Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey is a super cute, rhyming story about a pug who doesn't like to share. He eventually learns why sharing is important in a very funny way.
Pig the Winner by Aaron Blabey is another great, rhyming story about Pig's need to win everything and cheating. It teaches kids how mean cheating is and how it affects others.
I'll Wait, Mr. Panda by Steve Antony is precious! My favorite story of the day shows many animals asking Mr. Panda what he is baking with his repeated response to wait and see, but each animal is impatient and leaves. Each time this happens, the little penguin stands by and says, "I'll wait, Mr. Panda." and is rewarded for his patience. LOVED IT!
A Bike Like Sergio's by Maribeth Boelts teaches kids about honesty. The main character, Ruben, is very aware that his family is not like his friend, Sergio's family. Sergio has a bike that he rides to and from school everyday while Ruben walks because his family cannot afford one. One day after school, Ruben goes to the grocery store for his mom and finds a one hundred dollar bill on the street after it hsa fallen out of a woman's bag. He goes back and forth between returning it or keeping it and buying himself a bike, but in the end, he must decide for himself what he will do.
I loved this story and how it illustrated the inner turmoil that Ruben goes through and many of us do as well at some point in our lives.
Final book haul! Schlastic rewards their volunteers with books. I am so excited about Aru Shah and Refugee!