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Be Positive! (paperback)
Being the Best Me! Series
Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed., and illustrated by Elizabeth Allen 
Be Positive! (paperback)
A sense of optimism is a key ingredient to success in life. Guide young children to develop a positive attitude and discover how the choices they make can lead to feeling happy and capable. This friendly, encouraging book on having a positive attitude introduces preschool and primary-age children to ways of thinking and acting that will help them feel good about themselves and their lives, stay on course when things don’t go their way, and contribute to other people’s happiness, too.

Being the Best Me! is a one-of-a-kind character-development series. Each book in the series helps children learn, understand, and develop attitudes and character traits that strengthen self-confidence and a sense of purpose. Children will relate to the engaging illustrations, real-life situations, and easy-to-understand examples. Each book focuses on specific attitudes or character traits—such as optimism, courage, resilience, imagination, personal power, decision-making, or work ethics. Also included are discussion questions, games, activities, and additional information adults can use to reinforce the concepts children are learning. Filled with diversity, these read-aloud books will be welcome in school, home, and childcare settings.

Save 15% when you purchase the first four paperback books in the Being the Best Me! series, or save over 25% when you purchase the first four hardcovers!

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Common Core

ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success: K-12 College- and Career-Readiness Standards for Every Student
MS.1, MS.2, MS.5, MS.6
BS.LS.1, BS.LS.2, BS.LS.4, BS.LS.6, BS.LS.7, BS.LS.9
BS.SS.1, BS.SS.2, BS.SS.3, BS.SS.4, BS.SS.5, BS.SS.6, BS.SS.7, BS.SS.8, BS.SS.9



40 pages, illustrated, softcover, full-color, 11¼” x 9¼”, Ages 4–8, ISBN 978-1-57542-441-5

F&P: Grade 1/Ages 4–8/H
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“More than ever before, children today need a foundation of strong emotional skills to guide their choices in life. These books focus on positive thinking and assertive, kind behavior that can bolster children’s mental health, their relationships, and their performance in school. An exciting tool for empowering children to live their best lives.”—Sean Covey, best-selling author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens and The 7 Habits of Happy Kids

“One of the first volumes in the Being the Best Me! series, this picture book features an upbeat, constructive boy as he goes through his day and explains his view of the world . . . As Meiners’s previous series, Learning to Get Along, has shown, there’s a ready audience for simple picture books that communicate values to young children.”—Booklist

“These books are simply written and will empower students to turn around bad days. Affirming statements . . . are accompanied by large, cheerful, illustrations that are perfect for prompting discussion about how the scene reflects the writing and whether similar examples can be found in students’ lives. The books conclude with numerous questions parents and teachers can ask to encourage additional reflection as well as worthwhile hands-on activities to further emphasize positive thinking and foster self-confidence.”—School Library Journal

“Easy reads with child-friendly illustrations and easy-to-understand examples of real-life situations.”—Skipping Stones: A Multicultural Children's Magazine

Item No: 24415W

Price: $9.99


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