Picture Books & Resources
Children are not born with integrity, it is reinforced by people in their home, school and community. Adults who act with honesty and fairness will influence children to be courageous, responsible, respectful and have humility. Some books below show characters demonstrating fairness and integrity. Others focus on characters listening to their conscience and reflecting the effects of their actions. The books promote being trustworthy, open-minded and showing impartiality.
These resources relate to the book, author and illustrator. The number of resources varies subject to subject. Please check they are appropriate for your specific needs before using them with children. If you have any suggestions please get in touch!
PBS Parents: Teaching Children to Have Integrity
Psychology Today: Teaching Your Kids to Be Honest
Kids’ Health: Telling Lies
Bright Horizons: Teaching Integrity: Raising Children with Character and Principle
Roots of Action: Integrity: How Families Teach and Live Their Values
Teaching Tolerance: What does it mean to be unfair? Learning Plan
PBS Parents: Teaching Your Five-Year-Old the Importance of Honesty
Yes*Safe Choices: Tips to Help Teach Honesty
Kids and Values: Truth and Trust Activities
Talking with Trees: Honesty, Conscience Lesson Plan
Salon: Do kids have a fundamental sense of fairness?
Scholastic: Ages & Stages: Learning About Fairness
Learning to Give: Freedom, Fairness and Philanthropy
Good Character: Teaching Guide for Fairness for K-5
Random Acts of Kindness: Honesty and Integrity (Grade 5)
More Books to Explore
The Children’s Library Lady has over 450 picture books on large variety of topics. You will find specific book, author and illustrator information, as well as resources. You can also browse themed books lists and explore all the books on the website. Click on the book covers below to start exploring what the website has to offer.
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