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09 Jan 2018
Hectic’s Top 6 Books about New Years Resolutions

 
 

On the show today, we reviewed SIX books about New Year's Resolutions . If you missed it, here is the full list:

 

#6 Squirrel's New Year's Resolution:

  • Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution is written by Pat Miller and illustrated by Kathi Ember.
  • It's a book about a Squirrel that visits her forest friends to see what resolutions they have planned and hopes she’ll be able to think of one for herself.  She comes away disappointed that nothing’s come to her, but when she meets her friends later at the diner, they point out that her involvement has led to a resolution “to help someone every day!"

 

 

 

#5 Shante Keys and the New Year's Peas –

  • This book was illustrated by Marion Eldridge and published by Albert Whitman.
  • The book is a multicultural children's book, written by Gail Piernas-Davenport, that tells the story of Shante Keys and how she saves the day for her family's New Year's celebration.

 

 

#4 The night before New Year's –

  • The night before New Year’s is the newest title in Natasha Wing’s bestselling Night Before series and was illustrated Amy Wummer.
  • The book is about a family that’s determined to stay up until midnight! Everyone’s stocked up on sparkly streamers and festive party hats, but after a night filled with card games and too many cupcakes, the little ones are getting sleepy…
  • Can they make it until the clock strikes twelve?

 

 

 

#3 Happy New Year, Everywhere! -

  • Happy New Year, Everywhere, is written by Arlene Erlbach and illustrated by Sharon Lane Holm.
  • This is a cross-cultural look at new year celebrations from 20 countries.
  • It includes instructions for a craft, game, or recipe from each country are included to inspire young readers.

 

#2 Originals –

  • Is a how-to guide written by Adam Grant, about changing the world and breaking free of norms to spark real progress.
  • This is told through the inspiring success stories of unconventional minds such as the entrepreneur who pitched reasons not to invest in his company, the analyst who challenged the CIA’s secrecy, and the junior Apple employee who challenged Steve Jobs.
  • You’ll learn how to generate, recognise and champion great new ideas and nurture original thinking in yourself, your family and your work.  

#1 Happy –

  • Written by Derren Brown is a reassuring guide, that looks at the changing concept of happiness across the millennia to the present day.
  • It takes the many philosophers who have examined it, and the conclusions and strategies they have proposed. Comparing their ideas and wisdom with modern approaches to the pursuit of happiness, this book exposes the flaws in the way that we often think about it, and investigates how we can reclaim happiness by taking control of the stories we tell ourselves.

 

 

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