Rest to Recharge

A Story about the Importance of Sleep - Gabe learns strategies with help from his alarm clock, Buzz!

Author: Jennifer Law
Illustrator: Brian Martin
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Gabe is a night owl, who pays the price every morning. 

Rather than get all the nighttime sleep he needs to keep his body healthy and mind alert, Gabe stays awake into the wee hours playing games and watching videos. Now, it’s taking a toll. He nods off during class, he’s sluggish on the soccer field, and he’s an all-around grouch. His energy is zapped, like a battery about to die. 

To help her son get much-needed shuteye, Mom lays down the law – Gabe cannot use or access any electronics between bedtime and morning breakfast. But when Gabe breaks the rule on night one, his alarm clock, named Buzz, comes to life. Buzz reminds Gabe he should be sleeping, not playing, and promises Gabe he’ll feel better, think better, and perform better if he just relaxes and rests. 

Will Gabe really listen to a talking clock, and will he stick to Mom’s rule? Or will he choose more sleepless nights and exhausted days? 

Rest to Recharge offers a light-hearted look at a serious issue – the power of sleep and its ability to heal, rejuvenate, and energize the body and the mind! A special tips page written specifically for adults offers suggestions on how to help children develop better sleep habits.

Author Jennifer Law is an experienced elementary school counselor whose passion for children extends to storybooks. Her popular titles include Pause Power, Practicing Patience, and Missing the Meaning, which help young readers learn how to manage difficult emotions and be more independent. 

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Published by Boys Town Press
ISBN: 978-1-944882-91-4
Juvenile Fiction
Full Color Illustrations
31 pages
Softcover, 9"x9"
Grades K-5; Ages 5-11
Lexile Measure: 600L