Suck Your Stomach in and Put Some Color on!: What Southern Mamas Tell Their Daughters that the Rest of Y'all Should Know Too by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson This book is a fun read, great for a road trip!
A tiny girl is abandoned on a ship headed for Australia in She arrives completely alone with nothing but a small suitcase containing a few clothes and a single book — a beautiful volume of fairy tales.
Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! is the funny, serious, and compelling new novel by Fannie Flagg, author of the beloved Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe (and prize-winning co-writer of the classic movie).
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. These books got me through countless days home sick, holidays, and all my grade school. I even did a report on Laura Ingalls Wilder in fourth grade about famous Missourians and dressed up as her :)