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
by Katherine Applegate (2012)
The Penderwicks
by Jeanne Birdsall (2005)
First book in the Penderwicks series

Cloud busting
by Malorie Blackman (2004)

Tales of a fourth grade nothing
by Judy Blume (1972)
First book in the Fudge series
Utterly me, Clarice Bean
by Lauren Child (2002)
First book in the Clarice Bean series
Sadako and the thousand paper cranes
by Eleanor Coerr (1977)
by Roald Dahl (1988)

Because of Winn-Dixie
by Kate DiCamillo (2000)
War game
by Michael Foreman (1989)
The weirdstone of Brisingamen
by Alan Garner (1960)
First book in the Alderley series

Blabber mouth
by Morris Gleitzman (1992)
First book in the Blabber mouth series

Penny Pollard's diary
by Robin Klein (1983)
First book in the Penny Pollard's diary series
The lion, the witch and the wardrobe
by C.S. Lewis (1950)
First book in the Chronicles of Narnia series
Kensuke's kingdom
by Michael Morpurgo (1999)

 Esperanza rising
by Pam 
Muņoz Ryan (2000)

Storm boy
by Colin Thiele (1963)

The murderer's ape
by Jakob Wegelius (2014)

Little house in the big woods
by Laura Ingalls Wilder (1932)
First book in the Little house series
by Carole Wilkinson (2003)
First book in the Dragonkeeper series
The story of Tracy Beaker
by Jacqueline Wilson (1991)
First book in the Tracy Beaker series