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Girls 12 Essential reading for every girl aged 12. 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...


Skellig
Skellig

by David Almond (1998)

First book in the Skellig series


River boy
River boy

by Tim Bowler (1997)

 


The princess diaries
The princess diaries

by Meg Cabot (2000)

First book in The princess diaries series


Parvana
Parvana

by Deborah Ellis (2000)

First book in The breadwinner series


The Sea of Trolls
The Sea of Trolls

by Nancy Farmer (2004)

First book in The Sea of Trolls series


Madame Doubtfire
Madame Doubtfire

by Anne Fine (1987)

 


The snow goose
The snow goose

by Paul Gallico (1940)

  


I, Coriander
I, Coriander

by Sally Gardner (2005)

 


Once
Once

by Morris Gleitzman (2005)

First book in the Felix and Zelda series


The silver
              donkey
The silver donkey

by Sonya Hartnett (2004)

 


Journey to the
              river sea
Journey to the river sea

by Eva Ibbotson (2001)

 


Charmed life
Charmed life

by Diana Wynne Jones (1977)

First book in the Chrestomanci series


The book of everything
The book of everything

by Guus Kuijer (2004)

 


The giver
The giver

by Lois Lowry (1993)

First book in The giver series


Girl, missing
Girl, missing

by Sophie McKenzie (2006)

First book in the Girl, missing series


Ties that
              bind, ties that break
Ties that bind, ties that break

by Lensey Namioka (1999)

 


Bridge to
              Terabithia
Bridge to Terabithia

by Katherine Paterson (1977)

 


Wolf brother
Wolf brother

by Michelle Paver (2004)

First book in the Chronicles of ancient darkness series


Alanna the
              first adventure
Alanna the first adventure

by Tamora Pierce (1983)

First book in the Song of the lioness series


Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone
Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone

by J.K. Rowling (1997)

First book in the Harry Potter series


Murder most unladylike
Murder most unladylike

by Robin Stevens (2014)

First book in the Wells and Wong mystery series


The amulet
              of Samarkand
The amulet of Samarkand

by Jonathan Stroud (2003)

First book in the Bartimaeus series


The new policeman
The new policeman

by Kate Thompson (2005)

First book in the Liddy series



Cue for
              treason
Cue for treason

by Geoffrey
Trease (1940)

 


Flipped
Flipped

by Wendelin Van Draanen (2001)

 


Lola Rose
Lola Rose

by Jacqueline Wilson (2003)

 


The
              illustrated mum
The illustrated mum

by Jacqueline Wilson (1999)

 


Blueback
Blueback

by Tim
Winton (1997)

 


Wolf Hollow
Wolf Hollow

by Lauren Wolk (2016)

 



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