What do your students want to be when they grow up? It’s a lot to think about! Read alouds will help students think about how they want to help the world. Here are my favorite picture books about future hopes!
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Who Will I Be? by Abby Huntsman
Can a person grow up to be a helper? That’s what Isabel wants to do when she gets older. An inspiring story about giving back, helping others and serving your community.
Only One You by Linda Kranz
Adri is a young fish that is ready to begin his own life. HIs parents want him to take with him the wisdom they have learned. Lots of life lessons about being the best you that you can be!
The North Star by Peter H. Reynolds
Following your own dreams and identifying your own path are so important! Reynolds uses his poetic words to remind his readers to be themselves.
Reach for the Stars by Serge Bloch
A wonderful way to encourage students to spread their wings and fly! This motivational story includes various life lessons and how to handle life’s ups and downs.
When I Grow Up by Al Yankovic
Billy can’t wait to share what he wants to be when he grows up. But his dreams are just limited to the typical police officer or firefighter. Billy has some very interesting dreams for his future!
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What are some other picture books about future hopes that you read aloud in your classroom?
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