The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule by Ilene Cooper, illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska (1 – 8 years)

The Golden Rule spreads the message of kindness to a new generation. But, what does it really mean? And how do you follow it? A grandfather explains that the Golden Rule means you “treat people the way you would like to be treated. It’s golden because it’s so valuable, and a way of living your life that’s so simple, it shines.”

Know and Follow Rules

Know and Follow Rules by Cheri Meiners (2 – 6 years)

This book starts with simple reasons for rules: to help us stay safe, learn, be fair, and get along. The four basic rules: “Listen,” “Best Work,” “Hands and Body to Myself,” and “Please and Thank You.” 

A Little Respectful SPOT

A Little Respectful SPOT: A Story About Respecting People, Places, and Things by Diane Alber (5 – 7 years)

Being RESPECTFUL tells people you not only care about them but you also care about yourself too! Join a cute little yellow SPOT as he shows all the different ways to be respectful to people, places and things. With fun illustrations your child will be able to see actual scenarios that your child is in everyday!

Respect and Take Care of Things

Respect and Take Care of Things by Cheri Meiners & Meredith Johnson
(2 – 6 years)

Respect and responsibility are concepts that young children can relate to—because they have things they value. This book encourages children to pick up after themselves, put things back where they belong, and ask permission to use things that don’t belong to them.

Whoever You Are

Whoever You Are by Mem Fox, illustrated by Leslie Staub (2 – 6 years)

Stirring words and bold paintings weave their way around our earth, across cultures and generations and remind children to accept differences, to recognize similarities, and—most importantly—to rejoice in both.

Unleashing the Power of Respect

Unleashing the Power of Respect: The I-M Approach by Dr. Joseph Shrand

This book removes chaos, organizing life into four domains that help us understand who we are and why we do what we do, providing a clear, actionable path where respect leads to value. That value, leads to trust.


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