The Lonely Book by Kate Bernheimer
An enchanting story about a book who was once frequently check out and loved, but over time got lonelier and lonelier sitting on a shelf in the library. Eventually it ends up in the basement awaiting the book sale. Luckily a little girl who had once loved the book very much and had been searching for it for quite some time spots it at the book sale and brings it home for good. Not it will always be read and loved. This is such a celebration of reading and how a special book can remain in your heart forever.
Lesson Idea: I would read this book to my 3rd or 4th graders and then have them write about their favorite book that has touched their own life.