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75 Books That Build Character

75 Books That Build Character
This is a great list and I as enjoyed the different opinions of so many people. I have grown children who still want (and receive) a children’s book each year for Christmas and other special occasions in their lives. They each a quite a personal library to share with their children someday and each one has a special memory. I would like to add: Any of Paticia Polacco books She is one of my favorite authors and my children have gotten several of her books to mark special occasions for me! I love the multicultural, family feeling I get with each of her stories. Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney. The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski One of the books that always make me cry when I read it. Wherever You Are my love will find you, by Nancy Tillman. Clown of God and Strega Nona by Tomie DePaola Another one of my favorite authors and Clown of God is another one that brings out the tears. The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry. Momma Do You love me?

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