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The Good Little Book: 04/03/18
The Good Little Book by Kyo Maclear is about a boy who discovers a favorite book and through it the joy of reading. It begins with him being put on time out in the family library. There he finds a discarded children's book. Bored and with nothing else to do, he reads it. And the book wows him.
As happens so often with that first special book, it becomes a favorite re-read. The boy takes it everywhere with him and reads it until he has it memorized.
And then he loses the book. The what happens next is the back half of the book. I'm not going to spoil it for you. It's a very readerly ending and one that will make adults who read this tear up a bit.