Jon Gordon Adapts His Bestseller, The Energy Bus, into an Illustrated Children’s Book

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The Energy Bus for Kids teaches children how to overcome bullies, negativity and common challenges.

The Energy Bus for Kids

'The Energy Bus for Kids' is a great compliment to the adult books because parents and teachers are always thinking of ways to share these ideas with their children,' says Gordon.

Jon Gordon’s book "The Energy Bus" has struck a chord with readers all over the globe. Since its publication in 2007, it has sold over 500,000 copies worldwide, been translated into over a dozen languages and has been included on "The Wall Street Journal’s" bestseller list over 14 times. Corporate leaders, NFL and NBA coaches and their teams, and business professionals of all ages have looked to this inspirational story to improve their lives and careers. Now Gordon is sharing this famous fable with a younger generation, with the publication of "The Energy Bus for Kids: A Story about Staying Positive and Overcoming Challenges" (Wiley, August 2012; Hardcover and ebook; $16.95; ISBN: 978-1-118-28735-4).

“Throughout my career, I have been asked to speak to groups of teachers, school staffs, parents and principals about the lesson from 'The Energy Bus,' and as a result, countless parents and educators have asked for a version of the story that children could relate to as well,” says Gordon. "'The Energy Bus for Kids' is a great compliment to the adult books because parents and teachers are always thinking of ways to share these ideas with their children. They believe, as I do, that positive, resilient, kids become positive, resilient adults and we believe this book will make a difference to future generations.”

Based on the original "Energy Bus," this adaptation shares an entertaining story that teaches children the importance of staying positive and overcoming challenges, such as negativity and bullies. Just as the original, the story follows a character named George, a regular kid having a bad day who is inspired by the wise lessons of his bus driver, Joy. Filled with delightful pictures and a simple, powerful story children will learn that their positive energy must be greater than all of the energy vampires and naysayers they will face on their journey through life.

In addition, at the end of the story the author provides complimentary resources for parents and teachers, including a discussion and activity guide with tips for utilizing the book at home and in the classroom, on the book’s website

About the author
Jon Gordon’s (Jacksonville, FL) bestselling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous NFL, NBA, and college coaches and teams, Fortune 500 companies, school districts, hospitals, and nonprofits and the proof is in the countless success stories shared by his clients. He is the author of "The Wall Street Journal" bestseller "The Energy Bus," "The Positive Dog," "The Seed," "The No Complaining Rule," "Training Camp," "The Shark and the Goldfish," and "Soup: A Recipe to Nourish Your Team and Culture."

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