Best Books About Orphans

This list is for the best books about orphans. Lest there be any dispute about whether a character is technically an orphan, it is also for books about children who believe they are orphans, or are practically orphans...
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4.48 avg rating — 7,647,565 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 1,723,714 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 959,057 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 281,431 ratings
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4.61 avg rating — 79 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 142,661 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 401,161 ratings
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4.73 avg rating — 31,374 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 686,371 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 432,964 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 336,574 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 130,744 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 177,365 ratings
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17

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4.11 avg rating — 124,227 ratings
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18

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3.88 avg rating — 119,493 ratings
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19

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4.09 avg rating — 44,966 ratings
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20

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3.81 avg rating — 170,229 ratings
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21

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3.82 avg rating — 1,183,207 ratings
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22

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4.05 avg rating — 34,563 ratings
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23

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3.65 avg rating — 5,519 ratings
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24

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4.02 avg rating — 27,991 ratings
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25

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4.03 avg rating — 73,156 ratings
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26

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3.99 avg rating — 213,880 ratings
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27

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3.77 avg rating — 95 ratings
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28

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3.75 avg rating — 1,437 ratings
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29

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3.97 avg rating — 398,686 ratings
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30

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31

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4.09 avg rating — 25,359 ratings
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31

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3.83 avg rating — 1,442 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 32,979 ratings
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33

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4.13 avg rating — 468,504 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 20,104 ratings
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35

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3.82 avg rating — 7,315 ratings
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37

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3.94 avg rating — 199,512 ratings
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38

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3.95 avg rating — 20,876 ratings
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39

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4.17 avg rating — 12,072 ratings
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40

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3.92 avg rating — 2,556 ratings
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41

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3.69 avg rating — 1,693 ratings
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42

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4.01 avg rating — 35,536 ratings
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42

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4.15 avg rating — 48,977 ratings
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44

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4.15 avg rating — 343,327 ratings
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45

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4.26 avg rating — 2,174,967 ratings
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46

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3.68 avg rating — 10,091 ratings
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47

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3.92 avg rating — 108,652 ratings
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48

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4.12 avg rating — 33,464 ratings
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49

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3.77 avg rating — 62,709 ratings
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50

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3.68 avg rating — 3,453 ratings
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51

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4.06 avg rating — 281 ratings
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51

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3.84 avg rating — 9,299 ratings
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53

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3.66 avg rating — 78,740 ratings
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53

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4.10 avg rating — 111,048 ratings
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55

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4.07 avg rating — 11,015 ratings
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56

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4.17 avg rating — 21,945 ratings
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57

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3.91 avg rating — 296,493 ratings
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58

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3.58 avg rating — 266 ratings
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59

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3.98 avg rating — 79,304 ratings
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60

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4.08 avg rating — 200,532 ratings
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61

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4.01 avg rating — 26,155 ratings
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62

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3.65 avg rating — 44,015 ratings
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63

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4.09 avg rating — 11,919 ratings
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64

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4.31 avg rating — 13 ratings
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64

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3.36 avg rating — 14 ratings
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64

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4.16 avg rating — 38 ratings
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64

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4.32 avg rating — 4,392 ratings
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64

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2.80 avg rating — 5 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 44 ratings
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64

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3.99 avg rating — 947 ratings
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64

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3.86 avg rating — 20,632 ratings
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64

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4.25 avg rating — 28 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 30 ratings
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3.40 avg rating — 5 ratings
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75

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3.54 avg rating — 1,634 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 8,754 ratings
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75

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4.10 avg rating — 762 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 4,156 ratings
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80

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4.22 avg rating — 2,499 ratings
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80

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3.72 avg rating — 607 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 5,805 ratings
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83

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4.15 avg rating — 3,184 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 799,466 ratings
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4.25 avg rating — 76,508 ratings
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86

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4.02 avg rating — 2,303 ratings
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87

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3.68 avg rating — 2,076 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 96,428 ratings
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89

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3.79 avg rating — 100,421 ratings
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89

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3.62 avg rating — 2,044 ratings
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89

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4.10 avg rating — 101,933 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 69,448 ratings
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3.54 avg rating — 1,543 ratings
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93

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3.83 avg rating — 9,083 ratings
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93

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3.70 avg rating — 398 ratings
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4.32 avg rating — 13,998 ratings
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97

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3.95 avg rating — 4,310 ratings
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97

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3.90 avg rating — 3,340 ratings
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97

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4.14 avg rating — 240 ratings
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3.96 avg rating — 77,773 ratings
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157 books · 71 voters · list created January 17th, 2012 by Lydia (votes) .
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message 1: by Surendran (new)

Surendran Murugesan Can somone suggest some indian books in this theme


message 2: by Christine (new)

Christine Jeffords If you mean Indians as in India, Mowgli in "The Jungle Books" would qualify; his parents may or may not be dead, but they ran away when Shere Khan started "humming" in the brush, and he never meets them.

If Indians as in "Native Americans," there's a Cinderella variant in Native myth, and a Blackfoot story about Scarface, who is "an orphan and poor." That's just a start; I'd guess that if you searched worldcat under Subject: Orphans: Native American: Juvenile, you might find some.


message 3: by Janice (new)

Janice Kuharski This is a wonderful list--bringing so many great children's titles under the searchable heading of "orphan books." Didn't find what I was looking for. But I discovered this great list!


message 4: by Booklovinglady (last edited Nov 23, 2019 08:35AM) (new)

Booklovinglady Pippi Longstocking (#13) has a father... (I know the description says 'it is also for books about children who believe they are orphans, or are practically orphans', but she does have a father...)


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