"I have always imagined that Paradise will be some kind of library." ~ Jorge Luis Borges

Sunday, January 13, 2019

The Year in Books: People, Places, and Themes. Third Stop: My favorite books about THEMES.

Over the last two posts, I have shared my favorite books about people and places.This post looks at themes. Themes like friendship, courage, empathy, loss, curiosity, and war. Here's the thing: it's all about love. Each of the books that I share below has a central message of love, enduring, impossible, beautiful LOVE.

If you looked at the previous posts, you will know that I looked back over the books that I read with students this year and thought about the ones that I most enjoyed reading, the ones that the students connected with, and the ones I just could not stop thinking about. These are the books that helped shape our learning community; grow minds and hearts; and, inspire critical thinking. Oh, and these books are beautifully written, illustrated, and produced


THEMES
Below are my favorite books, presented by theme and in alphabetical order by title.

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS















LOSS


 

COURAGE AND EMPATHY


 






















BEING A FRIEND




CURIOSITY





Check out my favorite books about PLACES here. 

Check out my favorite books about PEOPLE here.

The Year in Books: People, Places, and Themes. Second Stop: My favorite books about PLACES.

One of my favorite places

Over the next few posts, I will share my favorite books about people, places and themesThere are many "best of" book posts so how does this one differ? I looked back over the books that I read with students this year and thought about the ones that I most enjoyed reading, the ones that the students connected with, and the ones I just could not stop thinking about. These are the books that helped shape our learning community; grow minds and hearts; and, inspire critical thinking. Oh, and these books are beautifully written, illustrated, and produced. What a year it has been for those of us whose job it is to share literature with children.


PLACES
Below are my favorite books, in alphabetical order by title, about places.










Interested in which books about PEOPLE made my favorite list? Check them out here.

Interested in which books about THEMES made my favorite list? Check them out here