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Free Friday: January 24, 2014

{photo by Brandy Potts}

The week is winding down… is Friday your “catch up” day? How about a library day? If that’s your plan today, we found a booklist you might like, which ties into our character trait this month. We did not compile this at SLOCA (so go with your own judgement and preferences), but there are many great options here on this list of books about being Diligent, from the Virtues Blog:

  • Daddy Saves the Day by Connie Porter
  • Annabelle’s Un-Birthday by Steven Kroll
  • Awful Thursday by Ron Roy
  • Book of Virtues by William Bennett
  • Boy Who Cried Wolf by Aesop
  • Boy Who Held Back the Sea by Thomas Locker
  • Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Brink
  • The Cay by Theodore Taylor
  • Children’s Book of Virtues by William Bennett
  • Cold and Hot Winter by Johanna Hurwitz
  • Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary
  • Felicia the Critic by Ellen Conford
  • Figment Your Dog Speaking by Laura Hawkins
  • Fish Face by Patricia R. Giff
  • Freya’s Fantastic Surprise by Hathorn
  • John Henry by Ezra Keats
  • Journey to Freedom by Courtni Wright
  • Liar, Liar Pants on Fire by Miriam Cohen
  • Like Some Kind of Hero by Jan Marino
  • Matilda Who Told Such Dreadful Lies by Hilaire Belloc
  • Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert O’Brien
  • Pinocchio by C. Collodi
  • Sing Down the Moon by Scott O’Dell
  • Sukey and the Mermaid by Robert San Souci
  • Thief’s Daughter by Alan Marks
  • Tillie and the Wall by Leo Lionni
  • The Ugly Duckling adapted by James Ertel
  • Undercover Tailback by Matt Christopher
  • Value of Determination-Story of Helen Keller by Ann Johnson
  • Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle
  • The Goose that Could Not Fly: The Saga of a Late Achiever By Martha Philbeck
  • Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Change: Courageous Actions Around the World by Garth Sundem

And, if you haven't heard about this yet, here's an interesting story in the news about another Pharaoh's tomb that was recently discovered in Egypt!

Happy reading, happy weekend everyone…

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