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Read ‘em and Weep

Some books may make you laugh, but these books are sure to touch your heart and make you cry.

Click on the book to find out if it's available at your local County Library. If not, place it on hold, and we'll deliver it to your Library for pick up. Printable version of the list (PDF).

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P.S. Be Eleven
Rita Williams-Garcia
Grades 3 - 8

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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Kate DiCamillo
Grades 3 - 6

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The Heart and the Bottle 
Oliver Jeffers
Grades 2 - 5

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Paper Wishes
Lois Sepahban
Grades 4 - 6

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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
Eleanor Coerr
Grades 2 - 6

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Crenshaw
Katherine Applegate
Grades 4 - 6

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Honey
Sarah Weeks
Grades 3 - 5

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Charlotte's Web
E.B. White
Grades 3 - 5

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Hate That Cat
Sharon Creech
Grades 4 - 8

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See You at Harry's
Johanna Knowles
Grades 6 - 9

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Walk Two Moons
Sharon Creech
Grades 6 - 9

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Tuck Everlasting
Natalie Babbitt
Grades 4 - 7

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War Horse
Michael Morpurgo
Grades 5 - 8

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The Runaway Bunny
Margaret Wise Brown
Kindergarten - Grade 2

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Bridge to Terabithia
Katherine Paterson
Grades 4 - 8

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Before You Were Mine
Maribeth Boelts
Kindergarten - Grade 2

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The Velveteen Rabbit
Margery Williams
Kindergarten - Grade 2

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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Mildred D. Taylor
Grades 5 - 9

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Love You Forever
Robert Munsch
Kindergarten

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The Giver
Lois Lowry
Grades 6 - 9

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Old Yeller
Fred Gipson
Grades 6 - 9

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
J.K. Rowling
Grades 6-12

8/2016