Everyone’s Contributions Count

A Story About Encouraging Children to Value the Contributions of Others


SKU: D299-Net

When Amelia starts working on a project, she has lots of great ideas…

So many ideas, in fact, that she doesn’t think she needs any help from anyone – not even her assigned project partners. She’s more happy to go ahead and do it on her own. To Amelia’s surprise, her project teammates just don’t feel the same way – especially after she fails to give them credit for their own hard work!

When Amelia’s antics result in cold shoulders and unfriendly stares from friends, she realizes she might need to handle thing differently.

Luckily, Amelia’s teachers are there to teach her some simple ways to recognize and value the contributions of others. Will Amelia be able to undo the hurt she’s caused, and discover the true benefits of working as a team?

Everyone’s Contributions Count is from award-winning author and school counselor Bryan Smith’s Without Limits book series for children in grades K through 5. Included at the end of the picture book are tips for parents and educators to help drive home the message of valuing the contributions of others helps develop positive relationships.

Written by Bryan Smith
Illustrated by Lisa M. Griffin
Paperback ISBN 9781944882532
Grades K-5
31 pages
Release Date March 17, 2020

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Boys Town Press

Bryan Smith comes from a family of educators. He has worked in education for the past 22 years. Bryan began his career as an elementary school teacher before realizing he had a passion for helping children deal with difficult issues. He has since spent 17 years as an elementary school counselor, where he teaches students life skills that will help them succeed. Through his writing, Bryan hopes to motivate, educate and inspire children. His stories address topics like sportsmanship, executive functions, self-control and self acceptance. When he isn’t working as a school counselor or writing, Bryan enjoys coaching his two boys in baseball.

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