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Author Steve Barancik


Steve Barancik is the creator of Best Children's Books, and the author of the Children's Behavior Books as well as other children's books appearing here. A former screenwriter, you're more than welcome to read Steve's full biography.

Best Children's Books is a labor of love. Steve thanks SiteBuildIt, his one-of-a-kind webhost, for showing him how to put his words in front of so many people.
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How Boberto Learned to Like Being by Himself Sometimes by Steve Barancik How Bobo Learned to Be Satisfied by Steve Barancik
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Learning to entertain yourself can be hard! Cure 'I want THAT!'
Some kids struggle to entertain themselves. Boberto is certainly one of those kids. In this story, an only child learns an important skill: how to be happily alone sometimes! Bobo gets jealous of kids who have something he doesn’t, until he learns to remember the things he has that other kids don’t!
How Cocoona Learned to Clean Even Better than Her Parents How Only Baloney Got Cured of Spoiled-Taste-Buds-Atitis
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Introduce your messy child to a girl who learns to WANT to clean up! Do you have a picky eater? Do something about it!
Cleaning isn’t important to Cocoona...until her parents join in the messiness! Finally it’s Cocoona who insists on cleaning up.
From Yucky to Yummy. Learning to like new foods—or at least tolerate them—is a big challenge for a kid who eats ONLY baloney.
How Smoolie Became a Shy-entist by Steve Barancik How Sonora Got Her Own Room Back by Steve Barancik
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Does your child struggle with shyness? So does Smoolie! A child learns to value sleeping in her own room!
A young girl struggling with shyness gets help from her mother with the playground challenge of making new friends.

In this sleeping-in-your-own-bed tale, Sonora learns the value of having her own room only after she loses it. Clever parents!
How Timbo Learned that Telling the Truth Really Does Work! by Steve Barancik How Tombo Learned to Turn Off the TV by Steve Barancik
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Does your child struggle with honesty? Meeting Timbo might help! Does your kid spend too much time in front of a screen?
Timbo thinks lying keeps him out of trouble until he loses his parents' trust Tombo’s parents think he watches too much TV. But instead of making him stop, they make TV-watching very uncomfortable!
How Vansanna Learned that Work Can Be Fun! by Steve Barancik Old Baby by Steve Barancik, illustrated by Al Margolis
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Do you wish your kid put in more effort? Introduce him/her to Vansanna! A baby's fantasy of living the life of someone older!
Vansanna struggles with self-discipline. After experiencing some natural consequences, she learns to enjoy applying herself.
In this fantasy story, Baby wants to do the things older people do--and she gets to! Unfortunately, she's not very good at them.
Once Upon a Sleepy Pond by Steve Barancik Perfect Family Day by Steve Barancik
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Calling all pond creatures! Child struggling with divorce? You can help!
Once Upon a Sleepy Pond is the story of a wise old fish who takes charge when all the pond creatures don't know when to wake up! Written by Steve Barancik, illustrated by Therese Thorgren. A story about a child dealing with stepparents.
The Time Balooga Forgot Other People's Feelings, Steve Barancik
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A story that encourages cooperative play!
Balooga learns that getting your way can mean losing your friends. When she learns to be generous again, they come back to her!