A sample of books for small groups, class lessons, and for use with individual students that support honesty and good character.



Screen Shot 2016-02-24 at 2.39.06 PMThis Clifford book, which is great for younger grades, teaches our friend Cleo why she shouldn’t lie.

Don’t have the book or need something older? You could also watch this cute story, The Dog Who Cried Wolf:


Activity: As you read ask students to hold up a red face when they hear a lie, a green when they hear the truth, or yellow if they weren’t sure. I used these cool FREE self assessment fans as a great informal assessment along the way.You could also have them do things like raise their hands when they hear a lie, give snaps when they hear the truth, stand up or sit down- anything to get them active.

download (1)TELL THE TRUTH B.B. WOLF by Judy Sierra

You may remember this wolf from Mind Your Manners B.B. Wolf.  B.B. Wolf has his own version of the 3 Little Pigs are we are skeptical.

Activity: Partner students (you can use these partner cards by Speckled Moose Counseling to have the students pair up) and ask them share a time they had been honest or told a lie. You can also get my FREEBIE honesty sort here.

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Need more?

Find more books here: https://www.goodreads.com/PawsitiveSchoolCounseling

See my personal list of books I own with categories and links to activities here. To Edit Click File  and “Make a copy”!

Find videos to partner with books here:

Pawsitive School Counselor You Tube Page

Bright Futures Counseling

Check out more amazing resources from these amazing counselors, educators, parents, etc.:

Counselor Keri

The Ned Show

The Confident Counselors

Happily Ever Elephants


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