Today I Will (Hardcover)

A Year of Quotes, Notes, and Promises to Myself

By Eileen Spinelli, Jerry Spinelli, Julia Rothman (Illustrator)

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780375840579, 384pp.

Publication Date: October 13, 2009

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Library Binding (10/13/2009)

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Reassuring advice for every day of the year

From an esteemed husband-and-wife team comes a book of daily advice and insight. In dated entries meant to be read one per day, the Spinellis open with a brief quote from children’s literature, write a paragraph of lively advice inspired by that quote, and end with a “Today I will . . .” promise. The entries range from the broad (self-esteem, the environment, gratitude, and openmindedness) to the simple and specific (Today I will call a grandparent . . . smile at a new kid . . . take a walk . . . and send a snail-mail letter.).

With wide appeal to fans of both children’s literature and advice books, this cozy page-a-day volume (with black-and-white spot art) offers inspiring quotes, gentle guidance, and 366 “Today I will . . .” promises to thoughtful readers everywhere.

About the Author

Jerry Spinelli, Newbery Medalist, is the author of many award-winning books for young readers. Eileen Spinelli, author and poet, has published close to 50 books. You can learn more about them at,, and