Books For Children And Parents

 Synapse Guardian Lending Library!

A catalog of parenting books that we have available for lending in the physical library. Unfortunately, while we are in shelter-in-place, this link only serves as a catalog of what’s been recommended by Synapse Parent Education.

Scholastic Learn at Home: Free Resources for School Closures

Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.

Read-Alouds Times with Famous Authors

With kids at home and parents looking for educational activities, many of our favorite authors are offering online read-alouds and activities on social media. This link offers 50 of the best virtual author read-alouds.


Great Books to Add to Your EQ Corner

Lower School Book Suggestions
Did you know that worries are like tomatoes? No, you can't eat them, but you can make them grow, simply by paying attention to them. If your worries have grown so big that they bother you almost every day, this book is for you.
Kids can do amazing things with the right information. Understanding why anxiety feels the way it does and where the physical symptoms come from is a powerful step in turning anxiety around.
Boy Raindrop is afraid to let go of his cloud and drop to the ground. He doesn't want to take a risk, he doesn't like change, and he is happy with his comfortable life. His father encourages him to jump out of his comfort zone and see what he is missing.
Middle School Book Suggestions

365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne's Precepts 

This companion book features conversations between Mr. Browne and Auggie, Julian, Summer, Jack Will, and others, giving readers a special peek at their lives after Wonder ends. Mr. Browne's essays and correspondence are rounded out by a precept for each day of the year—drawn from popular songs to children’s books to inscriptions on Egyptian tombstones to fortune cookies. His selections celebrate the goodness of human beings, the strength of people’s hearts, and the power of people’s wills.


Finding Perfect

To others, 12-year-old Molly seems perfect. In order to keep this outward appearance of perfection, she must always have her pencils sharpened just right, have her glass figurines lined up just so, and constantly count by fours in her head. When her mother temporarily moves out to pursue a job far away, Molly’s habits become more extreme and she feels like her life is falling apart. Unfortunately, she’s afraid to get help from anyone — even her family and closest friends.