Ivan the Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla by Katherine Applegate
When Ivan is taken from his natural habitat and put into captivity in a shopping mall in Washington to attract shoppers, his lifestyle is drastically changed. After realizing how damaging it was to captivate him in the mall, he is moved to the zoo in Atlanta. This informational read teaches about humans and their relationship with precious wildlife.
Liz On The Move By Tracey West and Joanna Cole
Liz from the Magic Treehouse series is back to help her friend. Her curiosity leads her to great ideas!
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.
Andy and the Lion : a tale of kindness remembered or the power of gratitude by James Daugherty
What does #LiveInsideOut mean?
We focus on helping kids develop the character skills (i.e. social and emotional skills) necessary to thrive in their lives, schools, and later in jobs and community, which is the “inside piece”. The “outside” part is being connected to the community through volunteerism. All of our programs combine these two elements!
Thank you to our Annual Presenting Partners!
The Inside Out Club is positively impacting more than 3,000 children and their families each year.
Thank you to the Naperville SECA Fund for supporting our weekend events this year!
- Taking Time for Empathy This Holiday Season December 26, 2020
- How Boredom Can Enhance Creativity and Mental Health November 23, 2020