National Reading Month: Our top five favorites!

Did you know March is National Reading Month?  Here is a selection of five books that highlight the importance of acting with kindness and the power of giving!

First on our list is Last Stop On Market Street by Matt De La Pena.  This book centers on a child who questions the world around him and his grandmother answers questions with deeper meaning. The book ends with the child getting to volunteer at a soup kitchen.

Second on our list, we really enjoy The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig.  This heart-warming story focuses on how small acts of kindness can lead to an inclusive environment allowing children to flourish and grow. 

For the animal lovers out there, we simply loved A Sick Day For Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead.  This delightful story highlights a friendly zookeeper named Amos McGee and the power of friendship. After Amos McGee cares for all of his animal friends at the zoo, he finds himself feeling sick. The animals take care of Amos McGee and make sure that he is not lonely during his Sick Day. 

Fourth on our list is Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed by Emily Pearson. This book showcases the importance of random acts of kindness. Mary, a young girl, goes out to pick some blueberries for her neighbor, which leads to a chain reaction that eventually finds its way back to her. This shows that a good deed can go a long way.

Last but not least, one of our all time favorites! Have You Filled Your Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud is a wonderful example of how easy it is for children to express kindness towards others and offers them the ability to visualize how their actions and words impact others. 

Those are just a few of our favorites. Do you have a favorite book that is not listed above? Email us at [email protected] and tell us about your favorite title.