Character Education: a book guide for teachers, librarians, and parents


More than 450 of books are cited to facilitate community circles and discussion sessions focusing on selected character traits.

Character traits listed in this book: Character Education

  • Caring
  • Confidence
  • Courage
  • Curiosity
  • Discipline, self
  • Flexibility
  • Friendship
  • Humility
  • Humor, sense of
  • Initiative
  • Integrity
  • Patience
  • Perseverance
  • Positive attitude
  • Problem solving
  • Setting Goals
  • Teamwork

    What reviewers have to say:

    "This is a welcome resource to educators and parents alike, which identifies 17 character traits with accompanying book titles, fictional characters, and real people examples that are useful for stimulating character trait discussions." -- Library Talk.

    'This book stands out from others of its type because of its excellent introduction that talks about character education in general, specifics related to the home and classroom, as well as a consideration of various formats and genres; its brevity that makes it a useful planning resource without being overwhelming; and its thorough index of titles, authors, and concepts. A boon for librarians as well as for parents who are homeschooling or organizing group projects." -- School Library Journal

    "Sharron L. McElmeel's CHARACTER EDUCATION: A BOOK GUIDE FOR TEACHERS, LIBRARIANS AND PARENTS (Libraries Unlimited, 2002) offers suggestions for books to highlight seventeen different character traits or virtues. Titles include picture books, novels, biographies and informational books. Each chapter focuses on a trait or virtue, including annotations, cross-references to other traits and curricular themes, quotes, discussion starters, and activity suggestions." -- Featured New Items - June 2003, Curriculum Resource Laboratory Newsletter, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

    "This book is essential for coaching young citizens in positive behavior." -- Principle Picks, October 2003, Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, Nebraska.
    Books Worth a Look." -- Teacher Librarian, TL Toolkit: Professional Reading

    "Loaded with resources, each chapter focuses on a specific trait or virtue and identifies dozens of picture books, novels, biographies and non-fiction titles that illustrate that trait." -- University of Nebraska at Kearney

Character Education: A Book Guide for Teachers, Librarians, and Parents 2002. 220p. appendix. illus, index. Libraries Unlimited, $32.00 ISBN: 1563088843

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