I have noticed in my many years as a childcare worker, and a now a parent, that children are deeply touched by the books they read. This is why I like to read them books that teach important life lessons. During the many years that I have been reading books to children, these have stood out as some of the very best.
A great book about a strong woman! This Biography of Patiene Wright is a MUST read (I was hooked from the beginning). This would be a great book to assign students in upper elementary for a book report.
Have your child's teacher sign the book "Oh The Places You'll Go" at the end of each school year and then give it to him or her at their graduation. Also makes a great baby shower gift!! LOVE THIS IDEA!