A colleague asked me for books about change. She was doing a thematic study on change and wanted some picture books that supported this topic. It was difficult to pull picture books for this, not because there are none, but because there are so many. Change is all around us. Whether it is the weather (although the Chicago weather seems to be UNchanging), our feelings, or even the circumstances that we face.But, for kids, change is hard sometimes. The familiar is comforting. When faced with change we may not know how to react. By using texts, we can show kids that their feelings are valid, and here are some appropriate ways to face those challenges they may be feeling. Each of the books on my list show different kind of changes and depending on your purpose, each one may or may not work for you.
Cheyenne Again by Eve Bunting
The Flower Man by Mark Ludy
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
The Big Orange Splot by D. Manus Pinkwater