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Kingsley Book Recommendations: Emphasizing Thoughtfulness

Oct 2, 2019 2:34:59 PM / by Leslie Hynes

Being Thoughtful

For this installment of Kingsleys Book Recommendations, we are focusing on books that emphasize thoughtfulness and generosity. Each of the books listed below speaks to the theme of being helpful, thoughtful, and gracious in your words and actions.

Stick and Stone

by Beth Ferry; illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

Stick rescued Stone, and they’ve been best friends ever since. But when Stick gets stuck, can Stonereturn the favor and save the day? Beth Ferry’s Stick and Sone (illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld, whose work you might recognize from Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site) is a simple, fanciful story, filled with rhymes and wonderful illustrations, all about standing up for your friends.

My Two Blankets

by Freya Blackwood; illustrated by Irena Kobold

My Two Blankets, by Freya Blackwood and illustrated by Irena Kobold, is a heartwarming story about the power of language, communication, and most of all, friendship. Newbery Award-winning author Erin Entrada Kelley’s Hello, Universe is a story told in four perspectives: shy Virgil, clever Valencia, psychic Kaori, and bully Chet. When Chet’s mean prank gets Virgil stuck at the bottom of a dry well with his guinea pig, Valencia, Kaori, and Kaori’s little sister, Gen, have to team up to save him - and put Chet in his place so he won’t do it again. 

Hello Universe

by Erin Entrada Kelly

When Cartwheel has to leave her home and move to a new country with her aunt, she finds herself alone in a strange new place. Everything is different, even the wind. Cartwheel doesn’t understand the words people say, until she meets a friend at the park who reaches out and teaches her.

Newbery Award-winning author Erin Entrada Kelley’s Hello, Universe is a story told in four perspectives: shy Virgil, clever Valencia, psychic Kaori, and bully Chet. When Chet’s mean prank gets Virgil stuck at the bottom of a dry well with his guinea pig, Valencia, Kaori, and Kaori’s little sister, Gen, have to team up to save him - and put Chet in his place so he won’t do it again.

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