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Boys Town Press is the publishing division of Boys Town. Our publications are based on the proven youth care, parenting and educational techniques used in our Boys Town programs. Through its life-changing youth care and health care programs, Boys Town offers children and families services in their own homes, or, when necessary, family-like out-of-home services to children with special treatment needs. Proceeds from the sale of Boys Town Press products are used to support these programs across the country. Whether you are a teacher seeking fresh ideas for the classroom, or a parent looking for help dealing with your child's behavior, or a teen facing difficult choices, or a professional who works with youth and our families - check out our books. Our titles give strategies and activities to strengthen children's behavior, and keep academic skills polished and ready for school. Boys Town is proud to work with communities and schools in order to meet the growing and increasingly diverse needs of today’s children and families.

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  • A Piece of the Puzzle: Eight Traits of a Quality Teammate (eBook) cover

    A Piece of the Puzzle: Eight Traits of ...

    Boys Town Press
    92 Pages, Grades 11 - 12, Staff
    Was: $8.95 (USD)
    Now: $8.50  Add to cart

     

    A Piece of the Puzzle: Eight Traits of a Quality Teammate (eBook)

    How well do the members of your learning community work together? Are you a smooth, well-oiled machine or a fractured collection of in-it-for-yourself individuals? In a straightforward, no-excuses style, author and coach Kevin Kush outlines eight traits that can turn any group or organization into a cohesive, high-performing team. Ideal for anyone who is a member or leader of a project team, work group, or task force.


     
  • No Room for Bullies: Lesson Plans for Grades 9-12 (eBook) cover

    No Room for Bullies: Lesson Plans for Grades ...

    Boys Town Press
    120 Pages, Grades 9 - 12, Staff
    Was: $19.95 (USD)
    Now: $18.95  Add to cart

     

    No Room for Bullies: Lesson Plans for Grades 9-12 (eBook)

    Help students in grades 9-12 solve bullying problems with these lesson plans that can be used in traditional classroom settings, or small-group counseling sessions. The lessons can be blended into existing curricula or taught as stand-alone activities. Topics include problem solving to make better behavioral choices, using social skills to resolve bullying situations, and using social media responsibly.


     
  • No Room for Bullies: Lesson Plans for Grades 5-8 (eBook) cover

    No Room for Bullies: Lesson Plans for Grades ...

    Boys Town Press
    112 Pages, Grades 5 - 8, Staff
    Was: $19.95 (USD)
    Now: $18.95  Add to cart

     

    No Room for Bullies: Lesson Plans for Grades 5-8 (eBook)

    Easy-to-use lesson plans to help middle school students deal with bullying in safe and effective ways. The lessons address a broad range of issues including recognizing bullying behaviors, using social skills to resolve bullying situations, and problem solving to make better behavioral choices. The lessons can be blended into existing curricula or taught as stand-alone activities.


     
  • Thanks for the Feedback…(I Think!) My Story about Accepting Criticism and Compliments the Right Way! (eBook) cover

    Thanks for the Feedback…(I Think!) My Story about ...

    Boys Town Press
    32 Pages, Grades PK - 6
    Was: $9.95 (USD)
    Now: $9.45  Add to cart

     

    Thanks for the Feedback…(I Think!) My Story about Accepting Criticism and Compliments the Right Way! (eBook)

    When a couple of friends give RJ a compliment, he isn't sure how to respond, and when his teacher explains that while he is doing many things very well, there are other things he should work on, he argues and makes excuses. With guidance, RJ learns the value of properly accepting compliments and feedback from others, and that feedback is just information he can use to become better. This book is part of the BEST ME I Can Be! series of books to teach children social skills.


     
  • I Just Want to Do It My Way! My Story about Staying On Task and Asking for Help! (eBook) cover

    I Just Want to Do It My Way! ...

    Boys Town Press
    32 Pages, Grades PK - 6
    Was: $9.95 (USD)
    Now: $9.45  Add to cart

     

    I Just Want to Do It My Way! My Story about Staying On Task and Asking for Help! (eBook)

    RJ’s way of doing things isn’t working out for him, especially in math class. His teacher is upset because so many of his assignments are missing or incomplete. RJ blames Norma "the booger picker" and Rodney "the alphabet burper" for distracting him during class. With support from his parents, RJ learns how to ask for help when he needs it, and to stay on task. By learning how to do things the right way the first time, he discovers he no longer has to do his work over and over again. This book is part of the BEST ME I Can Be! series of books to teach children social skills.


     
  • Teamwork Isn't My Thing, and I Don't Like to Share (eBook) cover

    Teamwork Isn't My Thing, and I Don't Like ...

    Boys Town Press
    32 Pages, Grades PK - 6
    Was: $9.95 (USD)
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    Teamwork Isn't My Thing, and I Don't Like to Share (eBook)

    RJ's teacher wants him to work with bossy Bernice, messy Frankie and Norma on a report about Egyptian mummies. Then, after a frustrating school day, he finds only one cookie left in the cookie jar, and his mom makes him share it with his sister. With help from his soccor coach, RJ learns that working as a team and sharing are skills needed not just on the soccer field, but in school and at home too. This book is part of the BEST ME I Can Be! series of books to teach children social skills.


     
  • Sorry, I Forgot to Ask! My Story about Asking for Permission and Making an Apology! (eBook) cover

    Sorry, I Forgot to Ask! My Story about ...

    Boys Town Press
    32 Pages, Grades PK - 6
    Was: $9.95 (USD)
    Now: $9.45  Add to cart

     

    Sorry, I Forgot to Ask! My Story about Asking for Permission and Making an Apology! (eBook)

    RJ is making a lot of trips to the "time-out" chair! Without telling anyone, he and his best friend decide to walk home from school instead of riding the bus. Then RJ and his sister snack on Mom's triple-layer double-chocolate cake and spoil Grandma's birthday surprise. Dad helps RJ learn how to do a better job of asking for permission. and when RJ returns to school his principal has him practice making an apology. RJ feels a lot happier when he says he's sorry, and he learns that asking for permission will mean fewer trips to the time-out chair. This book is part of the BEST ME I Can Be! series of books to teach children social skills.


     
  • I Just Don't Like the Sound of No! My Story About Accepting No for an Answer and Disagreeing the Right Way! (eBook) cover

    I Just Don't Like the Sound of No! ...

    Boys Town Press
    32 Pages, Grades PK - 6
    Was: $9.95 (USD)
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    I Just Don't Like the Sound of No! My Story About Accepting No for an Answer and Disagreeing the Right Way! (eBook)

    No is RJ's least favorite word…and he tries his best to convince his dad, his mom and his teacher to turn "No" into "Maybe" or "We'll see" or "I'll think about it." Even though he doesn't have much success. RJ keeps arguing until his teacher suggests that he try to join her classroom's "Say YES to NO Club." If RJ can learn how to accept "No" for an answer and to disagree appropriately, he can add his name to the club's Star Board. This book is part of the BEST ME I Can Be! series of books to teach children social skills.


     
  • The Worst Day of My Life Ever! My Story About Listining and Following Instructions…(or Not!) (eBook) cover

    The Worst Day of My Life Ever! My ...

    Boys Town Press
    32 Pages, Grades PK - 6
    Was: $9.95 (USD)
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    The Worst Day of My Life Ever! My Story About Listining and Following Instructions…(or Not!) (eBook)

    RJ has had a rough day – he wakes up with gum stuck in his hair, misses recess because he’s late to school, earns a zero on his math homework, and kicks the ball into his own team’s soccer goal! With his mother’s help, RJ learns that his problems happen because he doesn’t listen or pay attention to directions. Author Julia Cook’s book shows RJ as well as all K-6 readers the steps to the fundamental social skills of listening and following instructions. When RJ learns to use these skills the right way, he has the best day of his life! This book is the first in the BEST ME I Can Be! series of books to teach children social skills.


     
  • Little Sisters, Listen Up!: A Message of Hope by Ruby Asugha (eBook) cover

    Little Sisters, Listen Up!: A Message of Hope ...

    Boys Town Press
    138 Pages, Grades 5 - 10
    Was: $6.95 (USD)
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    Little Sisters, Listen Up!: A Message of Hope by Ruby Asugha (eBook)

    A successful African American woman recounts her journey out of poverty and challenges young, urban girls to define their dreams and goals. Journal-format pages ask readers to reflect on pressures in their own lives and how to overcome them.


     
  • Guys, Let's Keep It Real!: A Message of Hope by Farrell Artis (eBook) cover

    Guys, Let's Keep It Real!: A Message of ...

    Boys Town Press
    172 Pages, Grades 5 - 10
    Was: $6.95 (USD)
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    Guys, Let's Keep It Real!: A Message of Hope by Farrell Artis (eBook)

    This book encourages African American boys to develop a plan to reach their goals by considering how others have overcome poverty, racism, violence, and drugs to find lives filled with purpose.


     
  • Tools for Teaching Social Skills in School by Michele Hensley, Jo C. Dillon and Denise Pratt (eBook) cover

    Tools for Teaching Social Skills in School by ...

    Boys Town Press
    293 Pages, Grades 3 - 12, Staff
    Was: $22.46 (USD)
    Now: $21.33  Add to cart

     

    Tools for Teaching Social Skills in School by Michele Hensley, Jo C. Dillon and Denise Pratt (eBook)

    Curriculum of lesson plans for teachers to use with students learning 28 social skills. Activities that include discussion, role plays, reading, and journaling are suggested for Kindergarten to grade 12.


     
  • More Tools for Teaching Social Skills in School: 35 Lesson Plans by Midge Odermann Mougey, Jo C. Dillon and Denise Pratt (eBook) cover

    More Tools for Teaching Social Skills in School: ...

    Boys Town Press
    285 Pages, Grades 3 - 12, Staff
    Was: $24.71 (USD)
    Now: $23.47  Add to cart

     

    More Tools for Teaching Social Skills in School: 35 Lesson Plans by Midge Odermann Mougey, Jo C. Dillon and Denise Pratt (eBook)

    Curriculum includes lesson plans to teach students 35 social skills including listening to others, setting long-term goals, using anger-control strategies, and being prepared for class. Includes role-play scenarios and class activities for grades 3-12.


     
  • Teaching Social Skills to Youth with Mental Health Disorders by Jennifer Resetar Volz, Tara Snyder and Michael Sterba (eBook) cover

    Teaching Social Skills to Youth with Mental Health ...

    Boys Town Press
    184 Pages, Grades 5 - 12, Staff
    Was: $22.46 (USD)
    Now: $21.33  Add to cart

     

    Teaching Social Skills to Youth with Mental Health Disorders by Jennifer Resetar Volz, Tara Snyder and Michael Sterba (eBook)

    Guide to help therapists, counselors, psychologists, and educators incorporate social skill instruction into treatment planning for children diagnosed with mental health disorders.


     
  • Teaching Social Skills to Youth: A Step by Step Guide (Second Edition) by Tom Dowd and Jeff Tierney (eBook) cover

    Teaching Social Skills to Youth: A Step by ...

    Boys Town Press
    315 Pages, Grades 3 - 12, Staff
    Was: $24.71 (USD)
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    Teaching Social Skills to Youth: A Step by Step Guide (Second Edition) by Tom Dowd and Jeff Tierney (eBook)

    Book features step-by-step behavior components of 182 social skills from the basic (following instructions) to the complex (resolving conflict).


     
  • Practical Tools for Foster Parents by Lana Temple-Plotz, Ted Stricklett, Christina Baker and Michael N. Sterba (eBook) cover

    Practical Tools for Foster Parents by Lana Temple-Plotz, ...

    Boys Town Press
    309 Pages, Grades 11 - 12, Staff
    Was: $9.95 (USD)
    Now: $9.45  Add to cart

     

    Practical Tools for Foster Parents by Lana Temple-Plotz, Ted Stricklett, Christina Baker and Michael N. Sterba (eBook)

    This book offers effective parenting techniques for foster parents as well as how to work with the foster child's natural family, create a safe environment, and handle transitions to another placement.