Join us for the our Children's Mental Health Matters Book Club!

 

We will have free virtual read-alouds for early childhood age, elementary age, and book recommendations for middle and high school students. Each book will be paired with conversation prompts. No need to register - tune in for fun time of guest readers, great books, and a focus of children's mental wellness!
Book Club Schedule:
Wednesday, February 10th
  • Virtual read aloud for Early Childhood and Elementary students on Facebook at 5:30pm
  • Videos will be posted here after the event
  • Conversation prompts provided for each age group to help adults, children and youth have meaningful conversations about the content presented each month

February Books + Read Alouds
Early Childhood

May be a cartoon of child and text that says 'All Kinds of Kindness By Judy Carey Nevin Illustrated by Susie Hammer'

All Kinds of Kindness by Julie Carey Nevin

Conversation Prompts

View the virtual read aloud: click here


Elementary School

May be an illustration of text that says 'Today I Feel Silly &Other MOODS That Make My Day by Jamie Lee Curtis tis illustrated by Laura Cornell'

Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods That Make My Day by Jamie Lee Curtis

Conversation Prompts

View the virtual read aloud: click here

Emotion Resources


The following books are recommendations and the Children's Mental Health Matter's Campaign does not hold responsibility for the content. Please make all considerations before reading the suggested books. There are links provided to look over book reviews and additional information. 

Middle School

Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos
They say I'm wired bad, or wired sad, but there's no doubt about it―I'm wired." Joey Pigza's got heart, he's got a mom who loves him, and he's got "dud meds," which is what he calls the Ritalin pills that are supposed to even out his wild mood swings. Sometimes Joey makes bad choices. He learns the hard way that he shouldn't stick his finger in the pencil sharpener, or swallow his house key, or run with scissors. Joey ends up bouncing around a lot - and eventually he bounces himself all the way downtown, into the district special-ed program, which could be the end of the line. As Joey knows, if he keeps making bad choices, he could just fall between the cracks for good. But he is determined not to let that happen.

Conversation Prompts


High School

The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall

The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall
In a fit of rage after his father’s death, Arthur hurls a brick at the “Junk Man,” a local trash picker. Instead of time in juvie, a judge gives him 120 hours of community service — with the man he hurt. Arthur is tasked with finding the Junk Man’s list of the Seven Most Important Things. This highly engaging and emotional story teaches major life lessons about redemption and the power of kindness as well as shows the potential of recovery from grief.

Conversation Prompts