I must begin these suggestions with one that truly has tugged at my heartstrings. It is Wishtree by Katherine Applegate.
Red is a tree--a very old tree. She has seen a lot, and she is a haven to many creatures from humans to crows. Once a year, people will put wishes on Red, and she has held them faithfully. Until one day, a wish is left on Red that is not welcoming or kind. Red, along with her crow friend, Bongo set out to mend the situation.
In this quick read, Applegate helps us to understand the importance of words and the weight they can carry. Additionally, she weaves in messages about acceptance and kindness.
You will not be disappointed when you pick up Wishtree by Katherine Applegate.