Book suitable for girl aged 10

(11 Posts)
Nigglenaggle Fri 09-Nov-12 07:58:25

As a present... any ideas? I have only the information that she likes reading!!!

Ouluckyduck Fri 09-Nov-12 07:59:12

Eva Ibbotson, The Dragonfly Pool, is a good one.

lljkk Fri 09-Nov-12 08:02:05

My first thought was The Secret Garden.
Or the sequel to The Railway Children.
What's she like otherwise?
If she's bookish, I think a book voucher would be better than any book, the odds are so high that she's already read something you choose.
Saphire Battersea, the sequel to Hetty Feather, is very trendy.
But then some bookish kids hate Jacqueline Wilson.
Voucher for sure.

lljkk Fri 09-Nov-12 08:02:29

Sorry the Sequel to 5 Children and It, not The Railway Children. Same author! blush

Belo Fri 09-Nov-12 08:06:12

Maybe not classic literature like some of the suggestions already made, but my 10 year old dd1 is loving the dork diaries books at the moment. Very girly and fun.

lljkk Fri 09-Nov-12 08:11:40

I was thinking Moshi Monsters annual, too, not just highbrow stuff. It really depends on the child and the buyer! DD loves Jiggy McCue books. And the Donut Diaries, which are hilarious as long as you're not too squeamish about poo.

A lot of British children haven't read Calvin & Hobbes anthologies, which mine read & reread obsessively. If OP doesn't want to get a gift voucher, can't go wrong with C+H anthology.

madamehooch Fri 09-Nov-12 10:00:50

I've just read a wonderful book called 'The Secret Hen House Theatre.' Pretty new, so unlikely that she's read it, with some 'school life' to make it relevant to a ten year old. It's a modern day Noel Streatfeild!

Nigglenaggle Sat 10-Nov-12 12:13:39

Ah I do know that she was a big Moshi fan last year but didnt know if they might be too young for a 10year old, so Ill bear that in mind smile Might try one of the others as well... a plan is forming smile

SavoyCabbage Sat 10-Nov-12 12:15:23

The David Walliams books
Eva Ibbotson

Peter Nimble & his fantastic eyes?

gussiegrips Sun 18-Nov-12 12:27:52

Oh yes, Calvin and Hobbes in our house.

I bought them as a student, and loved them. kids love Calvin, he's so naughty and funny - they luffs him.

if you live with a 6 year old boy, you'll probably do yourself a mischief reading Spaceman Spiff.

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