book list based on character traits

I think reading to your child is probably one of the greatest things that you can do for your child.  I like books that teach character.  I like to be able to discuss with them about the meaning of the books when we are finished.

Here is our list, I will be continually adding to it as we find more great books at our local library.  They are arranged by character trait.

 

AWARENESS

 

what if everybody did that?

 a cool drink of water

 berenstain bears go green

 where once there was a wood

BAD DAY

Alexander and the terrible horrible no good very bad day

BORED

 petes a pizza

BRAVERY

 big chickens
 my brave year of firsts
 Sheila rae the brave

the kissing hand

don’t worry douglas

first day jitters

COMPASSION

      nana upstairs and nana downstairs

      now one foot now the other

I Remember Miss Perry  I remember miss perry

ENCOURAGEMENT

   the gardener family

FITTING IN

    a bad case of stripes—for the most part this book is excellent but it does have some talk about being “one” with her room, we skip that page.

FRIENDSHIP

 

     best friends

swimmy

   fish is fish

    the sandwich swap

GIVING

      the joy of giving berenstain bears

GROWING UP

big red lollipop

   mop top

maple

INTERRUPTING

  interrupting chicken

KINDNESS

  tawny  scrawny lion

    children make terrible pets

LOVE OF READING

 petunia

thank your mr falker

LOVE

   guess how much I love you

i love you forever

  piglet and papa

pablo’s tree

MANNERS

   how  do dinosaurs eat their food

      please and thank you

MESSY ROOM

pigsty

 

   five little monkeys with nothing to do

    just a mess

   max cleans up

     sloppy joe

     what mess?

  whats with this room

NOT PERFECT
   the girl who never made mistakes

PICKY EATER

     I will never not ever eat a tomato

PERSEVERE

   a chair for my mother

REGRET

where’s lulu

RESOURCEFUL

     the man who cooked for himself

   something from nothing

SELF CONTROL

    my mouth is a volcano

SHARING

         its mine

      the apple pie that papa baked

       the ice cream king

        the pigeon finds a hot dog

        the smartest giant in town

 a pocket full of kisses

 the doorbell rang

 

TALKING/WORDS

             lacey walker nonstop talker

watch your tongue cecily beasley

THANKFULNESS

   no roses for harry

TRUTH

            berenstain bears and the truth

           ruthie and the not so teeny tiny lie

           sam tells stories

         the boy who cried wolf by hennessy

     the empty pot

The loudest roar

WISDOM

pigeon wants a puppy

  Don’t fidget a feather

         inch by inch

       six crows

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