Monday, December 14, 2015

Bibliophile's Corner

An Invisible Thread
Christmas Story

by Laura Schroff & Alex Tresniowski,
illustrated by Barry Root

Flap Copy Description:
From the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of An Invisible Thread comes the true, heartfelt, and extraordinary story of how one woman’s decision to help a boy on the street changed both of their lives forever.

New York Times bestselling author Laura Schroff tells the remarkable story of her lifelong friendship with a boy named Maurice who she met on the street while he was asking for change in her book, An Invisible Thread.

Now, in this sweet picture book, Laura retells the first Christmas that she and Maurice spent together. She shares how Maurice gave her a small white bear and, as she later learns, the only thing he had that he could truly call his own—to show her how grateful he was for their friendship. This heartwarming tale captures the true meaning of the holidays and will be one you’ll want to share with your family year after year as a reminder that a gift from the heart is always the best present under the tree.

My Thoughts:
This true story about the power of kindness will not only warm your child's heart, it will warm yours - I know it did mine. What I most admire about An Invisible Thread is the section at the back of the book where the author lists suggestions on how to encourage kindness in our families. Brilliant!

I chose to feature An Invisible Thread during this holiday season, since kindness is something we can all afford to give one another - not only now, but all year long.

Click on the link below if you'd like to learn about organizations making a difference for children and their families.

Remember: the smallest act of kindness can make a big difference!


  1. Excellent post. Let me add another site for helping homeless children: Mustard Seed in Sacramento, California: It's a school for children whose parents are homeless and transient, drifting from one shelter to another.