The Earthsea Cycle by Ursula LeGuin
A very gentle and sweet yet captivating series of 5 books.
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsberg
Two siblings run away to stay at the Met museum in New York City.
Because of Winn Dixie by Sharon Creech
A young girl moves to a new city and finds a new best friend in a dog.
The Vanderbeekers of 145th Street Karina Yan Glaser
Set in Manhattan and great to start reading before winter holidays.
The One and Only Ivan by K. A. Applegate
Inspired by the true story of a gorilla in captivity.