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...

   
The wolves of Willoughby Chase
by Joan Aiken (1962)
First book in the Wolves of Willoughby Chase series
   
Tuck everlasting
by Natalie Babbit (1975)
   
Are you there God, it's me Margaret?
by Judy Blume (1970)
   
Fire, bed and bone
by Henrietta Branford (1997)
   
Over sea, under stone
by Susan Cooper (1965)
First book in the Dark is rising series
   
Lionboy
by Zizou Corder (2003)
First book in the Lion boy series
   
Love that dog
by Sharon Creech (2001)
First book in the Love that dog series
   
Boy
by Roald Dahl (1984)
First book in his autobiographical series
   
Dovey Coe
by Frances O'Roark Dowell (2002)
   
Goggle-eyes
by Anne Fine (1989)
   
Two weeks with the queen
by Morris Gleitzman (1989)
   
Summer of my German soldier
by Bette Greene (1973)
First book in the Summer of my German soldier series
   
The long walk
by Kerry Greenwood (2004)







Ugly
by Robert Hoge (2015)
   
I am David
by Anne Holm (1963)
   
Redwall
by Brian Jacques (1986)
First book in the Redwall series
   
When Hitler stole pink rabbit
by Judith Kerr (1971)
First book in the When Hitler stole pink rabbit series
   
Hating Alison Ashley
by Robin Klein (1984)
   
Shadow
by Michael Morpurgo (2010)
   
War horse
by Michael Morpurgo (1982)
First book in the Warhorse series
   
Midnight for Charlie Bone
by Jenny Nimmo (2002)
First book in the Children of the Red King series
   
Island of the blue dolphins
by Scott O'Dell (1960)
First book in the Island of the blue dolphin series
   
Hatchet
by Gary Paulsen (1989)
First book in the Hatchet series
   
A long way from Chicago
by Richard Peck (1998)
First book in the Grandma Dowdel series
   
Holes
by Louis Sachar (1998)
First book in the Holes series



A drowned maiden's hair
by Laura Amy Schlitz (2006)



The invention of Hugo Cabret
by Brian Selznick (2007)



The silver sword
by Ian Serraillier (1956)
   
Black Beauty
by Anna Sewell (1877)
   
The bad beginning
by Lemony Snicket (1999)
First book in the Series of unfortunate events series







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 the previous book in this series







Becoming Joe DiMaggio
by Maria Testa (2002)
   
Montmorency
by Eleanor Updale (2003)
First book in the Montmorency series
   
Vicky angel
by Jacqueline Wilson (2000)