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WRAD Book List

Specially curated list featuring LitWorld's 7 Strengths!

Belonging

Picture

  • The Gift of Nothing by Patrick McDonnell
  • Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Anderae
  • Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto
  • Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco
  • Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney

Poetry

  • “Night on the Neighborhood Street” by Eloise Greenfield
  • The Flag of Childhood: Poems of the Middle East by Naomi Shihab Nye

Chapter

  • Wonder by RJ Palacio
  • Fresh Off The Boat by Eddie Huang
  • The Junkyard Wonders by Patricia Polacco

Curiosity

Picture

  • Roxaboxen by Alice McLerran
  • Sky Color by Peter Reynolds
  • Hello Ocean by Pam Muñoz Ryan
  • Journey by Aaron Becker
  • Llama Llama Holiday Drama by Anna Dewdney

Poetry

  • “Salsa Stories” by Lulu Delacre
  • A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

Chapter

  • Bayou Magic by Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Unstoppable Octobia May by Sharon Flake
  • Nightbird by Alice Hoffman
  • Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman

Friendship

Picture

  • The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat
  • The Friendly Four by Eloise Greenfield
  • Ninja Bunny by Jennifer Gary Olsen
  • Llama Llama and the Bully Goat by Anna Dewdney

Poetry

  • “Build a Box of Friendship” by Chuck Pool
  •  “Monsters I’ve Met by Shel Silverstein

Chapter

  • James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
  • Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
  • I Will Always Write Back by Martin Ganda, Caitlin Alifrenka and Liz Welch

Kindness

Picture

  • Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Z Is for Moose by Kelly Bingham
  • I Broke My Trunk by Mo Willems
  • Llama Llama Time to Share by Anna Dewdney

Poetry

  • “The Invitation” by Shel Silverstein

Chapter

  • The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
  • The Women Of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor
  • The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

 

Courage

Picture

  • Rad American Women A-Z by Kate Schatz
  • Planting the Trees of Kenya by Claire A. Nivola
  • The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle
  • Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa by Anna Dewdney

Poetry

  • “On the Pulse of Morning” by Maya Angelou

Chapter

  • The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney
  • Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
  • Heat by Mike Lupica
  • Gaby, Lost and Found by Angela Cervantes

Confidence

Picture

  • Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  • Alvin Ailey by Andrea Davis Pinkney
  •             When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop by Laban Carrick Hill
  • Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney

Poetry

  •  “By Myself” by Eloise Greenfield
  • The Dream Keeper and Other Poems by Langston Hughes

Chapter

  • The Green Bicycle by Haifaa al Mansour
  • Freckle Juice by Judy Blume
  • Girl Wonder: A Baseball Story in Nine Innings by Deborah Hopkinson

Hope

Picture

  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
  • I, Too, Am America by Langston Hughes
  • A Dance Like Starlight: One Ballerina’s Dream by Kristy Dempsey and Floyd Cooper
  • The Infinite Song by Andrea Freeman

Poetry

  • “Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes” by David Roessel
  • Honey, I Love You and Other Poems by Eloise Greenfield

Chapter

  • Toothpaste Millionaire by Jean Merrill
  • The Thing About Luck by Cynthia Kadohata
  • Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

 

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