The Kindness Club: Chloe on the Bright Side
by Courtney Sheinmel
Grades 3 & up
Chloe’s parents have recently divorced, and she is starting 5th grade in a new school. She is trying to remain positive about finding new friends. Her best friend from her old school was invited to the popular girls’ club, so Chloe jumps at the chance to become an It Girl at her new school. But she also likes quirky Lucy and nerdy Theo, and enjoys the science project the three of them have been assigned. They must come up with their own experiment and decide to study the effects of kindness on other people. Unfortunately, this is at odds with the It Girls club and Chloe finds herself having to make hard choices over and over. A realistic portrayal of the friendship issues upper elementary students often face. They will find themselves rooting for Chloe to make the right choice. Recommended for grades 3 & up.