American Girl Books

American Girl’s award-winning books—stories of adventure, friendship, courage, and compassion—have been beloved by girls for more than 30 years. From historical and contemporary fiction that celebrates girls yesterday and today to nonfiction advice and activity titles that help girls navigate the changes and challenges of growing up, our library of books provides good reads that inspire girls to be good people.

Historical Character Books

American Girl’s historical character series spotlights the stories of heroic girls who lived long ago. Through all the changes that turned their worlds upside down—wartime, immigration, clashes of culture and class—they discover the things that truly matter to girls of all times, like helping others, being a true friend, and standing up for what’s right.

Girl of the Year™ Books

The Girl of the Year contemporary fiction books explore the many ways girls can follow their passions to make a difference. Whether starting a business, working to save the arts and environment, or exploring whole new countries and cultures, each girl finds her own way to make the world a better place. With a new Girl of the Year character introduced every January, readers can enjoy new adventures and explore what it means to be a girl today.

Advice and Activities Books

American Girl’s Advice and Activity line speaks to the hearts and minds of girls ages 8 and up. Advice titles, including the bestselling Care & Keeping of You books and Smart Girl’s Guide series, promote girls’ health and well-being and help build their confidence as they grow and develop. And the activity books, featuring crafts and DIY projects, recipes, quizzes, puzzles, and games, tap into girls’ interests while promoting their creativity and individuality.

WellieWishers™ Books

The WellieWishers illustrated early chapter books for girls ages 5 to 7 bring to life the adventures of the five WellieWishers friends as they play and imagine in Aunt Miranda’s backyard garden. The stories celebrate the promise and potential of young readers and gently model the life skills that help build strength of character and confidence.

American Girl books are available wherever books are sold, as well as at American Girl’s proprietary retail stores, through the American Girl® catalogue, and at A collection of more than 100 American Girl e-books is also available for download at major online retailers. For more information on American Girl books, visit