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....


















The one and only Ivan
by Katherine Applegate (2012)


Cloud busting
Cloud busting
by Malorie Blackman (2004)


Sadako and the thousand paper cranes
by Eleanor Coerr (1977)
   
Ruby Holler
by Sharon Creech (2002)
   
The snow goose
by Paul Gallico (1940)








Joey Pigza swallowed the key
by Jack Gantos (1998)
First book in the Joey Pigza series







Two weeks with the queen
by Morris Gleitzman (1989)
   
The silver donkey
by Sonya Hartnett (2004)







Ugly
by Robert Hoge (2015)
   
I am David
by Anne Holm (1963)
   
Kensuke's kingdom
by Michael Morpurgo (1999)
   
Hatchet
by Gary Paulsen (1989)
First book in the Hatchet series







Becoming Joe DiMaggio
by Maria Testa (2002)
   
Blueback
by Tim Winton (1997)
   

   

A Christmas carol
by Charles Dickens (1843)
   

Out of my mind
by Sharon M. Draper (2010)








George
by Alex Gino (2015)
   
Sky hawk
by Gill Lewis (2011)
   

Shadow
by Michael Morpurgo (2010)








Wonder
by R.J. Palacio (2012)







A long walk to water
by Linda Sue Park (2010)







The little prince
by Antoine de Saint Exupery (1943)








The cay
by Theodore Taylor (1969)
First book in The cay series
   

Mr Stink
by David Walliams (2009)
















The tiger rising
by Kate DiCamillo (2001)








Boy overboard
by Morris Gleitzman (2002)
First book in the Boy overboard series







The phantom tollbooth
by Norton Juster (1961)