While scouring my shelves, memories, and online library for the best in young girl’s literature, I was reminded of these words,

A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.

CS Lewis

With that in mind, here are 23 excellent books to read aloud that will keep you just as passionately enthralled as your daughter.

Each and every one of these will make a wonderful gift. The books themselves are great to unwrap at Christmas or on a birthday, but the greatest gift will be the time you spend together enjoying a marvelous story.

Snuggle up and read!

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