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Private Peaceful —Morpurgo, Michael.

When Thomas Peaceful's older brother is forced to join the British Army, Thomas decides to sign up as well, although he is only fourteen years old, to prove himself to his country, his family, his childhood love, Molly, ...

Runner —Deuker, Carl.

Living with his alcoholic father on a broken-down sailboat on Puget Sound has been hard on seventeen-year-old Chance Taylor, but when his love of running leads to a high-paying job, he quickly learns that the money is no...

It's a no-money day —Milner, Kate (Illustrator), author, illustrator.
Dyslexia-friendly Book
2019
Availability: 7 of 10

Mum works really hard, but today there is no money left and no food in the cupboards. Forced to visit the local foodbank, Mum feels ashamed that they have to rely on the kindness of others, but her young daughter can sti...

The end of the wild —Helget, Nicole Lea, 1976- author.

"Eleven-year-old Fern helps to take care of her impoverished family by foraging for food in the forest, but when a fracking company rolls into town, she realizes that her peaceful woods and her family's livelihood could ...

Everlasting Nora —Cruz, Marie Miranda, author.

"After the loss of her father and home, twelve-year-old Nora lives with her mother in Manila's North Cemetery but then her mother disappears, sending Nora on a dangerous quest to find her." -- (Source of summary not spec...

Coat of many colors —Parton, Dolly.

Country music legend Dolly Parton's rural upbringing in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee provides the backdrop for this special picture book. Using lyrics from her classic song "Coat of Many Colors," the book tells the s...

The contest —Stellings, Caroline, 1961-

Rosy, a poor, eleven-year-old, half-Mohawk girl from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada enters an Anne of Green Gables look-alike contest in hopes of winning a set of Anne books, and gains a new friend and deeper understanding of...

The chocolate sundae mystery —Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979.

The Boxcar children investigate when ice cream and other items start disappearing from their favorite ice cream parlor.

The lion in the box —De Angeli, Marguerite, 1889-1987.

Retells the events of a special Christmas for a poor family in New York City at the turn of the century.

The Traitors' Gate —Avi, 1937-

When his father is arrested as a debtor in 1849 London, fourteen-year-old John Huffam must take on unexpected responsibilities, from asking a distant relative for help to determining why people are spying on him and his ...

When heaven fell —Marsden, Carolyn.

When her grandmother reveals that the daughter that she had given up for adoption is coming from America to visit her Vietnamese family, nine-year-old Binh is convinced that her newly-discovered aunt is wealthy and will ...

I am Rembrandt's daughter —Cullen, Lynn.

In Amsterdam in the mid-1600s, Cornelia's life as the illegitimate child of renowned painter Rembrandt is marked by plague, poverty, and despair at ever earning her father's love, until she sees hope for a better future ...

A child's garden : a story of hope —Foreman, Michael, 1938-

Living in ruin and rubble with a wire fence and soldiers separating him from the cool hills where his father used to take him as a small child, a boy's tiny, green plant shoot gives him hope in a bleak landscape.

Beneath my mother's feet —Qamar, Amjed.

When her father is injured, fourteen-year-old Nazia is pulled away from school, her friends, and her preparations for an arranged marriage, to help her mother clean houses in a wealthy part of Karachi, Pakistan, where sh...

Caged warrior —Sitomer, Alan Lawrence, author.

From age three, McCutcheon Daniels, now sixteen, has been trained in Mixed Martial Arts and must keep winning to feed his five-year-old sister and father, but chance presents an opportunity to get out of the Detroit slum...

The little match girl —Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian), 1805-1875, author.

The wares of the poor little match girl illuminate her cold world, bringing some beauty to her brief, tragic life.

Sounder —Armstrong, William H. (William Howard), 1914-1999.

Angry and humiliated when his sharecropper father is jailed for stealing food for his family, a young black boy grows in courage and understanding by learning to read and with the help of the devoted dog Sounder.

Chicken soup for little souls : the Braids Girl —McCourt, Lisa.

While helping Grandpa Mike do volunteer work at a shelter for less fortunate people, Izzy tries to figure out the best way to help a girl her own age who is staying there.

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