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Books and Lesson Plans that change kids' lives!

Wyatt the Wonder Dog Books is a series designed to help busy elementary school counselors nurture tomorrow's leaders by teaching lessons that make a difference. All of the Wyatt picture books are grab 'n go lessons with discussion questions and an activity at the end. The purchase button takes you directly to the Amazon store. Want to buy the whole series? See below to order.

For additional resources including 20+ coloring sheets for all the books, a bibliography of more than 75 books on 20+ topics for lesson planning, mindset cards for teaching growth mindset and more, see Wyatt's BFF Club. These are FREE resources to help teach Wyatt's concepts.

Wyatt the Wonder Dog Books and More...

Wyatt the Wonder Dog books are available on Amazon. Clicking on the books will take you directly to Amazon for purchase.

It’s time to catch the school bus and Wyatt can’t find anything.  Where is his backpack?  his lunch money? Wyatt is about to learn a valuable lesson about the importance of being organized and the benefits of planning ahead.  This adorable story offers simple helpful ideas that kids and parents can use to make life less stressful and more fun.

It’s almost Christmas and Wyatt the Wonder Dog is wondering how long he will have to wait until the big day and what gifts he will get.  His mother however, has a more important question, “What will you give for Christmas?”  Join Wyatt as he learns a valuable lesson about how anyone can be generous and giving at Christmas and all through the year.

Wyatt is always wondering about something and lately it is how to get his friend, Max to change his bossy ways.  What can he do?  Join Wyatt as he considers some rather unusual options until he finally discovers that a heart to heart talk with Max can create a new friendship with an old friend.

Wyatt the Wonder Dog didn't make it on the All Star baseball team and he feels like a loser.  All  his friends will be playing baseball this summer, while he and his pesky sister, Callie, visit grandparents at the beach.  How Wyatt learns to handle disappointment and failure will be an important lesson for the future.  Will he give up trying new things?  Will he have the confidence to try again?  Are there some things that take more practice and persistence to learn than others?

Camping with his Boy Scout Troop is exciting and fun… until Max takes a serious fall while hiking.  When Wyatt and the rest of the Scouts use their emergency training to get Max safely out of the woods, they learn the value of teamwork and the power of community to achieve big goals.

It’s not easy being the new kid at school, especially if you are a cat and everyone else is a dog.  How do you make friends?  Can you even be friends with someone who is totally different from you?  Wyatt the Wonder Dog helps solve Ami's friendship problem with empathy and compassion - a great story for teaching children the critical life skill of making friends.

Wyatt wants to play Frisbee. Max want to build a fort and Callie wants to have tea party. How do the three friends reconcile their differences? Can it be done? When Wyatt doesn’t get his way, Max’s mother suggests he be the Superhero for the day. Join Wyatt as he learns how the magic of cooperation and compromise can bring the five friends closer together.

Wyatt the Wonder Dog is back in this delightful story that teaches children why listening is important and how to become good listeners. Children will relate to Wyatt's experience of missing out on the fun and making everyone late for Grandma's party. They'll learn that being a good listener takes practice, but it's so worth it in the end!

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Wyatt's Little Book of Coloring Fun

Wyatt’s Little Book of Coloring Fun includes 28 coloring designs and five activities for elementary age children.

Wyatt's little book of lesson plans

Wyatt's Little Book of Lessons Plans includes discussion questions, activities, lesson plans, reproducible coloring sheets, word searches, pre-test/post-test assessments and much more for each book in the Wyatt the Wonder Dog Book Series. 

Whole Hearted Living Journal for Kids

Life has its ups and downs but when you develop courage, compassion and connection, you are equipped for the journey. Sixteen days of journal prompts provide a quote for the day, an intention and a creative activity to help upper elementary age kids and middle school kids build a growth mindset so they can face challenges with courage and develop relationships filled with compassion.

The Elementary School Counselor's Book of Lesson Plans

Thirty-two lesson plans with activities, discussion starters, assessments and questionnaires to keep students engaged all year while developing critical thinking skills and growth mindset.

The Elementary School Counselor Book of Leadership Lesson Plans

This book is a treasure trove of lessons, activities and discussion starters to nurture tomorrow’s leaders through developing critical thinking skills and growth mindset. It includes twenty-eight lesson plans based on Stephen Covey’s seven habits of highly successful people, bibliographies, activities, problem situation cards, ASCA standards and learning assessments.

Resources for Parents

e-books from Gum Road publishers

Stuff Parents Want to Know: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

In twenty years of school counseling I’ve been asked a lot of questions.  This ebook is a compilation of some of the most common questions I received. I offer some effective strategies and books you can read with your child to address the problem. 

Developing Children of Character

How do you develop children of character? In this ebook, you will get tips for developing children who are responsible, generous, self-reliant, happy and courageous.  In addition, I discuss how to help children handle disappointment and friendship problems.

Parenting with Heart: Understanding your Child’s Personality Style

Do you sometimes feel that your children are speaking a different language? Do you wonder how to motivate and inspire them? In this ebook you will D-I-S-Cover your own personality style and how to speak the language of other personality styles to create a winning environment in all the seasons of your family’s life.

Teaching with Heart: Understanding Personality Style

Do you sometimes feel that students at your school are speaking a different language? Do you wonder how to motivate and inspire them? In this ebook you will D-I-S-Cover your own personality style and learn to work in the strengths of each personality by recognizing the secret fuel and environmental needs for each. Understanding the personality styles of students can revolutionize how you interact and lead in the classroom!

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