I Promise
An Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller! An Instant Indie Bestseller! An Amazon Best Book of the Month! A perfect BACK-TO-SCHOOL tool for students and teachers who need an encouraging boost to start the year! NBA champion and superstar LeBron James pens a slam-dunk picture book inspired by his foundation’s I PROMISE program that motivates children everywhere to always #StriveForGreatness.Just a kid from Akron, Ohio, who is dedicated to uplifting youth everywhere, LeBron James knows the key to a better future is to excel in school, do your best, and keep your family close.I Promise is a lively and inspiring picture book that reminds us that tomorrow’s success starts with the promises we make to ourselves and our community today.Featuring James’s upbeat, rhyming text and vibrant illustrations perfectly crafted for a diverse audience by New York Times bestselling artist Nina Mata, this book has the power to inspire all children and families to be their best.Perfect for shared reading in and out of the classroom, I Promise is also a great gift for graduation, birthdays, and other occasions.Plus check out the audiobook, read by LeBron James's mother and I Promise School supporter Gloria James!

I Promise Details

TitleI Promise
Author
ReleaseAug 11th, 2020
PublisherHarperCollins
ISBN-139780062971067
Rating
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Academic, School, Back To School, Sports, Basketball

I Promise Review

  • Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
    January 1, 1970
    Simple and adorable book teaching kids morals and to stay in school.
  • Beth Honeycutt
    January 1, 1970
    Another book to share at the beginning of the school year.
  • Cassandra L. Manna
    January 1, 1970
    An absolutely adorable book that reads as a rhyme and a daily mantra. It encourages kids to be the best they can be on easy to understand concepts that are attainable at almost every age. The book ends with a letter from LeBron James about how his I PROMISE School students have a daily mantra they say every morning to encourage them to learn and finish school. I loved it.The artwork was also beautiful. The children featured were diverse, majority BIPOC, and were a great display of what most kids An absolutely adorable book that reads as a rhyme and a daily mantra. It encourages kids to be the best they can be on easy to understand concepts that are attainable at almost every age. The book ends with a letter from LeBron James about how his I PROMISE School students have a daily mantra they say every morning to encourage them to learn and finish school. I loved it.The artwork was also beautiful. The children featured were diverse, majority BIPOC, and were a great display of what most kids see regularly in public schools. I also loved the amount of all-girl sports pictures there were. Girl power!Rate Procedure:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - I loved the book so much I would reread it again and would recommend to a friend.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - Thoroughly enjoyed the book, could not put it down, would recommend to a friend, but do not need to read again.⭐️⭐️⭐️ - Probably a good book that I enjoyed but there was something about it I did not love (e.g. The writing style, the POV, etc.). I would only recommend to a friend if it was their "type" of book.⭐️⭐️ - A book I have below average feelings for and it would not come with a recommendation from me but I would mention it in conversation if related to the book topic at issue.⭐️ - I finished the book but I hated every second of it.
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  • Jillian Heise
    January 1, 1970
    It's unfortunate the Asian characters are illustrated with eyes more slanted compared to the rest of the kids. It takes away from what could be a book with positive affirmations.
  • Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    I received this audio book from Libro.fm. I am not an avid basketball fan, but very much enjoyed the connections of making self promises and life lessons. The promises encouraged is this sweet story are simple enough for children, but applicable for individuals of all ages. I did not particularly enjoy the Libro.fm narrator, Gloria James. I am not familiar with this individual, but the last name leads me to believe she may be a family member who wanted to be part of this project. It is important I received this audio book from Libro.fm. I am not an avid basketball fan, but very much enjoyed the connections of making self promises and life lessons. The promises encouraged is this sweet story are simple enough for children, but applicable for individuals of all ages. I did not particularly enjoy the Libro.fm narrator, Gloria James. I am not familiar with this individual, but the last name leads me to believe she may be a family member who wanted to be part of this project. It is important for dIction and elocution to be accurate when presenting oral reading to young readers. What they hear is what they will one day mimic as readers. This narrator drops consonants such as /s/ in “ask” and pronounced it as “ax.” That is unacceptable when modeling good oral reading for children. I was also fortunate enough to find the Barnes & Nobel virtual story time session in which the illustrator, Nina Mata, narrated. Malta’s illustrations are beautiful, with a diverse representation of children, and sweet images that support the text.This of of those great meaningful picture story books that you hope your children will take to heart and internalize its teachings. Well done LeBron!
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  • SurLeFur ©
    January 1, 1970
    At these social distancing times, you could encourage your student to talk to you about what making a promise means to them. By helping them develop and define the name, “promise.” At a young age, students in the classroom will most likely communicate successfully in the future with understanding of keeping words clean as a toothbrush ; to keep a promise is like doing whatever you’ll say that you will do. Develop a solid listening pattern with to your students. Influencing their lives is one of At these social distancing times, you could encourage your student to talk to you about what making a promise means to them. By helping them develop and define the name, “promise.” At a young age, students in the classroom will most likely communicate successfully in the future with understanding of keeping words clean as a toothbrush ; to keep a promise is like doing whatever you’ll say that you will do. Develop a solid listening pattern with to your students. Influencing their lives is one of the greatest things u can do as a human. Don’t tune out your kid & miss the opportunity for meaningful guidance. If u never listen to your classroom and spend all of your time barking orders at students, then the students shan’t feel respected nor properly praised or cared for. At the same time, when your student asks you a question, any question, have for them the correct and appropriate answer. Sometimes promises are made—and broken just keep in mind it is not about the promise being broke; it’s about the response we have when our promise has yet to become fulfilled. I’m going to be inspired before bed tonight, ntg but awesome read!
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  • Miss Alissa
    January 1, 1970
    I Promise by LeBron James is a lyrical list of promises that get kids on track for success.This was a wonderful book. Less a cohesive story, this is a collection of promises paired with darling illustrations showing children in and out of school working towards being their best selves. Illustrator Nina Mata does an amazing job showing a diverse group of children and adults. I especially appreciated the variations of hair style and clothing. With gentle rhymes and accessible pictures, this book h I Promise by LeBron James is a lyrical list of promises that get kids on track for success.This was a wonderful book. Less a cohesive story, this is a collection of promises paired with darling illustrations showing children in and out of school working towards being their best selves. Illustrator Nina Mata does an amazing job showing a diverse group of children and adults. I especially appreciated the variations of hair style and clothing. With gentle rhymes and accessible pictures, this book has something for every child. I would recommend it for storytime and one-on-one readings. It would do especially well for back-to-school themes.
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  • LaDonna
    January 1, 1970
    🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟I admit to not knowing much about basketball, but I love books. This one is a clear SLAM DUNK!! I cannot wait to share this book with my students during the first week of school. I Promise by LeBron James speaks to potential of our young people and the morality that should guide them through their respective lives. Accompanied by the beautiful illustrations of Nina Mata, Mr. James uses clear and concise language that should inspire children to be their best selves. Children are challen 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟I admit to not knowing much about basketball, but I love books. This one is a clear SLAM DUNK!! I cannot wait to share this book with my students during the first week of school. I Promise by LeBron James speaks to potential of our young people and the morality that should guide them through their respective lives. Accompanied by the beautiful illustrations of Nina Mata, Mr. James uses clear and concise language that should inspire children to be their best selves. Children are challenged to be kind, focused and to push forward. I promise to respect my elders and my peers the same. To leave new places better than I came. I Promise speaks to the morals and virtues that cannot be shared enough with both young and old alike. We all should read and embrace the messages expounded in this book.
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  • BookTrib.com
    January 1, 1970
    This is a perfect back-to-school book to read to students. Beginning and young readers will be able to read this book and understand its important messages, but it would also make an ideal mentor text for teachers of older grades to inspire students in the classroom. Readers of all ages will learn more about compassion, kindness and acceptance, and walk away after reading with a fuller heart, ready for greatness.Read our full review here:https://booktrib.com/2020/08/11/lebro... This is a perfect back-to-school book to read to students. Beginning and young readers will be able to read this book and understand its important messages, but it would also make an ideal mentor text for teachers of older grades to inspire students in the classroom. Readers of all ages will learn more about compassion, kindness and acceptance, and walk away after reading with a fuller heart, ready for greatness.Read our full review here:https://booktrib.com/2020/08/11/lebro...
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  • Suzanne
    January 1, 1970
    This was another Libro.fm ALC listen for me, and while quick I enjoyed it, imaging how kids might really enjoy hearing from a sports figure that they look up to. Again, I am sure that seeing the images would make the experience much more powerful than listening to it, but it was still an enjoyable listen with a positive message.
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  • Becky
    January 1, 1970
    I listened to this audiobook courtesy of Libro.fm's ALCs program for librarians.Lovingly read by James's mom. How cute. A beautiful sentiment that I imagine is also beautifully illustrated. Can't wait to really get my hands on it.
  • Rachel
    January 1, 1970
    I listened to the audio of this book courtesy of Libro.fm and read by Lebron’s mother, Gloria James. It is beautifully simple and wonderfully positive and I can’t wait to see it in print. What an inspirational message for our youth, promising to do their best to live up to their potential!
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  • Leo
    January 1, 1970
    Absolutely recommend!This picture book not only influences a youngster to do their very best in schooling but also motivates to be a good individual all-around. Love the overall concept as it reflects a unique template in being a kind human being. Great book!
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  • Valleri
    January 1, 1970
    This is a fantastic read for the beginning of the school year: a way to inspire children (and adults alike) to strive to do their best in all that they do. Respect, kindness, inclusivity all play a part in creating a successful school year and ultimately a harmonious life.
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  • Lisa D
    January 1, 1970
    Perfect back to school book for kids with great tips! Loved it! Cute book!
  • Annese
    January 1, 1970
    Love the illustrations!!
  • Leonni
    January 1, 1970
    Lovely book, can't wait to read this with my daughter! Great lessons and great pictures.
  • Damien
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this. I read this to my summer camp as a read aloud and they were happy. I enjoyed the rich illustrations and the message the book conveys to the readers.
  • Christina
    January 1, 1970
    Great for littles!
  • Kelly
    January 1, 1970
    The illustrations are great.
  • AnnieM
    January 1, 1970
    It’s so much better than I expected. Good job LaBron.
  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    Pretty book with a lot of diversity and an excellent message. Recommended. Q2020 book
  • Julie
    January 1, 1970
    Beautiful artwork accompanies the important message.
  • Sara
    January 1, 1970
    Wonderful book for children encouraging study and education!
  • Ann Williams
    January 1, 1970
    Important messages of perseverance, finding your voice and staying true to yourself all while being a good citizen.
  • Suzi Sherman
    January 1, 1970
    Inspirational, Heartfelt and a must for EVERY CLASSROOM PreK to College!
  • Chance Lee
    January 1, 1970
    I promise to never recommended didactic books written by celebrities.
  • Beth
    January 1, 1970
    This would be a good book for teachers to read at the beginning of the school year. There is some good stuff in here.
  • Kelly
    January 1, 1970
    Such a wonderful book that is so meaningful!
  • Amanda Cresse
    January 1, 1970
    Great Back-to-School read!
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