Habit 1 - Be Proactive: You're in Charge

Lower Elementary Books:

• Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Vorst

• Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman

• King Bidgood's in the Bathtub by Audrey Wood

• The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper

• Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully

Upper Elementary Books:

• Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher by Bruce Coville

• On My Honor by Marion Bauer

• The Real McCoy: The Life of an African American Inventor by Wendy Towle

• Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream by Deloris Jordan

• Someone Was Watching by David Patneaude


Habit 2 - Begin with the End in Mind:

Have a Plan

Lower Elementary Books:

• Click, Clack, Moo, Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin

• Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni

• Galimoto by Karen Lynn Williams

• Pancakes, Pancakes by Eric Carle

• The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle

• Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats

Upper Elementary Books:

• Bobby Baseball by Robert Kimmel Smith

• Eddie, the Incorporated by Phyllis Naylor

• Lucy Mastermind by Alan Feldman

• The School Story by Andrew Clements

• Where Do You Think You're Going, Christopher Columbus? by Jean Fritz


Habit 3 - First Things First:

Work First,Then Play

Lower Elementary Books:

• Are You My Mother? By P.D. Eastman

• Alejandro's Gift by Richard E. Albert

• The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss

• Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London

• Jamaica's Find by Juanita Havill

• The Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone

• The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Upper Elementary Books:

• Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan

• Irving Black's Strange Snack by Roz Rosenbluth

• Justin & the Best Biscuits in the World by Mildred Pitts Walter

• The TV Kid by Betsy Byars

• The Week Mom Unplugged the TV's by Terry Phelan


Habit 4 - Think Win-Win:

Everyone Can Win

Lower Elementary Books:

• Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse by Leo Lionni

• The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins

• Let's Be Enemies by Janice May Udry

• The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

• The Very Clumsy Click Beetle by Eric Carle

Upper Elementary Books:

• The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss

• Crash by Jerry Spinelli

• Dragon Stew by Tom McGowen

• Hiawatha, Messenger of Peace by Dennis Brindell Fradin

• Law of the Great Peace by John Bierhart

• View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg

• Wait Till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn


 Habit 5 - Seek First to Understand then to Be Understood: Listen Before You Talk

Lower Elementary Books:

• Is Your Mama a Llama? by Deborah Guarino

• The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown

• Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

• The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka

Upper Elementary Books:

• The Bully of Barkham Street by Leonard Shortall

• Marrying Malcolm Murgatroyd by Mame Farrell Rules by Cynthia Lord

• Veronica Knows Best by Nancy Robinson

• Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare


Habit 6 - Synergize: Together is Better

Lower Elementary Books:

• A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams

• Clifford's Spring Clean-Up by Norman Bridwell

• How the 2nd Grade Got $8205.50 to Visit the Statue of Liberty by Nathan Zimelman

• Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall

• Swimmy by Leo Lionni

Upper Elementary Books:

• The Chalk Box Kid by Clyde Robert Bulla

• Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco

• Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech

• The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg

• A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle


Habit 7 - Sharpen the Saw:

Balance Feels Best

Lower Elementary Books:

• Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! by Mo Willems

• Henry Hikes to Fitchburg by D. B. Johnson

• Me I Am! by Jack Prelutsky

• Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

• The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Upper Elementary Books:

• A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

• The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg

• The New Kid on the Block by Jack Prelutsky

• Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen by DyAnne DiSalvo Ryan

• Wind in the Long Grass: A Collection of Haiku edited by William Higginson