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Bucket Filling From A to Z: The Key to Being Happy
Authors:
Caryn Butzke
Carol McCloud
Artists:
Glenn Zimmer
Format: Paperback

This award-winning book uses the letters of the alphabet to help young and old see the many, simple ways that they can fill buckets and fill their own buckets in return. When you help children become bucket fillers, you give them the key to happiness...for it is in friendship, love, and goodwill to others that we are truly happy. Yes, bucket filling is the moment by moment choice to be kind and caring. Teaching and encouraging children to be bucket fillers is one of the greatest gifts you can give to them.

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32 pages | 8.50" x 10.98"

$14.95

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Caring For Me series: Looking After Me
Authors:
Denise Lecoy
Format: Paperback
A sweet story about a young Quail who learns life lessons about laughing, crying, anger, hurt, happiness, fear, trust, love and standing up for one self.

$10.95

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Dream On! A Book About Possibilities
Authors:
Cheri J. Meiners
Artists:
Elizabeth Allen
Format: Paperback

Imagination, dreams and motivation are key elements of young children's happiness and health. Thinking about goals, possibilities, and the future can help children cope with challenges when they arise and view life through a hopeful lens.

With this cheerful and optimistic book, nurture children's imaginations as you encourage them to think about the future and focus on goals. That matter to them. At the same time help little ones appreciate and feel grateful with what they already have, and do their part to help other people feel happy and hopeful as well.

Meant for reading aloud Dream On! includes a special section for adults, featuring discussion questions, activities, games and tips that reinforce the lessons from this book.

Educator Information
Reading Level: Grade 2
Interest Level: Ages 4–8
Guided Reading Level: K

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40 pages | 11.61" x 8.98"

$14.99

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Eagle Feather, An Honour
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Anishinaabeg; Ojibway;

Now that his Mishoomis, his grandfather, is gone, a young man remembers walking with him in the bush and listening to stories of the old days; he remembers being honored with an eagle feather at the powwow and not knowing what he had done to deserve this honor; he remembers his grandfather telling him that I had achieved a good deed from the first day he held me, as a baby, in his arms.

Through his grandfather's gentle teachings a young Ojibwe boy learns the values of life and the significance of the eagle feather.

Plains illustrations perfectly complement this deep little story and express the many layers of life's experiences.

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24 pages | 9.00" x 8.00"

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$8.95

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Fill a Bucket: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Young Children
Authors:
Kathrine Martin
Carol McCloud
Artists:
David Messing
Format: Paperback

Fill a Bucket is the perfect gift for anyone with little ones they love. When children have their buckets filled and learn how they can fill other people's buckets too, they understand how special, valuable, and capable they are.

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24 pages | 6.97" x 6.97"

$12.95

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Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Akwesasne Mohawk; Mohawk; Native American;

For as long as anyone can remember, Mohawk parents have taught their children to start each day by giving thanks to Mother Earth. Also known as the Thanksgiving Address, this good morning message is based on the belief that the natural world is a precious and rare gift. The whole universe — from the highest stars to the tiniest blade of grass — is addressed as one great family.

Now readers of all ages can share in this tribute to the environment, adapted especially for children by Chief Jake Swamp, whose efforts to share this vision of thanksgiving take him all over the world. Chief Swamp's inspirational message, along with Erwin Printup, Jr.'s unforgettable landscapes, make Giving Thanks a timeless celebration of the spirit of nature.

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24 pages | 7.46" x 11.01"

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$15.95

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Growing Up with a Bucket Full of Happiness: Three Rules for a Happier Life
Authors:
Carol McCloud
Artists:
Penny Weber
Format: Paperback

Did you know that you have an invisible bucket which is filled with all of your good thoughts and feeling? If you are new to the concept of bucket filling and bucket dipping, then this book is for you. With easy to read chapters, colorful illustrations, a quiz and even instructions to make your own Bucketfilling Journal, Growing Up with a Bucket Full of Happiness will give readers the tools to live a life filled with happiness.

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88 pages | 6.77" x 8.62"

$14.95

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Have You Filled a Bucket Today?
Authors:
Carol McCloud
Artists:
David Messing
Format: Paperback

Through sweet, simple prose and vivid illustrations, this heartwarming book encourages positive behaviour as children see how very easy and rewarding it is to express kindness, appreciation and love on a daily basis. This wonderful book is a winner of seven awards.

Reviews
"A childhood play toy becomes the symbol of universal compassion and caring. Carol McCloud guides the readers towards making the world a better place to be. Her bucketfilling symbolism is written with sheer simplicity, yet results in powerful returns." -- Donna DeWitt-Schnell, thirty-year public education teacher

"This delightful book leads the reader to draw from the wisdom of his or her own heart. The power of affirming words and actions to strengthen families and spread joy is captured in the simple and enduring concept of bucket filling." -- Karen Wells, parenting facilitator; mental health clinician; counselor and teacher; mother and grandmother

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32 pages | 10.59" x 7.99

$14.95

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I'm In Charge Of Celebrations
Authors:
Byrd Baylor
Artists:
Peter Parnell
Format: Paperback

From the highly acclaimed team of Byrd Baylor and PeterParnall comes the story of a girl who shares her love for desert life as she tells of treasured experiences like dancing in the wind on Dust Devil Day or sleeping outside on a hot summer night during The Time of the Falling Stars. Baylor's radiant prose-poem and Parnall's exquisite illustrations combine to create a joyous celebration of the human spirit.

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"With a text by Byrd Baylor and pictures by Peter Parnall, this delightful book will inspire you to create your own holidays. "Last year I gave myself one hundred and eight celebrations — besides the ones that they close school for," announces a young girl. She lives in the desert and just laughs when people suggeset that she might get lonely. How could she get lonely when there are so many things around her that catch her attention and fill her with wonder?" - Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality Practice

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32 pages | 8.00" x 10.00"

$9.99

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My Heart Fills with Happiness
Format: Board Book
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

The sun on your face. The smell of warm bannock baking in the oven. Holding the hand of someone you love. What fills your heart with happiness? This beautiful board book, with illustrations from celebrated artist Julie Flett, serves as a reminder for little ones and adults alike to reflect on and cherish the moments in life that bring us joy.

International speaker and award-winning author Monique Gray Smith wrote My Heart Fills with Happiness to support the wellness of Indigenous children and families, and to encourage young children to reflect on what makes them happy.

Awards

  • 2017 Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize winner

Reviews
"A quiet loveliness, sense of gratitude, and—yes—happiness emanate from this tender celebration of simple pleasures, which features a cast of First Nations children and adults...Short, first-person phrases...revel in both solitary and familial activities...Flett’s crisp-edged paintings blend universal and culturally specific experiences." — Publishers Weekly, Starred, November 2015

"Joyful and tender, this board book celebrates the activities that bring gladness through family and cultural connections...Flett’s quietly powerful gouache and digital collage illustrations emphasize the relationships between people...The sweet family story has universal appeal. A first purchase for all libraries." — School Library Journal, Starred, March 2016

"A celebration of aboriginal culture...but also universal in its message: sometimes it's the simplest things that lift our spirits highest...[The book] is beautiful in both its appearance and its intention." — Quill & Quire, March 2016

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24 pages | 7.00" x 7.00"

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$9.95

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My Heart Fills With Happiness / Ni Sâkaskineh Mîyawâten Niteh Ohcih
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Cree; Indigenous Canadian;

The sun on your face. The smell of warm bannock baking in the oven. Holding the hand of someone you love. What fills your heart with happiness? This beautiful book, with illustrations from celebrated artist Julie Flett, serves as a reminder for little ones and adults alike to reflect on and cherish the moments in life that bring us joy.

International speaker and award-winning author Monique Gray Smith wrote My Heart Fills with Happiness to support the wellness of Indigenous children and families, and to encourage young children to reflect on what makes them happy.

Educator Information
This paperback book is a dual-language (English and Plains Cree) edition of the board book My Heart Fills With Happiness.

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24 pages | 7.00" x 7.00" | Translated by Mary Collins.

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$6.95

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On My Walk - Colouring and Activity book
Format: Paperback
ON SALE! 6.50 (reg. 9.95)

On My Walk Colouring and Activity book focuses on community. Filled with images by Tsimshian artist, Bill Helin, and activities by Kwakwaka’wakw writer,Terri Mack.

This resource is also connected to the Strong Readers series and is part of the Strong Learners educational suite.

16 pages
Dimensions: 8 1/2" X 11"
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$6.50

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Reach Out and Give
Authors:
Cheri J. Meiners
Artists:
Meredith Johnson
Format: Paperback

Even very young children can participate in service learning projects to help make the world a better place. This book begins with the concept of gratitude, because feeling grateful is a powerful motivator. Words and pictures show children contributing to their community in simple yet meaningful ways. Includes discussion questions, generosity games, and ideas for service projects.

Simple Ideas for Giving Service:
- Visit and read with children at a hospital
- Get pledges for reading or doing math to benefit a charity
- Collect canned goods for a food bank
- Send a box of books or snacks to soldiers
- Make a quilt or blanket for a hospital or shelter
- Visit and play games with people in a senior center or nursing home
- Collect and donate money for disaster victims
- Collect used eyeglasses for an eye bank
- Make hygiene kits for a shelter
- Take part in a toy or clothing drive
- Raise money or collect packaged food for an animal shelter
- Plant spring bulbs at a park
- Make posters for a recycling drive
- Pick up litter along a public street or on a playground

Educator & Series Information
This book is part of the Learning to Get Along Series, which helps children learn, understand, and practice basic social and emotional skills. Real-life scenarios, lots of diversity, and captivating illustrations make these read-aloud books perfect for home and childcare settings, as well as schools and special education settings. Each book ends with a section of discussion questions, games, and activities adults can use to reinforce what children have learned.

Common Core:
RI.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
RI.1.1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10
W.K-1.2
SL.K-1.1,1a,1b,2,3,4,5,6

Head Start:
Supports the domains of Social & Emotional Development, Logic & Reasoning, Language Development, Literacy Knowledge & Skills, and Social Studies Knowledge & Skills in the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework.

F&P: Grade 1/Ages 4–8/H

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40 pages | 7.67" x 9.17"

$15.95

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Strong Readers Métis Series: Giving Thanks (L10)
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Métis;

Level 10 Back cover book introduction: We often give thanks for the things in our lives that we are grateful for. In this book you will read about many of the things that Métis Elders give thanks for. Book Dimensions: 6in x 9in Pages: 16 ISBN: 9781771740708

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Strong Readers Métis Series: Giving Thanks (L10) 6-Pack
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Métis;

Level 10 Back cover book introduction: We often give thanks for the things in our lives that we are grateful for. In this book you will read about many of the things that Métis Elders give thanks for. Book Dimensions: 6in x 9in Pages: 16 6-Pack ISBN: 9781771740876

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