Theme: Resilience and family
Best for: ages 10 and up
“We don’t look much like brother and sister. Sometimes I reckon that might even be part of the problem. Maybe if we looked a little bit like each other, it might help” This book is transformative; we start out in despair, and end up in acceptance and love.
Best for: 10 and up
“I’m a coward. There, I’ve said said it now. I’m a coward. It’s true. Dad never actually said it out loud but it was always in his eyes.” This is a wonderful children’s book, that combines growing up with standing up for your own values.
Theme: Protecting Wilderness
Best for: 9 to 12
“Nothing prepared me for seeing her right in front of me. It was as if the lochs and the mountains and the sky were folded deep inside of her, as if she was a small piece of this vast landscape and none of it could exist without her.” The combination of ecology, human sadness and triumph, and osprey make up the heart of this unusually beautiful children’s book…