by Kevin Henkes
Chrysanthemum loves her name, until she starts going to school and the other children make fun of it.
"A perennial favorite in my house." - Heidi
by Diane Muldrow
An adult refresher course from the more than 70-year-old line of children's books which covered real-life situations - from managing money, to the importance of exercise, to finding contentment in the simplest things.
A humorous "guide to life" for grown-ups! - Crystal
by J.K. Rowling
A series that captivated readers of all ages as they witnessed a most extraordinary young boy, and perhaps the greatest fictional wizard of all time, face the ordinary challenges of growing up.
"Navigating the trials and triumphs of school, friends, evil wizards, love interests, you know, the norm." - Kaitlin
50 Rules Kids Won't Learn in School : Real World Antidotes to Feel-Good Education
by Charles J. Sykes
Identifies fifty life lessons about surviving in the real world that parents can use for a range of constructive benefits, in a primer that features such tips as "Life is not fair. Get used to it" and "Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity."
"My personal favorite is Rule 48: Tell yourself the story of your life. Have a point." - Kate
by Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant
A powerful, inspiring, and practical book about finding resilience and moving forward after life's inevitable setbacks.
"Optimistic and inspiring read on a tough subject - grieving the loss of a loved one - and how family and friends can really help." - Teri