November 2019 Book List

November 13 is World Kindness Day! Celebrate with these books:

Listening With My Heart: A Story of Kindness and Self-Compassion by Gabi Garcia, illustrated by Ying Hui Tan

It’s very important to be kind to others and to be a good friend. But we don’t usually talk about how important it is to be kind to yourself! This book tackles the topic with colorful pictures and an easy-to-understand story.

We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins

It is Penelope Rex’s first day of school, and she can’t wait to start the school year. Penelope finds it very hard not to eat her friends because, after all, she is a dinosaur! Penelope soon learns a very valuable lesson…

Jake the Growling Dog by Samantha Shannon, edited by Parker Sinclair, illustrated by Kerrie Joyce

Jake the dog has a growly voice, and the other animals don’t want to play with him because of it! But despite his scary growl, all Jake wants to do is play and have fun! A heartwarming tale of friendship, and a reminder that everyone needs a friend.

What if Everybody Did That? by Ellen Javernick

What if everyone broke the rules? Things would probably get a little crazy! This funny book shows the importance of following rules, and being kind to others.

November 28 is Thanksgiving! Give thanks with these books:

Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Markes, illustrated by Doris Barrette

What can we be thankful for on Thanksgiving? There are truly so many things to be grateful for. A heartwarming book that explores all things — big and small — to be thankful for every day.

Thanksgiving in the Woods by Phyllis Alsdurf, illustrated by Jenny Lovlie

A family and their close friends gather in the woods every year to celebrate Thanksgiving! They give thanks, eat great food and spend the holiday surrounded by nature. A charming story that is based on a true story.

Thankful by Eileen Spinelli, illustrated by Archie Preston

Everyone has something to be thankful for. A fireman, an artist and even a clown have something to be thankful for! This rhyming book explores the importance of gratitude in life.

Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson, illustrated by Jane Chapman

Bear wants to come up with the perfect way to express his gratitude, so he invites all of his woodland friends to a big dinner. There’s just one problem — Bear doesn’t have any food at home, and he’s upset that he can’t make anything for dinner! What happens when his friends try to make him feel better?

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