There is a wide range of subject matter in our list of books for girls - some funny, some serious and some just plain ridiculous. Hopefully, however, there is something for every girl to dip into.
Best Friends, ed. Fiona Walters, Macmillan, (ISBN 0330437895), Paperback, £3.99
A book of poems selected by the celebrated anthologist, Fiona Walters, celebrating the best friend, whether he or she is a girl, a boy, a dog, your sister, your mum, your grandpa or even invisible!
100 Best Poems for Children, ed. Sheila Moxley, Puffin, (ISBN 9780141310589), Paperback, £10.99
A wonderful collection of contemporary and classic poems chosen by children from schools around the United Kingdom. The final selection was made by Roger McGough and he wrote the introduction.
Now We Are Six, by AA Milne, Egmont Books, Hardback, £9.99
A deluxe edition of A A Milne's second volume of verse about Christopher Robin and his friends. With E H Shepard's original illustrations in colour, this is one of the great evocations of childhood, as seen through the eyes of six year-old Christopher Robin.
Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, by T S Eliot, Faber & Faber, Paperback, £7.99
This much-loved collection of poems about cats was written by Eliot for his godchildren and friends in the 1930s. It went on to provide the inspiration for Andrew Lloyd Webber's phenomenally successful musical Cats. This edition is illustrated wonderfully by Nicholas Bentley.
The Oxford Book of Children's Poetry, by Michael Harrison and Christopher Stuart-Clark, Oxford University Press, (ISBN 9780192762764), Hardback, £14.99
This definitive collection of children's poetry was published to celebrate the centenary of Oxford Children's Books. It includes all the major children's poets, both classic and contemporary and illustrations by a number of leading children's illustrators help to make this a truly special book.