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

Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor

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Fancy Nancy

By Jane O’Connor

Illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser

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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

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.

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

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