Help Me Become™

Short Stories on Building Character (Ages 4-10)

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Each book includes three short stories with different perspectives on how to grow up with positive character. 

After each short story, there is a Think & Talk About It Guide that helps children process the story and apply the ideas to their own lives.

 

 
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Give Up Greed™ - Becoming Generous & Overcoming Greed

How can our MVP Kids turn greed into generosity? Spend the day with Ezekiel, Miriam, and Leo as they learn how their generosity greatly impacts those around them. Grow alongside our MVP Kids as you read these short stories on becoming generous.

Available October 22, 2019

Pick Your Promises™ - Becoming Dependable & Overcoming Breaking Promises

Can our MVP Kids learn the value of keeping their promises? Join Aanya, Yong, and Frankie as they learn the importance of keeping their word to their family and friends. Pick Your Promises with our MVP Kids as you read these short stories on becoming dependable. 

Limit Laziness
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Limit Laziness™ - Becoming Diligent & Overcome Laziness

Acting lazy is easy, but is it worth it in the end? Annie, Julia, and Liam learn what it takes to get more energy and give their best instead of giving up. Will their hard work make a difference? Find out how our MVP Kids Limit Laziness as you read these short stories on becoming diligent. 

Block Bad Sportsmanship
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Block Bad Sportsmanship™ - Becoming A Good Sport and Overcoming Bad Sportsmanship

Winning shouldn’t get in the way of being a good sport. Lucas, Miriam, and Frankie learn to show respect to everyone, encourage others, learn from their mistakes, and have fun while playing games with family and friends. Join our MVP Kids as you read these short stories on becoming a good sport.

Phase Out Forgetfulness
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Phase Out Forgetfulness™ - Becoming Responsible and Overcoming Forgetfulness

Sometimes it’s hard to remember manners, bringing things to school, or doing chores. What creative ways can Annie, Aanya, and Lucas come up with to help them Phase Out Forgetfulness? Join our MVP Kids by reading these short stories on becoming responsible.

Cure Complaining
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Cure Complaining™ - Becoming Content and Overcoming Complaining

Some of the MVP Kids are coming down with a serious case of complaining! Faith, Leo, and Julia catch the complaining virus while getting ready for bed, doing chores, and going shopping. Find out how they Cure Complaining as you read these short stories on becoming content!

Away With Wastefulness
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Away With Wastefulness™ - Becoming Frugal and Overcoming Wastefulness

How can our MVP Kids overcome being wasteful? Join Olivia, LeBron, and Gabby as they learn how to save their supplies, time, and money instead of wasting it. Join our MVP Kids as you read these short stories on becoming frugal.

STAND Up to Bullies
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Stand Up to Bullies™ - Becoming Brave and Overcoming Being Bullied

Standing up to bullies is not an easy thing to do. Liam, Yong, and Miriam learn from their parents’ advice how to peacefully resolve their bullying problems. Join our MVP Kids as they learn to Stand Up to Bullies in these short stories on becoming brave.

STAND Together Against Bullying
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Stand Together Against Bullying™ - Becoming a Hero and Overcoming Bullying

Together we can take a stand against bullying by speaking up and being kind. Faith, Leo, and Lucas become heroes when they gather their friends to Stand Together Against Bullying. Join our MVP Kids by reading these short stories on becoming a hero.

STAND Down, Bullies
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Stand Down, Bullies™ - Becoming a Friend and Overcoming Being a Bully

Even a good kid can struggle with being a bully. Find out what Ezekiel, Sarah, and Blake do when they realize their actions are hurting others. Join our MVP Kids as they learn to stand down as bullies in these short stories on becoming a friend.

Lock Up Lying
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Lock Up Lying™ - Becoming Honest and Overcoming Lying

Sometimes telling the truth can be hard when a lie seems easy. While Liam, Julia, and Frankie spend time at work with their parents, they learn the importance of being honest and experience the consequences of lost trust. Join our MVP Kids in learning how to Lock Up Lying in these short stories on becoming honest.

Defeat Disobedience
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Defeat Disobedience™ - Becoming Obedient and Overcoming Disobedience

How can our MVP Kids overcome disobedience? Learning to obey parents, teachers and coaches can be difficult. Join Aanya, Sarah, and Ezekiel as they Defeat Disobedience and begin to obey right away. Grow alongside our MVP Kids as you read these short stories on becoming obedient.

Stomp Out Selfishness
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Stomp Out Selfishness™ - Becoming Considerate and Overcoming Selfishness

Can our MVP Kids learn to overcome selfishness? Join Yong, Olivia, and LeBron as they spend their Saturday morning learning to put others first. Stomp Out Selfishness with our MVP Kids as you read these short stories on becoming considerate. 

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Throw Away Theft™ - Becoming Respectful and Overcoming Stealing

It’s time to throw away that pesky act of stealing. Blake, Gabby, and Olivia learn the concept of ownership, and experience the consequences of stealing as they go shopping or play at the park. Join our MVP Kids in learning how to Throw Away Theft with these inspirational, character-building short stories on becoming respectful of other’s belongings.

Available April 1, 2020