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8 Books To Read To Elementary Students (That Will Educate and Help them)

So you are after a book to read to an elementary school student. Here are our top 8 picks.

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#1 Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl’s Danny the Champion of the World is one of my favorite read aloud. Kids already love Roald Dahl from seeing the movies of BFG, Mathilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, so selling them on the idea of another book by a favorite author is a no brainer. Unlike the others, however, Danny the Champion of the World has no magic. It is a real story about a real boy. Well, it could be, in any case. And unlike Mathilda whose parents are putrid and James in the Giant Peach whose parents are dead, Danny has the father that we all wish we could be as parents—patient, affirmative, connected, imaginative. This feel-good story will delight parents and children alike.

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Contributor: Elisabeth Stitt from Joyful Parenting Coaching

#2 Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

This novel by Katherine Paterson tells the story of two unlikely friends, Jess and Leslie. Although at first Jess is disappointed that Leslie beats him in a race, they bond and create an imaginary place all their own called Terebithia. Filled with tales of friendship and creativity, this is a great read for anyone of elementary school age.

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Contributor: Caleb Backe from Maple Holistics

#3 What is and isn’t Working for the Alcoholic by Alberta Sequeira

No Elementary students are not too young for this book I wrote. Children have tried drinking and using drugs much younger. I have 34 contributors from the USA and Canada telling family members, counselors, doctors, and the public what they need from us to recover or develop the desire for getting professional help. This is a worldwide problem that isn't going away.

These stories are for other substance abusers, teenagers tempted to use, or those who are already being blind and finding excuses, It will not happen to me. They are raw and honest stories on how they started, what they used, other family members who struggle with this disease, and how they are trying to recover.

Two women admitted to using at age five and the other seven. It goes to show again, Elementary school age children are old enough to get a message out of this book. Our children know more than we know.

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Contributor: Alberta Sequeira

#4 Things That Happen By Chance by Gail Daldy

Things That Happen By Chance which I authored is inclusive to all children no matter where you live, where you come from or your family structure. It is about taking a closer look at the little things in life and sharing simple life lessons with children everywhere. Lessons that include honesty, empathy, manners, respect, kindness, hygiene etc that are delivered in a fun and entertaining way by a real little boy.

When a single copy of the book is read in a circle group of young elementary school children by an empathetic teacher it sparks great conversations as they openly discuss with one another their own thoughts, feelings and ideas with one another.

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Contributor: Gail Daldy from Secret Quay Media Inc 

#5 Sky’s Amazing Dream by Mark Stevens

Bestselling author Mark Stevens has written Sky's Amazing Dream, for elementary school children. Stevens tells an entertaining story about a real dog, a Golden Retriever named Sky. Sky sees himself as a human child and dreams of going to school like a regular kid. But one day, Sky dreams really big - of having magical powers (like turning rocks into gold) a movie career and a Hollywood castle, all devoted to making kids happy as pie.Sky visits poor, sick and sad children who don't have the perks that most kids have, so he uses the gold to buy them video games, Xboxes, flat screen TV's and best of all they can pay adults to do their homework.

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Contributor: Carol Bloom Stevens

#6 Esco Befriends a Bully by Montana Esco

Esco is a kid that is enjoying school, until a bully moves into the neighborhood and starts making trouble. Will Esco find a way to not let the bully ruin his life? His mother shares advice that might just do the trick. This book I authored allows kids to know how to treat one another with respect and how even if someone is unfriendly we can win them over by treating them the way we want to be treated.

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Contributor: Cyrus Webb from Conversations Book Club 

#7 Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness by Cynthia MacGregor

The two most important pieces of paper that control the American government are the United States Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. This short book for kids 6-10 talks about the Declaration of Independence, why it was written, what it says, and why it’s important. Kids who know little about what life was like in Colonial days will have their eyes opened by this book.

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Contributor: Cynthia (Cyn) MacGregor 

#8 Heartfelt: The Special Reindeer by Cynthia MacGregor

The protagonist of this seasonal book I authored is not just a female hero but a special-needs one.

There's a new reindeer in town. Heartfelt has a very special power — she can see into anyone's heart and know what their most heartfelt wish is. But will she ever get her own most heartfelt wish — to be part of Santa's Christmas Eve team? Heartfelt is a special needs reindeer: Her two back legs are considerably shorter than her two front legs, so her back slopes, and she wobbles when she walks, but nonetheless she's a strong flyer. Can she come to Santa's rescue in his time of need?

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Contributor: Cynthia (Cyn) MacGregor 

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