Meet the Co-author of How Full Is Your Bucket? Young Reader’s Edition
“Discuss the strategies with the kids…hear what they’re experiencing and how they’re connecting with the text.…Use the strategies throughout the school year and just build this community where people have space, and they feel good about themselves.”
The original edition of How Full Is Your Bucket? by Tom Rath was a huge New York Times bestseller. When it came time to adapt the book about the power of positive thinking for kids, Audra Wallace drew on her experience as a third grade teacher to help make it really useful for young readers.
Watch this exclusive video interview to discover how Audra created the young reader’s edition, how she personally responded to Tom’s original book, and the message she wants to share with kids.
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Audra Wallace is a senior editorial director in Scholastic’s Magazines+ group. She graduated from Ithaca College in 1998, where she studied communications and film production. After working in the entertainment industry for several years, she earned her master’s degree in elementary education and taught third grade. Her passion for storytelling and teaching kids led to her position with Scholastic. Since 2006, Audra has written and edited print and digital content for the award-winning classroom magazine Scholastic News. Some of her books include How Full Is Your Bucket? Young Reader’s Edition, Cool Careers with Animals, and Cool Careers in Sports.
Tom Rath is an author and researcher who has spent the past two decades studying how work can improve human health and well-being. His books have sold more than 10 million copies and made hundreds of appearances on global bestseller lists. Tom’s first book, How Full Is Your Bucket?, was an instant #1 New York Times bestseller and led to a series of books that are used in classrooms and workplaces around the world. His book StrengthsFinder 2.0 is Amazon’s top-selling nonfiction book of all time. Tom’s other bestsellers include Strengths Based Leadership, Wellbeing, Eat Move Sleep, and Are You Fully Charged? He has also co-authored two illustrated books for children, How Full Is Your Bucket? for Kids and The Rechargeables. Tom lives in Arlington, Virginia, with his wife, Ashley, and their two children.
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