This book has been revised from its original version entitled Monday Morning Messages. It includes even more inspirational stories for all ages. This classic best-seller now includes even more inspirational stories for all ages. These stories and activities can be read and discussed with students at school or home to strengthen critical insights skills that will help them to survive and thrive in adversity, and achieve success in school and for the rest of their lives. Not only is it a book of reflection but also one of motivation. Tom Carr has taken stories from everyday life and added follow-up activities to reinforce each lesson. These stories and activities can be read and discussed with students at school or home to strengthen their personal character. Recommended Grades 3-12 Featured topics include: * Forgiveness and Empathy * Overcoming Adversity * Anger * Personal Strengths * Honesty and Character * Procrastination * Reputation * Kindness and Compassion
The Story Pirates present an imaginative and funny adventure! This book (inspired by a real kid's idea) doubles as a creative writing guide for young writers! A glitchy time machine strands a bumbling janitor and a brilliant scientist in the distant past. Can they find their way home before they're attacked by angry cave-men or eaten alive by a saber-toothed tiger? Find out in this fast-paced, funny tale spun from a real-life kid's imagination! "Changing kids' lives, one story at a time" is the motto of the Story Pirates, a group of performers who bring kids' writing to life through sketch comedy. Stuck in the Stone Age is an action-packed mystery based on an idea from a real kid! Teaming up with New York Times bestselling author, Geoff Rodkey, this spine-tingling mystery doubles as an introduction to the basics of creative writing. With the help of the extensive back matter called the Mystery Creation Zone, readers can use this novel as inspiration to create their OWN great mystery!