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I Like Myself!
Karen Beaumont

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High on energy and imagination, this ode to self-esteem encourages kids to appreciate everything about themselves—inside and out. In rhyming text, a little girl expresses confidence and joy in her uniqueness, no matter her outward appearance.


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The 7 Habits of Happy Kids
Sean Covey

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For the Seven Oaks friends, there is always something to do. Whether singing or playing soccer, everyone is having fun and learning all sorts of things. These seven stories show how practicing the 7 Habits makes this possible for the whole Seven Oaks Community.


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A Whole Lot of Lucky
Danette Haworth

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When twelve-year-old Hailee’s family wins the lottery, her life changes in unexpected—and not always good—ways.


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Happy
Mies Van Hout

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In Happy, find all the emotions a young child encounters. Swim into Happy where the dazzling fish sparkle against the dark background and let the images spark laughter and empathy.


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Only One You
Linda Kranz

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There’s only one you in this great big world. Make it a better place. Adri’s mama and papa share simple and powerful advice meant to comfort and guide him as he goes about exploring the world.


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Gooney the Fabulous
Lois Lowry

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Gooney Bird Greene takes charge of a class project as she and her fellow students in Mrs. Pidgeon’s second grade class learn about fables by each making up their own based on an animal that begins with the same letter as their first name.


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Ruby Gloom's Keys to Happiness
Clam Lynch

J LYNCH

Ruby Gloom interprets a variety of well-known sayings to reveal their unintended meanings, for example, “misery loves company—but watch out, she can also be very annoying.”


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Have You Filled a Bucket Today: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids
Carol McCloud

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This heartwarming book encourages positive behavior as children see how rewarding it is to express daily kindness, appreciation, and love. Bucket filling and dipping are effective metaphors for understanding the effects of our actions and words on the well being of others and ourselves.


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Faith, Hope, and Ivy June
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

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During a student exchange program, seventh-graders Ivy June and Catherine share their lives, homes, and communities, and find that although their lifestyles are total opposites they have a lot in common.


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Funky Lunch: Happy Food for Happy Children
Mark Northeast

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Lunch should never look boring, when it can look just like a rocket ship flying through the stars, the Loch Ness monster, a pretty mermaid, or Winnie the Pooh. Inspire your child with Funky new lunch ideas!


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Agnes Parker...Happy Camper?
Kathleen O'Dell

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Science camp brings pranks, fun, rivalries, and a new and somewhat unsettling view of a longtime best friend.


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Mr. Putter & Tabby Dance the Dance
Cynthia Rylant

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Mr. Putter knows what he likes, and dancing is not on the list. But his neighbor Mrs. Teaberry, talks the reluctant Mr. Putter into coming along for an evening at the Crystal Ballroom, along with fine cat Tabby and good dog Zeke, of course.


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Mimi and Maty to the Rescue!: Book 1: Roger the Rat is on the Loose!
Brooke Smith

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Inspired by a notebook from her Aunt Bee, on whose farm she rescued several animals last year, Mimi advertises that she is available to help other animals in need and soon she and her three-legged dog, Maty, are on the trail of a lost rat.


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When You Are Happy
Eileen Spinelli

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“When you are afraid I will take your hand and not let go”—In this delightful and lyrical text by renowned children’s author Eileen Spinelli, a young girl finds reassurance from all of her family members and learns that love complements every mood.


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Smiles to Go
Jerry Spinelli

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Will Tuppence’s life has always been ruled by science and common sense but in ninth grade, shaken up by the discovery that protons decay, he begins to see the entire world differently and gains new perspective on his relationships with his little sister and two closest friends.


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The Happiest Hippo in the World
Danielle Steel

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Alphonse, a young hippopotamus too big, green, and different to fit in, leaves the circus where his family lives and goes to New York City, where he finally finds a friend who likes him just the way he is.


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