Wonder by R. J. Palacio & read by Diana Steele, Kate Rudd and Nick Podehl (2012)
Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life. Now, for the first time, he's being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them underneath it all? Wonder is a funny, frank, astonishingly moving debut for eight to 12-year-olds.