Looking for some educational gift ideas for your favorite kids?
Here are some snippets of some of our favorite books for you to check out this year! Do you have any favorites that should be added or shared? Please let us know in the comment section at the bottom of our blog!
At The Cloverleaf School, we are always looking for fresh new ideas to help our kids navigate the not always obvious world of social interactions, emotions, and identity.
Stuck With the Blooz
Author: Caron Levis, Illustrated by Jon Davis
From the Publisher: What do you do when you’re feeling blue–especially when your mood takes the form of a drippy, oozy monster called the Blooz? Do you ignore it? Do you ask it lots of questions? Do you give it an ice-pop and hope it goes away? Through trial and error, the child in this story discovers that while it may not be easy, it’s not impossible to shake the Blooz.
Author: Julie Gassman/ Illustrated by Sarah Horne
About the Book: Melvin throws fit after fit when he doesn’t get what he wants. He must learn how to deal with disappointment. After all, you get what you get and you don’t throw a fit.
The Potato Chip Champ
From the Book Jacket: Meet Chamelia! Chamelia is a chameleon. Most chameleons like to blend in, but Chamelia prefers to stand out. She just loves being the center of attention. But when standing out means being left out, can Chamelia learn to share the spotlight?
Author: Fran Drescher/ Illustrated by Amy Blay
From the Book Jacket: Wendy was afraid to say that she felt different from everyone else. But all residents of Boxville must choose a box to wear – for life. These boxes are labeled with what each person does. The teacher wears a TEACHER box. The police officer wears a POLICE OFFICER box. Even the poodle wears a POODLE box!
Now it’s time for Wendy to choose her box. Just pick one, everyone tells her. It’s simple. But it’s not simple, because Wendy loves LOTS of different things – from playing basketball to performing onstage. Wendy’s big ideas make her feel lonely…will she ever fit in?
From the Book Jacket: How can Ralph be so mean? Lucy is one of a kind and Ralph loves to point that out. Lucy’s defining moment comes when Ralph truly needs help. Because she knows what she stands for, Lucy has the courage to make a good choice. This charming story empowers children to always do the right thing and be proud of themselves, even when they are faced with someone as challenging as Ralph.
It’s Hard to be a Verb!
Author/Illustrator: Michael Hall
From the Book Jacket: A perfect square is transformed in this adventure story that will transport you far beyond the four equal sides of this square book.
Hope you enjoy these snippets of some of our favorites! And please don’t forget to share yours with us!
The Cloverleaf School educates children with ADHD, high functioning autism, and other learning differences to equip them with the skills needed to navigate the world with confidence. We take “Quo Vadis” (“where are you going”) as our motto because we believe every child’s outcome can be influenced and is not a predetermined and immutable destiny.