Fly Away Home by Eve Bunting. A homeless boy who lives in an airport with his father, moving from terminal to terminal trying not to be noticed, is given hope when a trapped bird finally finds its freedom.
The Wednesday Surprise by Eve Bunting. Anna and Grandma are planning a surprise for Dad's birthday. Dad thinks he has received all his presents, but Grandma stands up and gives him the best one of all: she reads aloud the stories that Anna has taught her.
Train to Somewhere - Eve Bunting, Ronald Himler Great picture book for grade Common core aligned possibilities are endless. I will be creating a CIS lesson for sure with this one. Book is about the orphan train.