Quarto Kids | 4 November 2019November Book List: Books That Celebrate Gratitude and Giving Thanks Share article facebook twitter google pinterest This month we have so much to be thankful for, like friends, family, and books that celebrate gratitude! Apple Cake: A GratitudeBy Dawn CaseyIllustrated by Genevieve GodboutAges 3-5, Hardcover In this simple rhyming story from the author of Held in Love, a child says thank you for the gifts nature provides, from hazelnuts in the hedge to apples from the tree, eggs from the hens to milk from the cow. Eventually, the family has enough ingredients to make something special… a delicious apple cake! A Thank You Walk: A story about gratitudeBy Nancy LoewenIllustrated by Hazel Michelle QuintanillaAges 1-3; Board book A dog’s tail wagging, a bird’s chirping, a horse’s neighs, a child’s smile – a mother and daughter discover different ways of expressing gratitude as they take the family dog for a walk. With simple stories and engaging illustrations, the Bright Start series of board books opens conversations about emotions and mental well-being, providing you with the tools and language needed to develop and nurture emotional intelligence in your child. Kind Mr. Bear (Storytime)Written and illustrated by Steve SmallmanAges 4-6; Hardcover Kind Mr Bear is very kind. He’s always happy to help those in need. But the animals in the forest are so used to him being there, they start to take his help for granted. Then one day Mr Bear gets ill and finds himself all alone in his cave. Will anyone come to help him? Giving Thanks: More than 100 ways to say thank youBy Ellen SurreyAges 6-9; Hardcover Discover 150 ways to say thank you with this book, which explores the meaning of thankfulness. Join one boy as he thinks about the people in his life he’d like to thank, the many reasons to be grateful, and the different ways of showing affection and gratitude to the people we love. From giving a hug, to sharing toys, to helping someone out, this book suggests a number of practical and playful ways to celebrate the people we share our lives with, and show them that we care. Your Mind is Like the Sky: A First Book of MindfulnessBy Bronwen BallardIllustrated by Laura CarlinAges 7-10; Hardcover Your mind is like the sky. Sometimes it’s clear and blue – but sometimes a raincloud thought comes along and makes everything seem dark. So what can we do about rainclouds? This beautiful picture book, written by psychologist Bronwen Ballard and illustrated by award-winning artist Laura Carlin, shows children that worries and negative thoughts are normal and helps them develop healthy thinking habits. Tips on mindfulness and extra resources for parents are included at the back of the book. JoyBy Corrinne AverissIllustrated by Isabelle FollathAges 3-6; Hardcover Fern’s Nanna has not been herself of late. And when Mum remarks that all the joy seems to have gone out of her life, Fern decides to fetch the joy back. With her catching-kit at the ready, she goes to the park and finds joy in all sorts of unusual places. Whooooshh! But Fern soon realizes that joy doesn’t fit in a bag, or a box or a tin! How will she manage to bring some back to Nanna? Emotional, funny and uplifting, this beautiful picture book has a strong message about empathy and maintaining loving relationships with our grandparents. Guaranteed to bring a bit of joy into every reader’s life, this story is a pure delight. The Skies Above My EyesBy Charlotte GuillainIllustrated by Yuval ZommerAges 4-7; Hardcover Have you ever looked up and wondered what’s going on high up in the skies above your eyes? Take a journey up into the air, through the atmosphere, way out into space and back down to Earth in this richly illustrated concertina book. Zoom past the technology that fills our skies, from helicopters, fighter jets, weather balloons, to satellites, hang-gliders and hot-air balloons. Discover the insects and animals that whizz through the skies, explore the layers of the atmosphere, and travel through the solar system and out to the galaxies far beyond. Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.