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I Can Touch the Sky
Taking Responsibility Builds Trust, Book 1 of the Making Good Choices Series
Taking Care of Your Things, Book 2 of the Making Good Choices Series
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Keri is Cute Cute Cute

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Keri is Cute Cute Cute
Written by Karen Wiesner

Illustrated by Molly M. Courtright
Illustrated Picture Book
Recommended For Children Ages 3 – 7
Recommended Reading Level Ages 6 – 8
978-1-61160-922-6 (ebook);
978-1-61160-923-3 (print)
Available now from
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All her life, Keri had been told she was cute cute cute until one day someone asks what she does besides being a cutie-pie. She doesn’t draw as well as Andrew or count as high as Sarah. Keri wants to be known for more than her pretty face. What’s a cute girl to do? This story whimsically teaches parents to instill in their children reasons for valuing themselves beyond their looks.

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I Can Touch the Sky

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I Can Touch the Sky
Written by Karen Wiesner

Illustrated by Nina Marie Rothfuss
Illustrated Picture Book
Recommended For Children Ages 3 – 7
Recommended Reading Level Ages 6 – 8
978-1-61160-957-8 (ebook);
978-1-61160-958-5 (paperback)
Coming soon from
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Our four-year-old hero loves to be outside, swinging as high as he can on his swing. Since he was a baby, he’s loved to swing and imagine that he can touch the sky if he swings high enough. Though he’s swinging and waving to Mom from the backyard, in his rich imagination, he’s swinging from the stars way up in the sky, riding an eagle, having Mr. Moon read him stories while he dozes on the clouds, and eating “sugar” star cookies. When it starts to rain and he has to go inside, our intrepid hero doesn’t tell Mom that he made it rain by kicking a dark cloud while he swung so high.

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Making Good Choices 1

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EPPIE finalist

Taking Responsibility Builds Trust, Book 1 of the Making Good Choices Series
written by Karen Sue Wiesner

Illustrated by Robert Lee Beers
Children's Interactive Nonfiction
Reissue date and formats TBA

Meet Reb Raccoon and the Making Good Choice Series Kids (Caleb, Juliette, Anthony, Gabby, Clint, Brent, Jessie, Jacques and Cody):
Reb and the Making Good Choices Kids

The Making Good Choices Series is an interactive set of stories and illustrations designed to help parents and kids understand each other and to work together toward making good decisions.

For Parents: The Making Good Choices Series is designed specifically for preschoolers up to elementary school-aged children. Kids this age are facing some of the first hard choices they'll make. Sometimes it's not easy for them to understand what parents want and why they want it. In the stories that follow, the kids will make choices on their own, either good or not so good, and learn about important concepts that will set the groundwork for the rest of their lives. The language throughout is in a simple-to-grasp tone. The stories are interactive in two ways:

1) The stories are designed to allow you and your child to interact together. Reading the stories, you'll think of many similar incidents you and your child have faced. Share those situations and try to get your child to decide whether they made good choices and how to do so in the future.

2) Within each story, you'll see highlighted words and graphics. In the electronic version of this story, these words are "hot linked." By clicking on these, you can jump to another place for further exploring and fun.

For Kids: Being a kid is hard, isn't it? So many things to do and see, and Mom and Dad always saying "No" when you want a "Yes." Sometimes it's not easy to understand your parents. But when you make good choices, you'll start to understand them a little more each time. That's what the Making Good Choices Series is all about. The stories in this book will help you make sense of why your parents say "No", why they say "Yes" and how you can hear more "Yes" from them more often.

Following each story, kids, you'll get a chance to decide if the character in the story made good choices. In the electronic version, click on either "Yes" or "No" and find out if you made the best choice.

You'll also find special, fun things tucked into the stories:

Plant a seed:

Kids, when you see this picture in the electronic book, click on it and we'll plant a special seed of understanding.

Gold star:

Kids, when you see Reb's Gold Star, click on it in the electronic book and we'll do something extra fun!

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Making Good Choices 2

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Taking Care of Your Things, Book 2 of the Making Good Choices Series
written by Karen Sue Wiesner

Illustrated by Robert Lee Beers
Children's Interactive Nonfiction
Reissue date and formats TBA

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Cody Knows

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EPPIE finalist

Cody Knows
written by Karen Sue Wiesner with Linda Derkez

Illustrated by Candace Hardy
Children’s Illustrated Picture Book
9781616332617 (ebook);
9781616332600 (paperback)

Reissue available now in electronic and paperback formats from Guardian Angel Publishing
Paperback from Amazon.com
Paperback from BN.com

Cody Knows follows the imagination and adventures of a single day in the life of an Indiana Jones-wanna-be toddler.

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About the Author

Karen Wiesner is the children's book pen name of Karen Wiesner. When asked why this award-winning, multi-genre author ventured into children's books, Karen says, "For the reason I think most authors write children's stories: My son Cody is an avid lover of books, like his parents. I wrote CODY KNOWS for him when he was just a baby, wanting to highlight what a unique, special child he is. Cody looks at the world in an unusual way that I hope will captivate others as much as it has my husband and I. Candy's illustrations really bring out the single-day-of-adventure we go through living with our son. I wrote the Making Good Choices Series for him and his friends. I liked the idea of combining the 'choose your own adventure' format I used to love as a kid with making it fun for kids to make good choices in the situations they face every day. These stories will also help young children learn to use a computer on their own, given its interactive qualities. Robert's fun, visually appealing illustrations really make the books come to life. KERI IS CUTE CUTE CUTE was one I wrote when my son was young because I thought it was a fun idea. Later, I saw that the fun had a purpose: This story whimsically teaches parents to instill in their daughters (and sons) reasons for valuing themselves beyond their looks. I wrote I CAN TOUCH THE SKY to teach my (then) 4-year-old son Cody to pump his legs on the swing instead of having me push him all the time. Because of the story, Cody learned to use his imagination and his own strength to carry him high up into the air on his swing."

For more details about Karen's work, visit: http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/index.html#bio

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