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.

The one and only Ivan
by Katherine Applegate (2012)

The Penderwicks
by Jeanne Birdsall (2005)
First book in the Penderwicks series

Utterly me, Clarice Bean
by Lauren Child (2002)
First book in the Clarice Bean series

Ruby Holler
by Sharon Creech (2002)

by Anne Fine (1989)

Hating Alison Ashley
by Robin Klein (1984)

Anne of Green Gables
by L.M. Montgomery (1908)
First book in the Anne Shirley series

A long way from Chicago
by Richard Peck (1998)
First book in the Grandma Dowdel series


Just a dog
by Gerard Michael Bauer (2010)


In the wings
by Elsbeth Edgar (2013)

The ordinary princess
by M.M. Kaye (1980)

11 birthdays
by Wendy Mass (2009)
First book in the Willow Falls series


Saffy's angel
by Hilary McKay (2001)
First book in the Casson family series

Someday Angeline
by Louis Sachar (1983)

Dream on, Amber
by Emma Shevah (2014)


Geek girl
by Holly Smale (2013)
First book in the Geek girl series


Millie and the night heron
by Catherine Bateson (2005)

What Katy did
by Susan Coolidge (1872)
First book in the Katy did series

by Frank Cottrell Boyce (2005)
Hazel Green
by Odo Hirsch (1999)
First book in the Hazel Green series

by Sienna Mercer (2009)
First book in the My sister the vampire series

The slightly true story of Cedar B. Hartley
by Martine Murray (2002)
First book in the Slightly true story of Cedar B. Hartley series
Red dirt diary
by Katrina Nannestad (2010)
First book in the Red dirt diary series

A crooked kind of perfect
by Linda Urban (2007)

Charlotte and the starlet
by Dave Warner (2007)
First book in the Charlotte and the starlet series
The Lottie project
by Jacqueline Wilson (1997)