Books are powerful tools that can inspire children in many different ways. This book list is brimming with stories that reflect the most important qualities and lessons students can learn.

From themes about caring, fairness, and honesty to imporant messages about bullying and being true to yourself, the titles on this list use relatable situations and lovable characters to teach positive lessons about character and integrity. These stories will help your students build a strong foundation for values and morals — and they can apply what they learn to their own lives.

These classic and contemporary stories are a resource you'll return to again and again, deserving a place in every classroom library.

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