By Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes, Illustrated by Scott Magoon (Candlewick Press – 2018)
Rescue thought he’d grow up to be a Seeing Eye dog -it’s the family business, after all. But when he gets the news that he’s better suited to being a service dog, he’s worried that he’s not up to the task. Then he meets Jessica, a girl whose life turned out differently from the way she’d imagined it, too. >>> Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes were married in 2012, and were injured during the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013.
By Matt de la Peña, Illustrated by Christian Robinson (G. P. Putnam’s Sons – 2021 )
Milo is on a long subway ride. To pass the time, he studies the people around him and draws pictures of how he imagines their lives to be. But what if everyone’s life is different from how Milo first imagines it? From award-winning creators Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson comes this timely and important picture book about how you can’t really know anyone’s story just by looking at them.>>>Matt de la Peña‘s other books : Last stop on market street, Love.
By Shannon Anderson, Illustrated by Katie Kath (Free Spirit Publishing Inc. – 2015)
Penelope is an elementary school girl who wants to do everything on time, to straighten everything, and to do everything hard. From her morning daily routine until double-checking the list before falling asleep, her day should be perfect. But one night a sudden storm throws things way out of whack, and Penelope oversleeps. Penelope shows how to overcome her perfectionism and how to handle when things don’t go according to plan. On the last pages included tips and information to encourage adults to dialogue with children about Penelope’s case.
By Thyra Heder ( Abrams Books for Young Readers – 2019)
The author-illustrator Thyra Heder explores dance in all of its creativity, humor, and – most of all – joy, in a picture-book celebration of personal expression that will inspire young and old readers alike to get up and get moving.
By Susan Hughes, Illustrated by Carey Sookocheff ( Owlkids Books – 2017 )
Narrated in the striking, original voice of an outsider, and brought to life by deceptively spare illustrations, this book is an intimate look at the worlds of the bullied and the bully – and the way in which the universe connects them.
By Ellen Javernick, Illustrated by Colleen M. Madden ( Two Lions – 2010 )
If you drop just one soda can out the window, it’s no big deal,,,,right? But what if everybody did that? What if everybody broke the rules,,,and spoke during story time, didn’t wash up, or splashed too much at the pool? Then the world would be a mess. But what if everybody obeyed the rules so that the world would become a better place? This book shows how each person’s small, everyday choices-good or bad- have consequences one way or the other. >>> The companion book to “What If Everybody Thought That?”, “What If Everybody Said That?” .
By Ellen Javernick, Illustrated by Colleen Madden (Two Lions – 2018)
If you tell someone that they can’t play with you, there’s no harm done, right? but what everybody said that? What if everybody forgot to be kind…and made fun of other kid’s artwork at school, or told a fib, or refused to share with a person in need? As exploring the power of words, this book shows us that the things we say matter.>>> This is the companion book to “What If Everybody Thought That?” by same author and illustrator.
誰かに一緒に遊べないと言っても、それは悪いことではないけど、もしもみんながそう言ったらどうなる？もしもみんなが親切心を忘れたら、、、学校で他の子が制作したアートを笑ったり、小さな嘘をついてみたり、助けが必要な子をのけ者にしたり、皆が同じように言ったらどうなる？発する言葉の影響を探りながら、言葉の使い方は大きな問題であることを教えてくれる。＞＞＞同じ作者イラストレーターによる“What If Everybody Thought That?” の姉妹本である。
By Patrice Karst, Illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff (Little, Brown and Company – 2018)
When Mom tells her two children that they’re all connected by an Invisible String, the children insist, “That’s impossible”. But they want to know more. She explains about an Invisible String made of love. Even though they can’t see it, they can feel it deep in their hearts and know that they are always connected to the ones you love. This joyful contemporary classic for all ages has helped comfort and heal countless readers by easing separation anxiety, loneliness, and loss, while also exploring the intangible yet unbreakable connections between us all.