Heart-wrenching, emotional and compelling, or overly
sentimental, navel-gazing and insipid? You make up
your
mind, but remember, keep those tissues ready!!

















Sadako and the thousand paper cranes
by Eleanor Coerr (1977)







Love that dog
by Sharon Creech (2001)
First book in the Love that dog series









Because of Winn-Dixie
by Kate DiCamillo (2000)







War game
by Michael Foreman (1989)
   
War horse
by Michael Morpurgo (1982)
First book in the Warhorse series







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
   
Storm boy
by Colin Thiele (1963)
   
The story of Tracy Beaker
by Jacqueline Wilson (1991)
First book in the Tracy Beaker series
   








Kezzie
by Theresa Breslin (1993)
First book in the Kezzie series








The miraculous journey of Edward Tulane
by Kate DiCamillo (2006)








Mockingbird
by Kathryn Erskine (2010)
   

Lily's crossing
by
Patricia Reilly Giff (1997)
First book in the Lily's crossing series








Pictures of Hollis Woods
by Patricia Reilly Giff (2002)







Old Yeller
by William Gipson (1956)
First book in the Old Yeller series
   
Onion tears
by Diana Kidd (1989)
   

Lexiland
by Suzi Moore (2013)
   
Born to run
by Michael Morpurgo (2007)


Dear Olly
by Michael Morpurgo (2000)


The butterfly lion
by Michael Morpurgo (1996)







Dandelion clocks
by Rebecca Westcott (2014)
   

Charlotte's web
by E.B. White (1952)
   

Cookie
by Jacqueline Wilson (2008)
   








Lily and me
by Moses Aaron (1996)
   
Starring Sally J. Freedman as herself
by Judy Blume (1977)
   
Against the odds
by Marjolijn Hof (2006)








A dog called Homeless
by Sarah Lean (2012)
   

The dancing bear
by Michael Morpurgo (1994)