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Girls 10 This list is like a literary hot chocolate - a large one with lots of whipped cream. Life is good, everything will turn out fine, and yes, I will have some ice cream with that.



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The one
              and only Ivan The one and only Ivan

by Katherine Applegate (2012)

 


Just a
              dog
Just a dog

by Michael Gerard Bauer (2010)

 


The
              Penderwicks
The Penderwicks

by Jeanne Birdsall (2005)

First book in The Penderwicks series


Utterly me, Clarice Bean
Utterly me, Clarice Bean

by Lauren Child (2002)

First book in the Clarice Bean series


Ruby Holler Ruby Holler

by Sharon Creech (2002)

 


Star-crossed
Star-crossed

by Barbara Dee (2017)

 


Matty
              forever
Matty forever

by Elizabeth Fensham (2009)

First book in the Matty and Bill series


Alice-Miranda at school
Alice-Miranda at school

by Jacqueline Harvey (2010)

First book in the Alice-Miranda series


The ordinary princess
The ordinary princess

by M.M. Kaye (1980)

 


The sheep-pig
The sheep-pig

by Dick King-Smith (1983)

 


11 birthdays
11 birthdays

by Wendy Mass (2009)

First book in the Willow Falls series


Judy Moody
Judy Moody

by Megan McDonald (2000)

First book in the Judy Moody  series


Anne of Green
              Gables
Anne of Green Gables

by L.M. Montgomery (1908)

First book in the Anne Shirley series


Red dirt
              diaries
Red dirt diaries

by Katrina Nannestad (2010)

First book in the Red dirt diaries series


A long way
              from Chicago
A long way from Chicago

by Richard Peck (1998)

First book in the Grandma Dowdel series


The boy at
              the back of the class
The boy at the back of the class

by Onjali Q.
Rauf (2018)

 


The mum hunt
The mum hunt

by Gwyneth Rees (2003)

First book in the Mum series


Someday Angeline
Someday Angeline

by Louis
Sachar (1983)

 


Dream on, Amber
Dream on, Amber

by Emma Shevah (2014)

 


Heidi
Heidi

by Johanna Spyri (1880)

 


Charlotte's web
Charlotte's web

by E.B. White (1952)

 


Sleep-overs
Sleep-overs

by Jacqueline Wilson (2001)

 



If you want more


Moving day
Moving day

by Meg Cabot (2008)

First book in the Allie Finkle's rules for girls series


What Katy did
What Katy did

by Susan M. Coolidge (1872)

First book in the Katy did series


Hazel Green
Hazel Green

by Odo Hirsch (1999)

First book in the Hazel Green series


Switched
Switched

by Sienna Mercer (2009)

First book in the My sister the vampire series


A crooked kind of perfect
A crooked kind of perfect

by Linda Urban (2007)

 


Charlotte and the starlet
Charlotte and the starlet

by Dave Warner (2007)

First book in the Charlotte and the starlet series



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