I'm just writing a piece where one of my characters is an intelligent girl at the ages of 10, she's very much into reading, her father is going to take her down to Borders, one of her favourite places. But I am a guy and an adult, so I don't know what a good book is for a young girl and I think I need a few recommendations to research. I know when I was around her age Jacqueline Wilson was what was interesting for girls, heck I even read one of her books (as boys started reading them too...at least in our school), but I don't think they're the sort of books my character would read, as JW deals more with 'family' issues, and I don't think my character could relate the them so easily, because both of her parents are very loving and the fact my character has medical condition kind of brings the family closer together. I think she'd be more interested in tales of bravery. I think she's too young for teen romance, so none of this Stephanie Meyer stuff. She reads very well for her age - so her books can be outside of the age 10 range, but I've not decided yet what she's interested in (hence I need this bit of research), though she did visit the British Museum with her parents and that really got her interested - so she's got a couple of books to do with the Mesopotamian exhibit as she was amazed by some of it - though her Dad explains what's in the books to her, as Mesopotmia is a bit of a steep topic. But that's not really the kind of thing she'd be excited by on a special visit to borders. If anybody knows of any good lists of recommendations, or know of some popular fiction/authors for that age, then it'd be most helpful as it saves asking the librarian the next time I'm able to make it down to the library and it means I can look online for reviews before hand. Thank you.