Good Character Reading!

Spokane County Library Suggests…
April Reading List

Trustworthiness:
Inspiring complete reliability and confidence in his/her truthfulness, integrity, and discretion

K-2

The Suitcase / Chris Naylor-Ballasteros
Miep and the Most Famous Diary: The Woman Who Rescued Anne Frank’s Diary / Meeg Pincus
She Persisted: Harriet Tubman / Andrea Davis Pinkney
Three Little Birds / Lysa Mullady

 

3-5

Allergic / Lloyd,…

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Good Character Reading!

Spokane County Library Suggests…
Diligence Reading List

March – Diligence: Persistence, dedication, and hard work
 
K-2
You can do it, Noisy Nora! / Rosemary Wells (2020)
Catkwondo / Lisl H….

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Guest Column: Diligence

Exploring Commitment vs Goals: The Power of Persistence, Dedication and Hard Work

Mike Nilson looked out across the room and, quoting Dr. John Berardi, started with a simple premise, “We overestimate what we can do in a day and underestimate what we can do in a year.”  Mike,…

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Character Moments for Families – Honesty

Below are three easy ideas to stimulate family conversation and activity to explore character concepts, aligned with your child’s school PACE character education program.

February – Honesty
Sincerity and reverence or love for the truth

  • TALK – use this prompt to start a conversation with your family about this month’s character trait:
    Why is it good to be honest?
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February: Good Character Reading!

Spokane County Library Suggests…
Honesty Reading List

K-2

The Lying King by Alex Beard
Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have A Horse by Marcy Campbell
Escape Goat by Ann Patchett; illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser
The Berenstain Bears’…

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January: Good Character Reading!

Spokane County Library Suggests…
Fairness List

K-2

An ABC of Equality by Chana Ginelle Ewing
Feast of Peas by Kashmira Sheth
Hot, Hot Pancakes! by Kimura Yuichi
Little Taco Truck by Tanya Valentine
Two for Me,

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Character Moments for Families – Fairness

Below are three easy ideas to stimulate family conversation and activity to explore character concepts, aligned with your child’s school PACE character education program.

January – Fairness
Treating people and ideas with justice and impartiality

  • TALK – use this prompt to start a conversation with your family about this month’s character trait:
    What is “fairness?” How do you know when something is unfair?
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Guest Column: Caring

Caring is something we see every day. It can be defined as “showing a genuine concern for the welfare of others and being a kind, supportive helper.” But for something that seems so present, so easy to perform, why do we often feel that no one cares?…

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December: Good Character Reading!

Spokane County Library Suggests …
Caring Reading List

K-2

Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller
When We Are Kind by Monique Gray Smith
Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug by Jonathan Stutzman
A Map Into the World by Kao Kalia Yang
Something for You by Charlie Mylie
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy by Susan Verde
Nothing in Common by Kate Hoefler
The Buddy Bench by Patty Brozo
The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld
Thank You Omu!

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Character Moments for Families – Citizenship

Below are three easy ideas to stimulate family conversation and activity to explore character concepts, aligned with your child’s school PACE character education program.

November – Citizenship
Positively contributing to society and community as well as dutifully respecting authority and the law

  • TALK – use this prompt to start a conversation with your family about this month’s character trait:
    How can we show citizenship at home,
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November: Good Character Reading!

Spokane County Library Suggests …
Citizenship Reading List

K-2

Democracy for Dinosaurs by Laurie Krasny Brown
Everyone Gets a Say by Jill Twiss
Grace goes to Washington by Kelly Dipucchio
I voted!

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