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Top 10 books for girls

Guess how much I love you? Sam McBratney
This is a fantastic toddler favourite. Little Nutbrown Hare wants to show big Nutbrown Hare how much he loves him and tries in many ways to prove it. But big Nutbrown can always stretch that little bit further, or hop that little bit higher. It's a touching story that kids love to hear again and again, as Little Nutbrown triumphantly announces he loves Big Nutbrown "all the way to the moon" knowing that this is a long way, he settles to bed. Big Nutbrown whispers that he loves him "all the way to the moon and back".
The Runaway Bunny, Margaret Wise Brown
Since its publication in 1942 this book has never been out of print, a true toddler classic from Margaret Wise Brown. The young bunny wants to run away, but it's mother says she "will run after you. For you are my little bunny". A wonderful book that delights toddlers and remains a favourite for generataions
Room on the Broom, Julia Donaldson
Perfect for age 3 plus. Fabulously illustrated book by Alex Scheffler, this is another classic kids tale from Julia Donaldson. As the witch and her cat fly about the sky, until a gust of wind blows away her hat, bow and wand. Luckily there is a dog, a bird and a frog about who each retrieve her belonging's and ask for a ride of the broom. But the broom gets very heavy and leads to quite a calamity.
Corduroy, Don Freeman
A wonderful book for ages 3-8, The lovable teddy Coruroy is not perfect, although one day a little girl asks her mum for him, but she says no as he looks used and is missing a button. That evening, when all the shoppers are gone, Corduroy sets about finding his missing button and in turn a good home. But the little girl returns the next day anyway and has emptied her piggy bank to get him . A beautiful story with equally beautiful illustrations.
The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson
Great for ages 5-7. The story of a mouse walking in the woods, and his encouters with an owl, a snake, and a hungry gruffalo. Beautiful book that is a big hit with toddlers the world over. With millions of copies sold, awards lauded
The Gruffalos Child, Julia Donaldson
Perfect for ages 5-11. The sequel to The Gruffalo - the much loved and enjoyed story, in this book, the Gruffalo's daughter decides to search through the forest to find the 'Big Bad Mouse' that she has heard so much about from her father. A beautifully crafted book that will be adored by kids, especially those who are fans of the first book.
Alices Adventures in Wonderland, CS Lewis
Alices Adventures in Wonderland is great for age 8 plus. A classic book, that will not fail to please, with fantasy adventure and intrigue in Victorian England, that will keep the reader entertained throughout. 
A Crooked Kind of Perfect, Linda Urban
Perfect for 10 plus. 10 year old Zoe Elias is inspired by the great pianist Vladimir Horowitz, to dream that one day she will play Carnegie Hall. However, she hasn't got a real piano, her dad got her an organ, and she struggles to play that. Zoe is a day-dreamer - an activity that allows her to live in a different world far away from the bullies in school who tease her about her funky socks. But Zoe happens on an unexpected friends, and it's quite possible her dreams may just come true.
James and the Giant Peach, Roald Dahl
Ages 8-12. This is such a popular story book for every generation. Little James Henry Trott who is 4, lives with his mum and dad in England, but  one day while out shopping, both his parents are eaten by a rhino and he is forced to live with his two wicked aunts. James is not a happy boy at all, but one day he meets a man in a dark green suit who gives him magic crystals  that will make him happy. When he accidentally spills them in his aunts peach tree, the adventures begin for James. Typical Roald Dahl style book that will entertain endlessly.
THe Frog Princess, E.D. Baker
Ages 8-12. Princess Esmeralda isn't a typical princess. She doesn't possess a delicate laugh, she's clumsy and she really dislikes Prince Jorge, the man her mother hopes she will marry. One day, she is convinced to try kissing a frog but somehow the spell goes awry and she ends up a frog! This takes her on a wonderful journey as he tries to get back to her old human self!
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