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Kid President's Guide to Being Awesome

4.46  ·  Rating details ·  899 ratings  ·  141 reviews
"This is LIFE, people! You've got air coming through your nose! You've got a heartbeat! That means it's time to do something!" announces Kid President in his book, Kid President's Guide to Being Awesome. From YouTube sensation (75 million views and counting!) to Hub Network summer series star, Kid President—ten-year-old Robby Novak—and his videos have inspired millions to ...more
ebook, 240 pages
Published February 3rd 2015 by HarperCollins
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A.J. Howells
By the end of this book, the endless repetition of awesome really started to annoy.


However, this is probably due to the fact that I read the entire book over the course of only a few sessions and really started to burn out about halfway through. This is not a sit-down-and-read-the-whole-thing kind of book. It's more of a place-this-on-your-coffee-table-or-in-your-bathroom kind of read that an obsessive reader might have trouble pacing.

That being said, if I'd had taken a little more time with it,
Feb 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful way to encourage ourselves to do good and be better every day! This is a colorful, clever book that deserves a place of honor in your cleanest bathroom. Then all of the friends who visit your home can become edified and inspired when they were just looking to go potty.

Well done Brad, Robby, and Kristi!
Oct 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was a really cute book and if you like Kid President then trust me, you will love this. Really inspiring interviews and quirky tips on between about making the world more awesome. So go. Be awesome!
I just love Kid President.
Sep 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Everyone can learn a lot from this kid! Love 'em!
Melissa Goto
Feb 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: wow
If you love Kid President, if you need to be "pep-talked," if you want to make your life (and the world!) more awesome, then this book is a must-read for you. In Kid President's Guide to Being Awesome, YouTube sensation Robby Novak and creator Brad Montague compile their original ideas on how to make the world a better place by sharing spurts of wisdom as well as their own authentic experiences. The book begins with biographical information about how Kid President came about and is followed by d ...more
Beth Peninger
Jun 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There are not adequate words to express how much I love Kid President. Robby Novak and his brother-in-law Brad are two of the coolest people on this planet. Actually the whole Novak/Montague family is pretty amazing. If you don't know the story of Kid President here's the very short version. A few years ago, in July 2012, Brad and Robby decided to make a video for their family and friends. Little did they realize or even anticipate that it would go viral and *overnight* Kid President was encoura ...more
Erik This Kid Reviews Books
Aug 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Synopsis- “Life is too short to not be awesome.” [Kid President A.K.A. Robby Novak] Have you ever wondered how you could make the world better? Kid President brings this AWESOME knowledge! Kid President is a YouTube Star who does incredibly inspiring videos (if you haven’t seen them – you should!), and just makes you feel good with his words of wisdom. This book follows suit. It is packed with 100 ways to change to world for the better and be awesome doing it.

What I Thought- This is a wonderfull
Laurie Brumbaugh
I love this book! Kid President is one of my heroes. He gives me hope and motivates me to be a better person. His new book gives you 100 ideas for making the world more awesome. Some ideas are short, but thoughtful mottos you can live by, like "If it doesn't make the the world better, don't do it," or "Be kind. It's not always easy, but it's always important." Many others are accompanied by stories of real kids and adults doing awesome things. There are interviews with famous people and regular ...more
May 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Not being very familiar with Kid President, I wasn't sure what to expect with this book. It was delightful and I dare you to read it without laughing. I especially found his experience in the White House delightful. The book is such a positive force for good. I enjoyed reading the stories of other ordinary people doing good things that were included. I also loved that Kid President asks everyone what they think would make the world more awesome. So many of the answers included being kind to othe ...more
Apr 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
It was awesome.

*drops mic* *walks away*

Jk. Kid President is indeed awesome. Like antidepressant in human form awesome. As is his BIL. And the various do-gooder kids they interview.

Makes you feel like we really can change the world one awesome party at a time. Read it, share it. Definitely share it with your kids.

KP, I am eternally high-fiving you for your extreme awesomeness. Keep perpetrating your awesome. I can see the world changing in its wake.
May 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kid President's Guide to Being Awesome was fantastic! Filled with inspiring quotes and fun anecdotes. I really loved getting to know more about Robby and Brad. I especially loved the pep talks. Definitely a must read, especially for recent college graduates like myself. Go be awesome and help change the world.
Feb 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is AWESOME! Kid President really has a great perspective on life and the motivation to do something about it! Yes he has had amazing opportunities to spread his passion but he started out simply. I encourage EVERYONE to read this book! It puts you in a better mood to go through life and DANCE!
Maggie Mattmiller
Apr 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A must read for anyone and everyone! This kid (and his brother!) and the people featured in this book are sure to inspire anyone and strike a cord at some point with any reader! Watch his videos. Follow his teachings. Read this book! Wish I could afford to buy a copy for each and every one of my students!
Joy Kirr
Stellar. Just stellar. I wanted to tweet out each page of this book - to encourage adults and children alike to be more awesome. I am fortunate that a 7th grader loaned me her copy - I can't wait to get my own copy for our classroom!
Amanda Carr
Wonderful inspirational reminders for all of us from the Kid President!
Katrina Trautwein
May 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A great book by an amazing kid who has a very important message for the world! A must read!
Danielle West
May 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
It is impossible not to love this book.
Apr 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One word: Awesome.
Apr 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book was awesome! It makes me want to be awesome! How awesome is that?
May 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Practical ways to better your world from a very inspiring young man!
May 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a book everybody should read.
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Robby Novak, better known as Kid President, has spent a lot of time trying to make the world more awesome. In this guide, he shares a list of 100 ways that his readers and fans can make the world more awesome too. Fans of his YouTube videos will recognize familiar things like his pep talk, the advice to send a friend a corn dog, and to treat everyone like it’s their birthday. The book also shares some information about how Robby stays positive in spite of his brittle bone condition, a background ...more
May 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love the Kid President videos! So picking up this book was a no-brainer. It's a mix of what's already been posted on the Youtube channel (and the SoulPancake Facebook page) and uplifting stories of those that have done good things for others.

Most interesting part of this book is the forward by Brad Montague, the big guy who's in a lot of the SP posts with KP. Turns out, he's Robby Novak's brother-in-law (Robby being the actual Kid President). I sort of wondered about this, as I thought it was
Jun 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It might not be a great idea to read this while might cry through the whole thing. This might be because Kid President is awesome and the concept of joyful rebellion is awesome and you feel like you haven't been awesome enough, particularly in today's current political climate. Maybe it's a really awesome idea to read this while pregnant though because you want to instill the level of confidence, kindness, and joy Kid President has in your unborn children to empower them to do goo ...more
Jun 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Okay, so I only know the tiniest smidge about Kid President, but this just got me hooked. He is an amazing role model, but not just that - it's what he teaches. He tells us about love and joy and understanding and respect and laughter. And he sees every person as a person; not some one who might look different or act different or sound different, but as a human being worthy of respect. This book makes you want to go out into the world and change it, starting by hosting a dance party with lots of ...more
Suzanne Moore
Jan 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This kid is so inspiring and his guide to being awesome includes ideas that can be adapted for all ages. I loved hearing about all the awesome work going on with different folks, ordinary people like me and celebrities as well. This is a great book to accompany the You Tube videos, created by Robby and his brother-in-law Brad. I am reminded about all that I am thankful for and excited to try these awesome activities with my community (future library programming :)) Hope to meet KP someday and sh ...more
Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
I just love Kid President. He's funny and inspirational and makes me smile. If you are already a fan, this is a great way to learn a bit about how the videos began. If you don't know him yet, this is a great way to learn about living life in the "most awesome" way possible.

Great book for sharing with kids - and adults too.

Here is a clip of the "Pep Talk" that started a internet sensation:

Sep 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
A book full of the wisdom and a passion to make the world a positive, kind place that makes Brad Montague, Robby Novak, and Soul Pancake endearing to all. There are lots of pictures, interviews, lists, and inspiring people who work to make the world a better place. This is a great book to have in a middle school library to help inspire young people to choose positivity and find a way to "give people a reason to dance"
Jan 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is beautiful!!! If you/your kiddos/students need a refreshing, desperately necessary look at the good that is being done and that you can do in the world, this book and kid president's YouTube videos are THE BEST place to go. I am not a big gush-er over nonfiction but this book and it's much needed light and joy are fantastic. Highly recommended!!!!!
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Robby Novak is an American personality best known for portraying Kid President online and on television.
“But I think the best movements are fueled by a joyful vision of what could be.” 5 likes
“The only thing you need to know is that you can learn anything.” 3 likes
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