The Grudge Keeper
Author: Mara Rockliff
Illustrator: Eliza Wheeler
Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
Recommended Age Range: 4 to 8
The Grudge Keeper is a clever and quirky book about, well, holding a grudge. In this case, no one actually keeps a grudge; instead, they write it down and give it to the Grudge Keeper. Organized by infraction, all seems well until a sudden storm sends the grudges flying. Of course, mayhem ensues when grudges go everywhere, but – wonderfully – so does forgiveness. A fantastic book.
Awards: Kids’ Indie Next List; 2015 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People; Bank Street College of Education 2015 Best Children’s Books of the Year; CCBC Choices 2015 – Picture Books for School-Age Children; 2015 Storytelling World Resource Award; 2015 Anne Izard Storytellers’ Choice Award