Age-range: kindergarten (as a read-aloud) through to upper middle school (as an independent read).
These books were a favourite for my sister and me when we were kids. When we saw the new one arrive each month, we jumped for joy and begged our mom to read it to us right away. She did, and we later devoured each story over and over again on our own.
Each book presents a real person in story format, emphasizing a particular character trait along the way. For example, The Value of Facing a Challenge: The Story of Terry Fox emphasizes how Terry faced each challenge that came his way with determination and perseverance. I was inspired as a child to emulate these characteristics in my own life. If they could do it, so could I!
Thankfully, my mother kept all these books and passed them down to me for my kids. There was no way I would have parted with them so I was thrilled when I saw this collection posted on a swap group on Facebook. I purchased them for the library and am so excited that they are ready for check-out. You can see the titles that we have available here: http://www.rvhea.org/library/search-catalog/?searchby=title&searchbox=the%20value%20of&weblib_orderby=barcode&weblib_order=ASC&pagenum=1&per_page=10