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Be Best

In honor of America's First Lady Melina Trump and the Be Best Program we have chosen various titles to inspire America's youth.


Be Mindful and Stress Less
50 Ways to Deal with Your (Crazy) Life
by Gina Biegel

Ages 13–up

Simple mindfulness practices for teens that build self-esteem, grow compassion, and reduce stress.

The demands and pressures of everyday life can really stress you out! School, work, relationships, social media, and the like can leave you pulled in so many directions it can make your head spin. When you need help fast, these simple accessible mindfulness-based practices will help bring you relief and ease right away. If you make these mindfulness and self-care practices part of your routine, you’ll discover little life-hacks to get through even the toughest days.


The Best You Can Bee
The Way God Made You to Be
by David Outten and Amy Norton
Ages 0 - 8

The best you can be is all God made you to be and that starts with heavenly character qualities. In this this adorable children's picture book bees model various career possibilities and then show the real key to happiness, which is love, joy, patience, kindness, honesty, humility and more of the qualities that God wants modeled by children and adults. This is a delightful opportunity to share good values with your children using rhyme and adorable little bees.


The Wonderful Things You Will Be
by Emily Winfield Martin
Ages 3 - 7

From brave and bold to creative and clever, Emily Winfield Martin's rhythmic rhyme expresses all the loving things that parents think of when they look at their children. With beautiful, and sometimes humorous, illustrations, and a clever gatefold with kids in costumes, this is a book grown-ups will love reading over and over to kids—both young and old. A great gift for any occasion, but a special stand-out for baby showers, birthdays, and graduation. The Wonderful Things You Will Be has a loving and truthful message that will endure for lifetimes.


Be Your Best Bear!
Life Lessons from the Berenstain Bears
by Stan Berenstain and Jan Berenstain
Ages 3-7

A brand-new Berenstain Bears collection featuring six classic stories all about being the best you can be!

Join the one and only Berenstain Bears in this bindup of classic books all about how to be your very best self. Featuring six beloved stories, young cubs will learn a variety of important lessons, such as telling the truth, using their manners, learning about strangers, and more! These timeless stories will now reach an entirely new generation, all the while introducing them to the joys of a visit to Bear County.


Be Kind
by Pat Zietlow Miller
Ages 3 - 6

When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate wants to make her feel better, wondering: What does it mean to be kind?

From asking the new girl to play to standing up for someone being bullied, this moving story explores what kindness is, and how any act, big or small, can make a difference—or at least help a friend.

With a gentle text from the award-winning author of Sophie's Squash, Pat Zietlow Miller, and irresistible art from Jen Hill, Be Kind is an unforgettable story about how two simple words can change the world.





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