This is Part One of a Six Part Series on the 50 Books Every Child Should Read Before they Turn 8.
All of these books teach valuable life lessons on:
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Mike Wu (2015)
Ellie the Elephant looks for a way to save her home with her friends. Being patient and using her talent for painting she discovers she can make a difference.
Rufus Goes to Sea
Kim Griswell/Valerie Gorbachev (2015)
Rufus wants to be a Pirate Pig but is told that he can’t be a pirate because he is a pig. Rufus finds a way to show he can serve an important role on the ship through reading.
Shh! We Have a Plan
Chris Haughton (2014)
Four friends are trying to catch a bird but fail each time. The littlest friend discovers how to make friends although challenged by others.
Author: A True Story
Helen Lester (2002)
A biography of Helen Lester who became an author despite difficulties with a learning disability. Includes writing tips that helped her get through her struggles.
Randy Riley’s Really Big Hit
Chris Van Dusen (2012)
Randy, a young boy that loves both science and baseball, uses his skills and saves the day when he discovers a fireball headed towards his town.
Rosie Revere, Engineer
Andrea Beaty/David Roberts (2013)
Rosie works hard to make a flying invention for her aunt but it doesn’t work. She learns failure only comes when you stop trying.
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