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                11 Essential reading for every girl aged 11. 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...


Down the
              rabbit hole
Down the rabbit hole

by Peter Abrahams (2005)

First book in the Echo Falls series



The wolves of Willoughy Chase
The wolves of Willoughby Chase

by Joan Aiken (1962)

First book in The wolves of Willoughby Chase series


Tuck everlasting
Tuck everlasting

by Natalie Babbit (1975)

 


Are you there
              god? It's me, Margaret
Are you there God? It's me, Margaret

by Judy Blume (1970)

 


The war that saved my life
The war that saved my life

by
Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (2015)

First book in the War series


Fire, bed
              and bone
Fire, bed and bone

by Henrietta Branford (1997)

 


Over sea, under stone Over sea, under stone

by Susan Cooper (1965)

First book in The dark is rising series


Lionboy Lionboy

by Zizou Corder (2003)

First book in the Lionboy series


Love that dog Love that dog

by Sharon Creech (2001)

First book in the Love that dog series


Boy
Boy

by Roald
Dahl (1984)

First book in his autobiographical series


Dovey
              Coe Dovey Coe

by Frances O'Roark Dowell (2002)

 


Goggle-eyes
Goggle-eyes

by Anne Fine (1989)

 


Two weeks
              with the queen
Two weeks with the queen

by Morris Gleitzman (1989)

 


Summer of my
              German soldier
Summer of my German soldier

by Bette Greene (1973)

First book in the Summer of my German soldier series


The long
              walk
The long walk

by Kerry Greenwood (2004)

 


Ugly
Ugly

by Robert Hoge (2015)

 


I am David
I am David

by Anne Holm (1963)

 


Redwall
Redwall

by Brian Jacques (1986)

First book in the Redwall series


My life as
              an alphabet
My life as an alphabet

by Barry Jonsberg (2013)

 


When Hitler stole pink rabbit
When Hitler stole pink rabbit

by Judith Kerr (1971)

First book in the When Hitler stole pink rabbit series


The Willoughbys
The Willoughbys

by Lois Lowry (2008)

 


Anne of Green
              Gables
Anne of Green Gables

by L.M. Montgomery (1908)

First book in the Anne Shirley series


Shadow
Shadow

by
Michael Morpurgo (2010)

 


War horse
War horse

by Michael Morpurgo (1982)

First book in the War horse series


Journey to
              Jo'burg
Journey to Jo'burg

by Beverley Naidoo (1985)

First book in the Journey to Jo'burg series


Midnight for Charlie Bone
Midnight for Charlie Bone

by Jenny Nimmo (2002)

First book in the Children of the Red King series


Island of the blue dolphins
Island of the blue dolphins

by Scott O'Dell (1960)

First book in the Island of the blue dolphins series


A long walk
              to water
A long walk to water

by Linda Sue
Park (2010)

 


Hatchet
Hatchet

by Gary Paulsen (1989)

First book in the Hatchet series


A long way
              from Chicago
A long way from Chicago

by Richard Peck (1998)

First book in the Grandma Dowdel series


Percy Jackson
              and the lightning thief
Percy Jackson and the lightning thief

by Rick Riordan (2005)

First book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series


Holes
Holes

by Louis Sachar (1998)

First book in the Holes series


Magyk
Magyk

by Angie Sage (2005)

First book in the Septimus Heap series


A drowned
              maiden's hair
A drowned maiden's hair

by Laura Amy Schlitz (2006)

 


The
              invention of Hugo Cabret
The invention of Hugo Cabret

by Brian
Selznick (2007)

 


The silver
              sword
The silver sword

by Ian
Serraillier (1956)

 


Black Beauty
Black Beauty

by Anna Sewell (1877)

 


The bad
              beginning
The bad beginning

by Lemony Snicket (1999)

First book in the A series of unfortunate events series


Roll of
              thunder, hear my cry
Roll of thunder, hear my cry

by Mildred D. Taylor (1976)

Second book in The Logan family saga series
Can be read & loved without having read any previous books in this series


Becoming Joe DiMaggio
Becoming Joe DiMaggio

by Maria
Testa (2002)

 


Montmorency
Montmorency

by Eleanor Updale (2003)

First book in the Montmorency series


Vicky angel
Vicky angel

by Jacqueline Wilson (2000)

 



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