Max: Best Friend, Hero, Marine by Jennifer Shotz
When Justin’s family adopts the military canine that was handled by Justin’s departed brother, Kyle, Justin helps the troubled dog recover from the trauma it suffered in Afghanistan when Kyle was killed as the two investigate how Kyle died.
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.
A to Z Mysteries: The Empty Envelope by Ron Roy
Be kind by Pat Zietlow Miller
When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate wants to make her feel better, wondering: What does it mean to be kind? From asking the new girl to play to standing up for someone being bullied, this moving story explores what kindness is, and how any act, big or small, can make a differenceor at least help a friend.
With a gentle text from the award-winning author of Sophie’s Squash, Pat Zietlow Miller, and irresistible art from Jen Hill, Be Kind is an unforgettable story about how two simple words can change the world.
What does #LiveInsideOut mean?
We are working to build a generation of children and families that strive to “live inside out”. What does that 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!
5 Opportunities to Get Involved
Inside Out Club DuPage offers an after-school program, weekend program, and online (Inside Out Club Live). Additionally, IOCD provides parents and educators with two online resources to help them build character and volunteer from home.
Working with teachers, volunteers, parents, school administrators and outside organizations, the Inside Out Club is positively impacting more than 3,000 children and their families each year.
- You Can Do Hard Things: 5 Ways to Help Your Kids Persevere September 15, 2020
- Family Coping Strategies During Times of Change August 19, 2020
- Over 400 Kind Acts in the 2020 15K-indness Challenge July 27, 2020