Hey, Little Ant by Hannah Hoose
A rhyming book from the view point of a little boy and small ant. It shows both sides of the story to discuss empathy and how to handle different situations involving others.
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.
The Enormous Potato by Aubrey Davis
It’s harvest time and a farmer plants an enormous potato. When it is time to pull it out of the ground, he cannot do it alone. He calls on the help of all his farmhands, family, and friends, until finally a mouse comes and helps pull the potato out.
A Chair For My Mother by Vera B. Williams