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 classic delights all ages.
By E.B. White
(2006)
 
Small treasure explores Irish famine, emigration.
By Elvira Woodruff
(2006)
 
Heartless toy finds love in a cruel world.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2006)
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A grieving family finds an abandoned baby.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2004)
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Terrific for reluctant readers, discussion groups.
By Sharon Creech
(2004)
 
Funny, moving, thoughtful small-town life.
By Deborah Wiles
(2008)
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Funny, real, and powerfully moving.
By Ralph Fletcher
(2003)
 
A preacher's son stands up to a racist town.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2005)
 
Tearjerker about country boy and his hound dogs.
By Wilson Rawls
(2005)
 
Funny, breathtakingly poignant '60s coming-of-age tale.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2007)

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