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Girls 10 Essential reading for every girl aged 10. Regardless of genre, format, length and how dull the cover looks, every one is a winner. Go on, you know you want to read them...


The one
              and only Ivan The one and only Ivan

by Katherine Applegate (2012)

 


The
              Penderwicks
The Penderwicks

by Jeanne Birdsall (2005)

First book in The Penderwicks series


Cloud
              busting
Cloud busting

by Malorie Blackman (2004)

 


Tales of a fourth grade nothing
Tales of a fourth grade nothing

by Judy Blume (1972)

First book in the Fudge series


Utterly me, Clarice Bean
Utterly me, Clarice Bean

by Lauren Child (2002)

First book in the Clarice Bean series


Sadako and
              the thousand paper cranes
Sadako and the thousand paper cranes

by Eleanor Coerr (1977)

 


The demon headmaster
The demon headmaster

by Gillian Cross (1982)

First book in The demon headmaster series


Matilda Matilda

by Roald Dahl (1988)

 


Because of
              Winn-Dixie
Because of Winn-Dixie

by Kate DiCamillo (2000)

 


War game
War game

by Michael Foreman (1989)

 


The Weirdstone of Brisingamen
The Weirdstone of Brisingamen

by Alan Garner (1960)

First book in the Alderley series


Blabber
              mouth
Blabber mouth

by Morris Gleitzman (1992)

First book in the Rowena Batts series


Penny Pollard's diary
Penny Pollard's diary

by Robin Klein (1983)

First book in the Penny Pollard's diary series


The lion, the witch and the wardrobe
The lion, the witch and the wardrobe

by C.S. Lewis (1950)

First book in The chronicles of Narnia series


Kensuke's
              kingdom
Kensuke's kingdom

by
Michael Morpurgo (1999)

 


A single shard
A single shard

by Linda Sue Park (2001)

 


Esperanza rising
Esperanza rising

by Pam Muņoz
Ryan (2000)

 


You're a bad
              man, Mr Gum!
You're a bad man, Mr Gum!

by Andy Stanton (2006)

First book in the Mr Gum series


Storm boy
Storm boy

by Colin
Thiele (1963)

 


The murderer's
              ape
The murderer's ape

by Jakob Wegelius (2014)

 


Little
              house in the big woods
Little house in the big woods

by Laura Ingalls Wilder (1932)

First book in the Little house series


Dragonkeeper
Dragonkeeper

by Carole Wilkinson (2003)

First book in the Dragonkeeper series


The story
              of Tracy Beaker
The story of Tracy Beaker

by Jacqueline Wilson (1991)

First book in the Tracy Beaker series



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