Character Education Curriculum: Honesty
Book Titles Included:
The Empty Pot
When Ping admits that he is the only child in China unable to grow a flower from the seeds distributed by the Emperor, he is rewarded for his honesty. 32 pages.
My Life As Dinosaur Dental Floss
by Bill Myers
It was just a little lie. But mishap follows mishap until Wally is chased by a bungling terrorist, a SWAT team, the TV news, and the National Guard. It isn't until he risks his life to save his country (and has a little chat with the President along the way) that the madcap misunderstanding finally ends, and Wally learns that honesty really is the best policy. 128 pages.
The Honest to Goodness Truth
by Patricia C. Kissack
Ever since Libby started telling only the truth, the whole world seems to be mad at her. First it's her best friend, Ruthie Mae, who gets upset when Libby tells all their friends that Ruthie Mae has a hole in her sock. Then Willie gives her an ugly look when she tells the teacher he hasn't done his homework. It seems that telling the truth isn't always so simple.
Children will sympathize with Libby as she struggles to figure out that even though it's always wrong to tell a lie, there's a right and a wrong way to tell the truth.
The Mystery of the Stolen Bike
by Marc Brown
The Mystery of the Stolen Bike tells of Francine who acquires a bicycle once owned by her father. She's embarrassed by the bike, but when she reports that it's stolen, her friends rally to find the thief. Will Arthur and his friends discover the true fate of Francine's bike? 64 pages.