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JLBC Cadet Corps Book Recommendations for Elementary School Children

Title: JLBC Cadet Corps Book Recommendations for Elementary School Children


The Junior Leadership and Boot Camp (JLBC) Cadet Corps is an esteemed organization dedicated to inspiring and nurturing leadership qualities in young children. The Corps not only focuses on physical fitness and discipline but also emphasizes the importance of reading and mental development. As a result, the JLBC Cadet Corps has compiled a list of age-appropriate book recommendations for elementary school children. These books provide valuable life lessons and inspire children to develop strong character traits and ethical values.

  1. Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

Charlotte's Web is a classic children's novel that tells the story of a young girl named Fern, a pig named Wilbur, and a wise spider named Charlotte. This heartwarming tale teaches children about the power of friendship, loyalty, sacrifice, and the value of perseverance and determination.

  1. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

The Giving Tree is a thought-provoking story about a tree that provides for a young boy throughout his life. The book highlights the importance of selflessness and gratitude and the concept of giving without expecting anything in return. This story can help children develop empathy and compassion.

  1. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

This science fiction classic follows the adventures of Meg Murry, her brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin O'Keefe as they search for Meg's missing father. The story teaches children about courage, resilience, and the power of love in the face of adversity.

  1. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

As the first book in The Chronicles of Narnia series, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe introduces readers to the magical world of Narnia. Four siblings discover the land through a wardrobe and become involved in a battle between good and evil. The story teaches children the importance of bravery, loyalty, and standing up for what is right.

  1. Matilda by Roald Dahl

Matilda is a bright, resourceful young girl who uses her intelligence and imagination to overcome difficult circumstances. This entertaining story inspires children to believe in themselves and encourages them to stand up against injustice and cruelty.

  1. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

The Phantom Tollbooth follows the adventures of Milo, a bored young boy who discovers a magical tollbooth that transports him to the Lands Beyond. This whimsical story teaches children about the importance of curiosity, creativity, and the value of learning.

  1. Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Wonder is an inspiring story about a young boy named August, who has a facial deformity, as he enters public school for the first time. The book teaches children about acceptance, kindness, empathy, and the importance of standing up for oneself and others.


The JLBC Cadet Corps encourages parents, teachers, and caregivers to share these recommended books with their young cadets. These engaging stories will entertain and educate, provide valuable life lessons, and inspire character development in elementary school children. By instilling a love of reading and fostering a solid moral compass, we can help shape the next generation of leaders and ensure a brighter future for all.

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