In Rebecca Johnson’s series Juliet – Nearly a Vet, Juliet is ten years old and she’s nearly a vet. She faces a range of (very sweet) dilemmas involving the care of animals, which completely draw my daughter in. Juliet is also a really refreshing change from fairies (more on those soon!).
These books are very easy to read with nice big print and self-contained plots so they can be read out of order. A really great first set of books for boys that they can read on their own once they’re comfortable with the basics of reading.