Hoot by Carl Hiassen

Schooled by Gordan Korman

The White Giraffe by Lauren St. John

The Penderwicks series by Jeanne Birdsall

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

anything by Sharon Creech

Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Peterson

Sunrise Over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers

A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban

Crackback by John Coy

Last Shot by John Feinstein

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass

11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass

Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson

The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron

Kira Kira by Cynthia Kadohata

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davis

Ida B. by Katherine Hannigan

Olive’s Ocean by Kevin Henkes

Frindle by Andrew Clements

No Talking by Andrew Clements

Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez

Surviving the Applewhites by Susan Tolan

anything by Judy Blume

Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick

anything by Mike Lupica