How do we teach our students about good character? Reading aloud books are a great way to show kids what it means. Here is a list of my favorite picture books about character to use in the classroom!
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How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham
In a city full of busy people, only a young boy notices a hurt bird. He takes it home and nurses it back to health. There are not many words in this book, but the message is strong!
The Three Questions by Jon J. Muth
Nikolai wants to be the best person that he can be, so he has three important questions. What is the best time to do things? Who is the most important one? What is the right thing to do? He visits his friend Leo, the wise turtle, to find some answers to his questions.
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The Can Man by Laura E. Williams
Tim wants a new skateboard, but his family can’t afford one. He notices a homeless man collecting cans to exchange for money, so Tim decides to do the same thing. Find out how Tim helps the Can Man in this story.
Zen Shorts by Jon J. Muth
Stillwater, a giant panda, moves into a neighborhood to share some tales with the children that live there. The three children he meets are facing a problem. Stillwater tell them a story that relates to each of them and helps them figure out what to do.
Good People Everywhere by Lynea Gillen
A picture book that will inspire children to grow into grateful, caring and giving people. A nice reminder that even though we live in a chaotic world, there are good people everywhere doing great things for others.
Want more book titles? Check out this blog post for picture books about self awareness in the classroom!
What are some other picture books about good character that you read aloud in your classroom?
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