These are our favorite Sharon Creech books, though she has many others to love.
Heartbeat by Sharon Creech
Granny Torrelli Makes Soup
And her newest:
The Great Unexpected
She has some other books, much more famous than these: Ruby Holler, Walk Two Moons, Love that Dog, Hate that Cat, but we like these even better. Good, girly, realistic fiction—some with a little, wee bit of romance. Easy reads. Good for weekends and vacations!