A Reading Activity
...and so much more


Have I got a reading activity for you!

child with balloon drawing

This activity:

  • develops your child's imagination
  • keeps your child VERY busy
  • results in a treasured keepsake
  • can improve a problem behavior!

I've written a series of downloadable, printable, pictureless picture books. They're the ultimate reading activity: picture book stories that your child illustrates.

Benefit #1: Your child practices imagining a story.

Why is this an important skill? Because as your child inevitably moves from picture books to chapter books, being able to picture the story helps keep a love of reading alive.

With this reading activity, your child actively imagines the story and depicts it on the page.

Benefit #2: This is a long-term project.

With approximately 20 pages in each book, there's a lot of illustrating to do.

Stretch it out over a few days. Encourage your child to do his/her best work, because...

Benefit #3: This book becomes a valuable keepsake.

Once your child has finished, give the book a binding and a place of proud display in your home. Your child will be the illustrator of a real book!

But I haven't even told you the biggest benefit of all...

Each of these books is about a child with a common problem behavior. In fact, chances are that your child has at least one of the problem behaviors in these books.

You see, this reading activity is a form of bibliotherapy. The books help your child address a problem behavior because they make the problem about some other child.

Believe me: your child doesn't want to be like the kids in these books. And that's the point! So...

Benefit #4: Your child can learn improved behavior!

In fact, that's why the books are pictureless. The book's message is reinforced every time your child returns to illustrate it!


An old fashioned reading activity

On
Craving Attention

On
Lying

On
Cooperative Play

On
Poutiness

Scared to Sleep Alone

Illustrated

child feeling abandoned

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Two coloring behavior books for the price of one

Illustrated

child telling a lie

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Two coloring behavior books for the price of one

Illustrated

girls playing board game

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Two coloring behavior books for the price of one

Illustrated

boy wants what other boy has

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Two coloring behavior books for the price of one

Illustrated

girl scared in bed

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Two coloring behavior books for the price of one

Text only

children needing attention ebook

$3 US

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Text only

lying fibbing ebook

$3 US

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Text only

cooperative play ebook

$3 US

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Text only

cooperative play ebook

$3 US

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Text only

child sleeping alone ebook

$3 US

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On
Cleaning Up

On
Shyness

On
Watching Too Much TV

On
Poor Effort

On
Picky Eating

Illustrated

girl sitting in messy room

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Two coloring behavior books for the price of one

Illustrated

girl clinging to mother

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Two coloring behavior books for the price of one

Illustrated

parents standing in front of tv

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Two coloring behavior books for the price of one

Illustrated

kids laughing in class

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Two coloring behavior books for the price of one

Illustrated

boy at doctor's office

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Two coloring behavior books for the price of one

Text only

cleaning up after yourself ebook

$3 US

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Text only

dealing with shyness ebook

$3 US

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Text only

too much tv ebook

$3 US

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Text only

poor effort ebook

$3 US

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Text only

picky eater ebook

$3 US

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Before movies and tv and video games, parents used to read to children and tell them stories. Not just because reading is important, but also because stories are important.

Stories are how parents used to teach. "The moral of the story is..."

Nowadays our children get plenty of stories, but most of them don't teach the lessons we want our children to learn.

These books do. And they do the best kind of teaching...

The kind where your child doesn't even know it's occurring!


How to get the reading activity books

  1. Choose the book below that your child is most likely to benefit from.
  2. Pay me three dollars. (I keep the price this low by having you do the printing!)
  3. Download the book. In fact, download two books, because I'm throwing in an extra reading activity book about a picky eater. (If you don't like pdf downloads, I also provide a standard webpage option.)
  4. Print.

When you click a Buy Now button below, you'll be taken to PayPal, a secure site. There you'll have the option of paying by credit card or with a PayPal account.

Once you've paid, click on the link that says, "Steve Barancik, LLC". (I'm the author!) Click the links to print your books.


For the best chance of improving your child's behavior, print and read the simple instructions I provide after your purchase!

Print as many copies as you like for your family's personal use. In fact, print an extra copy in case your child isn't happy with one of his/her illustrations. (Note to institutional purchasers: please contact me for bulk pricing.)

On
Craving Attention

On
Lying

On
Cooperative Play

On
Poutiness

Scared to Sleep Alone

children needing attention ebook

lying fibbing ebook

cooperative play ebook

child never satisfied ebook

child sleeping alone ebook

$3 US Use credit card or PayPal account

$3 US Use credit card or PayPal account

$3 USUse credit card or PayPal account

$3 US Use credit card or PayPal account

$3 US Use credit card or PayPal account

On
Cleaning Up

On
Shyness

On
Poor Effort

On
Watching Too Much TV

On
Not Saying "Thank You"

cleaning up after yourself ebook

dealing with shyness ebook

binder ebook

binder ebook

binder ebook

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$3 US Use credit card or PayPal account

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I just know you're going to love your Child Behavior Books. And by the way, I love to hear from parents (and teachers) who have put the books to use!

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The Illustrated Versions of Our Behavior Books

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How Vansanna Learned
that Work Can Be Fun

How Timbo Learned
that Telling the Truth
Really Does Work!

How Tombo Learned
to Turn Off the TV

How Smoolie Became
a Shy-entist

How Boberto Learned to Like Being by Himself Sometimes

How Cocoona Learned to Clean Even Better Than Her Parents

How Only Baloney Got Cured of Spoiled
Taste-Buds-Atitis

The Time Balooga Forgot
Other People's Feelings

How Bobo Learned
to Be Satisfied

How Sonora Got
Her Own Room Back