December Book List - Giving

It’s the season of giving, and December’s theme is GIVING! Whether or not your family chooses to celebrate the holidays, it’s a good time to think about other families in need and what you can do to help them through the colder months. Here are some books that remind us of the power of giving and volunteering, and the importance of caring for others.

Board Books (Pre-K)

  • Dear Zoo, by Rod Campbell
  • The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein
  • Strega Nona, by Tomie De Paola

Early Reader (School-age kids)

  • Cobble Street Cousins Series, by Cynthia Rylant
  • Mr. Popper’s Penguins, by Richard and Florence Atwater
  • Because of Winn-Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo
  • The Borrowers, by Mary Norton

Young Adult (Ages 14-21)

  • Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green