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Book Review “Snippets”–A Sampler of Some of our Favorite Books!

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.  




You Get What You Get 

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

By Maria Dismondy

From the Publisher: Champ and Walter Norbert Whipplemoore are about as different as two kids can be, well, except for their love of baseball and potato chips. Champ had everything, but always wanted more. Walter had very little, but was never seen without a smile on his face. In the end, it is Walter and some crunchy potato chips that teach Champ a lesson about character that can’t be taught in school.


By Ethan Long

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?



Being Wendy 

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?


Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage to Be Who You Are

Author: Maria Dismondy
Illustrated by Kimberly Shaw-Peterson

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!

From the Publisher: Louis is a verb! He has a lot of trouble focusing and he is always doing something, but the problem is usually it’s the wrong something. It’s hard to be a verb! My knees start itching, my toes start twitching, my skin gets jumpy, others get grumpy. When it comes to sitting still it’s just not my deal. Haven’t you heard… I am a verb! Louis’s mom teaches him how to focus by showing him a few hands-on ideas that anyone can try. A must have book for all who struggle with paying attention!


Perfect Square

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.

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