My Character Ed Books
CE = Character Education Series   TBM = The Best Me I Can Be Series
books and cassettes

Do the Right Thing!     Treat People Right!

Caring
to feel and show concern for others
CE = Sharing and Caring   TBM = I Care About Others
Franklinís Bad Day by Paulette Bourgeois (friend moving away) tape 1
Motherís Day Mice tape 28 H (brothers watch out for each other)

Common Sense
to use good judgment
CE = Would It Be Right?   TBM = I Can Make Good Choices

Cooperation
to work together toward a common goal or purpose
CE = Working Together   TBM = I Can Cooperate
Franklin Plays Hockey by Paulette Bourgeois (team) tape 191
Franklin Plays The Game by Paulette Bourgeois tape 8 (winning and losing)
Swimmy by Leo Lionni tape 78
We Share Everything by Robert Munsch tape 145
Rude Giants by Wood, Audrey tape 220 (oversized)
Ladybug's Birthday by Steve Metzger(Big Bk: cassette in Insect day box)

Courage
to act according to one's beliefs despite fear of adverse consequences
CE = Dare to Have Courage
Franklin's Bicycle Helmet by Paulette Bourgeois tape 175
Mirette On The High Wire by Emily McCully tape 40

Curiosity
a desire to investigate and seek understanding of one's world
TBM = I Can Be Creative!
Daisy and the Beastie by Jane Simmons (also farm animals)

Effort
to do your best
TBM = I Have Manners

Flexibility
to be willing to alter plans when necessary
The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins tape 165

Friendship
to make and keep a friend through mutual trust and caring
CE = Be a Friend   TBM = I'm a Good Friend   I Can Share
The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins
Franklin and His Friend by Paulette Bourgeois tape 181
Franklinís New Friend by Paulette Bourgeois tape 110
Franklin Helps Out by Paulette Bourgeois tape 173
Hunterís Best Friend at School by Laura M. Elliott (raccoons -being good and helpful) tape 194
A Turkey for Thanksgiving(turkey invited to dinner) tape 68 H

Initiative
to do something, of one's own free will, because it needs to be done
TBM = I am a Leader
The Little Red Hen by Lucinda McQueen tape 202

Integrity
to act according to a sense of what's right and wrong
TBM = I am Generous
Hey Little Ant by P. and H. Hoose bk and tape
Finders Keepers For Franklin by Paulette Bourgeois (finds camera)tape 112
Stephanieís Ponytail by Robert Munsch (peer pressure and decisions) tape 12
Tyrone and The Swamp Gang by Hans Wilhelm (bully, gangs, peer pressure) tape 15

Organization
to plan, arrange and implement in an orderly way; to keep things orderly and ready to use
Franklin is Messy by Paulette Bourgeois tape 6
Sallyís Room by M.K. Brown tape 96
Geraldineís Big Snow by Holly Keller get ready for snow) tape 48 snow
I Wanna Iguana by Karen K. Orloff (writes letters to mom about getting a pet) tape 242 (6:52)

Patience
to wait calmly for someone or something
Franklin's Baby Sister by Paulette Bourgeois tape 148

Perseverance
to keep at it
CE = Never Give Up   TBM = I Will Keep Trying!
The Tortoise and the Hare by Mark White

Pride
satisfaction from doing one's personal best
TBM = I am Confident
Those Can-Do Pigs by David McPhail tape 125

Problem Solving
to create solutions to difficult situations and everyday problems
CE = Show You Understand   CE = Think Before You Act   TBM = I'm in Charge of Me
Spaghetti Eddie by Ryan SanAngelo
Ming Lo Loves The Mountain by Arnold Lobel (moving a mtn) tape 20
Laura Numeroff funny cause and effect stories:
If You Give A Moose A Muffin tape 143
If You Give A Mouse A Cookie tape 107
If You Take a Mouse to School tape 195
If You Give a Pig a Pancake tape 147
Tyrone The Horrible by Hans Wilhelm tape 161 (mean and is a bully)
Look Out, Bird by Marilyn Janovitz (cause and effect) tape Sig Kit 216

Resourcefulness
to respond to challenges and opportunities in innovative and creative ways
When Sophie Gets Angry - Really, Really Angry by Molly Bang
Miss Nelson Is Missing by Harry Allard tape 109
The Hungry Thing by Jan Slepian (boy figures out needs) tape 105
Doctor DeSoto by William Steig (mouse is resourceful at end) tape 199
Tops and Bottoms Janet Stevens tape 221 (oversized -rabbits outsmart bear)
Too Much Noise by Ann Mc Govern (has a record)
No Room For A Sneeze by Robyn Supraner (make a small house bigger by adding animals) tape 63
Jamie OíRourke And The Big Potato tape 33 H
Clever Tom And The Leprechaun tape 54 H
Bunny Trouble tape 24 H
Tell Me a Mitzi by Lore Segal (has a record)

Responsibility
to respond when appropriate; to be accountable for one's actions
CE = You Can Count on Me   I am Responsible
Lillyís Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes (getting even, being sorry) tape 116
Curious George Rides A Bike by H. A. Rey tape 10

Sense of Humor
to laugh and be playful without hurting others
The Wacky Substitute by Sally Derby tape 240 (10:16)
The Accidental Zucchini by Max Grover tape Sig Kit 214

Trustworthiness
to act in a manner that makes one worthy of trust and confidence
The Wolf Who Cried Boy by Bob Hartman tape 193
True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka tape 51
Doctor DeSoto by William Steig (mouse trust fox) tape 199

Truthfulness
to be honest about things and feelings with oneself and others
CE = Telling the Truth   TBM = I Tell the Truth
Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto
Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire by Diane deGroat with tape 229
(also Lincoln and Washington)
Where's the Big Bad Wolf? by Eileen Christelow (telling lies)tape 237
Emperor's New Clothes by Hans Christian Anderson (has a record)

Active Listening
to listen with the intention of understanding what the speaker intends to communicate
The Cat Who Wore a Pot on Her Head by Jan Slepian tape 231
Mrs. Toggle and The Dinosaur by Robin Pulver tape 158 (not hear correctly)

No Put-Downs
to never use words, actions and/or body language that degrade, humiliate, or dishonor others
CE = Everyone is Special and Unique   TBM = I Accept You as You Are
Stop Picking on Me by Pat Thomas
The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Anderson tape 83
The Cow That Went OINK by Bernard Most tape 162

Personal Best
to do one's best given the circumstances and available resources
CE = Following the Rules   TBM = I Show Respect!



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