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The Sunshine Squad: Discovering What Makes You Special (Chicken Soup for the Soul Kids)

by Jamie Michalak (Author)

Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

Series: Chicken Soup for the Soul Kids

Chicken Soup for the Soul Kids imparts good values through heartwarming and humorous stories to help kids put their best foot forward. They call themselves the Sunshine Squad: five friends (and one tagalong little brother) who decide to be superheroes. They have courage, capes, and even a secret clubhouse. They all have their own kind of superpower too. Oliver is a genius at drawing comics. Mia is a star athlete. Lilly creates amazing inventions. Lucas is a master of practical jokes. Sophie is an animal expert. And Tommy, well, he’s still figuring out what his strength is. Maybe he doesn’t belong in the squad at all. But throughout the day, Tommy helps his 123 Sunshine Street neighbors in different ways. And he learns that caring about others might be the best superpower of all.

Paletero Man

by Lucky Diaz (Author) Micah Player (Illustrator)

Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

Ring! Ring! Ring! Can you hear his call? Paletas for one! Paletas for all!

What’s the best way to cool off on a hot summer day? Run quick and find Paletero José!

Follow along with our narrator as he passes through his busy neighborhood in search of the Paletero Man. But when he finally catches up with him, our narrator’s pockets are empty. Oh no! What happened to his dinero? It will take the help of the entire community to get the tasty treat now.

Full of musicality, generosity, kindness, and ice pops, this book is sure to satisfy fans of Thank You, Omu! and Carmela Full of Wishes.

Includes Spanish words and phrases throughout, an author’s note from Lucky Diaz, and a link to a live version of the Lucky Band’s popular song that inspired the book.

10 Hidden Heroes

by Mark K Shriver (Author) Laura Watson (Illustrator)

Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

10 Hidden Heroes helps children develop counting skills while learning ways to make the world a better place. In this fun-filled and inspiring seek-and-find book, New York Times bestselling author and president of Save the Children Action Network, Mark K. Shriver highlights the various ways children and adults can be real-life heroes in their everyday lives. Little ones learn to count the individual heroes who shine a light on the importance of helping others whether it’s through teaching, caring for animals, protecting the environment, or keeping others from harm. Adults who read along can help their children make connections to the unseen acts of compassion that occur in their very own neighborhoods. Illustrated with colorful drawings by Laura Watson, 10 Hidden Heroes proves that acts of kindness and generosity can be found all around us. We just need to know where to look. Join the search!

Kindness is My Superpower (My Superpower #1)

by Alicia Ortego (Author)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

Series: My Superpower

Teach your children the power of Kindness, one of the most important skills a child can learn. Are you one of 90 percent of parents, saying that their top priorities for their kids is to be caring? This makes sense: Kindness and concern for others are held as moral virtues in nearly every society and every major religion. The best social-emotional learning (SEL) book for raising kind children. This charming story with peaceful rhymes and colorful illustrations will explain to your child that it is okay to make a mistake and say I’m sorry. Lucas will teach your child good manners and positive behavior at home, at school, in the store, and on the playground. Kids learn best by example. With the perfect examples, this book offers, your child will have more understanding for others, accept diversity, thrive in a multicultural and inclusive environment, and show more empathy. Throughout the story, little superhero Lucas will learn what kindness means and understand what it is like to be kind, sensitive, caring, and generous. Awards & Recognition#1 Amazon Bestseller in Children’s Books on Manners (UK)#1 Amazon Bestseller in Children’s Books on Tolerance (UK)Updated on September 2020Practice Random Acts of Kindness. Also included are Acts of Kindness Cards to promote empathy and kindness. —Kindness is something you can quickly learn when you give and ask for nothing in return. Helping others is the least you can do. If you are kind, kindness will come back to you. —“Kindness is my Superpower” is the first book from My Superpower Series – the growth mindset books for kids, suitable for all ages. We warmly recommend it to parents, teachers, and anyone who works with children.

The Power of One: Every Act of Kindness Counts

by Trudy Ludwig (Author) Mike Curato (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

One small act of kindness can change the world. From esteemed bullying expert and author of The Invisible Boy, Trudy Ludwig and Little Elliot illustrator Mike Curato comes a tale as simple–and simply inspiring–as the golden rule. When one child reaches out in friendship to a classmate who seems lonely, she begins a chain reaction of kindness that ripples throughout her school and her community. One kind act begets another, small good deeds make way for bigger ones, and eventually the whole neighborhood comes together to build something much greater than the sum of its parts. From acclaimed bullying expert Trudy Ludwig, The Power of One not only conveys a message of kindness, it offers concrete steps that kids can take to make a difference in their own communities. As Trudy says in the final line of the book: Acts and words of kindness DO count, and it all starts with ONE.

Room for Everyone

by Naaz Khan (Author) Mercè López (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

A young boy on a crowded bus discovers that, after some wiggles and giggles, there’s room for everyone in this lighthearted rhyming picture book set in Zanzibar.

The dala dala rumbles and roars as Musa and Dada drive off to the shore–but the bus stops for multiple detours: “Do you need a ride? It’s hotter than peppers out there in the sun! Come in, there’s room for everyone!”

One stop becomes two stops which soon becomes ten, and Musa wonders when it will end: “How can any more people get in? We’re already smushed like sardines in a tin!” But there’s always room for one more, if you make the room, which is the heartwarming take-away from this bouncy, joyous tale in rhyme.

10 Ideas to Save the World with Kindness (10 Ideas)

by Eleonora Fornasari (Author) Clarissa Corradin (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade

Series: 10 Ideas

In this “approachable series” (Booklist), one small action a day can make a difference . . . in a big way! In 10 Ideas to Save the World with Kindness, we discover what it means to be kind, caring, and thoughtful.

Are you ready to make the world a kinder place? We can each be a force for good in everyday life if we remember that everyone and everything deserves kindness–even animals and plants! So let’s get started with 10 easy ideas!

In this book, learn all about empathy and generosity with little (but powerful!) actions, including using the magic words, getting creative with compliments and gifts, and treating others the way you want to be treated, and more!

With tips and everyday activities, this book brings a caring point of view into your home, your classroom, and the real world. Put these 10 ideas into practice at home or at school and share them with friends and family!

Flight of the Puffin

by Ann Braden (Author)

Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade

Libby comes from a long line of bullies. She wants to be different, but sometimes that doesn’t work out. To bolster herself, she makes a card with the message You are amazing. That card sets off a chain reaction that ends up making a difference in the lives of some kids who could also use a boost–be it from dealing with bullies, unaccepting families, or the hole that grief leaves. Receiving an encouraging message helps each kid summon up the thing they need most, whether it’s bravery, empathy, or understanding. Because it helps them realize they matter–and that they’re not flying solo anymore.

Just My Luck

by Cammie McGovern (Author)

Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade

Critically acclaimed author Cammie McGovern’s powerful and heartwarming middle grade novel will appeal to readers who loved R. J. Palacio’s Wonder, Holly Sloan’s Counting by 7s, and Lynda Mullaly Hunt’s Fish in a Tree.

“This brave story, told with wry humor, is inspirational,” raved Ann M. Martin, New York Times bestselling author of Rain Reign.

Fourth grade is not going at all how Benny Barrows hoped. He hasn’t found a new best friend. He’s still not a great bike rider–even though his brother George, who’s autistic, can-do tricks. And worst of all, he worries his dad’s recent accident might be all his fault. Benny tries to take his mom’s advice and focus on helping others, and to take things one step at a time. But when his dad ends up in the hospital again, Benny doesn’t know how he and his family will overcome all the bad luck that life seems to have thrown their way.

Just My Luck is a deeply moving and rewarding novel about a down-on-his-luck boy whose caring heart ultimately helps him find the strength to cope with tragedy and realize how much he truly has to offer his friends and family.

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