“ ‘We’re a strange family,’ said Brightbill, with a little smile. ‘But I kind of like it that way.’
‘Me too,’ said Roz.” – Peter Brown
The Wild Robot: Roz the robot discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island with no memory of where she is from or why she is there. Her only hope of survival is to try to learn about her new environment from the island’s animal inhabitants. (Novelist) It teaches the lesson that kindness and community trump fear and competition.
Up the Creek: A Bear, a moose, and a beaver decide to go canoeing and have to work through many disagreements along the way.
Because of an Acorn: Explores the connections between the layers of an ecosystem, connecting every tree, plant, flower, & animal to each other in the spiraling circle of life.
Discussions of nature and technology, stories of survival and friendship, books with a bit of artwork, books with sequels
The Wild Robot: Read Together, Grades 3 – 5; Read Alone, Grades 4 – 6
Up the Creek & Because of an Acorn: Pre-school – grade 3