The adorable Mother Daughter Book Club series is approaching its last act. The final book in the series, Mother-Daughter Book Camp, comes out on May 3! We remember when it all started with the first book, The Mother Daughter Book Club, where four sixth-graders—aspiring poet Emma, whose librarian mother started the group; Jess, Emma’s best friend, who lives on an organic farm; hockey-playing Cassidy, daughter of a former supermodel; and popular Megan—decided to read Little Women with their moms. Despite their initial resistance to the club, the girls experience joys and sorrows and develop a closer bond, just like the characters that they grow to love.
With both Mother’s Day and the series’ grand finale approaching, author Heather Vogel Frederick is giving away a boxset of her series (enter at the end of this post!) and sharing her favorite book mother-daughter book recommendations to enjoy this Mother’s Day and all year long!
Love it! And here are her mother-daughter book picks…
Heaven to Betsy by Maud Hart Lovelace. What’s not to love about the Betsy-Tacy books? Perfect for any age, this beloved classic series of warm family tales is set in small-town Minnesota in the early 20th century, and spans Betsy’s life from age five all the way up to her wedding. This installment finds lively Betsy and her friends enjoying their freshman year in high school, particularly the arrival of a “T.D.S.” (tall dark stranger) named Tony….
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson. Set against the backdrop of the Civil Rights era, this moving memoir in verse traces Woodson’s coming of age as an African-American girl in the 1960s and ‘70s. It’s a lyrical account of a young writer finding her voice, and an absolute gem.
Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson. Historical fiction is at its best in this page-turner of a tale about a plucky young woman homesteading in Montana in 1918. Readers will fall in love with the intrepid heroine, whose adventures continue in Hattie Ever After, the equally wonderful sequel.
Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan. Part fairy tale, part magical realism, part historical fiction, this richly-imagined novel defies convention. Intertwined stories cross time and continents as the fates of three young people unfold, bound together by a mysterious enchanted harmonica.
The Magic Mirror: Concerning a Lonely Princess, a Foundling Girl, a Scheming King and a Pickpocket Squirrel by Susan Hill Long. Hot off the press this spring, this witty medieval romp follows feisty foundling Margaret as she charts a course for truth, finding love and family (not to mention a squirrel) along the way. Perfectly splendid!
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