Growing Up with a Bucket Full of Happiness: Three Rules for a Happier Life

Growing Up with a Bucket Full of Happiness: Three Rules for a Happier Life


Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Wednesday, June 26


"When I got this awesome new addition to my bucket books... I showed it to my 3-5th graders... they were eagerly wanting me to read it and wanted to know when it would also be available in our school library. It's a chapter book and well... it's PERFECT. The kids are learning all kinds of new things about bucket filling." —Roxanne Davison, Books That Heal Kids

If you're new to the concepts of bucket filling and bucket dipping, then this award-winning book is for you! This sequel to Have You Filled A Bucket Today? features easy-to-read chapters, colorful illustrations, and daily questions to help readers become better bucket fillers that are more self-aware. Readers will learn the three main rules of bucket filling and will gain a better understanding of why and how "dipping" behaviors occur...and how to handle themselves when feeling dipped. This 88-page chapter book is perfect for children, parents, grandparents, teachers and people that want to teach empathy, nurture kindness and create a positive environment in their home, classroom, workplace and community.

Winner of 18 awards. For more information on bucket filling or free downloadables and resources, please visit

Publications by Bucket Fillers:
• Have You Filled a Bucket Today?
• Fill a Bucket
• Growing Up with a Bucket Full of Happiness
• My Bucketfilling Journal
• Will You Fill My Bucket?
• Bucket Filling from A to Z
• Bucket Filling from A to Z Poster Set
• My Very Own Bucket Filling from A to Z Coloring Book
• Halle and Tiger with their Bucketfilling Family
• Buckets, Dippers, and Lids

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933916576
Publisher: Bucket Fillers
Publication date: 11/01/2010
Pages: 88
Sales rank: 200,661
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Since her first book, Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids, was published in 2006, Carol McCloud has authored or coauthored seven additional books on “bucket filling.” With a small team of educators, she travels around the world with one goal in mind: to help create happier lives. Carol is a graduate of Oakland University School of Education (Rochester, MI), a certified Emotional Intelligence Trainer, and long-time member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Growing Up with a Bucket Full of Happiness: Three Rules for a Happier Life 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
Growing Up with a Bucket Full of Happiness is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, and New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.
book4children More than 1 year ago
This book is for older children in upper elementary and middle school. It delves deeper into the concept of bucket filling and dipping. It talks about things like bullying, accidental or thoughtless bucket dipping, and when having an empty bucket isn't your fault. It discusses ways for kids to keep their buckets full and avoid things that will empty their buckets (like cheating and cyberbullying). It also talks about developing talents, working hard, and standing up for others. I love the concept of an invisible bucket that everyone carries with them. It's a great lesson for kids of all ages to learn. This book helps kids understand the basic concepts of kindness and honesty and how they will help increase their happiness.