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Don’t Behave Like You Live in a Cave

illustrated by Steve Mark

Help kids make smarter choices at home and school with this kid-friendly book that takes a positive approach to behavior problems. Better behavior isn’t just about making adults happy. When kids make better behavior choices, they stay out of trouble, feel good about themselves, and get along better with family, friends, and teachers. That leads to self-control, awareness, and a positive outlook, so things go better for kids.

Lighthearted yet supportive and frank with full-color cartoons and humorous text, this book helps readers learn to make thoughtful, deliberate, positive behavior decisions. That means fewer behavior problems and more freedom—and fun. Behavior issues addressed include small ones, like talking or blurting out in class, as well as more challenging behaviors such as fighting or disobeying parents.

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ISBN: 978-1-57542-353-1
Reading Level: Grade 5
Interest Level: Ages 8–13
Guided Reading Level: T
Lexile Measure: 780L
Illustrated: color illust.
Trim Size: 5.125" x 7"
Page Count: 128

Praise for Don’t Behave Like You Live in a Cave
“The ideas are workable, especially with the practical forms and worksheets—tools that will help children and parents track behavior and make some concrete changes.”—School Library Journal

“An upbeat self-help book for elementary school students lacking in self-control or having trouble with their social skills.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Kids will love this book for the cartoons and the silly stories . . . Parents will love this book as well, but for an entirely different reason. Among the humor and kid-friendly dialogue are lessons about lying, listening to authority figures, taking personal responsibility, being kind to others, and taking better care of your body.”—

  • Common Core State Standards


  • ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success

    MS.1, MS.2, MS.3, MS.5, MS.6
    BS.LS.1, BS.LS.2, BS.LS.4, BS.LS.6, BS.LS.7, BS.LS.9
    BS.SMS.1, BS.SMS.2, BS.SMS.4, BS.SMS.5, BS.SMS.6, BS.SMS.7, BS.SMS.8, BS.SMS.9, BS.SMS.10
    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

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