Telling Tales Festival

Royal Botanical Gardens

Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

Laura and her daughter Ruby are back in this new video about empathy. These middle
grade books, best for kids ages 8 to 13, all have characters who are learning to see the
world from other people’s perspectives.


Jax learns how to help others by finding out what they really need. Wolf builds
connections with people through the natural world. Odette and Dillie share what it’s like
to be different. And the Hockey Super Six use their individual strengths to work together
on a goal.


Watch this video to find out how reading books helps us become more understanding of
the people in our real lives. As Laura and Ruby discover, this is one of the best things
about reading!