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Exploring Success Through the Magic of Words

Words are magic; and they are a powerful gateway for exploring success! They pave paths to so many things. Encouraging words help us get back after a failure, and to look at failure differently; inspiring words from others help us have something to look up to and explore whole new worlds themselves. Today’s post features books that inspire and encourage, and show us that we are more than our failures (and successes too). So here are books for

Exploring Success…..and More

Failure Friday

Title: Failure Friday
Author: Andrea Burns
Illustrator: Barbara Bongini
Genre: Children’s Fiction/SEL books (5 – 10 years)
Publisher: National Center for Youth Issues (August 25, 2022)

Emma was born to run…or was she?

So many powerful and necessary SEL (social and emotional learning) concepts packed into this book! When Emma is not sure she should continue to run after a failure, her teacher brings in a special guest to the classroom. Soon, Emma and her classmates explore failure, and learn that failure is not the end of all things (among so many other precious lessons, that we, as adults ought to remember better).

Loved everything about it – the simple yet powerful narration, the colorful, diverse, and emotive illustrations, and of course, at the risk of repeating myself, the lessons it imparts.

Get it today for your home, your classroom, and as a reminder that failure is not the rock that blocks us or the pebble that makes us trip and fall but rather a stepping stone that lets us learn and go forward in leaps and bounds!

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Title: Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: Baby’s First Book of Extraordinary Women
By: Rebel Girls
Illustrator: Aleksander Jasiński
Genre: Children’s Nonfiction (Baby – 3 years)
Publisher: Rebel Girls (July 19, 2022)

This board book adaptation of the New York Times bestselling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls introduces your little reader to the lives of extraordinary Rebel women, past and present, from around the world.

I love the Rebel Girls series of books! Truly do. And this book is no different. With snippets of introductions for each of the featured women accompanied by vibrant, detailed, and beautiful portraits, this book is sure to capture interests of tots and parents alike. Perfect to spark off the imaginations of little ones, and set them on a journey of inspiration.

Featuring known extraordinary women like Malala and Jane Goodall, as well as others who deserve more recognition – like Yusra Mardini (a new Netflix movie about the sisters coming soon) and the Cholita Climbers, this book leaves readers with the message to be ‘uniquely you!’

Perfect for home libraries everywhere.

Disclaimer: I received a digital ARC for all of today’s featured books from NetGalley, and these are my honest opinions.

Linking these reads to It’s Monday What Are You Reading? at TeachMentorTexts

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Dear reader, have you read any of these books? Or any other similar reads that you can recommend to me? I look forward to your thoughts and recommendations, as always!

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