There are more than 300 titles to choose from, each featuring a dramatic story and memorable characters who explore moral ground and the difference between what is right and what is wrong. These books will capture your child's imagination, and conscience as well-whether it is Beauty pondering her promise to Beast, mischievous Max in Where the Wild Things Are, the troubled boys of Lord of the Flies, generous Mr. Badger in The Wind in the Willows, or the courageous struggles of such real-life characters as Frederick Douglass and Anne Frank.
With entries arranged by category and reading level, there is something here for all readers-from preschoolers to teenagers-whatever their tastes may be. Each entry features a complete plot summary and publisher information so that you can find the book with ease in your local library or bookstore. It's not always easy to teach a child the difference between right and wrong, but stories-whether they are based on fantasy or rooted in real life-can speak to children more eloquently than any list of dos or don'ts and can impart moral values as they nurture a child's imagination.
This has been the go-to book when searching for new reading ideas/subjects for our children. Fabulous guide to have in one's personal library. Read morePublished 5 months ago by M. Kelly
The opening chapters of this book were informative and interesting. However, when I got to the book list and began requesting the picture books and young reader fairy tales from... Read morePublished 16 months ago by D. Lockerby
"Character is not cut in marble; it is not something solid and unalterable. It is something living and changing", George Elliot reminds us in her book "Middlemarch. Read morePublished on April 24, 2012 by K. Alphs
My children are great readers, (I taught them using Hooked on Phonics) but keeping up with their unending demand for new books is a full-time job. Read morePublished on November 29, 2010 by SkyMom
I am still slowly working through this book, but have been impressed by the scope of books summarized. Read morePublished on March 16, 2010 by M. Osburn
This is an excellent book. It has chapters on various aspects of reasing as well as an annotated list of recommended books. Read morePublished on October 4, 2007 by Ray F Van Neste
This book is OK, but I think it is merely a rerun of William Bennett's "Book of Virtues", sans William Bennett. Read morePublished on September 19, 2002
It's important for people of all ages to be concerned about character and moral values, especially in these modern days. Read morePublished on October 1, 2001