Chattahoochee Counseling Connection

April 2021

The purpose of Chattahoochee Counseling Connection newsletter is to highlight social emotional learning practices for students, teachers, and parents. In this issue, we are shining our spotlight on this school counselor's favorite hobby of READING.

The Power and Importance of...READING! | Luke Bakic | TEDxYouth@TBSWarsaw

March and April were made for reading

Every year in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, the month of March is designated as National Reading Month--a month to motivate people of all ages to read every day.

"Drop Everything and Read" Day is celebrated each year on April 12, which is beloved children's book author Beverly Cleary's birthday. Mrs. Cleary passed away on March 25, 2021 at the age of 104. To learn more about this writing icon, please read below.

Counselor Favorites

Picture Books

I Am Enough by Grace Byers

What Do You Do With an Idea? by Kobi Yamada

Early Chapter Books

Mercy Watson series by Kate DiCamillo

Princess Posey series by Stephanie Greene

The Magic Treehouse series by Mary Pope Osborne


The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

Graphic Novels

When Stars are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson

Allergic by Megan Wagner Lloyd

Audio Books

The Ramona Quimby Audio Collection

Read Alouds

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

Ralph S. Mouse by Beverly Cleary

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: The Chapter Book Collection by Rebel Girls

Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different: True Tales of Amazing Boys Who Changed the World Without Killing Dragons by Ben Brooks

Chattahoochee Counselors

Kelly Byrd, Ed.S.

Student Support Counselor/MTSS Coordinator

Tammey Carr, Ed.S.

School Counselor, K-2

Kim Peters, Ed.S.

School Counselor, 3-5