Found 10 Results.

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85

Red is Best

Self esteem arises from thinking thoroughly & knowing with certainty.
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Red is Best portrays Kelly's admirable and fun, intellectual, independence as she happily tells us all her cute reasons for preferring red.

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71

Where Is Grandpa?

Tom Barron does an excellent job of explaining how the death of Grandpa still leaves a valuable legacy.
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A young boy learns that 'heaven' is understanding how Grandpa's influence continues long after he has passed away.

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66

My Working Mom

Great kids books can present a great general principle in a fantasy example.
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Without being too sentimental, Glassman presents the idea that a woman's family life and career (as a witch) combine to form her overall, good character.

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45

There’s a Big, Beautiful World Out There

children's book / cover image / There's a Big, Beautiful World Out There
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Mean dogs can actually hurt you, but fear of being on stage might prevent you from discovering you are a great soloist.

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43

Frindle

Good Children's Books do not present words as wholly arbitrary.
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Nick makes up a new word for "pen", and believes its wide acceptance 'proves' words are mere convention.

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40

What Daddies do Best

children's book / cover image / What Daddies do Best
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Dads can do things with their kids.

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25

Dad, Are You the Tooth Fairy?

children's book - cover image - Dad, Are You the Tooth Fairy - Jason Alexander
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Though his son asks for the "truth" about the tooth fairy, a father explains that fairies used to exist, that humans and modern technology drove the fairies away, and that serious effort can make the tooth fairy real.

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22

Cool Woods

children's book - cover image - Cool Woods - Drake
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The beauty and breadth of Boreal Forests is integrated by an environmentalist theme.

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19

Nature Did It First!

children's book - cover image - Nature Did It First! - Goodman
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Nature is seen as superior to Man since his inventions were first 'invented' by Nature.

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14

Black is Brown is Tan

children's book - cover image - Black is Brown is Tan
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An interracial family does things families do, while readers focus 'admiringly' on the color blending.