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

by William H. Armstrong (1969)

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)

The snow goose
by Paul Gallico (1940)

by Morris Gleitzman (2005)
First book in the Felix and Zelda series

Two weeks with the queen
by Morris Gleitzman (1989)

Summer of my German soldier
by Bette Greene (1973)
First book in the Summer of my German soldier series
The silver donkey
by Sonya Hartnett (2004)
War horse
by Michael Morpurgo (1982)
First book in the Warhorse series
Ties that bind, ties that break
by Lensey Namioka (1999)
Bridge to Terabithia
by Katherine Paterson (1977)

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
Vicky angel
by Jacqueline Wilson (2000)

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

Sixth grade style queen (Not!)
by Sherryl Clark (2007)
The Watsons go to Birmingham - 1963
by Christopher Paul Curtis (1995)

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

by Kathryn Erskine (2010)

Lily's crossing
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

When friendship followed me home
by Paul Griffin (2016)


The endless steppe
by Esther Hautzig (1968)

Out of the dust
by Karen Hesse (1997)
Onion tears
by Diana Kidd (1989)
Love, Aubrey
by Suzanne LaFleur (2009)

Chinese Cinderella
by Adeline Yen Mah (1999)
A corner of the universe
by Ann M. Martin (2002)

by Suzi Moore (2013)
Born to run
by Michael Morpurgo (2007)
Dear Olly
by Michael Morpurgo (2000)
Call me hope
by Gretchen Olson (2007)
by R.J. Palacio (2012)
Black Beauty
by Anna Sewell (1877)

Dandelion clocks
by Rebecca Westcott (2014)

by Jacqueline Wilson (2008)

Being Miss Nobody
by Tamsin Winter (2017)

What every girl (except me) knows
by Nora Raleigh Baskin (2001)
Starring Sally J. Freedman as herself
by Judy Blume (1977)

A dog called Homeless
by Sarah Lean (2012)