Standards & Expectations

What If Everybody Did That

What If Everybody Did That? by Ellen Javernick, illustrated by Colleen Madden
(3 – 7 years)

If you drop just one soda can out the window, it’s no big deal…right? But what if everybody did that? What if everybody broke the rules… and spoke during story time, didn’t wash up, or splashed too much at the pool? Then the world would be a mess. What if everybody obeyed the rules so the world becomes a better place?

Awaken the Giant Within

Awaken the Giant Within
by Tony Robbins

Strategies for mastering your emotions, your body, your relationships, your finances, and your life. Fundamental lessons of self-mastery enable discovery of your true purpose to take control of your life and harness the forces that shape your destiny.

Raising Good Humans

Raising Good Humans
by Hunter Clarke-Fields

When parents respond with kindness and patience, children gain first-hand experience the nurturing that helps build a kinder, more compassionate future. Raising Good Humans shows how to change “autopilot reactions” to create a lasting positive impact, not just for your children, but for generations to come.


Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable
by Tim S. Grover

Legendary trainer Tim Grover has taken the greats—Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, and hundreds of relentless competitors in sports, business, and every walk of life—and helped them become greater. Relentless reveals what it takes to achieve total mental and physical dominance, showing you how to be relentless and achieve whatever you desire.

Big Ideas For Young Thinkers

Big Ideas For Young Thinkers by Jamia Wilson, illustrated by Andrea Pippins
(10 – 14 years)

This book teaches children to train their busy brains and think outside the box. Get lost for hours exploring puzzling questions that have stumped thinkers for years. More importantly, discover your truth by reading about a diverse range of thinkers. Drawing on influences from ancient Greeks right up to modern-day American writers, philosophy is re-imagined in this book.

Raise Your Game

Raise Your Game: High-Performance Secrets from the Best of the Best by Alan Stein Jr & Jon Sternfeld

In today’s fast-paced world, we are encouraged to skip steps—to chase what’s hot, flashy, and sexy and ignore the basics. But the basics work. They always have. They always will.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families
by Stephen R. Covey

With anecdotes about ordinary people, helpful suggestions about changing everyday behavior, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families shows how and why to have family meetings, the importance of keeping promises, and how to balance individual and family needs… all guiding the family from dependence to interdependence.

What Got You Here Won't Get You There

What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
by Marshall Goldsmith

Is there something standing between you and the next level? What Got You Here Won’t Get You There helps leaders overcome their unconscious annoying habits and become more successful.

The Only Thing That Will Change Your Life

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