Tough Guys (Have Feelings Too), by Keith Negley (Flying Eye Books, 2015)
Did you know that ninjas, superheroes and brave knights have feelings too? Tough Guys is a boldly colorful, minimally worded book that exposes young children to the importance of showing feelings and emotions.
Last Stop on Market Street, by Matt de la Peña with illustrations by Christian Robinson (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2015)
Learn life lessons with little CJ as he and his Nana take an ordinary bus trip through the city to the last stop on Market Street. Winner of the 2016 Newbery Medal, this book is full of tough, real-life conversations with a backdrop of playful illustrations.
Jane, the Fox & Me, by Fanny Britt with illustrations by Isabelle Arsenault (Groundwood Books, 2013)
This graphic novel, translated from the French, offers a poignant view into the world of an ostracized girl who escapes her worries through the words of Jane Eyre. A stunning reminder of the importance of connection and kindness.