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10 Books About Being Yourself

    Some Monsters Are Different

    Some Monsters Are Different - David Milgrim

    Monsters celebrate their individuality.

    PICTURE BOOK Milgrim, D. 

    I Like Myself!

    I Like Myself! - Karen Beaumont

    In rhyming text, a little girl expresses confidence and joy in her uniqueness, no matter her outward appearance.
    PICTURE BOOK Beaumont, K.
    You Are (Not) Small

    You Are (Not) Small - Anna Kang

    Two fuzzy creatures can't agree on who is small and who is big, until a couple of surprise guests show up, settling it once and for all!

    Wild About Us!

    Wild About Us! - Karen Beaumont

    From Elephant's long nose to Kangaroo's huge feet to Monkey's stick-out ears, everyone is worth celebrating, no matter what they look like.
    PICTURE BOOK Beaumont, K.
    The Octopuppy

    The Octopuppy - Martin McKenna

    Edgar wanted a pet dog, but what he got instead was a rather brilliant octopus named Jarvis.                                            
    Red: A Crayon's Story

    Red: A Crayon's Story - Michael Hall

    Red's factory-applied label clearly says that he is red, but despite the best efforts of his teacher, fellow crayons and art supplies, and family members, he cannot seem to do anything right until a new friend offers a fresh perspective.
    PICTURE BOOK Hall, M.                                            
    Chester's Way

    Chester's Way - Kevin Henkes

    Chester and Wilson share the same exact way of doing things, until Lilly moves into the neighborhood and shows them that new ways can be just as good.
    PICTURE BOOK Henkes, K.
    Year of the Book

    Year of the Book - Andrea Cheng

    Follows a young Chinese American girl, as she navigates relationships with family, friends, and her fourth-grade classroom, and finds a true best friend. 

    About Average

    About Average - Andrew Clements

    As the end of sixth grade nears, Jordan Johnston, unhappy that she is only average in appearance, intelligence, and athletic ability, reveals her special skills when disaster strikes her central Illinois elementary school.


    Wonder - R.J. Ralacio

    Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.
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