Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille

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Louis Braille was just five years old when he lost his sight. He was a clever boy, determined to live like everyone else, and what he wanted more than anything was to be able to read.

Even at the school for the blind in Paris, there were no books for him.

And so he invented his own alphabet—a whole new system for writing that could be read by touch. A system so ingenious that it is still used by the blind community today.


Adaptability, Cleverness, Courage, Creativity, Critical Thinking-Problem Solving, Innovation, Optimism, Patience, Perseverance, Self Confidence and Self Control

Nonfiction

AR Reading Level 3.3

AR Point .5

Word Count 1763

Finding Winnie ~ The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear

In 1914, Harry Colebourn, a veterinarian on his way to tend horses in World War I, followed his heart and rescued a baby bear. He named her Winnie, after his hometown of Winnipeg, and he took the bear to war.

Harry Colebourn’s real-life great-granddaughter tells the true story of a remarkable friendship and an even more remarkable journey–from the fields of Canada to a convoy across the ocean to an army base in England…

And finally to the London Zoo, where Winnie made another new friend: a real boy named Christopher Robin.

Before Winnie-the-Pooh, there was a real bear named Winnie. And she was a girl!
Kindness
Nonfiction
AR Reading Level 3.4
AR Point .5
Word Count 1525

 

The Giant Hug

How do you give your granny a hug when she lives far away? Send it through the mail, of course!

Owen’s hug travels across the country in a series of hilarious, sometimes awkward, always heartfelt embraces between animals of different shapes and sizes.

My 6 year old daughter loved this book so much, she asked me to read it again as soon as I finished!

 

Kindness

Fiction

AR Reading Level 3.9

AR Point .5

Word Count 266

Albert the Fix-it Man by Janet Lord

Albert The Fix-it Man
Albert The Fix-it Man

I loved reading Albert the Fix-it Man by Janet Lord to my kids. Great book for any boy or girl who loves to fix things!

Albert’s neighbors call him the “Fix-It Man” because he can repair anything.

One morning Albert wakes up with a horrible cold, and when Sam the newspaper carrier learns that the Fix-It Man is under the weather, he calls for help. Albert enjoys receiving the care and support of the many neighbors that he has helped and is soon on the mend and looking for things to fix again.

ATOS Book Level 3.0
Word Count 564
Fiction