Books That Help Children RISE

This morning one of my yoga clients (also a Librarian) told me she was having a hard time suggested middle grade novels to her home-schooled niece; she didn’t want to accidentally teach her about crappy things that happen in school (essentially giving her books that would teach conflict). I’ve been hearing this a lot more since my posts about conflict building plot lines and books teaching negative behavior. So as promised here are a few titles that don’t avoid conflict but also spend just as much time in resolution:

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Board Books:

Vegetables in Underwear by Jared Chapman

Woke Baby by Mahogany L. Browne

Hats of Faith by Medeia Cohan

Feminist Baby by Loryn Brantz

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Picture Books:

Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed

The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken

After the Fall by Dan Santat

I’m worried by Ian Black

Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller

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Middle Grade Novels:

The Remarkable Sunrise of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart

Armstrong and Charlie by Steven B. Frank

Max Tilt Series by Peter Lerangis

The Misfits by James Howe

Super Max by Susan Vaught

Posted by John David Anderson