A young girl finds a clever way to keep her favorite things - and people - close to her forever in Memory Jars, from Caldecott Honoree Vera Brosgol. Freda is devastated when she can't eat all the delicious blueberries she's picked. She has to wait a whole year before they're back, and she doesn't want to lose them! Then Gran reminds her that they can save blueberries in a jar, as jam. So Freda begins to save all her favorite things. But it turns out that saving everything also means she can't enjoy anything, and Freda realizes that some things are best saved as memories.
Reading age: 4-8 years old
Lesson(s) learned: Living in the moment, multicultural