Because of Winn-Dixie By: Kate DiCamillo
India Opal Buloni is new in town and things begin to happen after she befriends a big ugly dog.
Beezus and Ramona By: Beverly Cleary
Beezus tries to be patient but her younger sister is unpredictable, annoying and embarrassing.
Sarah Plain and Tall By: Patricia MacLachlan
When their father invites a mail-order bride to come and live in their home, Caleb and Anna are not sure if it will work out.
Island of the Blue Dolphins By: Scott, O’Dell
Left alone on an island, a resourceful Indian girl finds some happiness in her lonely life.
Harriet the Spy By: Louise Fitzhugh
11-year old Harriet keeps notes on classmates in a secret notebook but when she is found out, revenge ensues.
Hunger Games By: Suzanne Collins
In a future North America, young Katniss is put to the test when she must fight for her survival.
Don’t Tell Anyone By: Peg Kehret
12-year-old Megan becomes involved with a dangerous criminal after she witnesses a car accident.
Number the Stars By: Lois Lowry
It’s WWII and Annemarie learns to be brave and shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis.
Esperanza Rising By: Pam Munoz Ryan
Esperanza is from a life of privilege but that changes when she is sent to a Depression-era work camp.
Tuck Everlasting By: Natalie Babbitt
The Tuck family faces danger when a young girl and an evil stranger find out the secret of their spring.
Life as We Knew It By: Susan Pfeffer
A meteor slams into the moon and Miranda documents the devastation to the families left on earth.
Rowan Hood: Outlaw Girl of Sherwood Forest By: Nancy Springer
In her quest to connect with her father, Robin Hood, Rowan, in disguise, teams up with a half wolf ,half dog and a runaway princess.
Charlotte’s Web By: E.B. White
Wilber the pig is destined to become dinner unless Charlotte the spider can help him.
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle By: Avi
As the lone female on a transatlantic ship, Charlotte is confronted with an evil captain and rebellious crew.
The Princess Diaries By: Meg Cabot
14-year-old Mia, who lives in New York, finds out she is heir to a European throne.
The Midwife’s Apprentice By: Karen Cushman
In Medieval England, an orphan girl is taught how to deliver babies by a crotchety old woman.
Anne of Green Gables By: L.M. Montgomery
Orphan Anne is sent by mistake to a middle-aged brother and sister but she makes an indelible impression.
Olive’s Ocean By: Kevin Henkes
On a summer visit to her grandmother’s, Martha gets a new perspective on boys, and the death of a classmate.
The Secret Garden By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
A 10-year-old orphan goes to live in a lonely house and discovers an invalid boy and a locked garden.
Matilda By: Roald Dahl
Matilda applies her untapped mental powers to rid the school of an evil headmistress.