Books celebrating female friendship - for 8+

Roller Girl

Good friends are the best. Who else remembers the time you called the teacher 'Mummy' and still wants to hang round with you? They can make you laugh until your tummy hurts, they think of great games to play together, and you know you'll be friends forever.

Here is a selection of brilliant books about fantastic female friendships for readers aged 8+.

Books celebrating female friendship - for teens

  • Three Keys

    Author: Kelly Yang

    Interest level: 10-12

    Reading age: 9+

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  • Three Keys

    Author: Kelly Yang

    Interest level: 10-12

    Reading age: 9+

    The sequel to Front Desk - Mia's best friend is from an undocumented migrant family, and it means she may be thrown out of school.…

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  • The Offline Diaries

    Author: Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené Illustrator: Tequitia Andrews and Ruthine Burton

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

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  • The Offline Diaries

    Author: Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené Illustrator: Tequitia Andrews and Ruthine Burton

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

    Centred around some typical pre-teen issues, including friendship, loyalty, bullying and sibling relationships, the book also sens…

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  • Bad Mermaids

    Author: Sibéal Pounder Illustrator: Jason Cockroft

    Interest level: 7-11

    Reading age: 9-11

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  • Bad Mermaids

    Author: Sibéal Pounder Illustrator: Jason Cockroft

    Interest level: 7-11

    Reading age: 9-11

    Beattie, Mimi and Zelda will change the way you see mermaids forever as they attempt to save their home of Swirlyshell in this del…

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  • Jummy At the River School

    Author: Sabine Adeyinka Illustrator: Hanako Clulow

    Interest level: 9-12

    Reading age: 8+

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  • Jummy At the River School

    Author: Sabine Adeyinka Illustrator: Hanako Clulow

    Interest level: 9-12

    Reading age: 8+

    Jummy is thrilled to get a place at top Nigerian boarding school The River School, but how can she make sure her best friend Caro …

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  • Roller Girl

    Author: Victoria Jamieson

    Interest level: 10-14

    Reading age: 9+

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  • Roller Girl

    Author: Victoria Jamieson

    Interest level: 10-14

    Reading age: 9+

    It’s really exciting to be starting at Roller Derby summer camp, but less so when Astrid finds herself doing it alone. A fantastic…

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