A Bad case of Stripes, by David shannon (Scholastic Inc., 2004)-importance of being yourself, regardless of what others think

A BusyYear, by Leo Lionni (Knopf, 2004)-Friendship; generosity

A Valentine for Norman Noggs, by Valiska Gregory (HarperCollins, 1999)-Treating others with kindness

Because I Love You, by Max Lucado (Crossway Books, 1998)-Curiosity; following rules; love

Big Black Bear, by Wong Herbert Yee (Houghton Mifflin, 1996)-Manners

Friends, by Helme Heine (Simon & Schuster, 1986)-Friendship

The Grouchy Ladybug, by Erik Carle (HarperCoilins, 1986)--Sharing; kindness

Hooway for Wodney Wat, by Helen Lester (Houghton Miff lin, 1998)-Treating others with kindness

How Leo Learned To Be King, by Marcus Pfister (North-South Books, 1998}-Treating others with kindness and respect

Just the Way You Are, by Max Lucado (Crossway Books, 1999)-Treating each other with kindness

The Land of Many Colors, by Rita Pocock (Scholastic inc., 1993)-Appreciating diversity; getting along with others

The Long, Long Letter, by Elizabeth Spurr (Hyperion Books, 1997)-Loneliness

Maggie and the Pirate, by Ezra Jack Keats (Scholastic Inc., 1992)-Stealing; making friends with others

Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale, by John Steptoe (William Morrow, 1987)-Treating others with kindness

My Many Colored Days, by Dr. Seuss (Knopf, 1996)-Feelings; emotions

The Quiltmaker's Gift, by Jeff Brumbeau (Scholastic Inc., 2003)-Generosity

Swimmy, by Leo Lionni (Knopf, 1973)-Teamwork; cooperation

The Ugly Duckling, by Hans Christian Anderson (Scholastic Inc., 1999)-Treating others with kindness

Verdi, by Janelie Cannon (Harcourt, 1996)-Appreciating others; growing older


Resources for Teachers

Books That Build Character: A Guide to Teaching Your Child Moral Values Through Stories, by William Kilpatrick (Touchstone, 1994)

Building Moral Intelligence, by Michele Borba (Wiley, John, & Sons, Inc., 2001)

Character-building Activities for Kids, by Darlene Mannix (Jossey-Bass, 2002)

Moral Classrooms, Moral Children: Creating a Constructivist Atmosphere in Early Education, by Rheta Devries and Betty Zan (Teachers College Press, 1994)

Oodles of Storytelling Ideas for the Early Childhood Classroom: A Handbook, by Naomi Leithold (Simply Storytelling, 2002)

Starting Small: Teaching Tolerance in Preschool and the Early Grades, by Teaching Tolerance, Southern Poverty Law Center, 1997)

TeIlIt Again: Easy-To-Tell Stories With Activities for Young Children and Tell It Again 2: More Easy-To-Tell Stories With Activities for Young Children, by Rebecca lsbell and Shirley Raines (Gryphon House, 1999,2002).

Young Children and Picture Books, by Mary Renck Jalongo (National Association for the Education of Young Children, 2004).