The Reading Corner
Infant/Toddler: Five Little Thank-Yous by Cindy Jin (Author), Dawn M. Cardona (Illustrator)
Shaped like a handprint turkey art craft, this colorful rhyming board book of five important thank yous is all about the important things to be thankful for on Thanksgiving.
Pre-school: Grunt the Grizzly Learns to Be Grateful by Misty Black, illustrated by Ana Rankovic
Is it possible to be happy even when things aren’t going your way? Yes! ♥ That’s what gratitude can do! ♥ Grunt the Grizzly was a grumpy bear. But his grumpiness was making him miserable. Luckily, he has amazing friends, Punk the Skunk, Sloan the Sloth, and Brave the Beaver, who teach him that he can be in charge of his own happiness. Maybe their mantra can help him see past the negative and focus on the positive.
“Grumpies, grumpies, go away.
I would rather smile today.
When I’m grateful, I can see
All the good surrounding me.”
Will Grunt learn that it’s possible to be happy even when things are going wrong?
Find out in this adorable tale of friendship, compassion, and focusing on what is truly important. For ages 3-8, preschool through 2nd grade. Perfect for fall, Thanksgiving, or any time, because being thankful never goes out of season! Get your daily dose of gratitude by reading Grunt the Grizzly Learns to Be Grateful today!
School-Age: The 3 Minute Gratitude Journal for Kids: A Journal to Teach Children to Practice Gratitude and Mindfulness by Modern Kid Press
The 3 Minute Gratitude Journal is a guide to cultivate an attitude of gratitude for children. It is a self exploration journal designed to focus on being thankful for what we have, the big things in life, as well as the simple joys. Each well-designed and kid-friendly daily spread contains space to list out three things you are thankful for, a person who brought you joy, and how you felt about your day. If you start each day by writing down three things you are thankful for - a family, a favorite teacher, starting a good book - you begin each day on the right note. Do it daily and make it a habit to focus on the blessings you have been given! Grab a copy for a friend and share the journey together!