Literature for Modeling Desired Behaviors

For Educators:

How To Behave So Your Children Will, Too!  By Deckle Edge

Coaching Your Kids Leaders  By Pat Williams

The Leader in Me  Stephen R. Covey

For Learners:

Pre-K -1

My Name Is Not Isabella : Just How Big Can a Little Girl Dream” by Jennifer Fosberry and Mike Litwin -   - “My Name is Not Isabella” holds an exciting balance of empowering young girls while introducing them to real women who’ve made their mark on history by not giving up and by being themselves.

My Name Is Not Isabella Educator's Guide

My Name is Not Isabella video  3:58 min.


Madeline's Rescue by Ludwig Bemelmans - Paris’ most notorious heroine, Madeline is an irrepressibly brave little girl who stands up for what she believes in.

Madeline's Rescue video 23:47 min. animated with songs

Madeline's Rescue   Read Aloud Video 5:43 min.

Monday Morning Leadership For Kids  By David Cottrell  - Sometimes the greatest lessons in life are discovered with the people you love the most. Share the gift of teaching a timeless set of values with the kids in your life. As children follow the adventures of Baxter and Paw Paw on a sunny Monday morning. Paw Paw teaches Baxter important life lessons such as making good choices, doing the right thing even when it s hard, having good friends, encouraging others, being obedient, and doing your best. Beautiful illustrations and a charming story will captivate young readers as they identify with Baxter and learn how to develop their own character though the messages Paw Paw gives to his grandson, Baxter.


One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale

One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale    Illustrations only video 8:47 min

"One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale" video  8:11 min.  

One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale lessons

Grades 3-5

Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are by Maria Dismondy  - A strong-willed and courageous heroine, Lucy is a perfect example of being true to oneself, doing the right thing, and most importantly, being proud of herself and the decisions she’s made. This story will teach young kids that, despite peer pressure and bullying, being mean is not cool—standing up for what you believe in is.

Spaghetti In A Hot Dog Bun video  8:17 min.

Spaghetti In a Hot Dog Bun Reader's Guide   

Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

Newbery Medal 1986. When their father invites a mail-order bride to come live with them in their prairie home, Caleb and Anna are captivated by their new mother and hope that she will stay.

Sarah, Plain and Tall Extension Activities

The Wheel on the School by Meindert DeJong

Newbery Medal 1955. The children in a small Dutch town try to bring the storks back to nest on their roofs.

Being A Leader   By Cassie Mayer , Elementary - Books in this series introduce children to the character values that embody citizenship. In 'Being a Leader,' children view various situations that demonstrate the qualities of leadership. Playful, engaging illustrations are used to reinforce students’ understanding of the concepts.

The 7 Habits of Happy Kids    - In The 7 Habits of Happy Kids, Sean Covey uses beautifully illustrated stories to bring his family's successful philosophy to the youngest child.. Elementary

7 Habits of Happy Kids  -Online games, coloring pages, etc.   

7 Habits of Happy Kids Pinterest Ideas

6-8th Grades

Chronicles of Narnia Books 1-7 by C.S. Lewis

6th – 12th

To Kill A Mockingbird  by Harper Lee

This stunning story deals with the severe consequences of intolerance.

Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens  by Sean Covey -     Being a teenager is both wonderful and challenging. In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, author Sean Covey applies the timeless principles of the 7 Habits to teens and the tough issues and life-changing decisions they face. In an entertaining style, Covey provides a step-by-step guide to help teens improve self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve their goals, get along with their parents, and much more. In addition, this book is stuffed with cartoons, clever ideas, great quotes, and incredible stories about real teens from all over the world. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens will engage teenagers unlike any other book.