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Books for Daisy Scout Petals

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 7:51pm -- whasler

Recently, the leader of a Daisy troop asked for help with finding a good book for each of the petals that the girls will earn, so I put together this little list and realized that she may not be the only one with this need. Here you will find five books for each of the attributes that the petals represent; some books might be too long, some books might be too short, but hopefully there is a book on the list that is juuuuuust right! I made this list by looking at lists that other librarians made and by adding some of my own favorites, and by clicking on the titles you will be directed to the library catalog. I recommend putting them on hold for yourself so that when they come in you will just need to swoop in, pick them up from the circulation desk, and swoop back out. Being a girl scout leader is tough stuff so let us make your life a little easier! If you think of any other  way the library can help your troop earn petals or badges, we would love to hear about it!

 

Light Blue -- Honest & Fair

The Boy Who Cried Wolf by Barbara Hennessey

Ruthie and the (Not So) Teeny Tiny Lie by Laura Rankin

It's Not Fair by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

The Berenstain Bears and the Truth by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink by Victoria Kann

Yellow -- Friendly & Helpful

Let's Talk About Being Helpful by Joy Berry

Best Friends for Francis by Russell Hoban

Maisy Cleans Up by Lucy Cousins

One Bright Ring by Gretchen Geser

The Very Helpful Hedgehog by Rosie Wellesley

Light Green -- Considerate & Caring

A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead

Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners by Laurie Keller

The Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss

How Do Dinosaurs Go to School? by Jane Yolen

Chik Chak Shabbat by Mara Rockliff

Red -- Courageous and Strong

The Paper Bag Princess by Robert N. Munsch

My Brave Year of Firsts by Jamie Lee Curtis

The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter by Arielle North Olson

I'm Brave by Kate and Jim McMullan

Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt

Orange -- Responsible for What I Say and Do

Arthur's Computer Disaster by Marc Brown

Not Me! by Nicola Killen

I Just Forgot! by Mercer Mayer

Clean Your Room, Harvey Moon! by Pat Cummings

Frank and Ernest by Alexandra Day

Purple -- Respect Myself and Others

Churchill's Tale of Tails by Anca Sandu

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

I'm Gonna Like Me by Jamie Lee Curtis

The Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric Carle

Stand Straight, Ella Kate! by Kate Klise

Magenta -- Respect Authority

Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann

Bug Patrol by Denise Dowling Mortensen

Clifford the Firehouse Dog by Normal Bridwell

Resue Bunnies by Doreen Cronin

Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen

Green -- Use Resources Wisely

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

We Are Extremely Very Good Recyclers by Lauren Child

My Forever Dress by Harriet Ziefert

Curious George Plants a Tree by H. A. Rey

Gabby and Grandma Go Green by Monica Wellington

Rose -- Make the World a Better Place 

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

City Green by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan

The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry

The Curious Garden by Peter Brown

Nora's Duck by Satomi Ichikawa

Violet -- Be a Sister to Every Girl Scout

Everybody Cooks Rice by Norah Dooley

Elana's Ears by Gloria Roth Lowell

Chopsticks by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

How to Be a Friend by Laurie Krasny Brown

Bear Feels Sick by Karma Wilson

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