By Jarrett J. Krosoczka
THIS BOOK IS AWESOME!!!! WHOOOO (Yes, I know I am yelling)
This book is about being nice to people who are not nice to you. The way you treat people is how they will treat you. But in this case, Peanut Butter and Jellyfish treat Krabby nicely even though he is not. They want to be his friend. When he is mean to them, they pretend not to hear him.
This is another good book about being nice to others. It fits my Sunday theme of doing good well. I recommend it to all kids, especially the kids who are bullied.
Also, I listen to Jarrett J. Krosoczka on Kids Place Live. He does book recommendations periodically. I like to learn about new books from him!
By Salina Yoon
It has been a while since I reviewed a Salina Yoon book but she is still and will always be my first favorite author. (ps I know she is reading so Love ya, Salina! )
Be a Friend is a different type of book by Salina. It is doesn’t have a penguin or bear or even a duck. It has a boy that is a mime. I think he is a mime to represent kids who are different, like me. It is hard for kids who are different to make friends. I am working really hard to make friends.
I like this book because someone comes along to be friends with Dennis. She likes him just as he is and is willing to be friends with him the way he needs a friend. I want Joy in my life. I think everyone wants a Joy in their life. Because she will appreciate you just the way you are.
Don’t tell Penguin but this is my favorite Salina Yoon. I hope everyone reads it and all the librarians reading this should add it to their libraries.
Emily Arrow even has a song to go along with a reading. Don’t you just love Emily Arrow? [Bridget note: I am trying very hard to find a way to bring Salina and Emily local to me] [Bridget note 2: Annoying little brother is saving to bring Tim Kubart local.]
(Oops, just realized I called Joy “Emily”. I must have had Emily Arrow on my mind)
By Sally Derby
Illustrations by Shadra Strickland
I first found this book last summer. It has stuck with me. It is a good story.
It is the story of a girl and her grandmother having fun with no money. They do it by going in the newspaper and pretend shopping. They use pretend money but get what they think they need. The girl probably learns a lot about keeping her money and how to spend it well. Plus it doesn’t cost her grandmother any real money. They use their imagination really well.
I think I should start trying this. It is a way to do good with no money, because having fun and using my imagination are good ideas.
I recommend this book who have really good imaginations and people who want to work on their imaginations.