Books to bring comfort, calm stress and encourage kids that they are capable in these trying times...
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I Wish You More by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld
A book of endless good wishes sharing words of encouragement, or observing the wonder of everyday moments, this sweet and uplifting book is perfect for wishers of every age.
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin
A fun and musical guide to taking life's little problems in stride.
Nobody Hugs a Cactus by Carter Goodrich
Hank is a prickly cactus who thinks he doesn't need a hug, but when he discovers he's lonely, Hank sets out to get a hug from a friend.
The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld
When something sad happens, all Taylor's animal friends try to fix it, but the rabbit knows just what Taylor needs.
Meditate with Me by Mariam Gates
Meditation does a body good, and can even help kids as young as four or five. This practical guide is gentle, clear, and a pleasure to use.
Drawn Together by Minh Le
Two very different generations find a way to connect through art.
Malala's Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai
Malala saw a world that needed fixing, and set out to change it. This beautifully illustrated volume tells Malala's story for a younger audience and shows them the worldview that allowed Malala to hold on to hope even in the most difficult of times.
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood by Fred Rogers and Luke Flowers
75 beloved songs from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood and The Children's Corner are collected in this charmingly illustrated treasury, sure to be cherished by generations of children as well as the millions of adults who grew up with Mister Rogers.
Pete the Cat's Groovy Guide to Kindness by James Dean
Pete the Cat shares some groovy words on kindness in this fun collection of his favorite famous quotes about sharing, lending a helping hand, and having compassion for others.
For older kids who may be feeling overwhelmed or out of control, here are a few stories of capable kids overcoming problems...
The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
Nim's Island by Wendy Orr
A girl. An iguana. An island. And e-mail. Meet Nim–a modern-day Robinson Crusoe! She can chop down bananas with a machete, climb tall palm trees, and start a fire with a piece of glass.
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
In Coraline's family's new flat there's a locked door. On the other side is a brick wall—until Coraline unlocks the door and finds a passage to another flat in another house just like her own. Only different.
Some YA classics!
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