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Giveaway: New Educational Picture Books Help Kids Express, Handle, and Embrace their Emotions


I’m happy to tell you about Boys Town Press and their continued mission to help children and teens tackle social and emotional issues, and provides resources for parents, educators, and counselors to save children and heal families. In a year like never before, our younger children are dealing with how to process fundamentals and challenging emotions such as patience and problem-solving  all over a computer screen . With these below Spring titles from Boys Town, young kids can feel supported during these challenging times and find ways to express their emotions—and themselves:

Freddie, our lovable fly, is tappin’ and flappin’ his way to trouble. He whirls around to and fro, buzzing from one distraction to another. Is it any wonder he forgets his lunch, fails his spelling test and leaves the house semi-undressed? Freddie is a go-go-go kind of guy who has no time to listen, focus or pay attention. His lack of concentration causes a real fright when he finds himself lost and alone at the zoo. Will that be the scare Freddie needs to finally take action and turn his BEE on and his BUZZ off?

Readers in pre-K through grade 5 will love finding the answers in this delightfully insightful tale. Using the Bee On, Buzz Off method that Freddie learns can provide kids with the tools they need to pay attention and remember important information. Written by Kimberly Delude, this is the third book in the Freddie the Fly series.

All kids like to move, but some kids just can’t seem to stop. These kids have a hard time sitting still at home and at school. They may seem inattentive. That’s why it is important to teach them strategies for controlling their bodies and strategies for focusing. Included at the end are tips for parents and educators. 31 pgs.

Extend the learning with Five Downloadable Activities!

Also included in the series:
Freddie the Fly: Motormouth
Freddie the Fly: Connecting the Dots
Freddie and Friends: Becoming Unstuck
Freddie the Fly: Truth or Care
Freddie and Friends: Bugging Out

Published by Boys Town Press

ISBN 978-1-944882-34-1

Lately, Gabe has been having a hard time when it comes to waiting around. In fact, there's hardly anything worse in Gabe's eyes than having to wait. Whether it's waiting for classmates to get quiet enough to go to P.E., or waiting for his turn in the lunch line, Gabe is just plain tired of waiting!

But imagine Gabe's surprise when his grumbling and waiting is interrupted by a small voice coming from an unlikely place - his left shoe! That's when Gabe meets Lefty, who notices Gabe's restlessness and provides him with some tips on how to be patient. That sure was surprising for Gabe! But what was even more surprising was when his right shoe, Lacey, pipes in to explain why it's important to practice patience - even when it's hard!

Will Gabe be able to use these strategies to keep himself calm and remain patient when he has to wait? PreK through 5th grade students are sure to relate to Gabe's struggles and find ways to use the tips to practice patience at school and at home.

Included at the end of the story are tips for parents and educators to help set children up for success later in life by teaching them how to practice patience by staying calm and waiting their turn. 31 pgs.

Extend the learning with Five Downloadable Activities!

The series also includes:
Pause Power

About the Author

Jennifer Law, an Elementary School Counselor, has been an Educator for more than 15 years. In addition to her Master's Degree in School Counseling, she has a K-6 Teaching Certificate and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. Jennifer is the author of Pause Power, a fun and popular children's book that teaches children how to stay calm when someone pushes their buttons. She lives in Iowa with her husband and two sons.

Published by Boys Town Press

ISBN: 978-1-944882-70-9

Working memory is a valuable skill for children to master. This can help them be successful in school and later in life as an adult. Some children seem to excel in this area, and others have more challenges. These activities have been developed by Bryan Smith's to accompany his storybook, How Do I Remember All That? Included are games and activities to help students practice and improve working memory.

Five Downloadable Activities Include:

    • It's a Match
    • What's Missing?
    • What Does that Spell?
    • Human Calculator
    • What Number Am I Thinking?

How Do I Remember All That? is part of the Executive FUNction series and is recommended for these activities.

An email address must be provided to obtain the activities!

Produced by Boys Town Press

Opal is so overwhelmed, she’s stress-squirting ink blots! Despite having eight tentacles and an ocean’s worth of energy, she’s struggling to manage all her commitments – homework, art projects, sports, parties and friends.

With her energy draining and worry building, Opal asks her best pals for help. But after she follows Hedgehog’s advice, she winds up looking and feeling like a slug. And Squirrel’s suggestion turns Opal into an even bigger scatterbrain. Maybe Mom’s advice to simply RESET is best? Will getting more rest, eating healthier, saying no more often, exercising and taking time for herself create the change Opal needs to finally find her happy place?

Find out in this cute and colorful story for children in grades K through 5. Included at the end are tips for parents and educators to help manage stress in young children. 31 pgs.

Extend the learning with Five Downloadable Activities!

Read the Winner Circle's article celebrating Ashley Bartley and her storybook Diamond Rattle Loves to Tattle.

About the Author

Ashley Bartley M.Ed., NCC is a school counselor whose writing has been published in The Joyful Life Magazine and on the Kindred Mom Blog. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from The University of Virginia and her M.Ed. in School Counseling from The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA, where she grew up. She also has a diploma from The Institute of Children's Literature and is a National Board-Certified Counselor. Ashley is the author of the popular Diamond Rattle Loves to Tattle children's book. She lives in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with her husband and three young boys. Learn more at

Published by Boys Town Press

ISBN: 978-1-944882-73-0


Two winners will receive a Boys Town Press Book Collection featuring these titles (RV $43.80)

See below for terms and conditions. Open to U.S. residents of the 48 contiguous United States. You must be 18 years old to enter to win. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on 3/9/21.

All entries will be verified—only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Any person who has won a prize (or whose household has won a prize) in any promotion sponsored by the Sponsor in the past thirty (30) days before this contest start date is not eligible to win a prize in this contest. Entrants who have created social accounts purely for the purpose of entering Competitions or Sweepstakes will not be eligible to win. All social accounts used must be public.

The winner will be chosen randomly through Rafflecopter and contacted via email. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen. Void where prohibited by law. One person entering per household, please. Chatty Patty’s Place and Tabby’s Pantry are not responsible for shipment of prize.


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