12 Kids Facing Difficult Changes (8-11)

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger

Whether it's moving to a new school, home, or country, or coping with the loss of a loved one, the characters in these books are facing some tough times. But, ultimately, they prove that difficulties can end up making us stronger.

Roller Girl cover

3. Roller Girl

Victoria Jamieson
The Un-Forgotten Coat cover

5. The Unforgotten Coat

Frank Cottrell Boyce
Save me a Seat cover

6. Save Me a Seat

Sarah Weeks, Gita Varadarajan
Being Miss Nobody cover

7. Being Miss Nobody

Tamsin Winter
We are Giants cover

10. We are Giants

Amber Lee Dodd
Girl Savage cover

11. The Girl Savage

Katherine Rundell
Tiger Rising cover

12. The Tiger Rising

Kate DiCamillo

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Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust