Summer 2020: Books about Sharing and Caring for Grades K-2

By Skokie Staff Youth Services

Read one of these great books, then find great ideas for giving back in the Summer Reading 2020 Idea Book.

  • Bink and Gollie

    2016 by Fucile, Tony

    This lovely book shows that even if you have nothing in common, you can still be best friends. Recommended by Karen

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  • Pete's Big Lunch

    2013 by Dean, James

    What will Pete add to his enormous sandwich next? A fish? Ice cream? When his sandwich is too big to eat all by himself, will Pete share with his friends? Recommended by Laura

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  • This Is MY Fort!

    2019 by Daywalt, Drew

    Sometimes even the best of friends have trouble sharing. You'll love this book by the author of The Day the Crayons Quit. Recommended by Caitlin

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  • Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion

    2015 by Smith, Alex T.

    I love the illustrations in this funny retelling of Little Red Riding Hood set in the African plains. Recommended by Gudrun

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  • Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You

    2019 by Sotomayor, Sonia

    This book is a true celebration of different abilities and the way everyone can work together to build community. Recommended by Lorrie

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  • The Cookie Fiasco

    2016 by Santat, Dan

    Four friends, but only three cookies? That's not good. But this book is! I love Dan Santat's sense of humor and illustrations and, as an added bonus, this book includes math concepts. Recommended by Caitlin

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  • Magic Molly

    2019 by Kelley, Marty

    This is a laugh-out-loud romp! Molly wants to learn to be a magician in time for Show and Tell at school. Her goal? To saw her best friend in half! Recommended by Mary

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  • The Un-friendship Bracelet

    2018 by Maker, Martha

    Friendship is the best, but sometimes it's hard, too. Best friends Emily and Maddie find their relationship tested when a new girl moves to town. Recommended by Mary

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  • Frog and Toad Are Friends

    2011 by Lobel, Arnold

    The ins and outs of friendship, and opposites attracting, are on display in these short stories about two best buddies. Recommended by Karen

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  • The Pest in the Nest

    2018 by Gough, Julian

    Everything is driving Rabbit bonkers and he is really grumpy. Can a friend like Bear give him a new perspective? Recommended by Caitlin

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  • Each Kindness

    2012 by Woodson, Jacqueline

    Beautifully illustrated, I love how the ending of this story really makes you think. This is not just another book with a happy ending. Recommended by Gudrun

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  • The Doorbell Rang

    1994 by Hutchins, Pat

    I used to read this to my own kids. Great book about sharing--and some math concepts are thrown in without them realizing it. Recommended by Karen

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