There is a delightful series of books about a young girl called Alice-Miranda and her friends set in a boarding school. They have adventures and while it could all be a bit twee, it isn’t. They are funny and are about friendships, being brave, being responsible and a lot more. The fourth Alice-Miranda story has just arrived and a young girl you know, especially if she likes stories about real girls, not fairies or fantasy will love them. The author, Jacqueline Harvey obviously really knows about girls and what makes them tick. Ages 8-11 $15.95 each.