Big choice? Go with stories about small acts of kindness

 

By Chuck Pieri
Branch Children’s Librarian

As you take time to read with your children this summer, the choices can seem overwhelming.  What books should you choose out of all the ones on the shelves?   This week’s selections will give you a glimpse into the triumph of the human spirit—that small acts of kindness can lead to making the world a better place.   Let’s continue to “Build a Better World!

marvelouscornelius-neighbors-waveMarvelous Cornelius : Hurricane Katrina and the spirit of New Orleans
Author:
Phil Bildner
Cornelius was a humble man who helped keep the streets clean in the city of New Orleans.  After Hurricane Katrina hit the city, the streets were overwhelmed with trash and debris.  Would his work ethic and example inspire others to pitch in for the good of the community?

Finding Winnie
Author:
Lindsay Mattick
A young veterinarian found a bear in Canada, brought him across the ocean to the war in England, and then finally to the London Zoo.  Find out how this bear became the inspiration for the Winnie-the-Pooh stories!

I wish you more
Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal
This story celebrates the joy of simple things, told through beautifully written words and illustrations.  This is a great opportunity to start a conversation with your child and ask what else they would wish for!

These titles are available to check out from Elkhart Public Library.  They also come from the 2017 AISLE Read Alouds Too Good To Miss Ageless list, which can be found on Teachingbooks.net – a great website where you can find activities and resources related to books!

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