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The thing about jellyfish
The thing about jellyfish

by Ali Benjamin (2015)

 


The cry of
              the wolf
The cry of the wolf

by Melvin Burgess (1989)

 


The heaven shop
The heaven shop

by Deborah Ellis (2004)

 


The snow goose
The snow goose

by Paul Gallico (1940)

 


Once
Once

by Morris Gleitzman (2005)

First book in the Felix and Zelda series


Two weeks
              with the queen
Two weeks with the queen

by Morris Gleitzman (1989)

 


Summer of my
              German soldier
Summer of my German soldier

by Bette Greene (1973)

First book in the Summer of my German soldier series


The silver
              donkey
The silver donkey

by Sonya Hartnett (2004)

 


The endless
              steppe
The endless steppe

by Esther Hautzig (1968)

 


Out of the dust
Out of the dust

by Karen Hesse (1997)

 


Kira-kira
Kira-kira

by Cynthia Kadohata (2004)

 


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

by Jo Knowles (2012)

 


Chinese Cinderella
Chinese Cinderella

by Adeline Yen Mah (1999)

 


Born to run
Born to run

by
Michael Morpurgo (2007)

 


War horse
War horse

by Michael Morpurgo (1982)

First book in the War horse series


Ties that
              bind, ties that break
Ties that bind, ties that break

by Lensey Namioka (1999)

 


Wonder
Wonder

by R.J. Palacio (2012)

First book in the Wonder series


Bridge to
              Terabithia
Bridge to Terabithia

by Katherine Paterson (1977)

 


My sister
              lives on the mantlepiece
My sister lives on the mantlepiece

by Annabel
Pitcher (2011)

 


Black Beauty
Black Beauty

by Anna Sewell (1877)

 


Let me whisper
              you my story
Let me whisper you my story

by Moya Simons (2010)

 


Drums,
              girls, and dangerous pie
Drums, girls, and dangerous pie

by Jordan Sonnenblick (2004)

 


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


Homecoming
Homecoming

by Cynthia Voigt (1981)

First book in the Tillerman family series


Dustbin
              baby
Dustbin baby

by Jacqueline Wilson (2001)

 


The
              illustrated mum
The illustrated mum

by Jacqueline Wilson (1999)

 


Vicky angel
Vicky angel

by Jacqueline Wilson (2000)

 


Refugee
              boy
Refugee boy

by Benjamin Zephaniah (2001)

 



If you want more


Kezzie
Kezzie

by
Theresa Breslin (1993)

First book in the Kezzie series


When
              friendship followed me home
When friendship followed me home

by Paul Griffin (2016)

 


A summer to die
A summer to die

by Lois Lowry (1977)

 


Dandelion
              clocks
Dandelion clocks

by Rebecca Westcott (2014)

 



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