A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
Camilla Cream is always worried about what others think of her. When she wakes up on the first day of school, she is covered in rainbow stripes! Will her classmates accept her for who she is?
Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day by Judith Viorst
Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson
Almost Home by Joan Bauer
When twelve-year-old Sugar’s grandfather dies and her gambling father takes off yet again, Sugar and her mother lose their home in Missouri. They head to Chicago for a fresh start, only to discover that fresh starts aren’t so easy to come by for the homeless. Nevertheless, Sugar’s mother has taught her to be grateful no matter what, so Sugar does her best. With the help of a rescue dog, Shush; a foster family; a supportive teacher; a love of poetry; and her own grace and good humor, Sugar comes to understand that while she can’t control the hand life deals her, she can control how she responds.