Emily’s Everyday Manners By Cindy Post Senning, Peggy Post

Remember learning the Magic Words? The Magic Words were simple phrases your parents insisted upon at home, at school and while visiting friends and family. Please, Thank You, and You’re Welcome made people smile, impressed your aunts and uncles, and, though you didn’t realize it at the time, also made a good impression.


Those Magic Words, and other etiquette basics, come to life in Emily’s Everyday Manners, written by Peggy Post and Cindy Post Senning, Ed.D. and illustrated by Steve Björkman. Kids can read along and watch as young Emily and her best friend Ethan ride the school bus, romp on the playground, visit friends, and eat at restaurants—all while having fun and using their best manners.

From the most trusted name in etiquette, this charming picture book explains why everyone should know and use the social graces. With clever text, fun and colorful illustrations, and a large measure of humor, Peggy Post, Cindy Post Senning, and Steve Björkman make clear the importance of developing good character and encouraging children to genuinely care for and appreciate others.

Emily’s Everyday Manners is recommended for children age 5-8.

Harper Collins

About the authors
Cindy Post Senning, Ed.D., is the co-author of a dozen books on etiquette for both parents and children, including The Gift of Good Manners, The Guide to Good Manners for Kids, and Emily's Everyday Manners. Her professional career spanned nearly thirty years in education and health. Now retired, Cindy continues to lead the Emily Post Children’s Etiquette Train the Trainer Program twice a year.
PEGGY POST, is an author and spokesperson for The Emily Post Institute, and has written fourteen books on etiquette, including as a co-author of the Institute's flagship book, Emily Post's Etiquette, 18th edition. Peggy is a nationally recognized authority on etiquette, and millions of people seek her advice through her monthly column in Good Housekeeping and her appearances on national radio and television, including Today, Dr. Phil, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and Good Morning America.