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Boys 11 Feeling glum, bored, braindead, and lazy? Do you need motivation, meaning and a message to make the most of the wonder that is life? Read on, get inspired....



Try these first


The one
              and only Ivan The one and only Ivan

by Katherine Applegate (2012)

 


Cloud
              busting
Cloud busting

by Malorie Blackman (2004)

 


The wild robot
The wild robot

by Peter Brown (2016)

First book in The wild robot series


Sadako and
              the thousand paper cranes
Sadako and the thousand paper cranes

by Eleanor Coerr (1977)

 


Ruby Holler Ruby Holler

by Sharon Creech (2002)

 


A Christmas
              carol
A Christmas carol

by Charles Dickens (1843)

 


The happiest refugee
The happiest refugee

by Anh Do (2010)

 


Out of my
              mind
Out of my mind

by Sharon M. Draper (2010)

 


The snow goose
The snow goose

by Paul Gallico (1940)

 


Joey Pigza swallowed the key
Joey Pigza swallowed the key

by Jack Gantos (1998)

First book in the Joey Pigza series


Boy
              overboard
Boy overboard

by Morris Gleitzman (2002)

 


Two weeks
              with the queen
Two weeks with the queen

by Morris Gleitzman (1989)

 


The silver
              donkey
The silver donkey

by Sonya Hartnett (2004)

 


Ugly
Ugly

by Robert Hoge (2015)

 


I am David
I am David

by Anne Holm (1963)

 


See you at Harry's
See you at Harry's

by Jo Knowles (2012)

 


Sky hawk
Sky hawk

by Gill Lewis (2011)

 


Kensuke's
              kingdom
Kensuke's kingdom

by
Michael Morpurgo (1999)

 


Shadow
Shadow

by
Michael Morpurgo (2010)

 


Wonder
Wonder

by R.J. Palacio (2012)

First book in the Wonder series


A long walk
              to water
A long walk to water

by Linda Sue
Park (2010)

 


Hatchet
Hatchet

by Gary Paulsen (1989)

First book in the Hatchet series


The boy at
              the back of the class
The boy at the back of the class

by Onjali Q.
Rauf (2018)

 


Esperanza rising
Esperanza rising

by Pam Muñoz
Ryan (2000)

 


Someday Angeline
Someday Angeline

by Louis
Sachar (1983)

 


Roll of
              thunder, hear my cry
Roll of thunder, hear my cry

by Mildred D. Taylor (1976)

Second book in The Logan family saga series
Can be read & loved without having read any previous books in this series


Becoming Joe DiMaggio
Becoming Joe DiMaggio

by Maria
Testa (2002)

 


Mr Stink
Mr Stink

by David
Walliams (2009)

 


Blueback
Blueback

by Tim
Winton (1997)

 



If you want more


George
George

by Alex Gino (2015)

 


When
              friendship followed me home
When friendship followed me home

by Paul Griffin (2016)

 


The
              little prince
The little prince

by Antoine de Saint Exupéry (1943)

 


The cay
The cay

by Theodore Taylor (1969)

First book in The cay series



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