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But What If?
Author: Sue Graves
Format: Hardcover
  • Daisy’s family is moving, and Daisy is very worried. What if she doesn’t like her new home? What if her cat runs away? What if her new teacher isn’t nice? A conversation with her grandpa helps Daisy learn that many worries don’t come true—and if one does, someone will be there to help her solve the problem.

    Part of the Our Emotions and Behavior series, But What If? uses simple, easy-to-read text to address worry in children and introduce coping skills. The book also includes a two-page series of pictures that invites kids to tell a story in their own words. A special section for adults suggests discussion questions and ideas for guiding children to talk about their feelings. Ideal for home and K–3 classroom settings.

    Common Core:
    RL.1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9
    RL.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10
    W.1.1,3,5,8
    RF.1.1,4a,4
    SL.K.1,2,3,4,5,6
    SL.1.1,1b,4,5,6
    L.K.6
    L.1.6
    RF.K.1,1b,3c
    W.K.1,3,5,8

    F&P: Grade 1/Ages 4–8/I

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But Why Can’t I?
Author: Sue Graves
Format: Hardcover
  • Kids and rules don’t always make a perfect match right away. Following rules that adults make can be hard for children, yet it is an important skill in character education and development. They want to know, “But why can’t I?”

    Part of Free Spirit’s new series of Our Emotions and Behavior books, But Why Can’t I? explores these feelings using simple text, cheerful illustrations, and a light touch of humor. When Jenny comes over to babysit, Noah doesn’t want to do what she says. Rules for games, rules for bedtime—rules, rules, rules! But Jenny helps him understand that adults have to follow rules as well as kids, and rules help keep everybody safe, healthy, and happy.

    Following the story, a series of pictures invites children to tell a story in their own words about following rules. A section for adults suggests ideas for talking with kids about why rules are important, and gently presents positive coping skills for children when it comes to dealing with their emotions. Ideal for home and K–3 classroom settings.

    Common Core:
    RL.1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9
    RL.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10
    W.1.1,3,5,8
    RF.1.1,4a,4
    SL.K.1,2,3,4,5,6
    SL.1.1,1b,4,5,6
    L.K.6
    L.1.6
    RF.K.1,1b,3c
    W.K.1,3,5,8

    F&P: Grade 1/Ages 4–8/I

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I Didn't Do It!
Author: Sue Graves
Format: Hardcover
  • Telling the truth isn’t always easy, especially for young children. Everyone is mad at Poppy because she didn’t tell the truth, and Poppy feels bad. Join Poppy and her friends as they learn that everyone does something wrong sometimes, and it’s always better to tell the truth.

    Part of the Our Emotions and Behavior series, I Didn’t Do It! uses simple, easy-to-read text to help kids understand why it’s best to tell the truth. The book also includes a two-page series of pictures that invites kids to tell a story in their own words. A special section for adults suggests discussion questions and ideas for guiding children to talk about their feelings. Ideal for home and K–3 classroom settings.

    Common Core:
    RL.1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9
    RL.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10
    W.1.1,3,5,8
    RF.1.1,4a,4
    SL.K.1,2,3,4,5,6
    SL.1.1,1b,4,5,6
    L.K.6
    L.1.6
    RF.K.1,1b,3c
    W.K.1,3,5,8

    F&P: Grade 1/Ages 4–8/I

$18.95

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I Don't Want to Be Nice!: A book about showing kindness
Author: Sue Graves
Format: Hardcover
  • Finn is not very kind to his classmates, and he cares mostly about himself. He doesn't help Ahmed or Lily. He shoves Molly and Freddy on the playground. In soccer, he doesn't play fair. The children are mad at Finn. Then, when no one wants to play with him at recess, he feels sad and lonely. How will Finn find a way to make it all better? Ultimately, Finn's teacher helps him see that he can change his mean behavior and that kindness leads to friendship and fun.

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I Hate Everything!
Author: Sue Graves
Format: Hardcover
  • It’s hard for children to accept not getting their way. Sam hates when his brother cries or his dad is too busy to play. When he loses his place in “Musical Chairs,” Sam cries, “I hate everything!” Sam learns new ways to deal with his anger and feel better.

    Part of the Our Emotions and Behavior series, I Hate Everything! uses simple, easy-to-read text to introduce concepts of anger management for children. The book also includes a two-page series of pictures that invites kids to tell a story in their own words. A special section for adults suggests discussion questions and ideas for guiding children to talk about their feelings. Ideal for home and K–3 classroom settings.

    Common Core:
    RL.1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9
    RL.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10
    W.1.1,3,5,8
    RF.1.1,4a,4
    SL.K.1,2,3,4,5,6
    SL.1.1,1b,4,5,6
    L.K.6
    L.1.6
    RF.K.1,1b,3c
    W.K.1,3,5,8

    F&P: Grade 1/Ages 4–8/I

$18.99

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I Want to Win!: A book about being a good sport
Author: Sue Graves
Format: Hardcover
  • Bella always needs to win - no matter what. At summer Fun Club, she gets mad whenever someone beats her in a game. When she struggles during a tent-making competition, Bella would rather give up than keep trying. Can she learn to do her best and feel good about it, even if she's not the winner? With the help of the club leader, Bella discovers that she can make a tent, even if it's not the best tent - and that being a good sport feels much better than being a sore loser.

    I Want to Win! uses simple, easy-to-read text to introduce the concept of being a good sport. The book also includes a two-page series of pictures that invites kids to tell a story in their own words. A special section for adults suggests discussion questions and ideas for guiding children to talk about their feelings. Ideal for home and K-3 classroom setting.

$18.95

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I’m Not Happy
Author: Sue Graves
Format: Hardcover
  • Big feelings are part of daily life for small kids, and happiness just isn’t always within reach. Unwelcome events, from a broken toy to a missing pet, bring on sad feelings that can darken kids’ days. In this charming feelings book, follow along as Ben helps cheer up his friends and shows how kids can turn sadness into smiles.

    Part of Free Spirit’s series of Our Emotions and Behavior books, I’m Not Happy uses simple, easy-to-read text to present positive coping skills for children to use when they feel sad. The book’s gentle humor and colorful illustrations will appeal to kids, and happiness might not seem so far away after all by the end of the story.

    The book also includes a series of pictures following the story, inviting children to use their own words to tell a story about helping others who feel unhappy. In addition, a special section offers adults questions to get kids talking feelings, and suggests positive coping skills for children dealing with sadness. Ideal for home and K–3 classroom settings.

    Common Core:
    RL.1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9
    RL.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10
    W.1.1,3,5,8
    RF.1.1,4a,4
    SL.K.1,2,3,4,5,6
    SL.1.1,1b,4,5,6
    L.K.6
    L.1.6
    RF.K.1,1b,3c
    W.K.1,3,5,8

    F&P: Grade 1/Ages 4–8/H

$18.99

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Not Fair, Won't Share
Author: Sue Graves
Format: Hardcover
  • Playing fairly doesn’t always come naturally to kids—and sharing isn’t always easy. Plus, the hurt feelings that happen when others won’t share can make matters even worse. Nora, Henry, and Dan find this out when Miss Clover builds a special space station in their classroom. Everyone wants to play at once! Can they figure out how to share?

    This engaging title in the series of Our Emotions and Behavior books from Free Spirit shows that when kids get frustrated and mad, there are ways for them to calm down. Soon they see that playing fairly with other kids, and sharing with them, can make the day more fun for everyone.

    Near the end of this humorous child behavior book, a series of pictures invites kids to tell a story in their own words. A special section for adults presents positive coping skills for children and ideas for talking with kids about feeling reluctant to share—or feeling mad when someone else won’t share—and how to deal with those emotions. Ideal for home and K–3 classroom settings.


    Common Core:
    RL.1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9
    RL.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10
    W.1.1,3,5,8
    RF.1.1,4a,4
    SL.K.1,2,3,4,5,6
    SL.1.1,1b,4,5,6
    L.K.6
    L.1.6
    RF.K.1,1b,3c
    W.K.1,3,5,8

    F&P: Grade 1/Ages 4–8/I

$18.99

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Take a Deep Breath
Author: Sue Graves
Format: Hardcover
  • Lucy is afraid of dogs, Josh doesn’t like to go in the pool, Dan doesn’t want the nurse to touch his bruised knee, and Ben is afraid to go on stage in front of people. These friends learn that when something scares them, they can take a deep breath and feel brave enough to get through their ordeals.

    Part of the Our Emotions and Behavior series, this cheerful and reassuring story shows that positive coping skills can help kids deal with being afraid, and children can be brave even when things seem scary. The book also includes a two-page series of pictures that invites kids to tell a story in their own words. A special section for adults suggests discussion questions and ideas for guiding children to talk about their feelings. Ideal for home and K–3 classroom settings.

    Common Core:
    RL.1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9
    RL.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10
    W.1.1,3,5,8
    RF.1.1,4a,4
    SL.K.1,2,3,4,5,6
    SL.1.1,1b,4,5,6
    L.K.6
    L.1.6
    RF.K.1,1b,3c
    W.K.1,3,5,8

    F&P: Grade 1/Ages 4–8/I

$18.95

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Who Feels Scared?
Author: Sue Graves
Format: Hardcover
  • From pets to grown-ups, everybody sometimes feels fear. And children, grown-ups, and animals aren’t all afraid of the same things. Jack and his friends Ravi and Kevin discover this when they have a sleepover—one that unexpectedly includes a few scares!

    Part of the series of Our Emotions and Behavior books from Free Spirit, this cheerful and reassuring story shows that positive coping skills can help kids deal with fear, and children can be brave even when things seem scary.

    At the end of the book, a special section for adults suggests ideas for gently guiding kids to talk about feeling frightened and how to deal with that emotion. In addition, a series of pictures invites kids to tell a story in their own words about being afraid. Ideal for home and K–3 classroom settings.

    Common Core:
    RL.1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9
    RL.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10
    W.1.1,3,5,8
    RF.1.1,4a,4
    SL.K.1,2,3,4,5,6
    SL.1.1,1b,4,5,6
    L.K.6
    L.1.6
    RF.K.1,1b,3c
    W.K.1,3,5,8

    F&P: Grade 1/Ages 4–8/H

$18.99

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