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If You Like Wonder...

Abbot, Tony.  Firegirl.
A middle school boy's life is changed when Jessica, a girl disfigured by burns, starts attending his Catholic school while receiving treatment at a local hospital. J ABB livebrary

Alexander, Kwame.  Crossover.
Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health. J ALE livebrary

Applegate, Katherine.  Crenshaw.
Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. There's no more money for rent. And not much for food, either. His parents, his little sister, and their dog may have to live in their minivan. Again. Crenshaw is a cat. He's large, he's outspoken, and he's imaginary. He has come back into Jackson's life to help him. But is an imaginary friend enough to save this family from losing everything? J APP livebrary

Applegate, Katherine.  The One and Only Ivan.
Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. He rarely misses his life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it at all. Then he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from her family, and she makes Ivan see their home- and his own art- through new eyes. When Ruby arrives, change comes with her, and it's up to Ivan to make it a change for the better. J APP hoopla livebrary

Bauer, Joan.  Almost Home.
When Sugar Mae Cole is given a small, discarded puppy named Shush, she decides that he will become a helper dog. And help he does throughout her ordeal of losing her house, her mom's spiraling depression, moving from a small Missouri town to Chicago, and living in foster care. J BAU livebrary

Cummings, Priscilla.  A Face First.
Twelve-year-old Kelley decides to cut off contact with her friends and classmates after suffering third-degree burns to her face and body in a car accident near her home on Maryland's Kent Island. J CUM

De Guzman, Michael.  Melonhead.
Tired of living with his uncaring, divorced parents, Sidney, a twelve-year-old boy with an unusually large head, takes a bus trip across the United States which becomes a journey of self-discovery. J DEG livebrary

Draper, Sharon M.  Out of My Mind.
Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time. J DRA livebrary

Erskine, Kathryn.  Mockingbird.
Ten-year-old Caitlin, who has Asperger's Syndrome, struggles to understand emotions, show empathy, and make friends at school, while at home she seeks closure by working on a project with her father. J ERS livebrary

Graff, Lisa. Absolutely Almost.
In this relatable tale, fifth grader Albie is not very good at a lot of things, but with a little help from a new babysitter, he finds out that being himself is the most important thing. J GRA livebrary

Hunt, Linda Mullaly. One for the Murphys.
This is the story of Carley Connors, a wounded and self-protective foster child who is placed with the Murphy family. She is angry and suspicious of their kindness, but eventually grows to love them--and even more surprising--lets them love her. It is also about heroes--ordinary people doing extraordinary things, friendships and sibling rivalry, fitting in and standing out. J HUN, J-PBK HUNlivebrary

King, Wesley.  OCDaniel.
A thirteen-year-old boy's life revolves around hiding his obsessive compulsive disorder until a girl at school, who is unkindly nicknamed Psycho Sara, notices him for the first time and he gets a mysterious note that changes everything. J KIN hoopla livebrary

Levine, Gail Carson.  Fairest.
In a land where beauty and singing are valued above all else, Aza eventually comes to reconcile her unconventional appearance and her magical voice, accepting herself for who she truly is. J-FAN LEV livebrary

Lord, Cynthia.  Rules.           
Frustrated at life with an autistic brother, twelve-year-old Catherine longs for a normal existence but her world is further complicated by a friendship with a young paraplegic. J LOR livebrary

Martin, Ann M.  Rain Reign.
Struggling with Asperger's, Rose shares a bond with her beloved dog, but when the dog goes missing during a storm, Rose is forced to confront the limits of her comfort levels, even if it means leaving her routines in order to search for her pet. J MAR livebrary

Spinelli, Jerry.  Loser.
With great wit and humor, Jerry Spinelli creates a story about a boy's individuality surpassing the need to fit in and the genuine importance of failure. As readers follow Zinkoff from first through sixth grade and watch his character develop, it becomes impossible not to identify with and root for him through failures and triumphs. J SPI, J-PBK SPI hoopla livebrary

Weeks, Sarah.  So B. It.
After spending her life with her mentally retarded mother and agoraphobic neighbor, twelve-year-old Heidi sets out from Reno, Nevada, to New York to find out who she is. J WEE hoopla livebrary

And there’s more of Wonder in these stories by R.J. Palacio:

365 Days of Wonder:  Mr. Browne’s Book of Precepts.
A compilation inspired by the best-selling Wonder collects a year's worth of life principles gleaned from a wide range of sources. J PAL livebrary

Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories.
Originally available only in e-book format. Includes The Julian Chapter, Pluto and Shingaling. J PAL livebrary

We're All Wonders
Augie enjoys the company of his dog, Daisy, and using his imagination, but painfully endures the taunts of his peers because of his facial deformity. E PAL livebrary

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