Positive Books

Books have the power to change how you think and feel. Looking for something to lift your spirits? Check out these great books!


A little girl has a wonderful idea. With the help of her canine assistant, she is going to make the most magnificent thing! She knows just how it will look. She knows just how it will work. But making the most magnificent thing turns out to be harder than she thinks.

A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things.

Having a Bloomtastic Festival at school to celebrate spring is a great idea--but Eva Wingdale, a young owl, discovers that it is also a lot of work, and there is nothing wrong with asking her friends for help.

Empathy isn’t always easy, especially when school bullies and everyday conflicts are involved. This simple story of a big-hearted fifth grade teacher and the students he tries to connect with gives readers a chance to step into the lives of others.

After his parents die, Jeffrey Lionel Magee's life becomes legendary, as he accomplishes athletic and other feats which awe his contemporaries.

Goodall is inspiring on so many levels: her ability to patiently observe nature for hours, her compassion and curiosity for the natural world, and her lifelong career defending habitat. If you enjoy this book, check out the rest of the Who is… series

This Newbery Honor book is full of slapstick humor and exciting cliffhangers. Plus, the story will fuel your desire to reduce, reuse, and recycle as you discover, along with our middle-school main characters, the damage we’re all doing to our planet.

Illustrations and brief text describe all kinds of differences that are "okay," such as being a different color, needing some help, being adopted, and having a different nose.