Entries Tagged as 'Empathy'

You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You: Very Short Stories to Read Together

April 9th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By JENNIFER KALI My six-year-old daughter loves this book. It is a collection of short poems designed to be read by two people, each taking a turn to read one or two lines, indicated by different colored text. It is simple enough for a new reader and more fun than books we with which […]

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Beautiful Moon: A Child’s Prayer

February 4th, 2015 · No Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY This lovely book is more about empathy than religion. A boy awakens in the middle of the night to realize he forgot to say his prayers. He kneels and prays for people without homes, for an end to war, for the sick to be healed, and for the hungry to be […]

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

August 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By KRISTIN WALD What more can be said about Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone? The obsessively beloved first book of the seven book series has been dissected and read and re-read since it first burst onto the Young Adult literary scene. For families raising their children with vegetarian and vegan values, how do […]

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The One and Only Ivan

August 10th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY hello I am Ivan. I am a gorilla. It’s not as easy as it looks. So begins the spare, beautiful tale of┬áThe One and Only Ivan, a novel about a gorilla kept in a shopping mall exhibit, next to animals forced to perform in a circus. It’s difficult to review complex […]

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