Eyes on the Goal by John Coy. Feiwel and Friends, 2010
1. When was a time when you felt bad? How did you deal with it?
2. Which character did you relate to most? Why?
3. Has a friend ever been on an opposing team? How did you handle that?
Mouse & Lion by Rand Burkert. Illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert. Michael di Capua Books / Scholastic, 2011
1. What will the Lion always remember about the Mouse? What will the Mouse remember about the Lion?
2. Have you ever helped someone bigger than you? How?
3. Which illustration did you like the best and what did you like about it?
Job Site by Nathan Clement. Boyds Mills Press, 2011
1. What color is each machine?
2. What other colors can you find?
3. What sound do you think this machine might make? (Ask for each one)
Monday Is One Day by Arthur A. Levine. Illustrated by Julian Hector. Scholastic Press, 2011
1. Let’s recite (and/or count) the days of the week in the book. (Adult: You can also use a calendar after reading the book and find each day on it with children.)
2. Is there a special thing you/your family do on the same day every week?
3. Who are the people in your family? (or, Draw a picture of your family)
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan. Dutton, 2010
1. Who was your favorite character in the book and why?
2. How is humor used to deal with difficult issues in this story?
3. There are many unlikely friendships in this book. Discuss an unlikely friendship you have had in your life.
Always Listen to Your Mother by Florence Parry Heide and Roxanne Heide Pierce. Illustrated by Kyle M. Stone. Disney / Hyperion, 2010