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.