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19 Books

About Paying Attention and Following Directions

These are favorite titles that show little ones how to pay attention, listen to others, and follow directions in and out of the classroom.

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Age
4-8
Grade
K-3

Howard Binkow, Susan F. Cornelison

Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen

Hardcover (Aug. 1, 2008) , 1 edition
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Want to listen better? It will help you stay safe, in less trouble and learn more. Listening and paying attention are different and mean more than do as we are told. Award-winning…educator endorsed. FREE download discussion ideas, video poster, song, interactive questions.

Howard B. Wigglebottom is helping millions of children listen better to others, their hearts, feelings, bodies, and to intuition, the little voice in their head. 15 books, animations and lessons help

ages 4-7 become better listeners and …

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Claire Llewellyn, Mike Gordon

Why Should I Listen?

Hardcover (April 19, 2001)
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Age
4-8
Grade
PK-4

Kevin Henkes

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

Hardcover (Jan. 24, 2006) , 1st edition

Lilly loves everything about school, especially her cool teacher, Mr. Slinger. But when Lilly brings her purple plastic purse and its treasures to school and can't wait until sharing time, Mr. Slinger confiscates her prized possessions. Lilly's fury leads to revenge and then to remorse and she sets out to make amends.

Lilly, the star of Chester's Way and Julius, the Baby of the World, is back. And this time she has her name in the title - something she's …

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Age
5+
Grade
K-12

Peter H Reynolds

The Dot

Hardcover (Sept. 15, 2003) , 1st edition
With a simple, witty story and free-spirited illustrations, Peter H. Reynolds entices even the stubbornly uncreative among us to make a mark — and follow where it takes us.

Her teacher smiled. "Just make a mark and see where it takes you."

Art class is over, but Vashti is sitting glued to her chair in front of a blank piece of paper. The words of her teacher are a gentle invitation to express herself. But Vashti can’t draw - she’s … More
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Age
4-8
Grade
PK-3

David Ezra Stein

Interrupting Chicken

Hardcover (Aug. 10, 2010) , First Edition edition
It’s time for the little red chicken’s bedtime story—and a reminder from Papa to try not to interrupt. But the chicken can’t help herself! Whether the tale is Hansel and Grettel or Little Red Riding Hood or even Chicken Little, she jumps into the story to save its hapless characters from doing some dangerous or silly thing.

Now it’s the little red chicken’s turn to tell a story, but will her yawning papa make it to the end without his … More
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Age
4-8
Grade
PK-3

David Shannon

No, David!

Hardcover (Sept. 1, 1998) , 1st edition
The Caldecott Honor-winning classic by bestselling picture-book creator David Shannon!
When David Shannon was five years old, he wrote and illustrated his first book. On every page were these words: NO, DAVID! . . . and a picture of David doing things he was not supposed to do.
Now David is all grown up. But some things never change. . . .

Over fifteen years after its initial publication, NO, DAVID! remains a perennial household favorite, delighting children, parents, and … More
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Age
2-6
Grade
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Mo Willems

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

Hardcover (Jan. 1, 2003) , 1st Edition
Handpicked by Amazon kids’ books editor, Seira Wilson, for Prime Book Box – a children’s subscription that inspires a love of reading.

When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place-a pigeon! But you've never met one like this before. As he pleads, wheedles, and begs his way through the book, children will love being able to answer back and decide his fate.
In his hilarious picture book debut, … More
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Age
2-5
Grade
PK-K

Tomie dePaola

Strega Nona

Board book (Jan. 17, 2017) , Reissue edition
From beloved author Tomie dePaola comes the classic, Caldecott Honor–winning story Strega Nona as a resized Classic Board Book!

Strega Nona—“Grandma Witch”—is the source for potions, cures, magic, and comfort in her Calabrian town. Her magical ever-full pasta pot is especially intriguing to hungry Big Anthony. Big Anthony is supposed to look after her house and tend her garden, but one day, when she goes over the mountain to visit Strega Amelia, he recites the magic verse over the pasta … More
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Age
3-5
Grade
-

Jane Yolen, Mark Teague

How Do Dinosaurs Go To School?

Hardcover (June 1, 2007) , Illustrated Edition
The bestselling, award-winning team of Yolen and Teague are back with another dinosaur tale--a fourth full-length picture book about how dinosaurs behave at school.
Everyone's favorite dinosaurs are back--and this time they are going to school. More fun dinosaur antics await. These prehistoric pupils are in a class of their own!

As in their previous books, Yolen and Teague capture children's rambunctious natures with playful read-aloud verse and wonderfully amusing pictures. More
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Age
4-8
Grade
PK-3

David Shannon

David Goes To School

Hardcover (Aug. 1, 1999) , Library Binding Edition
A companion to the Caldecott Honor-winning classic No, David!by bestselling picture-book creator David Shannon!
David's teacher has her hands full. From running in the halls to chewing gum in class, David's high-energy antics fill each schoolday with trouble -- and are sure to bring a smile to even the best- bahaved reader. More
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Age
4-8
Grade
-

Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Pat Schories

Biscuit Goes to School

Paperback (July 1, 2003) , Illustrated Edition

Go back to school with Biscuit and share the love of reading with your beginner reader!

Biscuit can't wait to go to school! Even though no dogs are allowed, he is determined to see and do everything that takes place at school. But what will happen when the teacher discovers a puppy in the classroom?

This My First I Can Read book is carefully crafted using basic language, word repetition, sight words, and sweet illustrations—which means it's perfect for shared …

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Age
3-6
Grade
PK-K

Deborah Diesen, Dan Hanna

The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School

Hardcover (June 24, 2014) , First Edition

Turn little pouts into big smiles!

Mr. Fish is nervously awaiting his first day of school, and he frets about not knowing how to write his name, how to draw shapes, and how to do math―until he's reassured that school is the perfect place to learn how to master all of these new skills, in Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School from Deborah Diesen and Dan Hanna.

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Age
4-8
Grade
PK-3

Jory John, Pete Oswald

The Good Egg

Hardcover (Feb. 12, 2019) , Illustrated edition

A #1 New York Times bestseller!

An Amazon Best Books of the Year 2019 selection!

From the bestselling creators of The Bad Seed, a timely story about not having to be Grade A perfect!

Meet the good egg. He’s a verrrrrry good egg indeed.

But trying to be so good is hard when everyone else is plain ol’ rotten.

As the other eggs in the dozen behave badly, the good egg starts to crack from all the pressure of feeling …

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Age
4-7
Grade
PK-3

Helen Lester, Lynn Munsinger

Listen, Buddy

Hardcover (July 9, 2013)
"…this sprightly paced tale amiably nudges kids whose direction-following skills need some honing." —Publishers Weekly"Buddy’s father had a beautiful big nose. He was a great sniffer. Buddy’s mother had beautiful big teeth. She was a great chomper. Buddy had beautiful big ears. It didn’t matter." When someone says squash, Buddy hears wash. Tomatoes, you say? He buys potatoes. One day—because he didn’t listen—Buddy accidentally ends up at Scruffy Varmint’s scary cave. Unfortunately, he doesn’t listen to Scruffy, either…and almost ends … More
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Age
6-9
Grade
1-2

Sue Graves, Trevor Dunton

Monkey Needs to Listen

Paperback (Aug. 15, 2016) , Reprint edition
While building a go-kart for racing, Monkey doesn't listen to instructions, causing him to crash during the race. More
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Age
4-8
Grade
-

Adir Levy, Ganit Levy, Mat Sadler

What Should Danny Do? School Day

Hardcover (Dec. 7, 2018) , First edition
FUN. INTERACTIVE. EMPOWERING.

"The absolute best gift available for any 4-9 year old." - Maya Shanun, Pediatrician & Mother of 5


8 stories in 1! Danny is back in an all new adventure! In this follow up to the #1 Amazon Best Seller, What Should Danny Do?, your children will get to decide how Danny's day at school will end! Children love being able to make all the choices for this Superhero-in-Training and control the outcome of the book, … More
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Age
4-8
Grade
PK+

Cheri J. Meiners M.Ed., Cheri J. Meiners

Know and Follow Rules

Paperback (March 31, 2005) , 1 edition
A child who can’t follow rules is a child who’s always in trouble. This book starts with simple reasons why we have rules: to help us stay safe, learn, be fair, and get along. Then it presents just four basic rules: “Listen,” “Best Work,” “Hands and Body to Myself,” and “Please and Thank You.” The focus throughout is on the positive sense of pride that comes with learning to follow rules. Includes questions and activities adults can use to reinforce … More
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Age
4-12
Grade
K-6

Steve Herman

Train Your Dragon To Follow Rules: Teach Your Dragon To NOT Get Away With Rules. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids To Understand The Importance of Following Rules.

Paperback (May 25, 2018)

Teach Your Children The Importance of Rules.

Your Children Will Immediately Understand The Reason Why We Have Rules Through This Cute Dragon Book.

Having a pet dragon is very fun.

You can teach your dragon to sit, stand, roll over, and you can even potty train him...

But what if your dragon does not like to follow rules? What if he does everything he could to get away with all the rules he hates?

What do you do?

You teach …

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Anna Dewdney

Llama Llama Easter Egg

eBook (Feb. 5, 2015) , Brdbk edition
With short and simple rhyming text, the Llama Llama board books introduce Llama Llama to babies and toddlers before they’re ready for longer full-length stories. And their small size and durable pages are perfect for little hands. In Llama Llama Easter Egg, The Easter Bunny brings lots of treats for Llama Llama: jelly beans, colorful eggs, and a fluffy surprise! More