by Patricia Polacco
Philomel Books, $16.99; for ages 4–9
Purchase Thank You Mr. Falker
Sometimes just one teacher can make a difference. That’s how it plays out for Tricia, a girl with dyslexia and the star of Thank You, Mr. Falker.
The book is set in 1950, but today’s kids can still relate. Tricia wants to read but she can’t. She’s teased by her classmates, and starts losing faith in herself—until Mr. Falker works with her and helps her learn to read.