This book is about a back-to-school shopping trip the kids take with their father. While shopping the father tells the kids they are only getting what is on the list, but when the father sees a lunchbox from his childhood he attempts to make an exception but is unsuccessful. Later on the mother takes the kids back shopping when they then decide to buy him the lunchbox. I would use this book in 2nd-3rd grade, I would use it to show students that caring is important. Buying someone something they have a connection with is not only a sweet gesture, but is also important to do.
This is one of those books that would be brought out if the need came about. The book is about a little boys' parents that are getting a divorce. The little boy talks about his father's new house, and his roommate. It discusses how to little boy accepts his father's roommate. I would use this book if the need came about.
In the sequel to Amazing Grace, Grace longs for the family you read about in books. One day after Grace comes home from school she notices she has mail, it was a letter from her father inviting Grace to come to Africa to visit him and his new family. Grace accepts the trip. Once arriving, she has mixed emotions about this new family, but towards the end of the trip she realizes she doesn't just have one "perfect" family but two! I would use this book to describe different family types in lower elementary grades.
Charlotte's Web, is one of the most well known children's books. We all know the story, Wilbur is on the verge of being slaughtered, until Charlotte wrote three words in her web about him causing the Zimmerman family to rethink their decision. I would use this book with a higher elementary grade as a whole group reading lesson.
In the book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, a generous boy shares a cookie with a hungry mouse which begins a chain of events. I am using this book in a cause and effect lesson to demonstrate which part would be the cause and which part would be the effect. It could also be used to teach students to share with others. I would use this book from Kindergarten to 2nd grade.