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

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