I have just finished reading Ronia the Robber's Daughter by Astrid Lindgren on the recommendation of my 10-year-old DN. Have blubbed all afternoon ( again) but it's a very satisfying, meaty book because it's not all about little girls (except for one, of course ) lots of dirty, lousy robbers, and amazing descriptions of nature in all the seasons! And if she won't read it, read it yourself!
DD2 has finished When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit and is reading Carrie's War. She read Goodnight Mr Tom recently as well. I think she fancies the idea of being an evacuee. She also likes the Historical House series, Little House on the Prairie, A Traveller in Time and the Ladybird Adventures in History series from the Sixties. Away from history she likes Harry Potter and school stories like Malory Towers and St Clares.