Great Books to Read with Your Kids
We love the messages in each of these books!
I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont
Teddy's Favourite Toy by Christian Trimmer
This book is about a boy whose favourite toy is a doll, but the fact that he's a boy and it's a doll is not the point of the story. It's about how his favourite toy breaks, he tries to fix it, and it almost gets mistakenly taken away by the garbage truck. His favourite toy just happens to be a doll. Completely normal. We need more books like this in the world!
Dogs Don't Do Ballet by Anna Kemp
Biff the dog will stop at nothing to become a ballet dancer. After being told repeatedly that "dogs don't do ballet," he shows everyone that anyone can do anything, regardless of whether people approve or not.
Jacob's New Dress by Sarah and Ian Hoffman
Jacob loves playing dress-up, when he can be anything he wants to be. Some kids at school say he can't wear "girl" clothes, but Jacob wants to wear a dress to school. With creativity, imagination, and resilience Jacob teaches us there are many ways to be a boy.
The main character in this book is a girl who is always being mistaken for a boy because she likes to wear shorts and t-shirts, gets messy, and runs around outside. When she meets a boy who likes dresses and playing make believe with dolls two become good friends.
Not Your Typical Dragon by Dan Bar-el
Crispin is a dragon that can't breathe fire like everyone else. He's not so happy about being different. But when a family emergency breaks out, Crispin saves the day with his unique abilities. Crispin and his family teaches us that we should celebrate our individuality and be proud of who we are.
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