A friend and I recently talked about finding books for sensitive young girls (ages 7-10) that aren't scary, creepy, sad, prematurely mature, or too simple.
It's hard to be a technically skilled reader who loves nothing more than to settle in with a good chapter book but to also be a sensitive soul who knows that the joys of footie pajamas and snuggling with Fluffy Bunny are not to be missed.
We talked about Beverly Cleary, Eleanor Estes, and Paddington Bear.
Chapter books with heart and innocence.
More suggestions, anyone?