This Could Be You

Be Brave! Be True! Believe! Be You!

Words for believing in yourself are the stars of this sweet picture book that empowers children of all abilities and backgrounds to not only believe in themselves but to be strong and resilient in the pursuit of their dreams.

A teacher, a scientist, or an activist - could this be you? Through lyrical rhymes and vibrant illustrations, This Could Be You says yes, it very well could be. This Could Be You by Cindy Williams Schrauben will sit comfortably on your shelf alongside other empowering books such as I Promise (by LeBron James) and I Can Do Hard Things (by Gabi Garcia). The full-color jacket is a reversible, 22 x 36 poster perfect for inspiring kids in the classroom and home with positive messages! This book comes with a free Reader’s Guide for children. The guide contains interactive lesson plans that encourage children to adopt a growth mindset over a fixed one. One activity asks children to rewrite fixed mindset statements like “This is too hard!” and turn them into something positive.

Details & Purchasing

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  • Release Date Spring 2022
  • 32 pages • 9x11 • Ages 4 to 10
  • Hardcover Picture Book, ebook
  • Hardcover: 978-1-7353451-3-0
  • Ebook: 978-1-7353451-4-7
  • Lexile Leveling: 340L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Level: L

Book Reviews

City Book Review

"This Could Be You by Cindy Williams Schrauben encourages kids to pursue their dreams, no matter where it takes them. It helps kids learn that they can follow their dreams and do things that scare them. It inspires you to be whatever. It’s interesting to see all the ways people can help others, or what their skills are, and how they can use them."

Readers' Favorite Review

"This Could Be You by Cindy Williams Schrauben gives power to children through different scenarios in which they can do or be whoever they want. This sweet book shows children that if they put their minds to something, they can do great things. With lyrical writing and different characters featured on each page, this is a book that every child and parent should pick up and read together."

Goodreads ~Annette Schottenfeld

"Children will see their own potential and themselves in the diverse characters. Julia Seal’s fun and vibrant illustrations complement the lyrical text. Creative use of space where the reader can turn the book sideways, a poster on the inside of the book jacket, and a mirror on the last page, all make this a book to be read over and over again."

Goodreads ~Songju Daemicke

"This beautiful book encourages and empowers children to dream big, believe in themselves, and make a difference in the world. The “growth mindset” in the back matter is a very useful tool for teachers and parents. Highly recommended."

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