If you like the Franny K. Stein series...

I’m so glad you found our Book Match Service and I hope I can make some suggestions that will work for you. There are quite a few series that have cute and sassy girls for the age range you suggest. You may already know some of these, but maybe a new one will come out. All of the titles I am including here are the first title in a series, so if one appeals you may look for more about the same character by the same author. I suggest you try the following:

Mallory on the Move by Laurie Friedman is the story of eight year old Mallory who moves to a new town and begins throwing stones in the “Wishing Pond” but things will not go back to the way they were.

Ruby Lu, Brave and True by Lenora Look tells of Ruby Lu, an almost eight year old who spends time with her baby brother, goes to Chinese school, performs magic tricks, learns to drive and has adventures with both old and new friends.

Judy Moody by Megan McDonald tells of third grader Judy Moody in a bad mood on the first day of school. That is, until she gets into an assignment to create her masterpiece, the Me collage.

Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows is about seven-year-old Bean. She plays a mean trick on her sister and finds unexpected support for her antics from Ivy, the new neighbor Bean thought was boring whenever her mother suggested they become friends.

Bridget G. Harvey,
Snow Branch


Since you like the Franny K. Stein series by Jim Benton, you might also look for the Dear Dumb Diary series by the same author. Here are some book titles of funny books that I hope you'll like:

My pants are haunted! by Jim Benton.

Herbie Jones and the class gift by Suzy Kline.
Disaster strikes when Annabelle trusts Herbie Jones and Raymond with the job of picking up the class's gift to their teacher.

The adventures of Ali Baba Bernstein by Johanna Hurwitz.
Eight-year-old David is convinced that his life will be more adventurous when he changes his name to Ali Baba.

The Frankenbagel monster by Daniel Pinkwater.
When a night-roaming monster is seen in various sections of the city,
few people suspect that it is the creation of the local bagel maker,
Harold Frankenbagel

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