Is There an App for That?: Hailey Finds Happiness Through Self-Acceptance
by Bryan Smith (2015, Boys Town Press, 10.95)
Imagine Hailey's Surprise when she wakes up to find her boring old bathroom mirror is covered in Magic Apps! Each app promises to make her taller, faster, smarter, and more! What harm is there in trying it? Join Hailey on her comical adventures as she tries app after app, trying to be someone she just isn’t, and begins to realize that trying to be like others isn’t all it’s cracked up to be! Color. Grades K-5. [9” x 9”...32
Is There an App for That? Activity Guide: Lessons to Teach and Reinforce Self-Acceptance and Positive Changes
by Bryan Smith (2015, Boys Town Press, 19.95)
Twenty activities for educators to use with their K-5 students are included. The lessons are designed to teach and reinforce the skill of self-acceptance, while learning to differentiate between making positive changes that will help you grow versus responding to negative peer pressure and changing just to try to fit in. The book includes a CD with ready-to-print forms and handouts for your students. Grades K-5. [8.5” x 11”...36
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal (2009, Hyperion, 16.99/hardback)
Spoon has always been a happy little utensil. But lately he feels like life as a spoon just isn't cutting it. He thinks Fork, Knife, and Chopsticks all have it so much better than him. But do they? As it turns out, the other culinary implements think Spoon is the one who has it made—who else gets to bang on pots, dive into a bowl of ice cream, or relax in hot cup of tea? Invigorated by these reassurances, Spoon can’t sleep and so hops into bed with his parents and, you guessed it, spoons. "Spoon" serves as a gentle reminder to celebrate what makes each child special. Color. Grades PreK-2. [8.5” x 8.5”...40
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage to Be Who You Are
by Maria Dismondy (2008, Ferne Press, 9.95)
How can Ralph be so mean? Lucy is one of a kind and Ralph loves to point that out. Lucy's defining moment comes when Ralph truly needs help. Because she knows what she stands for, Lucy has the courage to make a good choice. This charming story empowers children to always do the right thing and be proud of themselves, even when they are faced with sticky situation. Grades PreK-8. [9” x 9”...28
Zoe the Misfit
by Ellen Dee Davidson (2007, Boulden, 8.95)
Zoe is a green triangle in a world of red circles trying her best to fit in…and not succeeding. To her surprise, she discovers that there are lots of other shapes, each unique in their own way, just like her. A lesson about accepting and being content with who you are. Zoe learns quickly that trying to be someone she's not, just doesn't work. [8.5” x 7.5”...20 pages]
by Kathi Appelt (2003, HarperCollins, 16.99/hardback)
An exuberant young girl celebrates all the special qualities
that make her—and each and every other person—unique.
Color. Grades K-3. [8” x
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