Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae
Gerald the Giraffe is big and awkward. He has always had a passion for dance but everyone said he couldnt. One animal encourages him to try, and he accepts himself for his long neck and lanky legs.
Andy and the Lion : a tale of kindness remembered or the power of gratitude by James Daugherty
All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon
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.