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Only Children

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Only Children in Children's Fiction


Just Grace by Charise Mericle Harper


Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff


The Theory of Hummingbirds by Michelle Kadarusman


The Battle of Darcy Lane by Tara Altebrando


Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand

  • Pub Date: 2016
  • Grades 4-7 interest
  • See also: Summer vacation, Intergenerational 
  • Finlay is sent to her estranged grandparents house for the summer where she meets all sorts of family she never knew. 


The Way to Bea by Kat Yeh


Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling

  • Pub Date: 2017
  • Grades 5-7 interest
  • See also: ResearchMoving/New Kid 
  • Aven, who is adopted, moves with her family to Arizona.


The Exact Location of Home by Kate Messner 

  • Pub Date: 2017
  • Grades 5 to 7 interest
  • See also: Searching 
  • Zig is searching for his father through geocaches. 


Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani

  • Pub Date: 2017
  • Grades 4 to 8 interest
  • Graphic novel 
  • See also: Mothers & Daughters, Artists 
  • Priyanka has so many questions about her mother's life in India, but her mother doesn't want to talk about it. 


The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson

  • Pub Date: 2018
  • Grades 5-8 interest
  • See also: SearchingSummer vacation
  • Candice spends her summer searching for a mysterious fortune that may or may not exist. 


The Science of Breakable Things by Tae Keller

  • Pub Date: 2018
  • Grades 4 to 6 interest
  • See also: Mothers & Daughters 
  • Natalie is determined to find the thing that will bring her mom back from her depressive state. 


You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly

  • Pub Date: 2018
  • Grades 4-6 interest
  • See also: Divorce 
  • Ben's parents tell him they are getting divorced, and Charlotte's dad is in the hospital. 


Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes

  • Pub Date: 2018
  • Grades 4-6 interest
  • Paloma and her mom spend a month in Mexico, and Paloma solves a mystery. 


Everything Else in the Universe by Tracy Holczer


The Collectors by Jacqueline West

  • Pub Date: 2018
  • Grades 4-6 interest
  • See also: WishesDisabilities, New Kid
  • Van, who is hard of hearing, is always the new kid because his mom moves them for her work as an opera singer.


Forest of Wonders by Linda Sue Park

  • Pub Date: 2016
  • Grades 4-6 interest
  • See also: Animals, Extended Family 
  • Raffa accidentally gives a bat the ability to talk and the two of them become friends. 


Unidentified Suburban Object by Mike Jung

  • Pub Date: 2016
  • Grades 4-6 interest
  • Chloe Cho wants to learn more about her family's heritage, but her parents don't want to talk about it. 


Dear Sweet Pea by Julie Murphy

  • Pub Date: 2019
  • Grades 4-6 interest
  • See also: Divorce 
  • Sweet Pea is adjusting to her parents' divorce and also having BFF trouble. 


Most Perfect Thing in the Universe by Tricia Springstubb

  • Pub Date: 2021
  • Grades 4-6 interest
  • See also: Animals 
  • Loah is an only child left on her own a lot by her ornithologist mom.



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