A Special Trade, by Sally Wittman (New York: HarperCollins, 1978). When she was young, the little girl's grandfather pushed her in the stroller. Now she is five, and Grandfather has a stroke: the girl pushes Grandfather as he once pushed her. Plain glorious.Ages 3 to 7.
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge, by Mem Fox (New York: Kane/Miller, 1985).A young boy learns his friend from the old people's home is losing her memory. He sets out to help her find it, and in doing so learns the power of caring.Wonderful.Ages 4 to 8.
Stone Fox, by John Reynolds Gardiner (New York: HarperCollins, 1980).Ten-year-old Willy enters a dog-sled race, so that his grandfather's farm might be saved.Ages 7 to 11.
Indian in the Cupboard, by Lynne Reid Banks (New York: Avon, 1980). An Indian toy given to a young boy comes to life, and through it he learns the value of caring.Ages 8 to 12.
Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry (New York: Dell, 1989). Based on the true, compassionate story of a young Danish girl who sacrifices her life to save her friend from the Nazis.Ages 8 to 13.
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