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


The boy in the striped pyjamas
by John Boyne (2006)

The cry of the wolf
by Melvin Burgess (1989)

The snow goose
by Paul Gallico (1940)

The silver donkey
by Sonya Hartnett (2004)

Goodnight Mister Tom
by Michelle Magorian (1981)

Private Peaceful
by Michael Morpurgo (2003)
A monster calls
by Patrick Ness (2011)
by Cynthia Voigt (1981)
First book in the Tillerman family series
Dustbin baby
by Jacqueline Wilson (2001)

The thing about jellyfish
by Ali Benjamin (2015)

by Sarah Crossan (2015)

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
So much to tell you
by John Marsden (1987)
First book in the So much to tell you series
by Patricia McCormick (2000)

Never fall down
by Patricia McCormick (2012)
My sister lives on the mantlepiece
by Annabel Pitcher (2011)

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

Keep your hair on
by Elizabeth Vercoe (2003)
Refugee boy
by Benjamin Zephaniah (2001)

A summer to die
by Lois Lowry (1977)