11 Touching Books to Boost Empathy in Teen Readers

Teens empathy books

“Empathy is often described as understanding the feelings and thoughts of other people. Basically, this skill set boils down to the ability of a person to relate or see a different point of view. Many people compare this emotional development with the ability to ‘walk in another person’s shoes.’ “Teensafe

But teens don’t start to develop a sense of empathy until they are 13-15 years old. So how can we gently, lovingly guide our teens as they navigate their own journey into young adulthood? Continue reading 11 Touching Books to Boost Empathy in Teen Readers

8 Books About Real-Life Kids Who Changed the World


C’mon, can kids REALLY change the world? Well, maybe. . .  you never know.
Take a chance and inspire your kids to believe that they CAN be brave, or creative, or determined.  Maybe reading stories about another child’s courage might inspire our own children to step up, speak out, and try something they thought couldn’t be done – and in doing so,  perhaps they CAN change their world, even just a bit.

Brightly  shares a list of eight books about real life children who changed the world – time to hunker down and read together!

Friends Tell Friends About Great Books

Librarian Recommended booksDon’t you love it when a friend recommends a book? I love to explore books through friends, because they rarely steer me wrong!

Librarian recommended reads

We are friendly librarians, and as such, we have an assortment of interesting, entertaining and intriguing books for you to try. Have at it – read on for the details of these and other staff recommendations.  Continue reading Friends Tell Friends About Great Books