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September Is National Children's Good Manners Month

Teach courtesy, thoughtfulness, and respect this month with these titles that reinforce good conduct.
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Madeline Says Merci
Series: Madeline
by John Bemelmans Marciano

Based on the characters created by Ludwig Bemelmans, the tradition continues in rhyming couplets that bring Madeline alive. Mademoiselle Manners knows just what to do and offers advice for every possible situation.

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Time to Say Please!
by Mo Willems Illustrated by Mo Willems
This companion book to the popular "Time to Pee!" by the Caldecott Honoree is a book on manners, narrated by groups of bubbly mice. Includes a free board game and spinner.
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How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?
by Jane Yolen Illustrated by Mark Teague

Just like kids, dinosaurs have a difficult time learning to behave at the table. However, with a little help from Mom and Dad, these young dinosaurs eat all before them with smiles and goodwill.

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My Dog Never Says Please
by Suzanne Williams Illustrated by Tedd Arnold
It's a dog's life

Ginny Mae thinks her dog, Ol' Red, has got it made. All day long, he lies in the sun, chasing cats and scratching an occasional itch. He eats with his mouth open, runs around barefoot, and leaves his stuff wherever he wants. Best of all, Ol' Red never, ever has to say please.

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Pretty Please
by Kiki Thorpe Illustrated by Disney Storybook Artists
Six favorite Disney princesses offer helpful advice on manners through delightful stories. Includes 12 sheets of stationery with matching envelopes, plus a sheet of full-color stickers, so little princesses can write their own thank you notes. Full color.
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What Do You Say, Dear?
by Sesyle Joslin Illustrated by Maurice Sendak

What do you say when:
you bump into a crocodile on a crowded city street?
a nice gentleman introduces you to a baby elephant?
the Queen feeds you so much spaghetti that you don't fit in your chair anymore?

This is the funniest book of manners you'll ever read!

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Are You Quite Polite?
by Alan Katz Illustrated by David Catrow
You all know...

"Do Your Ears Hang Low?" and "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,"

but what about

"Are You Quite Polite?" and "Quiet in the Library"?!

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Mind Your Manners, Dick and Jane
by Micol Ostow , Noah Harlan
With the familiar faces of Dick and Jane, this little book is a perfectly cheeky take on manners for the modern day. It's a step-by-step guide to politeness in everyday life, including everything from table manners to tidying up after oneself.
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Emily's Everyday Manners
by Cindy Post Senning Illustrated by Peggy Post
Emily and Ethan use manners every day, with their families, their friends, and everyone they meet. How about you?

Want to learn the magic words that make people happy? Or how to seem more grown up at the dinner table? Join Emily and Ethan as they take you through elementary rules of etiquette for everyday use.

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Clifford's Manners
by Norman Bridwell Illustrated by Norman Bridwell

Clifford the Big Red Dog displays his good manners by saying "please" and "thank you," waiting his turn, sharing, and being a good sport in games.

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