#31: If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson
If You Plant a Seed is a simply written and cutely illustrated story that teaches children the importance of sharing. Using his exemplary artistic skills, Nelson paints a story of what happens when we sow seeds of selfishness and unkindness versus seeds of kindness and generosity. Ultimately, we learn that sharing with our community not only avoids trouble but promotes harmony. It is perfect for a read aloud. Little ones will understand the message of this story with very little help and the images will show well.