he Little Girl by H. Pham-Fraser is a beautiful story for young children that helps to impress upon them the importance of identity and how much it is the center of belonging, no matter where you are. I think that this is a story that should be read by or to all children, and adults, to help them understand valuable lessons about how important it is to be accepting of others, even if they are different from you, and also how important it is to be kind.
When I read this series, I think about Daniel as a character who is living a life that many of us fantasize about if we won the lottery. His situation is a bit different in that he comes from wealth, but through his father’s wealth, he has created even more. He uses his wealth and his compassionate heart to reach out and help those in need. This would be my dream if I had the resources to do so.
“Captain Boy” by John Thomson is a delightful children’s book with colorful, engaging illustrations—all about a boy who loves submarines and buys one for a dollar.
"Daniel: Investing in Family” is the seventh book in Peter Pactor’s Daniel series. This story begins with Daniel and his legally adopted sons. The sixteen-year-old boys are not much younger than he is, and they have dealt with a lot of hardship. When they say it takes a village to raise a child, that is also true with Daniel’s family. His own family members, mentors and friends also play a role in the lives of these young men.
"Good Night, Good Night, Victoria Beach," by the award-winning Rae St. Clair Bridgman, is a charming and thoughtful children's picture book that both teaches and entertains. The story centers on a half-white, half-brown jackrabbit who leads readers through the four seasons and the alphabet, discovering various wonders of nature and childhood on Victoria Beach.
“Daniel: Picking Up the Pieces” by Peter Pactor is a historical fiction novel set in 1929 after the Great Stock Market Crash, entering into the Great Depression.