7 Books on Gratitude

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Reading is an essential part of all our programming. Here are some great books that also have a wonderful message about being grateful.


1.    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

2.    Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? by Dr. Seuss

3.    Splat Says Thank You! by Rob Scotton

4.    Thanks a Million by Nikki Grimes

5.    There’s a Flower at the Tip of My Nose Smelling Me by Alice Walker

6.    Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts

7.    Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig

Know of another great book on gratitude? Let us know in the comments section!


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