Fiction Books for Girls — The List of The Most Interesting Series and Authors by Old-Fashioned Education

Dotty Dimple | Girl Series | Moving Picture Girls | Louisa May Alcott | Anne of Avonlea | Girl Aviators | Betty Gordon | Ruth Fielding | Dorothy Dale | The Meadow-Brook Girls| Motor Girls | Campfire Girls | Outdoor Girls | Elsie Dinsmore | Grace Harlowe | Aunt Jane’s Nieces

by Jean Webster
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by Johanna Spyri
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A Girl of the Limberlost
by Gene Stratton-Porter
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Mouser Cats’ Story
by Amy Prentice
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Maggie, a Girl of the Streets
by Stephen Crane, who also wrote Red Badge of Courage
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Four Girls and a Compact
by Annie Hamilton Donnell
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Jane Allen, Junior
by Edith Bancroft
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The Poor Little Rich Girl
by Eleanor Gates
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We Girls: a Home Story
by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
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a little dry and quite victorian, but still amusing in its own right

Understood Betsy
by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
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Dotty Dimple by Sophie May

Little Prudy
from 19th Century Girl’s Stories

Little Prudy’s Sister Susy

Little Prudy’s Dotty Dimple

Dotty Dimple at her Grandmothers

Dolly Dimple Out West

Dotty’s Beads & Tea

Dottie Dimple at Play

Jim, Lucy & All
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1st to 4th grade level, read aloud to younger children, allow older children to read for themselves

Girls Series

Madge Morton, Captain of the Merry Maid

Madge Morton’s Secret
by Amy D. V. Chalmers

Peggy Stewart: Navy Girl at Home
by Gabrielle E. Jackson
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The Girls of Central High Aiding the Red Cross
by Gertrude W. Morrison
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The Automobile Girls at Washington
Checkmating the Plots of Foreign Spies
by Laura Dent Crane
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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

& New Chronicles of Rebecca
by Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin
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5th to 7th grade reading level


Pollyanna Grows Up
by Eleanor H. Porter
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The Girl Scout Pioneers; or Winning the First B. C.
by Lilian C. McNamara Garis

The Girl Scouts at Home
by Katherine Keene Galt

The Moving Picture Girls

Complete series appears below

The Moving Picture Girls
First Appearances in Photo Dramas

The Moving Picture Girls at Oak Farm
or, Queer Happenings While Taking Rural Plays

The Moving Picture Girls Snowbound
Or, The Proof on the Film

The Moving Picture Girls Under the Palms
Or, Lost in the Wilds of Florida

The Moving Picture Girls at Rocky Ranch
Or, Great Days Among the Cowboys

The Moving Picture Girls at Sea
Or, A Pictured Shipwreck That Became Real

The Moving Picture Girls in War Plays
Or, The Sham Battles at Oak Farm
by Laura Lee Hope
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Louisa May Alcott

An Old-Fashioned Girl

Jack and Jill

Little Women

Little Men

Jo’s Boys
by Louisa May Alcott
5th to 8th grade reading level

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of the Island

Anne of Avonlea

Anne of Windy Poplars

Anne’s House of Dreams
by L. M. Montgomery
4th to 7th grade reading level

The Girl Aviators’

The Girl Aviators’ Motor Butterfly

The Girl Aviators’ on Golden Wings

The Girl Aviators’ Sky Cruise
by Margaret Burnham
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Betty Gordon

Betty Gordon at Boarding School; The Treasure of Indian Chasm

Betty Gordon at Mountain Camp

Betty Gordon in Washington
by Alice B. Emerson
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Ruth Fielding

Ruth Fielding at Snow Camp; Or, Lost in the Backwoods

Ruth Fielding in Moving Pictures; Or, Helping the Dormitory Fund

Ruth Fielding in the Great Northwest; Or, The Indian Girl Star of the Movies

Ruth Fielding of the Red Mill; Or, Jasper Parloe’s Secret

Ruth Fielding on Cliff Island; Or, The Old Hunter’s Treasure Box
by Alice B. Emerson
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Dorothy Dale

Dorothy Dale: A girl of today

Dorothy Dale’s Camping Days

Dorothy Dale’s Queer Holidays
by Margaret Penrose
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The Meadow-Brook Girls

The Meadow-Brook Girls by the Sea

The Meadow-Brook Girls in the Hills

The Meadow-Brook Girls Under Canvas

The Meadow-Brook Girls Afloat
by Janet Aldridge
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Motor Girls

The Motor Girls

The Motor Girls on a Tour

The Motor Girls on Cedar Lake

The Motor Girls on Waters Blue
by Margaret Penrose
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Campfire Girls

The Camp Fire Girls in the Maine Woods
Or, The Winnebagos Go Camping

The Camp Fire Girls at Camp Keewaydin
Or, Paddles Down

The Camp Fire Girls at School
Or, The Woleho Weavers

The Camp Fire Girls Do Their Bit
Or, over the Top with the Winnebagos

The Camp Fire Girls Go Motoring
Or, Along the Road That Leads the Way
by Hildegard Gertrude Frey
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Campfire Girls in the Allegheny Mountains
Or, A Christmas Success against Odds
by Stella M. Francis
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The Camp Fire Girls at Long Lake
Or, Bessie King in Summer Camp

The Camp Fire Girls on the Farm
Or, Bessie King’s New Chum

A Campfire Girl’s First Council Fire
The Camp Fire Girls In the Woods
by Jane L. Stewart
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The Camp Fire Girls at Sunrise Hill
by Margaret Vandercook
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How Ethel Hollister Became a Campfire Girl

Ethel Hollister’s Second Summer as a Campfire Girl
by Irene Elliott Benson
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The Outdoor Girls

The Outdoor Girls of Deepdale:
Or, camping and tramping for fun and health

The Outdoor Girls in Florida
Or, Wintering in the Sunny South

The Outdoor Girls at Rainbow Lake:
Or, the stirring cruise of the motorboat Gem

The Outdoor Girls at the Hostess House:
Or, doing their best for the soldiers

The Outdoor Girls at Wild Rose Lodge:
Or, the hermit of Moonlight falls

The Outdoor Girls in Army Service:
Or, doing their bit for the soldier boys

The Outdoor Girls on Pine Island
Or, A Cave and What It Contained

The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle
Or, The Girl Miner of Gold Run

The Outdoor Girls in a Winter Camp
Glorious Days on Skates and Ice Boats

The Outdoor Girls in a Motor Car
The Haunted Mansion of Shadow Valley

The Outdoor Girls at Ocean View
Or, The Box That Was Found in the Sand

The Outdoor Girls at Bluff Point
Or a Wreck and a Rescue
by Laura Lee Hope
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Elsie Dinsmore

Elsie Dinsmore

Holidays at Roselands

Elsie’s Girlhood

Elsie’s Womanhood

Elsie’s Motherhood

Elsie’s Children

Elsie’s Widowhood
Emory Women Writers Resource Project
(Thanks Margaret)

Grandmother Elsie

Elsie’s New Relations

Elsie at Nantucket

The Two Elsies

Elsie’s Kith and Kin

Christmas with Grandma Elsie

Elsie’s Vacation and After Events

Elsie at the World’s Fair

Elsie at Home
by Martha Finley
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Grace Harlowe’s Highschool & College Years

Complete series appears below, 11 total

Grace Harlowe’s Plebe Year at High School
The Merry Doings of the Oakdale Freshmen Girls

Grace Harlowe’s Sophomore Year at High School

Grace Harlowe’s Junior Year at High School

Grace Harlowe’s Senior Year at High School

Grace Harlowe’s First Year at Overton College

Grace Harlowe’s Second Year at Overton College

Grace Harlowe’s Third Year at Overton College

Grace Harlowe’s Fourth Year at Overton College

Grace Harlowe’s Return to Overton Campus

Grace Harlowe’s Problem

Grace Harlowe’s Golden Summer

Grace Harlowe’s Overland Riders

Grace Harlowe’s Overland Riders Among the Kentucky Mountaineers

Grace Harlowe’s Overland Riders in the Great North Woods

Grace Harlowe’s Overland Riders on the Great American Desert
by Jessie Graham Flower aka Josephine Chase
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Aunt Jane’s Nieces

Aunt Jane’s Nieces

Aunt Jane’s Nieces Abroad

Aunt Jane’s Nieces at Millville

Aunt Jane’s Nieces at Work

Aunt Jane’s Nieces in Society

Aunt Jane’s Nieces and Uncle John

Aunt Jane’s Nieces on Vacation

Aunt Jane’s Nieces out West

Aunt Jane’s Nieces in the Red Cross
by Edith Van Dyne
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