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Choose Kindness

illustrated by Ruth Ohi
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: emotions & feelings, friendship

 

A gentle friendship story that celebrates small acts of kindness!

 

This is Bunny feeling small,

not wanting to leave the bed at all.

 

Bunny is having a tough morning, but manages to brighten up and get out the door. Pretty soon Bunny comes across Beetle, who needs a little cheering too. Bunny can do that! Bunny and Beetle band together and they come …

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Sara and the Search for Normal

by Wesley King
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, depression & mental illness, friendship

“It’s the vivid, insightful depiction of Sara’s internal struggles that readers will remember.” —Booklist
In this prequel to the Edgar Award–winning OCDaniel, fan-favorite Sara quests for “normal” and finds something even better along the way.

Sara’s Rules to Be Normal
1. Stop taking your pills
19. Make a friend
137. Don’t put m …

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Brady Brady and the Missed Hatrick

by Mary Shaw, illustrated by Chuck Temple
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: hockey, friendship, pets

 

Brady Brady books are hockey — with heart!

 

A big snowfall has blanketed Brady’s street. But it’s hard to focus on shoveling when there’s a game of shinny going on and Brady doesn’t exactly finish his chore. Later, under the guise of taking his dog Hatrick for a walk, Brady ties him up and rejoins the game.

Brady returns home tired but ha …

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Pokko y el tambor (Pokko and the Drum)

illustrated by Matthew Forsythe, translated by Alexis Romay
edition: eBook
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: frogs & toads, emotions & feelings, friendship

El artista Matthew Forsythe, premio de honor del E.B. White Read Aloud, entrega un libro sobre un tambor mágico, un bosque esmeralda y una ranita que se atreve a hacer su propia música.

El mayor error de los padres de Pokko fue darle el tambor. Cuando Pokko sale con su tambor a lo profundo del bosque, hay tanta pero tanta quietud que Pokko decide …

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Sloth and Squirrel in a Pickle

by Cathy Ballou Mealey, illustrated by Kelly Collier
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: humorous stories, friendship

A speedy squirrel and a sleepy sloth try to get the job done in this funny, heartwarming tale of two lovable, but unlikely, friends.

Though Sloth and Squirrel are good friends, they have different ways of doing things --- and different speeds of doing them. So, when Squirrel gets them jobs as pickle packers to earn money for a new bike, things don't …

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I Want To Go Home

by Gordon Korman
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback Paperback eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: camping & outdoor activities, friendship, humorous stories

 

Gordon Korman’s uproarious, outrageous, and all-too-familiar summer camp adventure is BACK in this 40th anniversary edition!

 

Rudy Miller really isn’t into the whole camping thing. So when his parents send him to Camp Algonkian “for his own good” all he wants to do is go home.

Rudy teams up with his cabin-mate Mike for a series of carefully …

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Sonata for Fish and Boy

illustrated by Milan Pavlovic
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: bedtime & dreams, friendship, imagination & play

Music inspires friendship and a life full of dreams and adventure in this wordless picture book from Milan Pavlovic.

When a fish hears the singing of a violin, it is drawn out of the water and into the world of a young musician sitting on a shady bench. Soon fish and boy are flying over the rooftops together, past lively street musicians, a flock of …

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The Day the Rain Moved In

by Éléonore Douspis, translated by Shelley Tanaka
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: friendship, weather

In this beautiful picture book, the wondrous merges with the ordinary when it starts to rain … inside the house!

One day, it starts to rain in Pauline and Louis’s house. The whole family looks for the source of the rain, but nothing can be found! Dad tries to mop up the puddles that form on the floor, Mom holds an umbrella over her head to read, …

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