If you like Ida B. by Karen Miller
If you like Ida B. by Karen Miller, you may like these titles:
Heartbeat by Sharon Creech
Twelve-year-old Annie ponders the many rhythms of life the year that her mother becomes pregnant, her grandfather begins faltering and her best friend (and running partner) becomes distant.
Sarah Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan.
When their father invites a mail-order bride to come live with them in their prairie home, Caleb and Anna are captivated by their new mother and hope that she will stay.
Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog. This book was made into a movie within the last year.