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









   
The cry of the wolf
by Melvin Burgess (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)
   
Storm boy
by Colin Thiele (1963)
   
Homecoming
by Cynthia Voigt (1981)
First book in the Tillerman family series
   
The illustrated mum
by Jacqueline Wilson (1999)
   
Vicky angel
by Jacqueline Wilson (2000)















The thing about jellyfish
by Ali Benjamin (2015)







Kezzie
by Theresa Breslin (1993)
First book in the Kezzie series
   
The heaven shop
by Deborah Ellis (2004)
   

The endless steppe
by Esther Hautzig (1968)
   

Out of the dust
by Karen Hesse (1997)
   
Kira-kira
by Cynthia Kadohata (2004)







See you at Harry's
by Jo Knowles (2012)
   
Chinese Cinderella
by Adeline Yen Mah (1999)
   
Born to run
by Michael Morpurgo (2007)
   
Wonder
by R.J. Palacio (2012)
   
My sister lives on the mantlepiece
by Annabel Pitcher (2011)







Black Beauty
by Anna Sewell (1877)







Let me whisper you my story
by Moya Simons (2010)








Dandelion clocks
by Rebecca Westcott (2014)







Refugee boy
by Benjamin Zephaniah (2001)















A summer to die
by Lois Lowry (1977)