Cheaters Never Prosper Responsible Me!

Noodle's really done it this time! What should have been a friendly completion among classmates turns sour after Noodle cheats his way to victory. He says he didn't really want to cheat but everyone has to once in a while, so what's the harm? Will Noodle get burned by his own deception, or will he muster the courage to confess to his trickery? Young readers will learn a valuable lesson about the cost of cheating while enjoying a few laughs in the newest storybook in the Responsible ME! series.


The PROcrastinator Responsible Me!

In procrastinator, noodle learns the importance of doings things right when his mother and teacher asks him to do them, rather than putting them off till later. Noodle is constantly being told what to do. Noodle do this. Award winning children's author Julia Cook has crafted another tale of her character Noodle facing the realities of childhood.

Written for children in grades K-6. Noodle do that. As noodle's week progresses his cat gets hungrier, the trash piles up, and his poetry homework is no closer to getting done. Procrastintor is a humorous and engaging look at the results a child only doing what is fun to do, rather than what needs to be done.

You must feed the cat. But noodle's problem is that there are so many other things he would rather do instead. Norman david edwards, better known as Noodle, has a problem; a big problem. Please do it RIGHT NOW.

Baditude! What to Do When Life Stinks! Responsible Me!

And family pictures - they REALLY stink. Practice stinks. With help from a teacher and his mom, Noodle learns how to turn his 'have tos' into 'get tos. Ships from Vermont. Noodle thinks his life just stinks! Homework stinks. Noodle's attitude, or 'baditude' is alienating everyone around him.

It's My Way or the Highway: Turning Bossy Into Flexible and Assertive Leader I'll Be! The Leader I'll Be

If cora june doesn't get her way in the classroom, on the playground, or at home, she can make life miserable for those around her. She even objects to family dinners. She dictates the games people plays at recess. Cora june is b-o-s-s-y! She points out her teacher's boring assignments. Will anyone put the brakes on her outlandish demands? and will cora June ever realize that she can be a leader, but still be flexible? Or that there's a difference between being assertive and being bossy? See what lessons are learned in this eye-opening tale about the benefits of not always getting your way.

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That Rule Doesn't Apply to Me! Responsible Me!

Noodle is having a rough couple of days. Will noodle's mother and teacher convince him that rules are meant to help, not harm, him? Ships from Vermont. There are so many rules - too many rules! rules stink! and noodle struggles because he doesn't think many of them actually apply to HIM! Can't he just have a rule-free day? Author Julia Cook's newest book in the Responsible Me! series will have readers in stitches as Noodle describes the variety of rules he deals with daily.

The rules keep getting in the way of his fun! Rules for this and rules for that. Boys Town Press.

Winners Don't Whine and Whiners Don't Win

This creative story addresses two very challenging topics: winning and whining. You can't win at everything all of the time! Ships from Vermont. Wendell has to win at everything, and if he doesn't, he whines about it. In fact, it can make you stronger! she also points out that although it feels great to celebrate a win, winning isn't everything, and whining about things just makes it worse.

Whiners aren't winners, and winners never whine. Boys Town Press. When wendell has one of those days where nothing seems to go his way, his mom helps him understand that everything in life doesn't have to be a contest and that losing does not make you a loser.

What's in it For Me? Responsible Me!

Make his bed. Ships from Vermont. Ugh! but he wonders, why? what's in it for him? luckily, the adults in noodle's life are there to teach him the importance of moving 'need tos' into 'I did Its!' Join Noodle as he learns the value of practicing small chores now, so he'll be ready for life's big challenges later.

Kick the ball a certain way in soccer. Boys Town Press. Pull the weeds. Noodle is always being told what to do.

Teamwork Isn't My Thing, and I Don't Like to Share! Best Me I Can Be!

His teacher wants him to work with bossy Bernice, messy Frankie, and Norma who just sits and picks her nose on a report about Egyptian mummies. And his mom makes him share it with his sister! with the help of his coach, RJ learns that working as a team and sharing are skills needed not just on the soccer field, but in school and at home too! Ships from Vermont.

After a frustrating school day with his team, RJ goes home to find only one cookie left in the jar. Rj’s having another bad day. Boys Town Press. Teamwork isn t my thing and I Don t Like to Share.

I Can't Believe You Said That!: My Story about Using My Social Filter...or Not! Best Me I Can Be!

This book is part of the best ME I Can Be series of books to help teach social skills to children. Boys Town Press. With help from his parents, he learns he doesn't have to verbalize every thought that pops into his head. An insensitive remark at home earned him a scolding and made his sister cry. The newest addition to the Best Me I Can Be! series offers help for children who say inappropriate things.

Ships from Vermont. A rude comment at school earned him a detention. His mouth is getting him into a lot of trouble. In fact, sometimes the less said the better! . He thinks he's just offering feedback. Rj says what he thinks… no matter how it sounds or makes others feel. Rj doesn't realize his words are wrong. Teamwork isn t my thing and I Don t Like to Share.

It's time rj starts using a social filter when he speaks.

Sorry, I Forgot to Ask!: My Story About Asking Permission and Making an Apology Best Me I Can Be

Teamwork isn t my thing and I Don t Like to Share. Ships from Vermont. Rj is making a lot of trips to the time-out chair! Without telling anyone, he and his best friend Sam decide to walk home from school instead of riding the bus. Tips for parents and educators on how to teach and reinforce the skills are included.

Later the two of them are caught trying to use Dad s computer to get on the Internet. Boys Town Press. Dad helps rj learn how to do a better job of asking for permission, and when RJ and Sam return to school their principal has them practice making an apology. Rj feels a lot happier when he says he s sorry to his teacher, the bus driver, and grandma, and he learns that asking for permission will mean fewer trips to the time-out chair! SORRY, I Forgot to Ask! is the third title in the award-winning BEST ME I Can Be! series from the Boys Town Press to teach K-6 children social skills that can make home life happier and school more successful.

After their piano lesson, rj and his sister Blanche snack on Mom s triple-layer double-chocolate cake with whipped cream frosting and spoil Grandma s birthday party surprise.

Rumor Has It Building Relationships

Boys Town Press. But how many people really stop to think about the damaging effects? Fortunately, but cautionary, and cleverly brings this serious subject to light in an entertaining and funny, award-winning author Julia Cook does, tale about the importance of NOT starting or spreading rumors. K-6 students will laugh as they read this story and are reminded that it's much easier to prevent a train or a rolling rumor marble from starting to roll forward than trying to stop one! Ships from Vermont.

Told through the eyes of the rumor marble, the story describes how a simple misunderstanding starts a chain reaction that can't be undone. Whether we've been the subject of a rumor or the one spreading a rumor about someone else, most of us have been involved with rumors somehow. Teamwork isn t my thing and I Don t Like to Share.