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Making Good Choices 1

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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
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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 coming TBA from Writers Exchange E-Publishing

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Cody Knows

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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
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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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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
Out of print

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
Out of Print

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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About the Author

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