“A loss is inevitable, like snow in winter. These champions learn to dance through the storm.”
Very sad and devastating book, while being uplifting and hopeful at the same time.
This book is about a young boy and girl who lose their mom and have to navigate their lives without her while moving to a new school and coping with their grief. It is a touch subject to address, but I‘m sure there are students out there who, unfortunately, relate to that feeling of grief and sadness. Good for middle schoolers.
This book is drawn from Russian fairytales that is great for middle school aged kids. It is about a 12 year old girl who is adopted by someone who isn‘t who they appear to be. This is fun for students of that age to read, but probably is not best for students any younger.
This is about a boy and his father who don‘t see eye to eye on things Garvey should be interested in. This is a great book for kids because the central theme is learning to accept yourself and love yourself and learn how to communicate with people who think differently than you do.
This is about a family of boys who navigate their way through school, friends, fitting in, and other nonsense that happens in school. This book had some crude humor in it and would probably be best suited for upper elementary aged kids who can (sort of) handle that sort of humor.
The little red hen is a retelling of a classic story. This teaches the lesson that if you want something to be done, you have to do it yourself and you will reap all the benefits that come from doing things alone. This teaches kids to be hardworking and motivated, and would be great for a classroom.