Growing Up with a Bucket Full of Happiness

Growing Up with a Bucket Full of Happiness

10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION!

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By Carol McCloud
Illustrated by Penny Weber
For Ages 9 and Up
Lexile® Measure: 860L
88-page chapter book with 47 color illustrations
To Be Published: August 1, 2020
Language: English

FORMATS AVAILABLE:

Paperback – 9780996099998 ($9.95)
Fixed ePUB – 9781945369223 ($7.99)
Fixed KF8 – 9781945369223 ($7.99)
PDF – 9781945369223 ($7.99)

 
DESCRIPTION:

Through the simple concept of an invisible mental and emotional bucket, Growing Up with a Bucket Full of Happiness gives a very real and profound understanding of why people act as they do. This book teaches the “bucketfilling” language by examining a number of difficult subjects with colorfully-illustrated chapters, thought-provoking questions, and relevant real-life situations. Readers of all ages will learn and experience, through daily practice, the value of kindness, understanding, resiliency, and courage in a world that isn’t always kind.

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REVIEWS:

. . . The work lays out three rules for readers—children as well as adults—to find happiness in their lives. All three revolve around the author’s concept of people having buckets they can either fill for themselves or others. . . Opportunities to fill buckets abound. As McCloud points out, every instance of simple kindness helps to fill buckets. . . An inviting guide for children (and their parents) to cultivating happiness and helping others. – Kirkus Reviews

 

When I got this awesome new addition to my bucket books I had a little fun with it. So I hid it behind my back when I showed it to my 3-5th graders. I knew they’d be a little shocked and excited about this new one – because it is totally geared to their age. And of course when I showed what I was hiding, they were eagerly wanting me to read it and wanted to know when it would also be available in our school library. It’s a chapter book and well . . . it’s PERFECT. The kids are learning all kinds of new things about bucket filling. – Roxanne Davison, blogger of Books That Heal Kids

 
READER COMMENTS:

 “There are a lot of people who need to read this book.”
“I wish I knew about my lid a long time ago. I could have used it.”
“Bucket filling is the best thing that ever happened to our school.”

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WINNER OF EIGHTEEN AWARDS (FIRST EDITION):

2010 – Honorable Mention, Young Adult Books, DIY Book Festival
2010 – Honorable Mention, Young Adult/Teenage Books, New England Book Festival
2010 – Honorable Mention, Teenage Books, London Book Festival
2010 – Honorable Mention, Young Adult Books, Los Angeles Book Festival
2011 – Best Children’s Interest Book, NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards
2011 – Gold Medal, Juvenile Level 2 Books, Inpirational/Motivational, Mom’s Choice Awards
2011 – Grand Prize, Purple Dragonfly Book Awards
2011 – First Place, Charity/Making a Difference Books, Purple Dragonfly Book Awards
2011 – First Place, School Issues Books, Purple Dragonfly Book Awards
2011 – Gold Medal, Juvenile/Young Adult Non-Fiction Books, Young Voices Foundation Awards
2011 – Finalist, Children’s Books, Mind/Body/Spirit, USA Best Book Awards
2012 – Runner-up, Teenage Books, San Francisco Book Festival
2012 – Gold Medal, Juvenile – Teen – Young Adult Non-Fiction Books, IPPY Book Awards
2012 – Runner-up, Young Adult Books, Southern California Book Festival
2013 – Runner-up, Young Adult Books, The Great Southwest Book Festival
2013 – Runner-up, Young Adult Books, The Great Northwest Book Festival
2013 – Runner-up, Young Adult Books, The Great Southeast Book Festival
2013 – Honorable Mention, Young Adult Books, Paris Book Festival