Kindness & Friendship
The Cardboard Kingdom
Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell is nominated for Best Publication for Kids. This collection of vignettes introduces the reader to a neighborhood of kids who transform ordinary cardboard into fantastical homemade costumes as they explore conflicts with friends, family, and their own identity. There’s Jack, who loses himself in the role of the Sorceress. There’s Seth whose parents are divorcing and he lives in fear of his father’s visits. Sophie wants to be the Banshee Monster to the chagrin of her Grandmother. This is a wonderful book for younger readers that shows how imagination can power your wildest dreams and help you through difficult times.