Have you ever wondered, “I like this one book so much for my classroom/family, I would love to read MORE JUST LIKE IT!” Well, we gathered up some books JUST LIKE ours for you to enjoy!

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The Potato Chip Champ- Discovering Why Kindness Counts

The Potato Chip Champ

Champ and Walter Norbert Whipplemoore are about as different as two kids can be, well, except for their love of baseball and potato chips. Champ had everything, but always wanted more. Walter had very little, but was never seen without a smile on his face. In the end, it is Walter and some crunchy potato chips that teach Champ a lesson about character that can’t be taught in school.

Then try these and here’s why…

A Rainbow of Friends

A story in verse about how all friends are special and valuable regardless of differences or difficulties.

Listening with My Heart

When Esperanza finds a heart-shaped rock, she sees it as a reminder to spread kindness and love in the world. But when the school play doesn’t go the way she’d imagined, will she remember to give it to herself?

In today’s hypercompetitive world, kids often internalize the message that their worth is attached to their accomplishments and that messing up is something to be ashamed of, rather than a normal part of life, which can lead to critical self-talk. Listening with My Heart reminds us of the other golden rule—to treat ourselves like we would treat a friend. When we do this, we are practicing self-compassion.

The Darius Webb Adventures

Darius Webb is new to College Park, Georgia, and everyone knows what happens to new kids. If only he had at least one friend. Luckily, before even stepping foot in his new house, he meets Cam Newton. A football star and super popular, Cam is nothing like short and awkward Darius, but somehow their friendship just works! Darius has always thought he was the lucky one in their friendship, but then one day he realizes . . . it’s Cam who relies on him. Now Darius is ready to learn the truth of who he is and what he can do. So, does he stick around with Cam or does he go on his own adventure of a lifetime?


Like any almost-six-year-old, Jack is full of questions.

Why does all the good-for-you food taste bad?

Why can’t he have a tail?

Why doesn’t hair hurt when you cut it?

From bedtimes to ball games, Jack has a question for everything.




Richard Torrey’s funny, sweet companion to almost is a celebration of every child’s favorite question.

The Pout-Pout Fish

Deep in the water,
Mr. Fish swims about
With his fish face stuck
In a permanent pout.

Can his pals cheer him up?
Will his pout ever end?
Is there something he can learn
From an unexpected friend?

Swim along with the pout-pout fish as he discovers that being glum and spreading “dreary wearies” isn’t really his destiny. Bright ocean colors and playful rhyme come together in Deborah Diesen’s fun fish story that’s sure to turn even the poutiest of frowns upside down.

What Were You Thinking?

Third-grader Braden loves to be the center of attention. His comic genius, as he sees it, causes his friends to look at him in awe. But some poor decision-making, like ill-timed jokes in class and an impulsive reaction during gym that left a classmate teary-eyed and crumpled on the floor, forces the adults in Braden’s life to teach him about impulse control. But will the lessons shared by his teachers and his mom really help Braden manage his impulses? Find out in this hilarious story by Bryan Smith.

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