BOOKS ABOUT GRIT FOR KIDS
RAY'S FLYING GRIT
It isn't every day that a young, sea-bound stingray decides to fly like a bird. Knowing Little Ray to be brave and young, Mama Ray allowed her son to learn by trying. He beat all odds with his lofty goals. Teamwork and encouragement from parents and friends are important to success in The Amazing Flight of Little Ray. Children test their wings and soar to new heights with inspiration from this young stingray.
This first book in the adventurous series of print books and online books about grit for kids makes “little ray of sunshine” seem overused and underwhelming. Little ray looks beyond humdrum bounds. He presents courage and strength of character that children will want to follow or surpass. His fun lessons in goal setting, practice and perseverance add new dimension to living and learning important life skills from an early age.
RAYS AND SHARKS
When stingrays and sharks get along, they pull everyone along. Before Little Ray & Shark Patch Things Up ends, the boat has a hole in the hull, the engine has died and the circling shark hasn't eaten. A whole lot of grit is needed for kids, adults and animals to fix this mess. Despite natural conflict between stingrays and sharks, the second Little Ray book ends with unusual friendships on land and in the sea.
This story shows help can come from unexpected sources and first impressions can be very wrong. Little Ray and boating friends learn that an appearance of great danger ends up helping the disabled craft get to shore. Action and animals in this story provide proof of the pitfalls that come with stereotyping. Reel in the fun and the teamwork that overcome adversity. The story ends well, because everyone contributes.
Few people have an opportunity to meet members of this endangered species. They are nocturnal. Armadillos are not from another galaxy. In The Foxy Armadillos, fast thinking and team effort save the family home. This third book in this series from V. R. Duin gets everyone up to speed. The action and the alien-looking animals turn child play into opportunity so everyone can practice important lessons in heroism.
Disrupt the top 1% with awareness that amazing inventions come when and where least expected. The armadillo family shows great courage to achieve a noble end. The wily fox may need to try his luck elsewhere. The farm setting and active interactions with nature offer interesting lessons that are sensitive to the emerging social consciousness throughout the world. A habitat is saved and the balance of nature is preserved.
- MAMA RAY May 2019
- OCEAN SOUNDS April 2019
- WILD ANIMAL SURPRISES March 2019
- FLYING STINGRAYS February 2019
- LANDLUBBERS January 2019
- STINGRAY VENOM December 2018
- PANCAKE SHARK November 2018
- FISH NEVER SLEEP October 2018
- SHARK BAIT September 2018
- SHARK ATTACK August 2018
- FISHY FISH July 2018
- NO FISHING June 2018
LITTLE RAY SHOWS TRUE GRIT
VIDEO ABOUT GRIT FOR KIDS:
Kids, who expect instant success in life, may find the jackpot empty. Success is a long, hard slog for progress. It takes grit to face problems that get in the way. Books about grit for kids can teach a lot about achievement.
While others flee, Little Ray sticks with his plans and goals. Grit helps pave the way to good endings. Little Ray teaches young readers about the need for teamwork to bring end to problems with bullying.
The words to this video show the way to beat problems: “Life is visions, and illusions; make decisions, fight delusions.” These words are not from any Little Ray book. The illustrations and ideas are from his books. (21 seconds)