Charlotte’s Web, E. I'm reading this book to my graders right now. It's a wonderful book about friendship, with great story characters for discussion. We read the book together, then celebrate by watching the animated movie. The kids love it.
What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship, and Love by Carole Radziwill. Beautifully written memoir about the loss of her husband Anthony and best friends Carolyn and John Kennedy Jr. within the span of a few weeks.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, by John Boyne (teen fiction). Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called "Out-With" in Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends a boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a wire fence.