Okay, here’s the deal. My daughter is now in 3rd grade (Nov 2014). I am trying to recall everything she read but that’s not possible. She didn’t have problems finding books that would interest her so I did not do a major research to find appropriate books for her. However, my son is not going to read the girls’ series, and I started wondering what there is to read for an advanced reader in 1st grade.
I spent days researching books and series, and the result is my list under Other 1st Grade Books. It is a list that does not contain only titles for boys but for anybody who is ready for more challenging books than easy readers such as Level 3 or 4 books. I actually listed quite a few girls’ series there because I either didn’t know about them when my daughter was in 1st grade or she was not interested in them (she is not into fairies, princesses, etc.)
Ivy & Bean (series) For a comprehensive list of books about these two girls click here.
Clementine(series) To see all Clementine books click here. I remember that when I first checked it out from the library my daughter was not interested. It was too difficult for her. I waited a few months and brought it home again and she loved it. So just try it and if your daughter doesn’t like it, give it a shot in a couple of months again.