Children - Social Issues

Sarah's Shadow

By Nick Jones

Sarah's Shadow is a children’s picture book written by Nick Jones and illustrated by Si Clark. Yasmin Hughes seemed to take a perverse delight in tormenting and teasing Sarah, and the other kids always followed suit. When Yasmin pointed out that Sarah’s shadow was long...

Sir E. Robert Smythe and the Lost Detective

By Christina Weigand

Sir E. Robert Smythe and the Lost Detective is the third book in the Sir E. Robert Smythe children’s book series, written by Christina Weigand. When a camp for the homeless is set up on the outskirts of town, youngsters Anna, Bridget, Sam and Hunter...

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Sam

The Cat Without A Tail
By Gloria Lintermans

Sam: The Cat Without a Tail is a children’s picture book written by Gloria Lintermans and illustrated by Kristina Tasic. Alex was thrilled when his mom came home one day with a kitten for him. He fell in love with the little face that peeked...

Sophie Washington

The Snitch
By Tonya Duncan Ellis

Sophie Washington: The Snitch is the second book in Tonya Duncan Ellis’s series for children, grades 4-6. Ten-year-old Sophie has an awful secret that only her best friend, Chloe, knows. Sophie is being tormented by an older girl who is new to the school. Lanie...

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Sophie Washington

Queen of the Bee
By Tonya Duncan Ellis

Sophie Washington: Queen of the Bee is a novel for children, grades 4-6, written by Tonya Duncan Ellis. Sophie was definitely not interested in participating in Xavier Academy’s spelling bee. The ten-year-old hadn’t intended that her parents know about it, as she realized they’d want...

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Sparkle the Elf

A Story About Confidence
By Lisa Beere

We are our own worst critics. How often have we heard that phrase? And yet it is so true. It’s hard not to find fault with ourselves, to overcome whatever deficiencies we believe we have. For example, Sparkle has a problem with her size. She’s...

Super Sal

How To Be Kind To Animals
By Sally V. Parker

Super Sal: How To Be Kind To Animals is a fantasy children’s book, written in rhyme by Sally V. Parker and illustrated by Arina M. Neculai. Defender of abused animals, Super Sal transforms into a true animal hero (with Tea Man by her side) and...

Super Rooster and Wonder Cat

By Alma Hammond

Super Rooster and Wonder Cat is a cute little story with a big concept that can help young children as it is read to them or as they use this book as a starter reader. The colorful illustrations of Hugh Keiser help bring to life...

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Sky Blue Dragonfly

By Daralyn Brody

Sky Blue Dragonfly is a children’s tale about bullying, written by Daralyn Brody and illustrated by Samantha Shasenaye Elliot. As a young girl walks home through the park, she delights in the magical sight of the clouds above and their unique shapes, as well as...

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Spirit Runner

By Richard Ferguson

Spirit Runner by Richard Ferguson is a book that celebrates that indefinable character inside us all, the indomitable human spirit. We meet young seven-year-old Ron Campbell, a promising age-group athlete, who ends up facing the worst that life’s circumstances can throw at him. After losing...