A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip Christian Stead
Friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In Amos McGee’s case, all sorts of species, too! Every day he spends a little bit of time with each of his friends at the zoo, running races with the tortoise, keeping the shy penguin company, and even reading bedtime stories to the owl. But when Amos is too sick to make it to the zoo, his animal friends decide it’s time they returned the favor.
Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
This story features seven different perspectives of seven students in Mr. Terupt’s fifth grade class. There is a new girl, the “brain”, the shy girl, the bully, the troublemaker, the low-self esteem girl and the student who hates school. Mr. Terupt knows how to deal with all of their personalities and one day an accident changes everyone.
Andy and the Lion : a tale of kindness remembered or the power of gratitude by James Daugherty
Be A Friend by Salina Yoon
Dennis is an ordinary boy who expresses himself in extraordinary ways. Some children do show-and-tell. Dennis mimes his. Some children climb trees. Dennis is happy to BE a tree… But being a mime can be lonely. It isn’t until Dennis meets a girl named Joy that he discovers the power of friendship–and how special he truly is!