Soup Warms the Soul

At seven in the morning I was off to school. It was another morning of white-knuckle driving on snow-covered roads. By the time I got to school, I felt like I had already put in a day’s work.

After my stressful drive, my mood was not what it should have been as the “happy librarian,” but it quickly changed when I was presented with a gift bag. It was from a student who was new to the school in September. She and her family were thanking the teachers who had made her transition into the school a pleasant one. It’s always a great day when families express their appreciation for what teachers do!

And what was inside? It was a perfect gift for a cold and blustery day – a carton of ready-to-serve soup, a snowman soup bowl, and a sleeve of crackers. One look and I was once again a “happy librarian.” Dinner tonight!


Soup warms the soul and so will these books.

Perfect Soup by Lisa Moser (Random House Books for Young Readers, 2010), Duck Soup by Jackie Urbanovic (HarperCollins, 2008), Bone Soup by Cambria Evans (Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2008), Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005), Cactus Soup by Eric A. Kimmel (Marshall Cavendish Children’s Books, 2004), Stone Soup by Ann McGovern (Scholastic Inc., 1986)

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