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Loss and New Beginnings
A Chair for My Mother by A child, her waitress mother, and her grandmother save dimes to buy a comfortable armchair after all their furniture is lost in a fire.
Call Number: PZ7 .W6685 Ch 1982
City Dog, Country Frog by Through the seasons, whenever City Dog visits the country he runs straight for Country Frog's rock to play games with him, but during the winter things change for them both.
Call Number: PZ7 .W65535 Cit 2010
The Dead Bird by One day, the children find a bird lying on its side with its eyes closed and no heartbeat. They are very sorry, so they decide to say good-bye. In the park, they dig a hole for the bird and cover it with warm sweet-ferns and flowers. Finally, they sing sweet songs to send the little bird on its way.
Call Number: PZ7 .B8163 De 2016
The Invisible String by When Liza and Jeremy run to their mother during a scary storm, she comforts them by telling them about the Invisible String, which connects people who love each other no matter where they are and means that they are never alone.
Call Number: PZ7 .K1513 In 2000
Life by Life is beautiful, ever changing, sometimes not easy, but always worth waking up in the morning to see what might happen.
Call Number: PZ7 .R982 Lb 2017
The Memory String by While still grieving for her mother and unable to accept her stepmother, a girl clings to the memories represented by forty-three buttons on a string.
Call Number: PZ7 .B91527 Me 2000
The Remember Balloons by James has a bunch of balloons, each of which holds a special memory, but as his grandfather ages and loses his own balloons, James discovers that he is gaining new ones.
Call Number: PZ7.1 .O47 Rem 2018
Tough Boris by Breaks down stereotypes—a tough pirate faces a big loss of a dear friend and cries, because that’s what pirates do.
Call Number: PZ7 .F8373 To 1994
You Make a Difference
One by It takes one to stand up to injustice to make a difference
Call Number: PZ7 .O8777 On 2008
Verdi by A young python does not want to grow slow and boring like the older snakes he sees in the tropical jungle where he lives.
Call Number: PZ7.C1725 Ve 1997
Duck! Rabbit! by Is it a duck or a rabbit? Depends on how you look at it!
Call Number: PZ7 .R719445 Duc 2009
Seven Blind Mice by In this retelling of the Indian fable, seven blind mice discover different parts of an elephant and argue about its appearance.
Call Number: PZ8.2.Y68 Se 1992
Voices in the Park by Lives briefly intertwine when two youngsters meet in the park.
Call Number: PZ7.B81984 Vo 1998
Communicating and Community
Drawn Together by A boy and his grandfather cross a language and cultural barrier using their shared love of art, storytelling, and fantasy.
Call Number: PZ7.1.L39 Dr 2018
The Circus Ship by After courageously swimming to shore when the ship that they are traveling on sinks and the wretched captain does nothing to rescue them, circus animals find a way to become a valued part of a coastal community.
Call Number: PZ8.3.V335 Ci 2010
Self Care and Mindfulness
Breathe by A young whale enjoys its first day of independence.
Call Number: PZ10.3.M282 Bre 2014
Ish by Ramon loses confidence in his ability to draw, but his sister gives him a new perspective on things.
Call Number: PZ7 .R337645 Is 2004
My Garden by After helping her mother weed, water, and chase the rabbits from their garden, a young girl imagines her dream garden complete with jellybean bushes, chocolate rabbits, and tomatoes the size of beach balls.
Call Number: PZ7 .H389 My 2010
Silence by Simple text encourages the reader to be silent and listen for sounds often not heard, such as the wind playing with a kite, or the chattering of trees.
Call Number: PZ7 .L53768 Sil 2012
Stone Soup by Three wise monks trick a poor, frightened community into finding happiness by teaching them the magic of generosity.
Call Number: PZ8.1 .M966 St 2003
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