This book highlights the challenge of facing the unknown. It can be frightening. It is okay to wait until you're ready. With the help of a scarlet leaf also still clinging onto a branch, through friendship and encouragement, the yellow leaf makes the leap. The story and its illustrations are captivating to both children and adults.
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Children facing these feelings for the first time can be caught off guard, not knowing what to do with the emotions. With this book, children will learn a life lesson: what it takes and how to overcome a challenge, whether a big or a small obstacle. The artwork is simple, matching the text. A simple and beautiful book that will ignite a child's desire to want to learn more. The dandelion does not want to release into the world but when he finally has no choice he understands that although frightening at times, the journey can be wonderful. The dandelion then passes on what he has learned from his experience.
This book is a good one for presenting big topics such as war and the Nazi regime to lower elementary aged children. Everything about the book is beautiful. It will surely encourage dialogue and questions from children. The fact this book is based on a real-life experience makes it all the more powerful. Two young girls find themselves in an unlikely situation, secretly meeting and building a friendship full of meaning, full of hope, and unconditional love.
Pure and lovely. A story that teaches about friendship and being strong in life's most difficult circumstances. The book, appropriate for elementary aged children, tells the true story of a young heroine in US history. Sybil is the daughter of an American patriot in the Revolutionary War. She gets word that the British are attacking Connecticut. So, she rides her horse, Star, through the night in Paul Revere fashion to gather the town to prepare for the attack.
The illustrations are soft and inviting to the reader. The afterward contains additional detail on this heroine's life that will be appreciated by educators. Stuart relates to children because his big imagination takes him places that only a child's mind could go. However, when it comes down to it, Stuart is lonely and worried that he won't make friends in his new town but he overcomes these feelings.
The illustrations tell the story on its own. However, I was captivated by this story of an extremely brave six year old named Ruby. In , a judge ordered her to attend an all-white elementary school. There was an uproar and Ruby faced mobs and an empty classroom to begin her education. Her strength and courage is a great example for elementary aged children.
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Powerfully and effectively, the story introduces segregation through a six-year-old I would have liked the book to be from her perspective but the narrative still worked well dedicated to her education and graceful in the trepidation all around her. This book deals head-on with bullying and I was impressed by the conflict resolution involving no adult intervention. Of course, the issue of bullying in most cases won't be cured this easily but it gives 4 to 8-year-olds insight into the topic, hopefully provoking thought and questions.
In addition, the Recess Queen reads with a fun, wonderful rhythmic manner. Furthermore, children love the artwork, too. Finally, the lessons contained within its pages include self-esteem, courage, integrity, and other character building traits. A must-have for your home and classroom. Dealing head-on with gender stereotypes, this book teaches children that young girls are capable.
A young princess disguises herself as male to enter a contest that she ultimately dominates giving her freedom to be who she wants to be and live as she desires. She stands tall, and, through hard work, overcomes her brothers' teasing and mocking. The main character is strong, smart, and courageous. I find the Little Polar Bear series endearing for the stories and watercolor artwork.
Always weaving a sweet lesson of friendship into his storytelling, author Hans de Beer offers us lessons of overcoming fear, facing fear in challenging moments, and ultimately being courageous. These books are for pre-school aged children and younger but the lessons can certainly be applied to older children.
This book is sweet. A young bird contemplates giving his new wings a go while dealing with uncertainties like whether his wings will work at all. Facing this fear coupled with the idea that just maybe his wings will take him on a grand adventure exploring the world, he ultimately gives his wings a try. The story lets children know that taking risks in life is worthwhile, and that, while sitting in your nest is easy and comfortable, it won't take you places! Don't miss this useful guide for parents and teachers!
Rhyming text and vibrant, colorful drawings bring us into the story. My sons adore The Terrible Plop. I love how the author gives the reader insight from the start so the animals behavior is even funnier. Pus making the little rabbit the courageous one is spot on. The Terrible Plop will be one of those books you'll find yourself renewing again and again from the library. So, you might as well buy it. We love the artwork in this book. The paintings are lovely, but the expressions on the sheep's faces are well done to say the least.
Brave Charlotte often acts in ways that make her unique to her peers. She is full of adventure, daring, and courageous. One day she uses these qualities to investigate a sound that others would not. Charlotte's smart thinking resolves the situation and makes the other sheep appear a bit foolish and cowardly, rightfully so. I read this book to my almost five-year-old before his first adventure away from home. It did the trick. Joey, the main character, is nervous about staying at his grandparents by himself. He imagines the worst. Adorable addition at the end of the book, too.
I won't ruin the surprise! This cute book is about a young girl and her bear. They often play together. Bear is not always brave. We can't help but wonder when he will be brave enough to do these new things? I like how this story depicts how children do often work out their fears and problems: through play. Sweet illustrations that younger children will surely love.
The artwork alone makes this book worth picking up. Furthermore, it emphasizes the joys of reading and all the adventure that comes from books. Sam and Stella have a lovely day that ends with Sam asking Stella to read to him. This book reminds us of the beauty of childhood and organic exploration. If we have the courage to step away to enjoy life's simple pleasures, great joy will come to us.
Based on a true story, this book will open children's eyes to the power of education, friendship, and of love. After Nasreen's parents disappear, she stops speaking. Her grandmother wants to help her, which leads her to take a big risk for her granddaughter. This topic is a big one to introduce to young children. It will open dialogue. Children will have many questions. So, be prepared to answer them! Also set in Afghanistan, The Breadwinner delivers an important, albeit heavy, message to older elementary aged children.
The main character, Parvana, shows tremendous courage as she ventures out of her home disguised as a male in order to help her family. This heroine fights oppression and risks her life to survive. This story was born from that research. You'll find your students and children will respond to this book and have many questions. I love how this story is based on her family's immigration to America. Amada has thoughts to which any child can relate about making friends and being in a new place.
Soon Amada discovers that she is strong enough to face her new life in America. The illustrations are colorful and lively.
Skellig is appropriate for year-olds. Michael is 10 years old. His family is moving to a new home and is dealing with family trauma. Written beautifully, the book will open your imagination and will invite questions from children on a fairly big topic in life. In any event, Skellig will certainly get you and your children to think.
Appropriate for year olds, Sylvester and the Magic Pebble will win you over with the drawings and the beautiful language. The message that having the courage to believe you don't need more or something else to be fulfilled in life carries a lot of weight. Honestly, I could go on and on about this book. So, do yourself a favor, go pick up a copy! You'll be happy you did so! This book, about an unlikely friendshp that ultimnatley deepens and proves strong, brought tears to my eyes as I read it to my children for the first time. Similiarly, it also tells the tale of courage.
A good message for adults and children alike.
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Plus Berkeley Breathed writes beautifully and the illustrations captivate the audience. We love this book because it opens eyes to the possibilities and ignited a desire to tinker around our home!
Best of all, the main character is a young girl with extraordinary mechanical engineering talent. Thank you so very much!!! This answered a few prayers as to where to start with reading for my son and our homeschooling program. Thank you for sharing. All your hard work was worth it and greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for all your hard work. I am homeschooling my daughter and am inspired by your work. My kids learned how to read with Bob Books and Starfall. I am so pleased to see some hands-on activities to compliment them. Thank you for your sweet comment.
One of my main goals was hands-on when creating these. Glad to be used as an inspiration. My just turned 5 year old just started kindergarten. They are doing the letter of the week, but she also did that in Pre-K. I think it is a good review for her, but I she is showing more interest in learning to read on her own.
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