Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox. Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox. A great book for introducing writer's notebook or writing workshop. Check out the lesson ideas on the linked page.
Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan,
I've Lost My Kisses by Trudie Trewin, Nick Bland (Illustrator). Matilda has lost her kisses, but she is determined to find them before Poppa comes to stay. Where do you find kisses? What do kisses look like? Matilda learns that you can never really lose your kisses - they will always be there when you need them! Lower Primary
Duck happily raises a duckling that has wandered into the amusement park where she is a carousel animal, but finds that she cannot teach what she herself has always longed to do--fly--and sets out to find real ducks to instruct him.
Stick and Stone - by Beth Ferry. A heartwarming friendship story between a stick and a stone. Ferry has achieved in only 139 words and in rhyme. It’s a simple story of finding a friend, losing a friend, and finding them again.
The Good Ship Crocodile by J. Patrick Lewis - During the rainy season, when the river rises, Snout the crocodile helps many creatures cross to the other side but when the rain stops and the river dries up, it is Snout who needs help getting home.