April 1, 2022
A Big Announcement from Carol McCloud
Hi Bucket Filler!
The business of bucket filling has been my “baby” since 2005 when I sat down to write my first book, Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids. I’m incredibly proud of our books’ messages, our achievements, and the many heartfelt experiences that our dedicated team has provided over these years. My bucket continues to overflow from the interest and support we receive from people worldwide like you. 
But life is a series of passages, and on July 1, 2022, I will retire and hand my “16-year-old baby” over to the person I believe will best help her flourish and grow. That person is:
Maria Dismondy
Publisher, owner, and founder of Cardinal Rule Press
As a publisher, Cardinal Rule Press (CRP) will handle all Carol McCloud and Bucket Fillers book sales, presentations, and permissions. CRP is a progressive and established book publishing company in Wixom, Michigan, that publishes a wide variety of values-oriented children’s books with a mission to “make a difference.” CRP leads the way in providing messages, events, and educational programs that empower children, families, schools, and communities.
On July 1, CRP will add our bucketfilling books to their exclusive and complete catalog of children’s books. I invite you to visit their website, enjoy their podcasts, and view their many exciting selections. You can buy books directly from CRP (with 50% discounts for case quantities) or many other booksellers.

The Bucket Fillers' website will continue to provide free kid’s stuff, teaching tools, and past bucket lessons and newsletters. Other excellent bucketfilling products are available through:
Home for all your Bucket Fillers rewards and incentives. School Life’s mission is, through positive recognition, to empower students with the knowledge that positive actions fill their own bucket as much as they fill the bucket of others.
Red Grammer’s album, Circle of Light: Songs for Bucket Fillers, is a joyful collection of songs as the result of collaboration between Red Grammer and Carol McCloud.
Lakeshore Learning creates amazing storytelling kits to help boost early literacy and teach social-emotional skills to little ones. They offer a “Fill a Bucket Storytelling Kit” that brings the book, Fill a Bucket, to life! (Note: Book not included with kit.)
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead’s fun story where a magical creature, the Bucket Filling Fairy, surprises campers and teaches them all about filling buckets.
Based on Carol McCloud’s award-winning books, Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead’s bullying-prevention play. Bucket Filling Play, is a modern take on the golden rule with humor, heart, and larger-than-life characters.
Lisa Hansen’s book, The Bucket Squad, teaches children kindness, appreciation and positive behavior through bucket filling.
Thank you for being a friend of Bucket Fillers. Feel free to contact me if you have any suggestions, questions, or concerns.
Keep filling buckets, and your bucket will always be full,
Author Carol McCloud