Kid President's Guide to Being Awesome

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Terreece Clarke, Common Sense Media
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More pep talks, positivity, substance from fun YouTube star.

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Educational Value

This is a guide to being awesome that has 100 ways to change the world through small acts of kindness. It also gives kids (and adults) great pep talks that encourage them to be the best they can be and shares the stories of other kids doing awesome things in life.

Positive Messages

Those who have followed Kid President on YouTube know he's full of positive energy and messages. This extends to the book, where he helps readers learn what's great about themselves, how they can help others, and why the world is a more positive place than some may think.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Full of positive role models in both kid and adult form, Kid President's Guide to Being Awesome tells true stories about things men, women, and children have committed to doing to make the world and themselves happier, more awesome people.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Kid President's Guide to Being Awesome, by YouTube star Robby Novak -- known as Kid President -- and his brother-in-law Brad Montague, will inspire kids to be more positive and give more of their (and your) time to making others happy. It also shines a light on the internal and external pressure that can make people feel as if they must live up to certain materialistic ideas of happiness. Be prepared to have discussions about different ways to effect positive change around you.

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What's the story?

Kid President interviews celebrities, everyday kids, and grown-ups to create 100 ideas on how to make the world more awesome. The book has lots of behind-the-scenes images and information from Robby Novak (Kid President) and his brother-in-law Brad Montague about his adventures, his YouTube show, and Robby's battle with osteogenesis imperfecta, a brittle bone disease. Full of fun ideas, inspiring people, and corn dogs (Kid President's favorite), this book can help everyone be a little more awesome.

Is it any good?

In KID PRESIDENT'S GUIDE TO BEING AWESOME, Robby Novak and Brad Montague have pulled together a power punch of fun and positivity. Robby's energy is evident throughout the pages, and his brother-in-law Brad keeps the fun going as the two engage in friendly back-and-forth banter. It's great to have so much information on fun, silly, and meaningful ways to make a difference in the world. The interviews with non-celebrity kids and adults who are making their mark are a delight.

This is a wonderful book to get a family conversation going about ways to have a positive impact on the world, including "[putting] the phone down."

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