The Good Egg by Jory John is about an egg that embarks on a self-care and reflection journey. The good egg is about finding healthy coping mechanisms and ways to feel good about yourself. This is a great great book that I hope to have readily available to my students when they need a reminder of how to cope or feel good.
My Two Border Towns is a Tomas Rivera Award winner. It is a children's literature fiction book and was published in 2021. It is about a son and his dad and their weekend ritual. It is a great picture of what it is like to be living by the U.S. and Mexico boarder. I think this would be a great read aloud for any age group and it has such a important reality of some peoples lives around that area. I would like to read this to my class one day.
Now I am 100% biased as a knitter myself but I loved this book. A little girl with and endless ball of yarn goes on an adventure knitting different things for the town. She turns down money from an archduke who wants the yarn so she can keep knitting. It‘s a very cute book with great illustrations done by Jon Klassen.
This book creates a very interesting image with the only source of color being the little girls never ending ball of yarn. Throughout the book the pages fill with color as she knots new things for the town. All of the buildings and people are white black or brown creating contrast with only shades of colors. The town comes to life with the colors of the yarn.