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                11 This list is like a literary hot chocolate - a large one with lots of whipped cream. Life is good, everything will turn out fine, and yes, I will have some ice cream with that.



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The one
              and only Ivan The one and only Ivan

by Katherine Applegate (2012)

 


Just a
              dog
Just a dog

by Michael Gerard Bauer (2010)

 


The
              Penderwicks
The Penderwicks

by Jeanne Birdsall (2005)

First book in The Penderwicks series


Ruby Holler Ruby Holler

by Sharon Creech (2002)

 


Star-crossed
Star-crossed

by Barbara Dee (2017)

 


In the wings
In the wings

by Elsbeth Edgar (2013)

 


Goggle-eyes
Goggle-eyes

by Anne Fine (1989)

 


Olive's ocean
Olive's ocean

by Kevin Henkes (2003)

 


The ordinary princess
The ordinary princess

by M.M. Kaye (1980)

 


Hating Alison Ashley
Hating Alison Ashley

by Robin Klein (1984)

 


11 birthdays
11 birthdays

by Wendy Mass (2009)

First book in the Willow Falls series


Saffy's angel
Saffy's angel

by Hilary McKay (2001)

First book in the Casson family series


Anne of Green
              Gables
Anne of Green Gables

by L.M. Montgomery (1908)

First book in the Anne Shirley series


Red dirt
              diaries
Red dirt diaries

by Katrina Nannestad (2010)

First book in the Red dirt diaries series


A long way
              from Chicago
A long way from Chicago

by Richard Peck (1998)

First book in the Grandma Dowdel series


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

by Onjali Q.
Rauf (2018)

 


Someday Angeline
Someday Angeline

by Louis
Sachar (1983)

 


Dream on, Amber
Dream on, Amber

by Emma Shevah (2014)

 


Geek girl
Geek girl

by Holly Smale (2013)

First book in the Geek girl series



If you want more


What Katy did What Katy did

by Susan M. Coolidge (1872)

First book in the Katy did series


Hazel Green
Hazel Green

by Odo Hirsch (1999)

First book in the Hazel Green series


Switched
Switched

by Sienna Mercer (2009)

First book in the My sister the vampire series


Here in
              the real world
Here in the real world

by Sara Pennypacker (2020)

 


A crooked kind of perfect
A crooked kind of perfect

by Linda Urban (2007)

 


Charlotte and the starlet
Charlotte and the starlet

by Dave Warner (2007)

First book in the Charlotte and the starlet series



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