Where the red ferns grow
Where the Wild Things Are
Two: One was a book about a Korean woman's childhood and how she and her sister migrated to south Korea in order to escape a war, and another was about how a Japanese kid became interested in football and joined his school's team. They were amazing.
Jack the Giant Killer. It was a fairy tale and had positive messages and themes despite the violent title and mildly violent content.
A Basket of Flowers
mine was there's a monster at the end of this book... It had Grover in it