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

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

UPDATED AND REVISED 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION!

By Carol McCloud
Illustrated by David Messing
For Ages 4 - 9
32-page picture book
Published: October 10, 2015
ISBN: 9780996099936 (PB), 9780996099943 (HC)
Paperback ($9.95), Hardcover (Jacketless) ($14.95)

 

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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." 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.
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REVIEWS:

"Children are not the only ones that need to learn how to be truly happy. It’s all in the bucket, that invisible bucket that follows you everywhere. Carol McCloud has written a delightful story, colorfully illustrated by David Messing. 'Have You Filled A Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids' teaches young readers valuable lessons about giving, sharing, and caring. This guide to daily happiness, though, is not just for kids. We all need reminders of the benefits of positive thinking and positive behavior. It’s an important lesson to teach and remind us all, from time to time, that showing kindness and appreciation of others goes a long way to making this world a happier place for everyone, including ourselves. A classic tale, beautifully told and beautifully shared." - Emily-Jane Hills Orford, Readers' Favorite Book 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 FORMATS AVAILABLE:

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

¿Has Llenado una Cubeta Hoy? Una Guía Diaria de Felicidad para Niños
Spanish edition of Have You Filled a Bucket Today?
Available from Bucket Fillers, Inc.

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

As-tu rempli un seau aujourd'hui ? Le bonheur quotidien expliqué aux enfants
French edition of Have You Filled a Bucket Today?
Available from Bucket Fillers, Inc.

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids
Kindle e-book edition of Have You Filled a Bucket Today?
Available from Amazon

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids
Nook e-book edition of Have You Filled a Bucket Today?
Available from Barnes & Noble

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids
iTunes e-book edition of Have You Filled a Bucket Today?
Available from Apple iTunes

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids
eBook edition of Have You Filled a Bucket Today?
Available from OverDrive

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids
eBook edition of Have You Filled a Bucket Today?
Available from Rakuten kobo

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 "Amazon Japan"

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"

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

Ai umplut găletușa azi? Un ghid pentru fericirea cotidiană a copiilor
Romanian translation of Have You Filled a Bucket Today?
Available from "ACT şi Politon"

10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

WINNER OF TWENTY-ONE 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 Picture Books: Ages 4-7, Florida Authors & Publishers Awards
2016 - Honorable Mention, Children's Books, Pacific Rim Book Festival
2016 - Gold, Children's - Non-fiction, Reader's Favorite Award Contest
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
2016 - Winner, Children's Books, Amsterdam Book Festival
2016 - Honorable Mention, Children's Books, Paris Book Festival
2016 - Honorable Mention, Children's Books, San Francisco Book Festival
2016 - Winner, Children's Books, Beach Book Festival
2016 - Honorable Mention, Children's Books, New York Book Festival
2016 - Honorable Mention, Children's Books, Green Book Festival
2016 - Honorable Mention, Children's Books, Hollywood Book Festival
2017 - Winner, For the Family Books, Teacher's Choice Awards
2016 - Bronze, Children's Picture Books, Living Now Book Awards
2016 - Honorable Mention, Children's Books, Southern California Book Festival
2016 - Runner-up, Children's Books, Great Midwest Book Festival
2016 - Winner, Children's Picture Books: Softcover - Non-Fiction, USA Best Book Awards

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