Feeling glum, bored, braindead, and lazy? Do you need
motivation, meaning and a message to make the most
of the wonder that is life? Read on, get inspired....

by David Almond (1998)
First book in the Skellig series
River boy
by Tim Bowler (1997)
The snow goose
by Paul Gallico (1940)

The silver donkey
by Sonya Hartnett (2004)
The book of everything
by Guus Kuijer (2004)
A monster calls
by Patrick Ness (2011)

Follow the rabbit proof fence
by Doris Pilkington (1996)

Feather boy
by Nicky Singer (2002)

Becoming Joe DiMaggio
by Maria Testa (2002)

by Tim Winton (1997)

Kit's wilderness
by David Almond (1999)
by Joan Bauer (1992)

Shark girl
by Kelly Bingham (2007)
First book in the Shark girl series

See you in the cosmos
by Jack Cheng (2017)

The weight of water
by Sarah Crossan (2012)
The heaven shop
by Deborah Ellis (2004)

See you at Harry's
by Jo Knowles (2012)

Secrets in the fire
by Henning Mankell (1995)
First book in the Sofia series

by Andy Mulligan (2010)

by R.J. Palacio (2012)

The adoration of Jenna Fox
by Mary E. Pearson (2008)
First book in the Jenna Fox series

My sister lives on the mantlepiece
by Annabel Pitcher (2011)

The little prince
by Antoine de Saint Exupery (1943)

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

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

by Maya Van Wagenen (2014)

   The happiness quest
by Richard Yaxley (2018)

The wrong boy
by Suzy Zail (2012)

Refugee boy
by Benjamin Zephaniah (2001)

Hidden girl
by Shyima Hall (2014)