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Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

By Carol McCloud
Illustrated by David Messing.
For Ages 4 - 9
32-page picture book
Published: October 10, 2015
Soft cover ($9.95), Hardcover (Jacketless) ($14.95)
UPDATED AND REVISED 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION!

Description:

This heartwarming book encourages positive behavior by using the concept of an invisible bucket to show children how easy and rewarding it is to express kindness, appreciation, and love by "filling buckets."Buy Now

The updated and revised 10th anniversary edition of this best-selling, award-winning, 32-page picture book will help readers better understand that "bucket dipping" is a negative behavior, not a permanent label. It also explains that it's possible to fill or dip into our own buckets.

Read the full press release.

10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Winner of Six Awards:
2016 - Gold, Children's Picture Books, Mom's Choice Awards
2016 - Winner, Children's Books, Great Southwest Book Festival
2016 - Runner-up, Children's Books, Great Southeast Book Festival
2016 - Runner-up, Children's Books, Florida Book Festival
2016 - Honorable Mention, Children's Books, Los Angeles Book Festival
2016 - Honorable Mention, Children's Books, Great Northwest Book Festival

FIRST EDITION

Winner of Sixteen Awards:
2007 - Best Children's Picture Book, Behavioral, Mom's Choice Awards
2007 - Best Children's Picture Book, Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards
2007 - Best Children's Picture Book, DIY Book Festival
2007 - Best Children's Picture Book, Books-and-Authors.net
2007 - Top 10 Children's Books, Best You Can Be Foundation
2007 - Honorable Mention, Children's Books, London Book Festival
2008 - Silver Medal, Children's/Young Adult Non-Fiction Books, Nautilus Book Awards
2008 - Best Children's Interest Book, NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards
2011 - First Place, Educational/Instructional Books, Purple Dragonfly Book Awards
2012 - Winner, Children's Books, Southern California Book Festival
2012 - Winner, Children's Books, 9th Annual Learning Magazine's Teacher's Choice Awards
2013 - Honorable Mention, Children's Books, The Great Southwest Book Festival
2013 - Honorable Mention, Children's Books, The Great Northwest Book Festival
2013 - Winner, Children's Books, The Great Southeast Book Festival
2013 - Honorable Mention, Children's Books, Hollywood Book Festival
2015 - Honorable Mention, Children's Books, The Great Midwest Book Festival

Additional Honors:
2012 - Top Ten Most Inspirational Children's Book, Children's Book Guide

Reviews:
"A childhood play toy becomes the symbol of universal compassion and caring. Carol McCloud guides the readers towards making the world a better place to be. Her bucket filling symbolism is written with sheer simplicity, yet results in powerful returns." - Donna DeWitt-Schnell, thirty-year public education teacher; 2005-2006 Lake Orion, Michigan Middle School Teacher of the Year; mother and grandmother
"This delightful book leads the reader to draw from the wisdom of his or her own heart. The power of affirming words and actions to strengthen families and spread joy is captured in the simple and enduring concept of bucket filling." - Karen Wells, parenting facilitator; mental health clinician; counselor and teacher; mother and grandmother

Reader Comments:
"A 'must have' for every child!"
"Awesome anti-bully book!"
"Great book to teach children to be caring and kind."


Additional Translations Available:

¿Has Llenado una Cubeta Hoy?
¿Has Llenado una Cubeta Hoy? Una Guía Diaria de Felicidad para Niños
Bilingual Spanish/English translation of Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

Winner of Two Awards:
2013 - Best Children's Bilingual Book, NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards
2013 - Honorable Mention, Children's Books, Paris Book Festival
As-tu Rempli un Seau Aujourd'hui?
As-tu rempli un seau aujourd'hui ? Le bonheur quotidien expliqué aux enfants
French translation of Have You Filled a Bucket Today?
Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids
Braille/English edition of Have You Filled a Bucket Today?
Available from "National Braille Press"

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

しあわせのバケツ―英語でもよめる
Japanese translation of Have You Filled a Bucket Today?
Available from "Books Kinokyniya Book Web U.S.A."

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

Bugün Bir Kova Doldurdun mu? Çocuklara gündelik mutluluğu öğreten bir rehber
Turkish translation of Have You Filled a Bucket Today?
Available from "D&R Music & Book Store"

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

양동이 아줌마가 들려주는 날마다 행복해지는 이야기
Korean translation of Have You Filled a Bucket Today?
Available from "Kyobo Books"

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

你把水桶加满了吗?:给孩子的幸福人生指南
Simplified Chinese translation of Have You Filled a Bucket Today?
Available from "Dangdang.com"