then discovers that she is a secret mermaid and meets new mermaid friends.
The book is perfect for independent reading, and the pictures are beautifully illustrated. It has the ideal wholesome, fantasy stories that take any child into a world of imagination.
Penny Dreadful is a Magnet for Disaster
- Author: Joanna Nadin
- Published: 2011
- Genre: Diary Fiction, Humor
This is from the collection of the Penny Dreadful series of books. There are seven books in the collection, and Magnet for Disaster is one of them.
The story is like a diary of a young girl talking about herself and explaining why things are the way they are. She does some ranting, complaining, and it is all quite humorous and very entertaining. Penny has all the ideas that she thinks are brilliant, but they turn out to be dreadful and result in disasters. She gets to express herself, and children get to read and have a laugh.
The books are great for reading aloud to kids as well as for independent reading. It is written in Penny’s voice, giving it an extra edge and feeling for her dreadful mistakes.
The Never Girls
- Author: Kiki Thorpe
- Published: 2013
- Genre: Literature, Fantasy Fiction
The Disney Never Girls collection is a little girl’s fairytale world by bestselling New York Times author Kiki Thorpe. The series is based on four girls who find themselves in Neverland – their biggest wish! Neverland is Tinker Bell and her fairy friends’ home.
The collection includes a series of four chapter books that any seven-year-old would love. The stories can be read independently by an advanced reader or a caregiver for read-aloud time.
It is an excellent set of books for escapism reading with an expansive vocabulary for improved literacy skills and imagination boost.
- Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Paris Rosenthal
- Published: 2017
- Genre: Fiction. Self-Development
Dear Girl: A Celebration of Wonderful, Smart, Beautiful You! is an incredibly encouraging book for young girls to boost self-confidence and individuality.
The book is a love letter to a special girl as a reminder of her power, strength, and value in the world. It is a validation to girls that they can be authentically themselves, no matter who they choose to be, and they will still be perfect.
It encourages self-love, contentment, resilience and is an excellent reminder that you are unique and loved, just as you are.
Awesome Jokes that Every 7 Year Old Should Know!
- Author: Mat Waugh
- Published: 2018
- Genre: Humor, Riddles, Literature
There is almost nothing as good as a book full of funny jokes for a young child. Seven-year-olds are always cracking silly jokes and looking for new ones to share with friends at school, and this book by Mat Waugh doesn’t fail to deliver.
You can find all the jokes you will ever need in this book – from the classics to the twisted originals, and even brand-new ones to cause some tummy aching laugher.
The text is simple enough for a seven-year-old to read by themselves, and an adult will also enjoy reading them out loud – if they can get through one line without bursting into fits of laughter.
Nancy Drew Clue Book Mystery Mayhem
- Author: Carolyn Keene
- Published: 2015
- Genre: Mystery, Literature, Fiction
The collectible box set of Nancy Drew Clue Books comes in a collection of four chapter books. The stories are about solving the mystery through the clues so kids can think up ideas for cracking the cases.
The stories follow Nancy and her friends who find out that people are causing problems, and they investigate and track down the culprits. The books do not contain scary elements even though they are excellent mysteries, therefore, holding the kid’s attention.
A seven-year-old can read these books and learn a range of new vocabulary while enjoying the world of imagination through reading.
The Hundred Dresses
- Author: Eleanor Estates
- Published: 1944
- Genre: Literature, Realistic Fiction
The Hundred Dresses is an old children’s book about a Polish girl, Wanda Petronski, who attends a Connecticut school. At this school, other kids treat her ‘differently’ and mock her.
It is a beautiful and gently written tale about bullying, the bystanders, and the courage to stand up for yourself and others.
The story is sensitive and intuitive with a warmth of sympathy. It is undoubtedly a book that every child should read. Additionally, the book comes highly recommended by teaches to help kids with relatable issues socially in and out of school.
How to Catch a Mermaid
- Author: Adam Wallace
- Published: 2016
- Genre: Juvenile Fiction
The book is an enchanting mermaid tale that any seven-year-old girl will love. Little girls are typically obsessed with mermaid stories that feed their hunger for fairytales. This book by New York Times and the USA Today bestselling author Adam Wallace delivers excellently.
It is a fun mermaid book that tells children how to catch a mermaid with fun traps and under-the-sea adventures that no young girl can resist.
The storybook is juvenile and very simple to read. However, a seven-year-old will still enjoy its incredible adventurous nature and colorful, beautifully illustrated pictures by Andy Elkerton.
Narwhal and Jelly Collection
- Author: Ben Clanton
- Published: 2016 – 2018
- Genre: Humor, Nautical Fiction, Literature
The hilarious and charming stories of Narwhal and Jelly – the most lovable duo, are delightful, silly, and graphic novels. They are hearty, playful, based on friendship and adventure.
They are easy to read independently and will intrigue even the seven-year-old who might have refused to read by themselves initially. The set comes in a collection of three fun books.
The stories are full of humor and will keep children entertained and engaged with their banter. The books have positive attitudes, curiosity, and playful charm that bring escapism and pure joy to kids.
Whoever Heard of a Flying Bird?
- Author: David Cunliffe
- Published: 2020
- Genre: Fiction, Inspirational
The book is about a little birdy who lives on an island where birds don’t fly. However, she wants to eat the fresh fruits that are high up in the trees. All the other birds think that flying sounds crazy because birds don’t fly, but Pip was not going to give up so easily.
The book encourages children to let go of self-doubt and work hard to achieve what they want by trying and not giving up – leading to success. It teaches a valuable on resilience.
The story comes highly recommended by teaches. The cover and illustrations are beautiful for capturing the attention of a seven-year-old who might not enjoy books without pictures. The words are short, straightforward, and easy for kids to read.
I Need a New Butt!
- Author: Dawn McMillan
- Published: 2012
- Genre: Humor
The story is based on a young boy who notices that his bum has a huge crack. He finds that to be a big problem and sets out to find a new one.
The quirky, hilarious picture book went viral on Facebook with over 1300000 views, and every child and adult has had a laugh-out-loud session with it.
It is a cheeky story that is easy for a seven-year-old to read independently. The book is simple for bringing pure joy while simultaneously teaching kids to accept their body parts, even if it may be subconsciously through humor.
The Never Girls Collection #2
- Author: Kiki Thorpe
- Published: 2014
- Genre: Fantasy Fiction. Literature
The Disney collection number two of The Never Girls books five-eight is an addition to the fairytale adventures of the four girls whose biggest wish is to go to Neverland. They eventually find themselves in Neverland, the home of Tinkerbell and her friends.
It is the ideal set of books for young girls who have a deep imagination for the fairytale world. It will take them into a series of escapism and enjoyment through reading.
The stories are easy for a seven-year-old to read independently, and it will undoubtedly keep them hooked until they complete the whole set.
- Author: Meena Harris
- Published: 2021
- Genre: Fiction
Ambitious Girl is an inspiring book by the New York Times bestselling author Meena Harris. The book encourages persistence, assertiveness, confidence, and pride.
The story celebrates girls’ ambition through inspiration and positivity after a young girl sees strong women labeled ‘too ambitious’ or ‘too assertive’ in a negative light.
She goes on a journey through the past, present, and future, discovering females’ challenges. She learns how girls and women can take those words meant to knock them down and reframe, redefine, and reclaim themselves and their power in society.
Judy Moody Star-Studded Collection
- Author: Megan McDonald
- Published: 2000 – 2002
- Genre: Realistic Fiction
The collection of Judy Moody includes three fun books for young kids. It offers a perspective on a resonating level about real feelings, family, and friendships.
The stories are based on Judy, who is moody, and the good kind of mood. She has low expectations and a negative outlook. She starts third grade in a negative light, and everything sets her off into a bad mood.
The books are entertaining and portray challenges that young children, especially girls, can have. It offers a kid’s perspective of pleasure and challenges and shows how trying to make the best of every situation can lead to surprisingly positive results.
My Magical Words
- Author: Becky Cummings
- Published: 2019
- Genre: Inspirational, Self-Development
My Magical Words is a wonderful book to increase confidence in children and promote self-esteem. It teaches kids that their words have power and their inner voice, and speaking positively to themselves is essential to living a positive life.
The book includes a series of positive self-affirmations with I AM statements that will empower children to believe they are beautiful, intelligent, healthy, strong, and more.
It inspires kindness and promotes self-love. It helps kids feel themselves and use self-validation in life instead of expecting to be validated by others.
- Author: Wendy Cheyette Lewison
- Published: 2010
- Genre: Riddles Fiction
Silly Milly is a delightful story with one big riddle. It takes the readers on a journey to figure out why Milly likes what she does, and it encourages thinking to solve the riddle.
Although the book is for level one reading and pretty easy for a seven-year-old, the encouragement to solve the riddles pushes kids to use their thinking skills and increase vocabulary with the ability to improve their rhyming words.
The book gets kids excited and interested in reading and gives them a feeling of accomplishment when they solve the riddles. It will even get the child who dislikes reading to start focusing on independent reading.
The Critter Club Collection
- Author: Callie Berkley
- Published: 2013
- Genre: Fiction, Mystery
The Critter Club Collection is a series of four heartwarming books in a perfect boxed set. The books are all based on the adventures of a group of four best friends.
The four best buddies have different interests and personalities, but they all have an immense love for animals. They save and help lost and lonely animals in a rescue shelter they formed.
The characters in the books are great examples for a seven-year-old growing girl. It teaches them how to be kind and treat animals with compassion. It is also about friendship and learning to overcome friendship drama through differences.
- Author: Roald Dahl
- Published: 1988
- Genre: Literature, Humor, Fantasy Fiction
Matilda is an older story turned into what most people know as a movie. However, the love for the story never runs out. It remains a timeless classic. The story is full of humor and entertainment and also encourages reading in little children.
The story is about a little girl who loves to read and learn. She is neglected by her parents and mocked for her love to learn and urge to go to school. She discovers magical powers through anger and reactive emotion towards her family when they make fun of her.
When Matilda finally attends school, she realizes her principal is horrible, but her class teacher is a dream. She uses her magic powers to help the kids in school as well as her teacher break away from the toxic relationship with her aunt – the principal.
The Magic Finger
- Author: Roald Dahl
- Published: 1966
- Genre: Fantasy Fiction, Humor, Magic
The Magic Finger is another one of Roald Dahl’s incredible stories. It is older than Matilda, and if anything, it is the ideal introduction to the Roald Dahl books and the idea of his work.
The story is about the Gregg family and their love for hunting. The girl next door finds it horrible. She tries to talk to them about it, but they laugh at her instead of understanding her concern. One day the Greggs take it too far, and the little girl uses The Magic Finger on them. She cannot control it during anger, and it takes over.
She turns the Gregg family into birds, and they have to live in a nest that is only the beginning of their problems. It is a fun story with a lot of humor and keeps children engaged. It would be an excellent story for read-aloud time.
Bad Nana: Older Not Wiser
- Author: Sophy Henn
- Published: 2018
- Genre: Literature, Fiction, Humor
Older Not Wiser is from the series of three books – Bad Nana, a wickedly funny collection for young kids about a bad Grandma.
The story follows Jeanie’s grandma, who is up to no good. She is embarrassing and full of mischievous schemes. Regardless of all of that, she is still extremely fun. She doesn’t care that everyone seems to think she should know better because she is old enough. Jeanie thinks she likes it!
The book is a quick read and contains colorful and fun illustrations. There is an emphasis on words and colors, which focuses on feelings. The story is super cute and will keep a seven-year-old engaged.
The Two and Only Kelly Twins
- Author: Johanna Hurwitz
- Published: 2013
- Genre: Fiction, Literature
This is a lovely story of two identical twins – Arlene and Ilene who love being a pair, doing everything together, and dressing alike. They even have identical pet ferrets.
When a set of triplets comes to their school, the twins wonder if triplets are more special than twins, and when Arlene gets sick and visits the hospital, they learn what it’s like to be individuals instead of twins.
At the end of the day, the twins know they are lucky to have each other even when they are not together. The book teaches love and appreciation for siblings. It is full of warmth and humor and allows for the relatability of daily activities in children.
The Heartwood Hotel: A True Home
- Author: Kallie George
- Published: 2017
- Genre: Literature, Fiction
A True Home is from the series of The Heartwood Hotel and has that old-fashioned feel of books. They seem, look, and feel like rich classics but have the adventure and pacing of modern-day books. It is the ideal book series to introduce to a seven-year-old between the phases of being read to and reading independently.
The story highlights the power of friendships and kindness in the characters only seen by animals. It is about a mouse, Mona, who stumbles across the world of Heartwood Hotel in the middle of a storm. She hopes they will let her stay, and it turns out she is the maid they need.
The book portrays acceptance and a positive community. It also shows courage and is a charming, warming story that any little girl will devour in a book.
- Author: Jackson Pearce
Ellie, Engineer, is a story about a little girl who loves to build and construct things. The author seamlessly integrates friendship, honesty, and kindness into the story to encourage these themes in kids.
It is an incredible chapter book showing a girl with a tool belt strapped around her girly skirt. She is a girl who uses a drill and builds things – a girl engineer.
It is a charming story breaking the gender narrative around careers and encourages girls to be what they want.
Girls at age seven are in the phase of loving being able to read books independently, yet love to cuddle up with their caregivers and listen to stories being read to them.
The options in the list above offer a variety of choices for self-reading and read-aloud books. There is also a wide range of genres to choose from, ensuring that all personalities and interests are covered.
Next time you are looking for a good book for the seven-year-old little lady in your life, be sure to pick one of the options from this list and bask in their appreciation, enjoyment, and love for the books!