Books & Resources
Each month Safe to Learn will feature a book that inspires the imagination or challenges readers to discover more about the world.
What Do you Do with An Idea
by Kobi Yamada
This children's picture book will not only inspire a child, it is a great example of what a picture book can accomplish. It is a amazing treasure for any home or school library.
by Jan Brett
The Mitten is based from a folktale from a Ukraine folktale. When author illustrator Jan Brett imagined the story, she visualized a determined boy named Nicki who wanted white mittens even though he was always playing in the snow. His grandmother, Baba finally gave in and knitted him white mittens. When Nicki drops one of his mittens the story comes to life as an assortment of forest animals discover the cozy warm mitten.
Can you imagine how Nicki finally found his white mitten?
**Innovative School Lockdown Solution for Young Children
by Gudrun Ongman
A fanciful foray into the imagination of a child can be found in the delightfully written and dazzlingly illustrated new children's book, The Sleep Ponies. Author/illustrator Gudrun Ongman, a professional sculptor and painter, has transformed her mother's bedtime tale into a lyrical myth about magic ponies that carry children away to golden fields of dreams.
Today I Made a Difference
Edited by Joseph W. Underwood
A collection of Inspirational Stories by teachers for teacher. A must read to help inspire any educator.
Garbage Bag Suite Case
by Shenandoah Chefalo
Garbage Bag Suitcase is not only the inspiring and hair-raising story of one woman’s journey to overcome her desolate childhood but it also presents grass-root solutions on how to revamp the broken foster care system.
A Long Walk to Water (Based on a True Story)
by Linda Sue Park
Based on the true story of Salva, one of some 3,800 Sudanese "Lost Boys" airlifted to the United States beginning in the mid 1990s.
Weakfish: Bullying Through the Eyes of A Child
by Michael Dorn
What Color is Your Parachute for Teens
by Carol Christen (Book Review by Rick Tobin)
Let's Be Prepared - Books and Research
Directory of Emergency Preparedness Must Read Books
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