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Emotional Stories for Kids
Some stories just pull at your heartstrings more than others. Whether it's because their characters are so fully drawn or because their stories are particularly poignant, these emotional books are sure to strike a chord in young readers.
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Gentle, much-loved barnyard classic delights all ages.
By E.B. White
Small treasure explores Irish famine, emigration.
By Elvira Woodruff
Heartless toy finds love in a cruel world.
By Kate DiCamillo
A grieving family finds an abandoned baby.
By Patricia MacLachlan
Boy pours his grief into poetry in moving free-verse gem.
By Sharon Creech
Funny, moving, thoughtful small-town life.
By Deborah Wiles
Funny, real, and powerfully moving.
By Ralph Fletcher
A preacher's son stands up to a racist town.
By Gary D. Schmidt
Tearjerker about country boy and his hound dogs.
By Wilson Rawls