Books Explored

  • As part of our One Community program, we will be studying the author/illustrator Peter H. Reyolds's body of work. Here, you can see the books featured as we explore, innovate, and inspire a love of literature and art. More books will be added as we study them throughout the year. 

  •  I am Human Book Cover

    I Am Human

    by Susan Verde & Peter H. Reynolds Year Published: 2018 Trimester 1 Read Aloud

    Being human means we are full of possibility. We learn, we dream, we wonder at the world around us. But we also make mistakes and can feel fearful or sad. From the bestselling team that created I Am Yoga, I Am Peace, I Am Love, and I Am One comes a new hopeful celebration of the human family. A colorfully and warmly illustrated book for young children, I Am Human affirms that we can make good choices by acting with compassion and having empathy for others and ourselves.

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  • The Dot Book Cover

    The Dot

    by Peter H. Reynolds Year Published: 2003 LC Experience

    Her teacher smiled. "Just make a mark and see where it takes you."Art class is over, but Vashti is sitting glued to her chair in front of a blank piece of paper. The words of her teacher are a gentle invitation to express herself. But Vashti can’t draw - she’s no artist. To prove her point, Vashti jabs at a blank sheet of paper to make an unremarkable and angry mark. "There!" she says. That one little dot marks the beginning of Vashti’s journey of surprise and self-discovery.

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  • I Am Me Book Cover

    I Am Me

    by Susan Verde & Peter H. Reynolds Year Published: 2022 Author Read Aloud

    Sometimes we hide who we really are to conform to the way we think we are supposed to be in the world. Sometimes we compare ourselves to others and feel we don’t fit in. But when we realize we are something to be celebrated and we proudly live out loud as our true selves, we can make our unique mark on the world—and share our joy!

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  • When Things Aren’t Going Right, Go Left Book Cover

    When Things Aren’t Going Right, Go Left

    by Marc Colagiovanni & Peter H. Reynolds Year Published: 2023 Administrator Read Aloud

    "One day for no particular reason, nothing was going right. Absolutely positively, nothing was going right. So, I decided to go left..."

    Told through creative language play, and with depth and whimsy, this picture book reminds readers of their own agency and the power they have to direct their own path. Marc Colagiovanni’s lyrical text and Peter H. Reynolds's stunning art create an enduring message of strength and perseverance that is both universal and personal, and one that readers will be drawn to over and over again.

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  •  Be You! Book Cover

    Be You!

    by Peter H. Reynolds Year Published: 2020 Available in our Family Book Bags

    Be curious... Be adventurous... Be brave... BE YOU!

    Discover a joyful reminder of the ways that every child is unique and special. Here, Reynolds reminds readers to "be your own work of art." To be patient, persistent, and true. Because there is one, and only one, YOU.

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  •  Our Table Book Cover

    Our Table

    by Peter H. Reynolds Year Published: 2021 Available in our Family Book Bags

    Violet longs for the time when her family was connected: before life, distractions, and technology pulled them all away from each other. They used to gather at the table, with food and love, to make memories, share their lives, and revel in time spent together. But now her family has been drifting apart, and with nobody to gather around it, the table grows smaller and smaller.

    Can Violet remind her family of the warmth of time spent together, and gather around the table once more?

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  •  Say Something Book Cover

    Say Something!

    by Peter H. Reynolds Year Published: 2019 Available in our Family Book Bags

    The world needs your voice. If you have a brilliant idea... say something! If you see an injustice... say something! In this empowering new picture book, beloved author Peter H. Reynolds explores the many ways that a single voice can make a difference. Each of us, each and every day, have the chance to say something: with our actions, our words, and our voices. Perfect for kid activists everywhere, this timely story reminds readers of the undeniable importance and power of their voice. There are so many ways to tell the world who you are... what you are thinking... and what you believe. And how you'll make it better. The time is now: SAY SOMETHING!

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  •  Di Algo Book Cover

    ¡Di algo!

    by Peter H. Reynolds Year Published: 2019 Available in our Family Book Bags

    En este nuevo libro de cuentos, el querido autor Peter H. Reynolds explora muchas maneras en las que una sola voz puede hacer la diferencia. Cada uno de nosotros, cada día, tiene la oportunidad de decir algo: con nuestras acciones, nuestras palabras y nuestras voces. Este libro es perfecto para niños activistas de cualquier parte. Esta historia intemporal recuerda a los lectores la innegable importancia y el poder de sus voces.

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