The Joy of Generosity: 19 Children’s Picture Books
by Marsha Rakestraw Every holiday season there’s a bizarre conflicting focus on acquiring and sharing, getting and giving. Help bring…
Those Shoes
Books
by Maribeth Boelts Candlewick Press, 2007 Grades K-3 Jeremy wants those shoes that most of his classmates seem to have:…
5 Videos to Help Cultivate Kindness
by Marsha Rakestraw Being kind is a daily practice that often takes a little effort but that reaps enormous rewards…
5 Minute Changemaker: Take Just Enough
by Marsha Rakestraw In the hurry-scurry of our daily lives, it’s easy to buzz through on auto-pilot and not think…
The Red Bicycle: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Bicycle
Books
by Jude Isabella Kids Can Press, 2015. Grades 3-6 When Leo outgrows his beloved bicycle, Big Red, he decides to…
Are the Holidays Wearing You Down or Filling You Up? It’s Your Choice
by Lynne Westmoreland This is the time of year set aside to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, the winter solstice, and Kwanzaa.…
Tips for Happier, More Humane Gift-Giving
by Marsha Rakestraw This time of year the news is full of headlines about record sales, various shopping frenzies (Black…
12 Children’s Picture Books About the Power of Gardens
by Marsha Rakestraw “The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden.” ~ Thomas More Gardens are full of…
Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed
Books
by Emily Pearson Gibbs Smith, 2002. Grades PreK-2 Mary is just an ordinary girl, but her simple act of kindness –…
12 Children’s Picture Books About Sharing
by Marsha Rakestraw One of the first lessons we’re taught as young children is about the importance of sharing. Yet…
The Man in the Clouds
Books
Every day, the “man in the clouds,” who lives at the top of a mountain, sits and looks at a…
Stuff! Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Books
When the neighborhood has a tag sale, Pinch the pack rat doesn’t want to give up any of his stuff.…