Stay Where You Are & Then Leave by John Boyne
Four years after his father goes missing while fighting in World War I, Alfie, a young shoe-shine boy at King’s Cross Station, unexpectedly discovers his father in a nearby hospital and is introduced to the phenomenon of shell shock. By the author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.
A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip Christian Stead
Friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In Amos McGee’s case, all sorts of species, too! Every day he spends a little bit of time with each of his friends at the zoo, running races with the tortoise, keeping the shy penguin company, and even reading bedtime stories to the owl. But when Amos is too sick to make it to the zoo, his animal friends decide it’s time they returned the favor.
Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beatty
Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day by Judith Viorst