Too young for YA content
I read Agatha Christie when I was a kid. Probably any of the older less gruesome murder writers are ok
Garth Nix (especially keys to the kingdom series and the troubletwisters series with sean williams)
Reading children's classics (even though she may have the ability to read adult books) is going to enrich her reading- so E Nesbit, Arthur Ransome, Tove Janson, L M Montgomery,
The neverending story - michael ende
If she wants adult books try Jane austen (my son read Pride and Prejudice around age 11)
Anything by Jackie French
Anything by Justin D'ath, Madeline L'Engle, Philip Pulman, Diana Wynn Jones, Kirsty Murray
The Fairy Books (ie folktales) by Andrew Lang
Real Gorgeous by Kaz Cooke (non fiction but a good one for any girl to read)
OH so so so spoilt for choice. I had good readers when they were young, there are just so many fantastic possibilities out there!
Queens of shadows
A Separate Peace
Crown of Midnight
Throne of Glass
Where She Went
Also, some of E. L. Konigsburg's books--The View From Saturday being my favorite, and also about kids who are advanced academically beyond their years--may appeal.
Candace Fleming writes some lovely nonfiction works on a YA lexile level but that might be appropriate, such as a book about P.T. Barnum, a biography on Amelia Earhart, and one about the Romanovs that really sparked my interest.
One of my favorite authors, Kirsten Miller, wrote a series called Kiki Strike which is more YA in reading level but middle-grade in content, and is one of my favorite series' ever.
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein was a fast-paced intellectual puzzle-solving kind of mystery that might be right on target, and I believe there's a sequel on order.
And then there's a series I can't recommend heartily enough: Chasing Vermeer, The Wright 3, and The Calder Game by Blue Balliet and Brett Helquist are about 3 11-year-olds who solve mysteries tied to famous art (Vermeer) and architecture (Frank Lloyd Wright). The 3rd one takes place in England.
A friend is looking for books suitable for a child who has high reading ability but is too young for Young Adult books. If anyone can suggest books, especially published in UK that would be great, thanks!
- Ronia the Robber's Daughter, by Astrid Lindgren
- The Neverending Story, by Michael Ende
- Mathilda, by Roald Dahl
- The Narnia books by C. S. Lewis
- Through a Glass, Darkly, by Jostein Gaarder