Written by Canadian Astronaut, Chris Hadfield, The Darkest Dark inspires kids to dream big and be brave. The story is about a young boy named Chris who wants to become an astronaut but is afraid of the dark. After watching the astronauts landing on the moon, he realizes that space is the darkest dark out there. It is through this experience that he learns the dark is not so scary and can become very exciting.
Corduroy Bear has been around since I was a little girl. His love for exploring and knack for getting himself into trouble is not only charming but makes for a great story! In Corduroy Takes A Bow, Corduroy is introduced to the theatre. He is so excited that he starts to explore the set. This is a great way to introduce your child to parts of the theatre before actually taking them to see a play!
Stories of the struggle, triumph and hard work of thirteen great Americans: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Neil Armstrong, Sitting Bull, Cesar Chavez, Billie Holiday, Maya Lin, Albert Einstein (who was born in Germany), Georgia O’Keeffe, Jackie Robinson, Helen Keller, and Jane Addams. Obama finished writing the book in 2008, after he was elected but before taking office. This book shows that strength, courage and goodness can be achieved in all different forms.
In She Persisted Around the World, Chelsea Clinton introduces 13 inspirational women who pushed through tribulations and never took no for an answer. These strong women fought to be heard and championed goodness, kindness and justice. This is a great story for kids because it shows them that standing up for what is right can be difficult and there can be many obstacles along the way but ultimately, if you persist, don’t let others stop you and keep going, you will ultimately achieve your goal.
Elbow Grease is a little monster truck that is small but has big dreams. He knows he is a great monster truck and wants to show everyone at the Demolition Derby that he is just as good as his four brothers. This story is great because it is all about believing in yourself first and when you believe in yourself, others will start to believe in you too!