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









   
Sounder
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)







Once
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)








   
Kezzie
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)








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
   

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)



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







Dandelion clocks
by Rebecca Westcott (2014)
   

Cookie
by Jacqueline Wilson (2008)
   








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)