Monthly Reading Tip

January's Super Reader Strength is Kindness.  Below are recommended books you can find at the library on this topic for you to enjoy at home. After reading the book discuss with your child how the characters showed kindness and how you can also show kindness to others.

KINDNESS Grades K–2
14 Cows for America by Carmen Agra
Deedy Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke
Big Red Lollipop by Rukhsana Khan
Bossy Gallito/El gallo de bodas by Lucia M. Gonzalez
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
 Clara and Davie by Patricia Polacco
Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson
Frog and Toad All Year by Arnold Lobel
Horton Hears a Who! by Dr. Seuss
 I Broke My Trunk! by Mo Willems
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
Mice and Beans by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
Neville by Norton Juster
Peaceful Pieces by Anna Grossnickle Hines
Pierre the Penguin by Jean Marzollo
Plant a Kiss by Amy K. Rosenthal
Sukey and the Mermaid by Robert D. San Souci
The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig
Wanda’s Roses by Pat Brisson
Willow by Denise Brennan-Nelson and Rosemarie Brennan
Wings by Christopher Myers
You Should Can a Friend by Tony and Lauren Dungy
 Z Is for Moose by Kelly Bingham

Grades 3–5
“By Myself” by Eloise Greenfield
Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
“Don’t Quit” by Anonymous
Everything Pets: Furry Facts, Photos, and Fun—
Unleashed! by James Spears
It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw by Don Tate
Mr. Lincoln’s Way by Patricia Polacco
Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe
No Talking by Andrew Clements  
Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story by Ken Mochizuki
Peaceful Pieces by Anna Grossnickle Hines
President of the Whole Fifth Grade by Sherri Winston
Profiles #6: Peace Warriors by Andrea Davis Pinkney
 Sparrow Girl by Sara Pennypacker
Sukey and the Mermaid by Robert D. San Souci
The Crane Wife by Odds Bodkin
The Dog Who Loved Tortillas / La perrita que le encantaban las tortillas by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

The Honest-to-Goodness Truth by Patricia McKissack
“The Invitation” by Shel Silverstein
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall
The Quiltmaker’s Journey by Jeff Brumbeau
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
The Three Questions by Jon J. Muth
The Trees of the Dancing Goats by Patricia Polacco
The Yak, the Python, the Frog by Hilaire Belloc

Grades 6-8
Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery
Anson’s Way by Gary D. Schmidt
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
“Build a Box of Friendship” by Chuck Pool
Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick
“Friends” by Anonymous
“Imagine a World” by Anonymous
Indigo’s Star by Hilary McKay
 Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata
Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson
Burnett Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco Stork
Parrots Over Puerto Rico by Cindy Trumbore
Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman
The Gift of the Magi and Other Short Stories by O. Henry
The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
The Laura Line by Crystal Allen
The River Between Us by Richard Peck
The Truth About Sparrows by Marian Hale
The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor
The Young Landlords by Walter Dean Myers