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The Energy Bus for Kids: A Story about Staying Positive and Overcoming Challenges

Jon Gordon, Korey Scott (Illustrator)
ISBN: 978-1-118-28735-4
48 pages
August 2012
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An illustrated adaptation of the bestselling business fable, The Energy Bus, teaches children the benefits of staying positive

In this illustrated adaptation of the bestselling fable, The Energy Bus, author Jon Gordon shows children how to overcome negativity, bullies and everyday challenges to be their best. The Energy Bus For Kids is a story that will teach kids how to find their inner motivation and pass on that positive energy to others.

  • The Energy Bus For Kids presents five rules for the "Ride of Your Life"
  • Teaches kids how to fuel your ride with positive energy
  • Shares with kids how to love the people you share your journey with and how to enjoy the ride

Positive kids become positive adults. So get kids on the Energy Bus and infuse their lives with a newfound vision, attitude, and positivity.

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JON GORDON's bestselling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by Fortune 500 companies, school districts, hospitals, nonprofits, numerous professional and college sports teams, and children. He is the author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller The Energy Bus, The No Complaining Rule, Training Camp, The Shark and the Goldfish, The Seed, Soup, and The Positive Dog. Jon invites you to visit and connect with him at www.JonGordon.com.

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August 27, 2012
No Bullies Allowed! Hop on the Energy Bus and Create a Positive School Year

Bestselling Author Jon Gordon Encourages Kids to

Overcome Bullies and Negativity in his First Children’s Book

First day jitters and excitement are a part of every kid's school year. They wonder – Will I like my new teacher? Who will I sit next to? Will I make new friends? Will I have any trouble with my homework or other classmates? To keep kids looking forward to the positive aspects of everyday, author Jon Gordon has created an illustrated adaptation of his bestselling fable The Energy Bus, taking children on an enlightening and inspiring ride that will positively impact them at school and home.

The Energy Bus for Kids: A Story about Staying Positive and Overcoming Challenges (Wiley, August 2012; Hardcover and ebook; $16.95; ISBN: 978-1-118-28735-4) follows, George, a regular kid having a bad day. He woke up sleepy, skipped breakfast, nearly missed his bus and is teased by bullies at school. But when Joy, the bus driver, puts on the brakes and invites him on board, his attitude starts to change.

Joy helps George understand that he has the power to choose his attitude. She also teaches him that he has the power to keep bullies away and how to deal with them the next time he is picked on. She shows George that if he believes in himself, has a positive vision for the future, and fuels his ride with positive energy, he'll find the strength to overcome any challenge.

The Energy Bus for Kids’ parable format shows children how to overcome negativity, bullies, and everyday challenges to be their best and share their positive energy with others. It also explores five rules for the "Ride of Your Life" including:

  1. Create a positive vision
  2. Fuel your ride with positive energy
  3. No bullies allowed
  4. Love your passengers
  5. Enjoy the ride

“The earlier we teach kids how to deal with negativity, and its many forms including the school bully, the better,” says Gordon. “In this story, kids learn why bullying is wrong and how their positive energy must be greater than all the negativity. Negativity is a part of life, but teaching children how to overcome it is one of the most important things we can do.”

Gordon also shares tips for being a positive parent and ideas on the power of a positive educator that are inspired from his own journey to instill positivity in his own children. In addition, at the end of the story he provides complimentary resources for parents and teachers, including a discussion and activity guide for utilizing the book at home and in the classroom, on the book’s website www.EnergyBusKids.com

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