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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Read Across America... Day 2 -- Feeling Different Books

Continuing my preparation and celebration of March 2nd Read Across America. Remember each day I will recommend a few favorites for different ages, stages, and situations.  If any of them fit your needs, try them... check your library, interlibrary loan programs, online used books, and local bookstores.  Enjoy!!

Today:  Being Happy with Who You Are

Good Thing You're Not An Octopus
by Julie Markes, Ill  Maggie Smith
pub: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN 0- 06-028465-X

With great humor Markes leads children to be grateful they are themselves by letting them see the potential challenges of being something else, learning that everyone and even every creature has its own challenges. 

It's Okay to be Different
by Todd Parr
pub: Little, Brown and Co.
ISBN 0-316-66603-3

This book with Parr's typical style and illustrations make it okay for all the ordinary differences in life from missing teeth to moods and feelings to saying no and many more.

P.S. For how different FAMILIES can be, check out Parr's The Family Book which is phenomenal on this topic!

by Amy Krouse Rosenthal  Ill Scott Magoon
pub: Disney, Hyperion Books
ISBN 978-1-4231-0685-2

Spoon envies the life of fork and knife and chopsticks, thinking their lives better than his dull life.  But Spoons family helps him see the advantages of being a spoon, and leads to spoon being happy being who he is.

Tomorrow-- Books About Acceptance

P.S.  You can also search previous blog entries for favorites I have already written about.  Some of my all time favorites I have already bogged about. Check them out too! Search using "Recommended" and "Suggested Reading."

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