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...

Down the rabbit hole
by Peter Abrahams (2005)
First book in the Echo Falls series
by David Almond (1998)
First book in the Skellig series
River boy
by Tim Bowler (1997)
The princess diaries
by Meg Cabot (2000)
First book in the Princess Diaries series
by Deborah Ellis (2000)
First book in the Breadwinner series

The Sea of Trolls
by Nancy Farmer (2004)
First book in The Sea of Trolls series
Madame Doubtfire
by Anne Fine (1987)
The snow goose
by Paul Gallico (1940)

I, Coriander
by Sally Gardner (2005)

by Morris Gleitzman (2005)
First book in the Felix and Zelda series
The silver donkey
by Sonya Hartnett (2004)
Journey to the river sea
by Eva Ibbotson (2001)
The book of everything
by Guus Kuijer (2004)
The giver
by Lois Lowry (1993)
First book in the Giver series
Girl, missing
by Sophie McKenzie (2006)
First book in the Girl, missing series
Anne of Green Gables
by L.M. Montgomery (1908)
First book in the Anne Shirley series
Ties that bind, ties that break
by Lensey Namioka (1999)
Bridge to Terabithia
by Katherine Paterson (1977)
Wolf brother
by Michelle Paver (2004)
First book in the Chronicles of ancient darkness series
Alanna the first adventure
by Tamora Pierce (1983)
First book in the Song of the lioness series
Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone
by J.K. Rowling (1997)
First book in the Harry Potter series

The amulet of Samarkand
by Jonathan Stroud (2003)
First book in the Bartimaeus series
The new policeman
by Kate Thompson (2005)
First book in the Liddy series

Cue for treason
by Geoffrey Trease (1940)
by Wendelin Van Draanen (2001)
Lola Rose
by Jacqueline Wilson (2003)
The illustrated mum
by Jacqueline Wilson (1999)
by Tim Winton (1997)

Wolf Hollow
by Lauren Wolk (2016)