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Nonfiction Books and More for Early Childhood and Lower School
Fiction Books and More for Early Childhood and Lower School
The Cool Bean by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC JOH
Publication Date: 2019-12-03
Everyone knows the cool beans. They're sooooo cool. And then there's the uncool has-bean. Always on the sidelines, one bean unsuccessfully tries everything he can to fit in with the crowd--until one day the cool beans show him how it's done.
The Kindness Book by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC PAR
Publication Date: 2019-10-01
With his trademark bright colors and bold lines, Todd Parr takes on a topic more important than ever: being kind to each other. This idea is both a perfect fit for Todd's cheerful, child-friendly positivity and incredibly close to Todd's own heart. No matter what other people choose to do, you can always choose to be kind--and what a wonderful thing to be.
My Heart by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC LUY
Publication Date: 2019-01-08
With lyrical text and breathtaking art, the author-illustrator of "The Book of Mistakes" delivers a gorgeous picture book about caring for one's own heart and living with kindness and empathy.
Be Kind by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC MIL
Publication Date: 2018-02-06
When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate contemplates how to make her feel better and what it means to be kind. From asking the new girl to play to standing up for someone being bullied, this moving and thoughtful story explores what a child can do to be kind, and how each act, big or small, can make a difference or at least help a friend.
Captain Superlative by
Call Number: Lower School Library F PUL
Publication Date: 2018-05-08
Janey, a quiet outsider, is inspired by the eccentric and enigmatic Captain Superlative, a masked superhero who runs through the halls of their middle school, performing radical acts of kindness.
Rulers of the Playground by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC KUE
Publication Date: 2017-04-18
One morning, Jonah decided to become ruler of the playground. Everyone agreed to obey his rules to play in King Jonah's kingdom . . . Everyone except for Lennox . . . because she wanted to rule the playground, too. A gloriously rendered, hilariously deadpan tale of playground politics.
I Am Human by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC VER
Publication Date: 2018-10-02
A child recognizes his own humanity, his capacity for doing harm and being harmed, his ability to feel joy and sadness, and his belief in hope and promise to keep learning.
Come with Me by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC MCG
Publication Date: 2017-09-05
Frightened by news of angry people around the world, a young girl gets her parents' help in learning to be compassionate and brave a little at a time.
I Am Enough by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC BYE
Publication Date: 2018-03-06
Shares a story of loving who you are, respecting others and being kind to one another.
If You Plant a Seed by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC NEL
Publication Date: 2015-03-03
While planting seeds in their garden, two animals learn the value of kindness.
Each Kindness by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC WOO
Publication Date: 2012-10-02
When Ms. Albert teaches a lesson on kindness, Chloe realizes that she and her friends have been wrong in making fun of new student Maya's shabby clothes and refusing to play with her.
A Sick Day for Amos Mcgee by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC STE
Publication Date: 2010-05-25
Amos McGee, a friendly zoo keeper, always makes time to visit his animal friends, but when he becomes sick and cannot come in to work, the animals pay him a visit instead.
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC LOV
Publication Date: 2001-08-27
Even when the class bully at her new school makes fun of her, Molly remembers what her grandmother told her and she feels good about herself.
Last Stop on Market Street by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC DEL
Publication Date: 2015-01-08
A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things.
Do unto Otters by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC KEL
Publication Date: 2007-09-04
Mr. Rabbit wonders if he will be able to get along with his new neighbors, who are otters, until he is reminded of the golden rule.
Nonfiction Books and More for Middle and Upper School
Call Number: Schlesinger Library 303.6 ENG
Publication Date: 2008-08-21
When an organization like PeaceJam, founded by two individuals with an amazing idea and the enthusiasm to make it happen, takes the influence of eleven Nobel Laureates and pairs it with the energy and drive of youth all over the world, the results can be astounding! Recently, PeaceJam has issued a Global Call to Action that it hopes will inspire a billion different projects to initiate change for the better. In these pages, we highlight just a small number of the goals that PeaceJam has already accomplished. Both awe inspiring and humbling, this book contains profiles of each of the Nobel Peace Laureates involved in PeaceJam, firsthand accounts of youth and their work with the Laureates, plus tools and resources to inspire others to action. Grade 5+
Call Number: Schlesinger Library 294.3 CON
Publication Date: 2000-11-01
Thirty-one stories have been masterfully adapted and translated to transmit the soft, lyrical voice of the originals. The traditions of India, Japan, and Tibet are well represented, while China and other Buddhist-influenced countries are not. Includes Jataka tales, stories of the Buddha in past incarnations, which are widely read and retold to Buddhist children throughout the world.
How to Feel Good by
Call Number: Schlesinger Library 305.235 MAN
Publication Date: 2011-09-15
20 simple, feel-good steps, to learn how to be confident and happy with themselves.
Fiction Books and More for Middle and Upper School
Strays Like Us by
Call Number: Schlesinger Library F GAL
Publication Date: 2018-06-26
Twelve-year-old Winifred is being fostered by the eccentric but kind Margery Dawson while her mother is dealing with addiction problems, and mostly Fred is determined not to form any attachments to anybody--until the condition of Toby, the abused dog next door, captures first her attention and then her heart, and somehow it becomes increasingly difficult to stay detached from the people who are helping her. Grade 5-8
Call Number: Schlesinger Library F GRA
Publication Date: 2019-11-05
When seventh-grader Piper's father is hired by Chumley Prep, a school where every student seems to be the best at everything, she gets the chance to compete for the prestigious Excelsior Award. Grade 4-7 (Lexile; 650)
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by
Publication Date: 2016-08-09
An epic fantasy about a young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, who must unlock the powerful magic buried deep inside her. Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the forest, Xan, is kind and gentle. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster named Glerk and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, Fyrian. Xan rescues the abandoned children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey. One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinarymagic. Xan decides she must raise this enmagicked girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. To keep young Luna safe from her own unwieldy power, Xan locks her magic deep inside her. When Luna approaches her thirteenth birthday, her magic begins to emerge onschedule--but Xan is far away. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Soon, it is up to Luna to protect those who have protected her--even if it means the end of the loving, safe world she's always known. The acclaimed author of The Witch's Boy has created another epic coming-of-age fairy tale destined to become a modern classic. Grade 5-9 (Lexile: 640)
The Day the World Stopped Turning by
Call Number: Schlesinger Library F MOR
Publication Date: 2019-07-09
In the unique landscape of the Camargue (France) during World War II, Lorenzo lives among the salt flats and the flamingos. There are lots of things he doesn't understand–but he does know how to heal animals, how to talk to them; the flamingos especially. He loves routine, and music too: and every week he goes to market with his mother. It’s there he meets Kezia, a Roma girl, who helps her parents run their carousel–and who shows him how to ride the wooden horse as the music plays.
But then the German soldiers come, with their guns. Everything is threatened, everything is falling apart: the carousel, Kezia and her family, even Lorenzo’s beloved flamingos. Yet there are kind people even among soldiers, and there is always hope. Grade 5-8 (lexile: 900)
Urban Outlaws by
Call Number: Schlesinger Library F BLA
Publication Date: 2014-10-07
Deep beneath London, five extraordinary youths, orphans who bonded over their shared sense of justice, have formed the Urban Outlaws and dedicated themselves to outsmarting criminals and performing Random Acts of Kindness (R.A.K.s), but they are in serious trouble when they face a genius super-computer, Proteus. Grade 5-8