Soft skills and children's books

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  • Grufallo, by Julia Donaldson is highlighting the importance of courage and thinking differently. A mouse is roaming a dark forest countering larger carnivorous animals by saying the right words 🤯
  • Elmer the Patchwork Elephant, by David McKee is sharing the importance of being yourself and being open about it. Especially the first book of the series talks about the impact that an individual has. I can still see bits and pieces of Elmer on my boy.
  • Splat the Cat, by Rob Scotton talks about facing something new and having the power of your opinion. This was my girl’s favorite book for a few years.
  • Pip and Posy series, by Axel Scheffler. I recall The Super Scooter from the series talking about learning, sharing, and courage.
  • The littlest Lighthouse keeper to the rescue, by Daniel Howarth, talks about empathy, persistence, and exploration. The illustrations in this book are amazing too!
Grade 6 reading score!



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Mike Giannakopoulos

Mike Giannakopoulos


Thinker, solver, experiences aficionado. Remotee worker, product Manager for Always strive for self-improvement and balance.