20,000 Leagues Under the Seaby Jules Verne – In the mid-nineteenth century, a French professor and his two companions, trapped aboard a fantastic submarine as prisoners of the deranged Captain Nemo, come face to face with exotic ocean creatures and strange sights hidden from the world above (Classic Reader).
A Christmas Carolby Charles Dickens – Ebenezer Scrooge, a mean old miser, is given a second chance to do right after being haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve (Learn Out Loud).
A Day No Pigs Would Dieby Robert Newton Peck - A semi-autobiographical tale of a boy’s struggle with adolescence and the responsibility of manhood (SparkNotes).
A Stranger Came Ashoreby Mollie Hunter – Twelve-year-old Robbie becomes convinced that the stranger befriended by his family is one of the Selkie Folk and tries to get help against his magical powers from the local wizard (goodreads).
A Tree Grows in Brooklynby Betty Smith – A tale of an immigrant family. It’s been characterized as a “coming-of-age” novel (About.com).
A Wizard of Earthseaby Ursula K. LeGuin – the first of a series of books written by Ursula K. Le Guin and set in the fantasy world archipelago of Earthsea depicting the adventures of a budding young wizard named Ged (Wikipedia).
A Wrinkle in Timeby Madeleine L’Engle – Meg Murry, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their mother are having a midnight snack on a dark and stormy night when an unearthly stranger appears at their door. She claims to have been blown off course, and goes on to tell them that there is such a thing as a “tesseract,” which, if you didn’t know, is a wrinkle in time (Madeleine L’engle).