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BOOKS

January 29, 2020

Ways to Help in Your Community

by Claire O'Neal

Summary

Each title is filled with examples of volunteer opportunities that can be accomplished with some adult involvement and supervision to guide, steer, and maintain focus so that youngsters will have varied and successful experiences.

January 29, 2020

I am Helpful 

by Errol Goodman

Summary

Readers will find many encouraging suggestions for helping others, from walking the dog to volunteering at a food bank. Relatable stories and photographs explore many ways for readers to lend a helping hand in their homes, schools, and communities.

January 29, 2020

Be Kind

by Pat Zietlow Miller

Summary

 When a young girl named Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate wants to make her feel better and remembers that mom always says, “Be kind.”

Questions 

  1. (page 3) Was it really funny when Tanisha spilled juice on her dress? How do you think that made her feel? 

  2. (page 3) Who was the only person who did not laugh at Tanisha? Why did she choose not to laugh?

  3. ...

January 15, 2020

The Berenstain Bears - Lend a Helping Hand

by Stan & Jan Berenstain

Summary

Mama Bear hopes to teach the cubs to think of others instead of only themselves by having them help an elderly neighbor clean out her attic.

Questions

 1)Why did Mama Bear have trouble falling asleep? Which solution to her problem could she think of?

 2) How did the bear cubs help their old neighbor, Miz McGizz? Were they nervous about her at first? 

 3)...

May 22, 2019

Those Shoes

by  Maribeth Boelts

Summary

Jeremy wants a pair of those shoes everyone seems to have but his grandma cannot afford  them, Then he realizes that the things he has - warm boots, a loving grandmother, and a good friend - are worth more than things he wants.

Questions

1) Why did grandma say there was no room for ‘want’ there, just ‘need’?

2) When Jeremy’s shoes came apart, who brought him a new pair? Was wearing those shoe...

May 22, 2019

The Kindness Quilt

by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace

Summary: Minna does a lot of thinking about her project to do something kind, make a picture about what she did, and share it with her classmates, but finally comes up with an idea that spreads to the whole school.

Questions

  1. From all the kind acts shown in the book, how many have you done?

  2. Encourage your family to create your own kindness quilt! Hang it on a wall where everyo...

May 22, 2019

The Quiltmaker’s Journey

by Jeff Brumbeau

Summary: The quiltmaker grows up wealthy  and sheltered, but radically changes her life after she discovers the poverty and needs outside her town.

Questions:

1) Why did the main character become so generous?

2) Were there any monsters outside the walls protecting the town? What did the town elders not want the residents to see past the walls?

3) How did the girl (main character) feel seein...

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