If you know elementary or middle school aged girls who are interested in running, guide them toward the Girls on the Run web site. My younger daughter took this course through our local parks and recreation center before she joined the cross country team this year. She had a very successful cross country season because she now LIKES to run.
When it comes to books, I know that girls are not as picky, and that there are just more books for girls. So I focus on books for boys, even though I would much rather be all about GIRL POWER.
I had a teacher ask me recently for a list of books that had more positive messages for girls than books like the Clique series, so I thought that on the even of my Guy Friday post, I would put this list.
Beil, Michael. The Red Blazer Girls: The Ring of Rocamadour
Cassidy, Kay. The Cinderella Society.
Comerford, Lynda B. Rissa Bartholomew’s Declaration of Independence.
Devilliers, Julia and Jennifer Roy. Trading Faces.
Dowell, Frances O’Roark. The Kind of Friends We Used to Be.
Frederick, Heather Vogel. The Mother-Daughter Book Club.
Greenwald, Lisa. My Life in Pink and Green
Kimmel, Elizabeth Cody. Lily B. On The Brink of Cool.
Krech, R. W. Love Puppies and Corner Kicks
Lenhard, Elizabeth. Chicks with Sticks
Lopez, Diana. Confetti Girl
Levy, Elizabeth. Cheater, Cheater
Margolis, Leslie. Boys are Dogs.
Nields, Nerissa. Plastic Angel
Sateren, Shelley Swanson. Cat on a Hottie’s Tin Roof.
Schaefer, Laura. The Teashop Girls.
Strasser, Todd. Con-fidence
Weissman, Elissa Brent. Standing for Socks.
Yee, Millicent Min: Girl Genius