The Girls by Lauren Ace and Jenny Lovlie.
This ones a real winner, quite literally and follows 4 young friends play and live out their childhood around a tree, before we see them grow up and deal with lives challenges into adulthood.
It’s one of those book that is possibly targeted at the adult reader (and buyer) but it’s strong friendship focus will resonate well with children and especially girls.
The illustrations are really nice with a good use of flat colour and texture that work well with the matte texture of the books paper.
This book is one of the best female focused stories I have read was rightly winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize Illustrated Book of the Year 2019