5 Kids’ Books to Cheer Up and Gear Up for the School Year

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Check out our picks for your child's reading list.

As those carefree summertime days draw to a close, it's time to get those kiddos back into school mode. To help with the transition, we have picked a few of our favorite new children's books that will give your kids the skills they need to live a happier life.
 

Maria Finds Courage by Tony and Lauren Dungy

When Maria moves to a new town, feelings of anxiety spring up when her parents ask her to join a soccer team. Her nervousness about learning to play soccer and meeting people kept her from enjoying the new sport. Coaches Tony and Lauren encourage Maria to step out of her comfort zone and try something new. Soon she realizes soccer is fun and finds that her courage and resilience help her meet many new friends.


Watch now! Tony and Lauren Dungy share what inspired them to pass on their love of reading to future generations.