by Tracy Hoexter
At breakfast, Elliot is scolded for spilling some milk, and his heart wrinkles a little bit. At school, he encounters some friends who hurt his feelings and his heart wrinkles even more… until it’s all wrinkled up! Later, his friends and family apologize for their hurtful words and try to take the wrinkles out. Elliott feels better, but some wrinkles get left behind. He decides to always be careful with his words so he doesn’t wrinkle anyone’s heart. Readers learn the importance of kindness, friendship and the Golden Rule.
by Kevin Henkes
Chrysanthemum thinks her name is absolutely perfect—until her first day of school. “You’re named after a flower!” teases Victoria. “Let’s smell her,” says Jo. Chrysanthemum wilts. What will it take to make her blossom again?
by Kate Jane Neal
This book is about your heart. The words we listen to can affect how we feel. Some words can do amazing things and make us happy. And some words can really hurt us (we all know what sort of words those are). Our words have power, and we can choose to use them to make the world a better place.