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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Stacy Curtis  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born:


-- Website -- http://www.stacycurtis.com
-- Stacy Curtis on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=stacy+curtis


Illinois Connection

Curtis lives in Oak Lawn.

Biographical and Professional Information

Stacy Curtis is an award-winning cartoonist, illustrator and printmaker who draws editorial cartoons, comics and illustrations for various publications and web sites. He has illustrated several children's books and also creates hand-pulled screenprinted movie posters, gigposters and art prints through his company, ''Mile 44''. Some of his clients include: ''Simon & Schuster'', ''Scholastic'', ''Highlights Magazine'', ''Cricket Magazine'', ''Innovative Kids'', ''Standard Publishing'', ''The Chicago Tribune'' and ''BowTie Press''.


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Titles At Your Library

The 7 Habits of Happy Kids
ISBN: 1416957766

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 2008

In The 7 Habits of Happy Kids, Sean Covey uses beautifully illustrated stories to bring his family's successful philosophy to the youngest child.

For the Seven Oaks friends, there is always something to do. Whether they're singing along with Pokey Porcupine's harmonica or playing soccer with Jumper Rabbit, everyone is having fun and learning all sorts of things. These seven stories show how practicing the 7 Habits makes this possible for the whole Seven Oaks Community.

From learning how to take charge of their own lives to discovering how balance is best, the Seven Oaks friends have tons of adventures and find out how each and every kid can be a happy kid!

Just the Way I Am: Habit 1 (The 7 Habits of Happy Kids)
ISBN: 1416994238

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 2009

Learn to be proactive with the 7 Oaks gang in this first picture book of the 7 Habits of Happy Kids series from Sean Covey and Stacy Curtis.

Biff the beaver is always making fun of Pokey’s quills. Every day at school he makes jokes about them in front of everyone and no matter how much his friends try to help, Pokey just can’t help but feel bad when Biff says mean things. It isn’t until he learns to ignore Biff that he can stop being so bothered by his comments.

With short lyrical text and the same characters that were established in The 7 Habits of Happy Kids, each of the picture books in this winning series focuses on one habit.

When I Grow Up: Habit 2 (The 7 Habits of Happy Kids)
ISBN: 1416994246

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 2009

Allie learns to “Begin with the End in Mind” with the 7 Oaks gang in this second picture book in the 7 Habits of Happy Kids series.

Tagalong Allie has many dreams for her life. She wants to wear makeup and write a book and go to the moon! But first she has to grow up!

Featuring the lovable characters of 7 Oaks, this book addresses the second habit of happy kids: “Begin with the End in Mind.” This story teaches that it is important to have goals and know what you want, but you have to take it one step at a time.

A Place for Everything: Habit 3 (The 7 Habits of Happy Kids)
ISBN: 1416994254

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 2010

Jumper finds out that organization is the fastest way to fun in this third picture book in the 7 Habits of Happy Kids series.

Jumper loves playing basketball, but he wore the wrong shoes! When he goes home to change, he can’t find anything in his messy room and misses the game. Can he clean up his act so this doesn’t happen again?

Featuring the lovable characters of 7 Oaks, this book addresses the third habit of happy kids: “Put First Things First.” This story tells kids how important it is to keep things organized so they can enjoy all the fun they want to have.

Sammy and the Pecan Pie: Habit 4 (The 7 Habits of Happy Kids)
ISBN: 1442476478

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 2013

“Think Win-Win” with the 7 Oaks gang in this fourth picture book in the 7 Habits of Happy Kids series.

Sammy wishes his sister Sophie didn’t do everything so perfectly. He can’t stop seeing her successes as taking away from his own accomplishments. And when Sophie gets the bigger piece of pie, that is the last straw! That is, until Sammy’s mother explains that there is always enough to go around.

Featuring the lovable characters of 7 Oaks, this book addresses the fourth habit of happy kids: “Think Win-Win.” This story encourages children to always think about others as well as themselves and to find the best outcome for everyone.

Lily and the Yucky Cookies: Habit 5 (The 7 Habits of Happy Kids)
ISBN: 1442476494

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 2013

Lily learns to listen with more than her ears in this fifth picture book in the 7 Habits of Happy Kids series.

On a rainy day, Lily wants to make cookies. But instead of paying attention to the recipe, she tells her dad she knows what she is doing. When Lily’s friends spit out her cookies, she wonders what went wrong!

Featuring the lovable characters of 7 Oaks, this book addresses the fifth habit of happy kids: “Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood.” This story highlights the importance of listening—and how you can listen with your eyes and your heart as well as your ears.

Sophie and the Perfect Poem: Habit 6 (The 7 Habits of Happy Kids)
ISBN: 1442476516

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 2013

Sophie discovers a surprising truth about teamwork in this sixth picture book in the 7 Habits of Happy Kids series.

Ms. Hoot has assigned the class to write a poem, and everyone has to work with a partner. When Sophie is partnered with Biff, she is sure it’s going to be a disaster. Because Biff is mean! But as they work together, they find they have more in common than they thought.

Featuring the lovable characters of 7 Oaks, this book addresses the sixth habit of happy kids: “Synergize.” This story emphasizes focusing on individual strengths in order to achieve success as a team.

Goob and His Grandpa: Habit 7 (The 7 Habits of Happy Kids)
ISBN: 1442476532

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 2013

Goob’s friends help him stop feeling sad in this seventh picture book in the 7 Habits of Happy Kids series.

After the death of his grandfather, Goob has a hard time getting back into his normal routine. But when all of his friends spend time with him doing the things he loves to do, he discovers ways to stop feeling so sad.

Featuring the lovable characters of 7 Oaks, this book addresses the seventh habit of happy kids: “Sharpen the Saw.” This story encourages finding a balance between the mind, heart, body, and soul.

Raymond and Graham Rule the School
ISBN: 0142414263

Puffin Books. 2009

Best friends Raymond and Graham have waited their whole lives for fourth grade, when they?ll rule the school at East Millcreek Elementary. But things don?t go quite as planned when Raymond gets stuck with the most embarrassing line in the school play! Can he find a way out of it, or will he be humiliated in front of everyone? Filled with m