Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

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Stellaluna

By Janell Cannon

Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

 

Theme: This is a story about acceptance and kindness

Plot: How a baby bat got separated from her mother, fell into a bird’s nest, and was raised among the chicks despite the significant differences between bats and birds.

Storyline

One night, Stellaluna and her mother went into the forest out looking for fruits for dinner. But bats like Stellaluna are not the only nocturnal creatures; from high on a treetop, an owl was spying on them. Continue reading Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

Strange Creatures, The Story of Walter Rothschild and His Museum by Lita Jude

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Strange Creatures, The Story of Walter Rothschild and His Museum

By Lita Jude

Strange Creatures, The Story of Walter Rothschild and His Museum By Lita Jude
Strange Creatures, By Lita Jude

Theme: Love and care for animals, the environment, and nature

Plot: Walter, a shy boy, has spent most of his time alone, scouring the family’s enormous garden. His father wants him to take over the family banking business, but the boy loves animals and being in nature. This is a true story about the life and work of Walter Rothschild.

Storyline

Walter Rothschild grew up in England in a wealthy family, being almost the richest boy in the world. But what made him special was his interest and love for all creatures and plants. Continue reading Strange Creatures, The Story of Walter Rothschild and His Museum by Lita Jude

Never Ever Talk to Strangers! by Anne Marie Pace

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Never Ever Talk to Strangers!

By Anne Marie Pace

Illustrated by Guy Francis

Never Ever Talk to Strangers
Never Ever Talk to Strangers

 

Theme: Jamie had just learned what to do if a stranger approached him, but when it came to applying his learning, things turned out to be more complicated the Jamie thought.

 

Plot: A short while after receiving his Super Safety Expert Badge from officer Crane for learning stranger safety, Jamie comes face to face with a stranger. Would he remember the rules, uphold his badge and stay safe?

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Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor

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Fancy Nancy

By Jane O’Connor

Illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser

Fancy-Nancy-by-Jane-O'Connor
Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor

 

Plot: Nancy has always been fancy, but now she tries to teach her parents and siblings the art.

(This is the first in a series of 80 titles featuring Fancy Nancy.)

Storyline

We don’t know how old Nancy is(maybe 5 or 6?), but she is very fancy for her age. How do we know? Let’s take a look in her room. The room décor is astonishing: paintings and posters on the walls, flowers, garlands, mirrors, feathers, and artwork everywhere. Hats and purses hang on hooks, and laced shoes are peaking from under the bed. Continue reading Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor

Patrick Gets Hearing Aids by Maureen Cassidy Riski and Nicolas Klakow

Patrick Gets Hearing Aids by Maureen Cassidy Riski and Nicolas Klakow

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Patrick Gets Hearing Aids

By Maureen Cassidy Riski and Nikolas Klakow

Illustrations by Kim Klakow

Theme: Helping children understand hearing loss.

Plot: A school age rabbit does not hear well, causing him a lot of problems. He must get checked.

Talking points: Often time children with hearing loss are isolated by their peers. This book is not only for the kids with hearing impairment, but for their classmates as well. Some questions to ask are: What happens when you cannot hear? What can we do about it? How do you get your ears checked? How can we help our friends with hearing loss? Continue reading Patrick Gets Hearing Aids by Maureen Cassidy Riski and Nicolas Klakow

Maya and the Town that Loved a Tree by Kiki and Kathryn Shaw

Maya and the Town that Loved a Tree By Kiki and Kathryn Shaw

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Maya and the Town that Loved a Tree

By Kiki and Kathryn Shaw

Illustrated by Kiki

 

Theme: Nature, Environment, Clean Air

Before everybody was speaking about climate change, this book was warning the young readers that we can impact our environment in such way that can destroy the beautiful things in the nature and change our lives for the worst. But we can always try to repair our mistakes, if is not too late. Continue reading Maya and the Town that Loved a Tree by Kiki and Kathryn Shaw

Hug Me, Please! by Przemyslaw Wechterowicz

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Hug Me, Please!

By Przemyslaw Wechterowicz

Illustrated by Emilia Dziubak

Theme: Shared love, kindness towards others;

Plot: Father and son bear go on hugging the animals in the forest.

Moral: Love and kindness brings people together. Continue reading Hug Me, Please! by Przemyslaw Wechterowicz

Yes I Can! A Girl and Her Wheelchair by Barrett, Toner and Freeland

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Yes I can, a girl and her wheelchair

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Yes, I Can! A Girl and Her Wheelchair

By Kendra J. Barrett, Jacqueline B. Toner, and Claire A.B. Freeland

Illustrated by Violet Lemay

Theme: Overcoming disability; school inclusion;

Plot: How a happy first grader, in a wheelchair, can make friends and enjoy her days at school and participate in ordinary school activities;

Moral: This story teaches us to have a positive attitude towards the people with special needs; instead of excluding them from daily activities, we should find activities suited for their condition; instead of turning a blind eye and pretending they aren’t there, we should see them for who they are and help them with their goals.

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The Tiger’s Egg by Nele Bronner

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The Tiger’s Egg by Nele Bronner

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The Tiger’s Egg

By Nele Bronner

Theme: Acceptance, kindness, love.

Plot: A cranky zoo tiger is forced to take care a chick that had hatched out of an egg he’d found.

Symbolism: The author uses the egg as a symbol for novelty, new beginnings, new ideas, that come to shake a world that has become dull and rigid. Continue reading The Tiger’s Egg by Nele Bronner

Who Wants To Be A Princess by Jesse Harwood

Who wants to be a princess by Jesse Harwood

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Who Wants To Be A Princess?

By Jesse Harwood

Illustrated by Tim Patton

Theme: Being judgmental, making assumptions.

Plot: Father tries to convince daughter that a princess is just an ordinary person with privileges and duties as well.

Moral: There is more to a story then just your perspective. Continue reading Who Wants To Be A Princess by Jesse Harwood

Pablo Finds a Treasure by Andree Poulin

Pablo Finds a Treasure by Andree Poulin and Isabelle Malenfant

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Pablo Finds a Treasure

By Andre Poulin

Illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant

The takeaway: All over the world there are children that work from an early age to support themselves and their families. Most of them work without pay, missing school, and living in poverty. The characters in this book are fictional but the situation is real. Continue reading Pablo Finds a Treasure by Andree Poulin

The Funeral by Matt James

The Funeral by Matt James
The Funeral by Matt James

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The Funeral

By Matt James

The takeaway: Through the eyes of a child, a funeral is not an ordinary day. There are many unfamiliar places, people behavior is sober, and the whole day has an unexplained solemnity to it. But the best part of the day is when you get together with your family, thus make it comfortable and welcoming. Continue reading The Funeral by Matt James

Elmore by Holly Hobbie

Elmore by Holly Hobbie
Elmore by Holly Hobbie

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Elmore

By Holly Hobbie

The takeaway: Make yourself known before asking for understanding and friendship from others. Show them that the rough side of you is nothing else then a shield for your protection. And they have nothing to fear. Continue reading Elmore by Holly Hobbie

Archie the Daredevil Penguin by Andy Rash

Archie the Daredevil penguin by Andy Rash
Archie the Daredevil Penguin by Andy Rash

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Archie the Daredevil Penguin

by Andy Rash

Storyline: Archie is a penguin known by his brave approach to challenges. He has won many competition and impresses his friends many times. His nickname is the Daredevil. But he has one secret: he cannot swim because he is afraid of the briny deep and the creatures that lurk there.

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