Bringing Up Great Kids Program

Recommended Books

Grandma explains to Little Bear what heaven is from her perspective . Heaven is eating homemade cookies and wrapping up Little Bear in a warm towel after a bath. And it's the feeling she gets from watching Little Bear play with Grandpa. But most importantly, she tells him, Heaven is just having you.


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."  

Number One bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance from author Giles Andreae, has been delighting children for over 15 years. Gerald the tall giraffe would love to join in with the other animals at the Jungle Dance, but everyone knows that giraffes can't dance ...or can they? A funny, touching and triumphant story about a giraffe who finds his own tune and confidence too.

What do you notice when you take the time to stop, listen, and experience? This pensive and peaceful book encourages children to slow down and become deliberate with their day-to-day actions and thoughts. With gentle rhythms and soothing imagery, kids may be guided toward a quiet self-awareness and mindfulness. 

A young woman holds her newborn son and looks at him lovingly. Softly she sings to him: "I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always,  As long as I'm living, My baby you'll be." So begins the story that has touched the hearts of millions worldwide with over 15 million copies sold.

"A book filled with reverence for the natural order of the world and the place of the individual in it."--School Library Journal

In simple words and radiant collages, Debra Frasier celebrates the natural miracles of the earth and extends an exuberant welcome to each member of our human family. Accompanied by a detailed glossary explaining such natural phenomena as gravity, tides, and migration, this is an unforgettable book. 


A gentle, heart-warming bedtime tale, featuring the popular Big and Little Bear. Little Bear has found a little-bear-sized cave to play in ... and when night falls, he decides to sleep there too. But as he looks out of his cave at the moon shining through the dark trees, Little Bear starts to wonder whether Big Bear might not be lonely without him...

It all started one stupid, rotten day when everything went wrong... Peter the cow is having a BAD day. After missing the bus and wiping out on his bike he loses his temper and gets in trouble. To make matters worse all the other kids are teasing him, calling him Moody Cow. Peter's day just seems to get worse until his grandfather comes over and teaches him how to settle his mind and let go of his frustration through a simple and fun exercise.