About the Author

Lynne Watts

Overworked and overwhelmed with the many responsibilities of the elementary school counselor job? Dedicated to developing lessons that matter on social emotional learning and leadership?

I understand.

As a school counselor for twenty years in Canton, Georgia, I helped hundreds of students solve problems much like the ones that Wyatt solves in the Wyatt the Wonder Dog books. My goal is to provide grab and go lessons that teach important life skills like empathy, growth mindset, mindfulness and organizational skills. All the lessons are aligned with ASCA standards while engaging students with meaningful story themes and activities. 

You have an important job to do as you nurture and grow tomorrow's leaders. Wyatt the Wonder Dog Books and Lesson Plan series can help.


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About the Illustrator

Pam Gardner

Pam’s experience as a retired elementary school art teacher, as well as the antics of her beloved dogs and cats, past and present, provide her inspiration for illustrating the predicaments in which Wyatt finds himself.  Pam likes to spend time painting, hiking, biking, watching movies with her family and playing with grandsons, Trevor, Owen and Tyler.  She lives in the North Georgia countryside with her husband Glenn, and their dogs Callie and Scout.

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What People Say About The Wyatt Books

kind words from educators, parents, and kids!

"Going to kindergarten is a milestone for everyone and the beginning of the year is usually filled with excitement and angst.  Wyatt the Wonder Dog addresses the typical concerns that most children have in a sweet and relatable way.  Kindergarten really is fun!"

— Laura Uszenski
Kindergarten Teacher

"Wyatt the Wonder Dog Learns about Teamwork is another great example of helping kids improve their social skills.  It teaches kids the power of working together and how much better we are when we work as a community"

—Melissa Toren Hrin, Professional School Counselor
Beverly Cleary School, Portland, OR

"[Wyatt the Wonder Dog Learns about Mindset] This book is funny!  It's dogs doing things that only people do!  I learned to try new things."

— Samuel Traub
Age 6

Wyatt the Wonder Dog Learns about Giving is a delightful book that teaches kids (and reminds adults, as well) that generosity is possible no matter how old, young, rich or poor we are.  This is a powerful message and an engaging story that every child will love. 

~Jen McDonough, author of Living Beyond Rich

Wyatt the Wonder Dog Learns about Friendship teaches not only friendship and making connections, but also how to become successful at problem solving. Great for school counselors, teachers and families.  Bravo! 

Sharissa Shatten~ School Counselor

Feeling left out? Need help getting along with friends? Wyatt the Wonder Dog Learns about Cooperation weaves important life skills into engaging story telling. Join Wyatt as he learns how to be the superhero in his group of friends by using cooperation and compromise.

~MaryFrances Gonzalez MACCCSLP

Have you ever had a friend that did some things that you disagreed with? Wyatt does and he doesn't know what to do about it. Join Wyatt as he learns that being honest with his friend is the best and only way to solve the problem. A great story!

~Lynn Hughes M.Ed. school counselor

If you've ever lost your lunch money or misplaced your favorite toy, you can relate to Wyatt the Wonder Dog.  This adorable story offers simple, helpful ideas that kids and parents can use to make life less stressful and more fun!

~Erin K. Casey, author