The Garden in my Mind by Stephanie McCumbee and Lisa M. Griffin
Maci and Trey love to have a good time, but sometimes get in trouble. Their teacher reminds them that “flowers fade every time a bad choice is made.” This causes Maci and Trey to think about their actions and the idea of a “garden growing in their head” shows the importance of making positive choices.
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A Properly Unhaunted Place by William Alexander
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.
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.