Non-fiction books for kids: Positive messages

What if you want to write wonderful non-fiction books for kids? It would be a great idea to include positive messages. You would certainly encourage your readers. Let’s look at what Cody Jackson does every day he can. He is just eleven years old and he’s been brightening the lives of veterans for several years. He is passionate about his mission, to touch the lives of as many soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines as possible. Cody calls himself a “One-man USO!” When Cody meets Vietnam veterans, he doesn’t hesitate to thank them. “It makes me feel good that I can thank them. “When they came back home from Vietnam, they weren’t thanked,” said Cody.

“Can you imagine that Cody has been recognizing veterans since he was four years old? Are you wondering how Cody started on his important mission? His parents explained to Cody about the tragedy of September 11, 2001 and that military people protect our country. After that, he walked up to the first soldier he saw and said, “thank you.”

Giving special greetings to our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines isn’t the only thing Cody does. He has also send over 6,000 pounds of care packages to our service people. Cody never misses an opportunity to make a positive difference. He  has the wisdom to realize that freedom comes with a high cost.  Speaking about the views of many young people his age, Cody says,””They don’t really care about the military. They just sit on the couch and play with their X Box when they should be up thanking the soldiers and the veterans for what they did, because if the soldiers weren’t fighting, they wouldn’t be sitting there.”

Cody has already written two children’s books to show kids the value of patriotism. I hope he writes more non-fiction books for kids. He has made a huge  impact on our military members.

If you enjoy inspiring non-fiction books for kids, please check out my award-winning true story, Tails of Sweetbrier, which will show you that anything is possible if you persevere. You’ll learn that it is possible to beat the odds!


Copyright Deanie Humphrys-Dunne 2014


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  1. Sherry Ellis says:

    It’s always nice to see kids doing good things.

    • Yes, it is encouraging, Sherry. This young man has always worked to help others. He’s inspired so many by his actions. Thank you for visiting and commenting. I’m always happy to hear from you.

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