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

The cry of the wolf
by Melvin Burgess (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)
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)

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

When friendship followed me home
by Paul Griffin (2016)

The endless steppe
by Esther Hautzig (1968)

Out of the dust
by Karen Hesse (1997)
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)
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)

Drums, girls, and dangerous pie
by Jordan Sonnenblick (2004)

Dandelion clocks
by Rebecca Westcott (2014)

Being Miss Nobody
by Tamsin Winter (2017)

Refugee boy
by Benjamin Zephaniah (2001)

A summer to die
by Lois Lowry (1977)