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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Charlotte's Web Book Poster Image
Gentle, much-loved barnyard classic delights all ages.
By E.B. White
(2006)
(1952)
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Small Beauties: The Journey of Darcy Heart O'Hara Book Poster Image
Small treasure explores Irish famine, emigration.
By Elvira Woodruff
(2006)
(2006)
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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Book Poster Image
Heartless toy finds love in a cruel world.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2006)
(2006)
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Baby Book Poster Image
A grieving family finds an abandoned baby.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2004)
(2004)
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Love That Dog Book Poster Image
Boy pours his grief into poetry in moving free-verse gem.
By Sharon Creech
(2004)
(2004)
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The Aurora County All-Stars Book Poster Image
Funny, moving, thoughtful small-town life.
By Deborah Wiles
(2008)
(2007)
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Flying Solo Book Poster Image
Funny, real, and powerfully moving.
By Ralph Fletcher
(2003)
(1998)
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Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy Book Poster Image
A preacher's son stands up to a racist town.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2005)
(2005)
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Where the Red Fern Grows Book Poster Image
Tearjerker about country boy and his hound dogs.
By Wilson Rawls
(2005)
(1961)
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The Wednesday Wars Book Poster Image
Funny, breathtakingly poignant '60s coming-of-age tale.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2007)
(2007)
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