Children’s Books That Warm Our Hearts

doll bones

9780689500213~ MEGHAN
The Maggie B. by Irene Haas

“No book captures the warmth of simple companionship for me better than The Maggie B. by Irene Haas. Maggie’s wish upon the evening star for her very own boat results in a cozy seafaring adventure spent with her baby brother as they spend the day sailing, puttering around the boat, sharing delicious food, and enjoying their time together all on their own.”

9780316208161~ KATHLEEN
Once Upon a Memory by Nina Laden
“Once Upon a Memory is a lovely new picture book by Nina Laden. A young child playing with his toys sees a feather falling and wonders if it remembers being part of a bird. From this question the child starts a journey that explores the concept of memories. Lyricaland thought-provoking, it is beautifully illustrated by Renata Liwska.”

9780064400558~ JOHN G.
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

“If Charlotte’s Web taught us anything it’s that love can come from anyone: a girl, a pig, a spider, and yes, even a rat. There is no better love than the love of your friends no matter how different they are. I love my dog Diego just like Fern loves Wilbur and I wouldn’t trade that friendship for anything in the world.”

9780064472074~ MERRILEE
Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman

“Seedfolks is one of the few books I reread every so often to remind myself why I love it. A junk-filled vacant lot in a blighted urban neighborhood gradually becomes a community garden and turns an apartment building full of distrustful strangers into a community of friends.”

9781419707988~ WIL
A Greyhound of a Girl by Roddy Doyle

“A heartwarming, funny, poignant ghost story? Mary and her mother are helping their ailing grandmother when a ghost appears to Mary on her way home from school. It’s Mary’s great grandmother with a message for her dying daughter. Anything but creepy or sad, this is a warm tale of hope, life, family and love.”

9781416963981~ HELEN
Doll Bones by Holly Black

“This Newbery Honor winner seems like a ghost story first and foremost, and the china doll definitely comes across as unsettling. But! At the heart of this story are messages of friendship, loyalty, and an urging to never stop using your imagination, no matter what your age.”

3 thoughts on “Children’s Books That Warm Our Hearts

  1. Doll Bones was a pretty good book. A couple of its greatest strengths, I think, were that the characters were so relatable, and the ways in which Black likened their play to storytelling.

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