• Laynie Bynum

October Serenity Reads

For the very first edition of Serenity Reads we focused on a couple of books that aim to inspire.

Allycat and the Friendship Friday

by Alyson Foti Bourque

Question: What did you like about the book?

Answer: I liked that they were cats. Also, it told me how to make a friendship bracelet.

Q: Is there anything you didn't like about the book?

A: I didn't like how the other kitties made her feel left out.

Q: Did you learn anything?

A: You can always recover from your sadness. Like even if you’re sad, you can find a way to make it better.

Q: Did this book remind you of anything you’ve read?

S: The Three Little Kittens

(why? Because it has cats?)

Because they’re cats, but they’re also kids like me.

Q: What makes this book different than other books?

A: It helps you learn how to make friends and not just be sad that you don’t have any.

The Gift That I Can Give

by Kathie Lee Gifford

Q: What did you like about the book?

A: It was about how we‘re all made for something even if it’s really little like cheering on your friends.

Q: What is the book about?

A: It's the gift that you can give.

Q: That's just the title of the book.

A: But that's what its about too. Like you can give people things that aren't just toys and stuff. Something you can do for them that only you can do.

Q: So how do you figure out what that is?

A: As you grow and as you live, like it says in the book.

Q: Did you learn anything?

A: It seems like lots of kids like me wonder what they’re supposed to be good at but it’s like it’s okay not to know because you will figure it out as you go.

Change the World Before Bedtime

by Josh Chalmers, Karen Hillard, and Mark Moulton

Q: What is the book about in a few sentences?

A: Its about super hero kids but their super powers are stuff like being nice.

Q: What did you like about the book?

A: It was international (sic, inspirational) and made me want to go do things and be nicer.

Q: Is there anything that you didn't like about the book?

A: There was one word I didn't know.

Q: What word?

A: Proclaim

Q: What kind of friend do you think would like the book?

A: All of them.

Q: Do you think they were trying to say anything through the book? A: They were trying to say you can be better and like make kids feel better and help the world.

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