About Boys Town Press

About Us

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Boys Town Press produces high quality, proven resources for educators, counselors, parents, and other youth-serving professionals. Our resources give practical, real-world skills you can use to manage behavior, build strong relationships, and teach social skills to children. If you're seeking fresh ideas for the classroom, want to eliminate bullying, build strong families, and teach children life-long problem solving skills, check out our books, DVDs, activities and activity guides, and other helpful resources.

Boys Town Press is the publishing division of Boys Town - a mission-driven organization that knows how to work in the most challenging environments, with the highest need kids. Our publications are based on the proven techniques used in our Boys Town Programs. When you purchase from Boys Town Press, you help support our mission of strengthening children, families, and communities through our life-changing care. 


Find out more: Our Approach     Our History     Our Awards



Our Approach

​​​​​​​​At Boys Town, we believe that every child, regardless of circumstance, deserves the opportunity to succeed. We also recognize that every child is an individual with unique needs. That’s why, over many decades, we have developed a distinctive, research-based approach to achieving our vision which has proven successful for tens of thousands of children and families. 

At Boys Town Press, we partner with in-house and outside experts to develop high quality, innovative books, videos, activities, and lessons for educators, counselors, youth care professionals, children, and families. These resources align with, support, and reinforce the Boys Town Model® and Boys Town Education Model®.


Our History

Every dollar spent with Boys Town Press directly supports the mission of Boys Town: Changing the way America cares for children and families. Read more about the history of our organization below!

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Our Awards 

Boys Town Press Awards

National Parenting Center Seal of Approval

The National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval program is an independent testing procedure conducted to judge a variety of products introduced and marketed to the parent/child consumer market.

This seal has been awarded to many Boys Town Press resources such as titles from the Common Sense Parenting® series, Who's Raising Your Child?, the Interactive Book About Me! series, Good Night, Sweet Dreams, I Love You, and If Winning Isn’t Everything, Why Do I Hate to Lose?


Teachers' Choice Award

The Teachers’ Choice Awards honor products of exceptional quality and outstanding performance in the classroom and at home! Their panel of teacher evaluators use each product in their classrooms and homes to find the best products for teachers and parents.

This award has been presented to the Boys Town Press titles Getting Along with Others and Uniquely Wired storybook and activities.

 Gold Mom's Choice Award

The Mom’s Choice Awards® evaluates products and services created for children, families and educators. The program is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. 

The Gold Mom's Choice Awards has been presented to the Urban Character Education book series, I Just Don't Like the Sound of NO!, The WORST Day of My Life Ever!, SORRY, I Forgot to Ask!, the Interactive Book About ME! book series, and Great Days Ahead: Parenting Children Who Have ADHD with Hope and Confidence.

 Silver Mom's Choice Award

The Mom’s Choice Awards® evaluates products and services created for children, families and educators. The program is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services.

The Silver Mom's Choice Award has been presented to The Garden in My Mind, Cliques Just Don't Make Cents, Peer Pressure Gauge, Tease Monster, Making Friends Is an Art!, and Show Me Your Mad Face.

Boys Town Recognition

Seal of Transparency Boys Town was recently recognized for our transparency with a Gold Seal on our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile. GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. More than 8 million visitors per year and a network of 200+ partners use GuideStar data to grow support for nonprofits. In order to get the Gold Seal, Boys Town shared in-depth information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress. Our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile can be found at
Four Star Charity Charity​ Navigator, one of the nation's largest and most-respected charity rating ​systems, has ​awarded Boys Town one of its highest ratings for the seventh consecutive time for the sound management of its finances. Analysts at Charity Navigator examined thousands of nonprofits to develop an unbiased, objective, data-based rating system to assess the financial health of a charity. These ratings include two broad areas of a charity's financial health - how responsibly it functions day-to-day and how well positioned it is to sustain its programs in the future. The review on Boys Town can be found at
Accredited Charity The Better Business​ Bureau has awarded Boys Town with its coveted Wise Giving Alliance Accredited Charity Seal. In order to achieve this, the BBB did a thorough ​review of Boys Town’s governance and oversight, effectiveness, finances and fundraising.The review on Boys Town can be found ​at