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....

by David Almond (1998)
First book in the Skellig series

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)

by Robert Hoge (2015)
I am David
by Anne Holm (1963)
The book of everything
by Guus Kuijer (2004)
by Gary Paulsen (1989)
First book in the Hatchet series

 Esperanza rising
by Pam 
Muņoz Ryan (2000)

Feather boy
by Nicky Singer (2002)

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 the previous book in this series

Becoming Joe DiMaggio
by Maria Testa (2002)

by Tim Winton (1997)


Kit's wilderness
by David Almond (1999)

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

by Alex Gino (2015)

When friendship followed me home
by Paul Griffin (2016)

See you at Harry's
by Jo Knowles (2012)
Sky hawk
by Gill Lewis (2011)

by Andy Mulligan (2010)

by R.J. Palacio (2012)

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

My sister lives on the mantlepiece
by Annabel Pitcher (2011)

The little prince
by Antoine de Saint Exupery (1943)

   Drums, girls, and dangerous pie
by Jordan Sonnenblick (2004)

Refugee boy
by Benjamin Zephaniah (2001)