My kids read a lot of the new books that come across my desk at my work. This is handy for me, because they read them, tell me what they are about, whether or not they like them and then I look like I know what I'm talking about at work!
Here are a few of our recent favs, with the kid's 'verdicts'.
Btw, these aren't necessarily just for girls, but it's my girls who have particularly liked these.
The Brilliant World of Tom Gates by Liz Pichon- Verdict: Funny (they all liked this including the 13yo)
Halfing by Rebecca Lloyd. Verdict: Enjoyable (if you like adventure/fantasy)