Browse by tag: behaviour


Looking after Louis
Author: Lesley Ely
Illustrator: Polly Dunbar
How this book may help: Explaining to young children how autism can affect behaviour and promoting tolerance and understanding of others.
Beautiful contemporary illustrations accompany this tale of friendship, empathy and understanding.... read more

Tags: emotions, disability, co-operation, behaviour, autism

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Lively Elizabeth
Author: Mara Bergman
Illustrator: Cassia Thomas
How this book may help: By showing how our actions effect others.
Meet lively Elizabeth who has lots of fun and likes to be naughty. One day she shoves her friend... read more

Tags: behaviour, co-operation, hitting, manners, politeness, rudeness, violence

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Yummy Ice-Cream
Author: Emma Quay
Illustrator: Anna Walker
How this book may help: The book has the simple but effective message that sharing with friends is a good thing
Meet Panda, Sheep and Owl,who are friends forever. Both Panda and Sheep have ice-creams, but Owl... read more

Tags: behaviour, co-operation, friends, sharing

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Take turns, Max and Millie
Author: Felicity Brooks
Illustrator: Desideria Guicciardini
How this book may help: An ideal book to encourage a toddler to share.
Friends Max and Millie are finding it hard to share the big, new toy car at their nursery. Max... read more

Tags: behaviour, co-operation, friends, playgroup, sharing

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Mine!
Author: Rachel Bright
Illustrator: Rachel Bright
How this book may help: A light-hearted way to introduce the concepts of sharing and co-operation to young children.
Twin girls Fifi and Frankie have very different tastes and preferences. While Fifi loves pink,... read more

Tags: behaviour, co-operation, family, jealousy, politeness, sharing, sibling, sister

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The Happy Book
Author: Malachy Doyle
Illustrator: Caroline Uff
How this book may help: A great starting point for talking about both positive and negative feelings with very young children. This book may gently encourage co-operation and good behaviour.
This charming book contains simply written messages encouraging children to spread happiness to... read more

Tags: anger, anxiety, behaviour, bullying, emotions, environment, exercise, fears, sadness, sharing, tantrums

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Good Little Wolf
Author: Nadia Shireen
Illustrator: Nadia Shireen
How this book may help: Although predominantly an entertaining story, this quirky picture book also explores the idea of being true to oneself and defying stereotypes. It reinforces the message that you don't need to 'go with the crowd' if the crowd's actions are not wise.
Rolf is a good little wolf who likes gentle activities like baking, helping his friends and being... read more

Tags: behaviour, being different, bullying, helping, politeness

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I Am Not a Copycat! (Hugo & Bella)
Author: Ann Bonwill
Illustrator: Simon Rickerty
How this book may help: This book comically reflects a behavioural quirk that many children display at some point: imitating those around them to the point of extreme annoyance! The story gently promotes tolerance in others.
Hugo the hippo is unique; only he can stand on his head, do the splits, touch his toes and... read more

Tags: co-operation, behaviour, friends

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The No-No Bird
Author: Andrew Fusek Peters
Illustrator:
How this book may help: Many young children go through a phase of answering every request with a firm 'NO!'. Some may recognise themselves in the stubborn little 'no-no bird' in this cautionary tale. This may encourage them to co-operate a little more often.
The No-No Bird's favourite word is No! Requests from his mother to get dressed and clean his teeth... read more

Tags: emotions, behaviour, anger, tantrums

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Tissue, Please!
Author: Lisa Kopelke
Illustrator: Lisa Kopelke
How this book may help: Encouraging good manners, hygiene and politeness.
Frog and his friends all have runny noses, which disrupts their ballet classes. Their teacher, Miss... read more

Tags: manners, hygiene, behaviour, politeness

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Don't Dip Your Chips in Your Drink, Kate
Author: Caryl Hart
Illustrator: Leigh Hodgkinson
How this book may help: Encouraging good manners and co-operation.
Kate's mum constantly tells her that she should have better table manners. But Kate stubbornly... read more

Tags: table manners, rudeness, politeness, manners, eating, compliance, behaviour

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Rude Rabbit
Author: Jacqui Hawkins
Illustrator: Colin Hawkins
How this book may help: Highlights the negative impact that bad manners and rudeness can have. Promotes the idea that if someone is polite then they will be happier and have more friends.
Rude Rabbit lives up to his name. He hasn't got any friends because of his rudeness and bad... read more

Tags: swearing, politeness, manners, helping, emotions, bullying, behaviour, anger, violence

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Selfish Sophie
Author: Damian Kelleher
Illustrator: Georgie Birkett
How this book may help: Encouraging sharing, politeness and friendship.
Sophie doesn't like sharing. She keeps her books, sweets, cuddly toys and other things to herself.... read more

Tags: behaviour, co-operation, emotions, friends, politeness, rudeness, sharing, stubbornness

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Our Stripy Baby
Author: Gillian Shields
Illustrator: Paula Metcalf
How this book may help: Encourages children to accept the fact that everyone is different. This book may help a child who is struggling to come to terms with having a sibling with special needs.
The characters in this book are purple alien-like creatures with coloured spots on their skin. Zara... read more

Tags: new baby, family, diversity, disability, brother, being different, behaviour, sister

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Little Princess - I Want My Dinner!
Author: Tony Ross
Illustrator: Tony Ross
How this book may help: Encouraging children to say 'please' and 'thank you'.
The Little Princess demands her dinner, her potty and her teddy in turn. Each time she is given... read more

Tags: behaviour, politeness, rudeness, table manners

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Excuse Me: Learning About Politeness
Author: Brian Moses
Illustrator: Mike Gordon
How this book may help: This informative little picture book asks the reader "how polite are you?" and covers many situations where a child may compare their own behaviour to the behaviour of the girl in the book.
Rather like a Debrett's guide for young children(!), this book covers how to behave in many... read more

Tags: politeness, party, manners, eating, compliance, co-operation, behaviour, rudeness, stubbornness, table manners

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Chill
Author: Carol Thompson
Illustrator: Carol Thompson
How this book may help: Acknowledges that everyday situations may give rise to negative emotions in young children. The story offers some practical suggestions that young children can use to ease anxiety and frustration, such as deep breathing.
Dolly the young pig sometimes like to play alone and sometimes play with her best friend Jack... read more

Tags: sharing, sadness, friends, emotions, co-operation, behaviour, anxiety, anger, stubbornness, tantrums

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Excuse Me!
Author: Lisa Kopelke
Illustrator: Lisa Kopelke
How this book may help: Encouraging good manners
A funny book about burping and the need for good manners! Frog loves to eat and loves to burp.... read more

Tags: manners, eating, co-operation, behaviour, politeness, rudeness

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It's Not Fair (Your Feelings)
Author: Brian Moses
Illustrator: Mike Gordon
How this book may help: Explores the concept of unfairness in a child-friendly way and encourages children to come to terms with this emotion. Also touches upon the subject of anger and violence as the child in the story feels like 'hitting out' when she considers things to be unfair.
A little girl tells the reader about some of the things that happen to her which she considers to... read more

Tags: relationships, jealousy, hitting, gratitude, friends, emotions, behaviour, anger, sadness

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How Should I Behave?
Author: Mick Manning
Illustrator: Brita Granstrom
How this book may help: A good way to start a discussion with young children on what constitutes acceptable behaviour. Promotes good manners, co-operation, helping and politeness.
This book is set out in question and answer format and deals with behaviour: helpfulness,... read more

Tags: table manners, swearing, rudeness, politeness, manners, helping, compliance, co-operation, bullying, behaviour, tidiness

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Monsters Not Allowed
Author: Tracey Hammett
Illustrator: Jan McCafferty
How this book may help: A story that may help children understand that if you give someone who is different a chance you may actually really like them and they can do really well in class with some self esteem.
A monster tiptoes into Fidget School one day. The monster is blue and hairy and very disruptive... read more

Tags: behaviour, co-operation, school

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Smudge's Grumpy Day
Author: Miriam Moss
Illustrator: Lynne Chapman
How this book may help: May help a child deal with a bad mood understanding that running away does not help and how important home is.
Smudge is a little mouse who wakes up in a bad mood; plenty of adults know what that is like! It... read more

Tags: emotions, behaviour, friends, sadness

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ATCHOO: The Complete Guide to Good Manners
Author: Mij Kelly
Illustrator: Mary McQuillan
How this book may help: Appealing and amusing way to show children the consequences of unkindness and bad manners.
Brief Synopsis: One fateful day Suzy Sue sneezes all over her animal friends. They decide it’s... read more

Tags: behaviour, co-operation, friends, manners, rudeness

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Rocky and the Lamb
Author: Greg Gormley
Illustrator: Lynne Chapman
How this book may help: The book shows how being positive about someone can have positive results and can even make a mean wolf change his ways and become a good wolf.
A wolf called Rocky lives behind a boulder on a ‘lonely stony’ mountain pass at the... read more

Tags: behaviour, friends

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Everybody Matters: A First Look at Respect for Others
Author: Pat Thomas
Illustrator: Lesley Harker
How this book may help: This non-fiction picture book introduces children to the concept of respect, fair treatment and anti-discrimination. It explains that you can earn respect by being polite, honest and by listening to others: qualities that will ultimately lead to making the world a better place.
An important part of the book explains how bullies often try to force people to respect them... read more

Tags: behaviour, being different, bullying, diversity, manners, prejudice, relationships

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I Can Make a Difference: A First Look at Setting a Good Example
Author: Pat Thomas
Illustrator: Lesley Harker
How this book may help: Helps children to understand the importance of good manners, helping others and being considerate by setting a good example.
The book opens by explaining that everyone in the world is a teacher, and everyone learns by... read more

Tags: behaviour, co-operation, compliance, manners, politeness, relationships, rudeness

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Whay Do I Feel Scared? A First Look At Being Brave
Author: Pat Thomas
Illustrator: Lesley Harkar
How this book may help: This non-fiction picture book explores what it means to be brave and defines bravery in many different forms (including standing up for yourself and others, and trying new things).
The book explains that bravery is a choice you make rather than something you are born with.... read more

Tags: anxiety, behaviour, being different, growing up, persistence, phobias

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At Home (Why Manners Matter)
Author: Jillian Powell
Illustrator:
How this book may help: This book covers the important aspects of living with others under the same roof while also providing good examples of the little things that can make life much more agreeable for everyone. It is written in a language that children can easily understand.
The book touches upon a number of situations and issues important for living together: “Thinking... read more

Tags: behaviour, co-operation, compliance, eating, family, manners, politeness, sharing, table manners, tidiness

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Naughty Nina
Author: Juliet Mickelburgh
Illustrator: AnnaLaura Cantone
This book tells the story of Nina, a girl acknowledged by everybody – from her parents to her... read more

Tags: behaviour, manners, politeness, rudeness

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Playing in the Park (Why Manners Matter)
Author: Jillian Powell
Illustrator:
How this book may help: This book covers the important aspects of playing with others in the park. It provides good examples of the little things that can make life much more agreeable for everyone and that make no-one feel excluded. It is written in language that children can easily understand.
The book touches upon a number of situations and issues important for a day in the playground,... read more

Tags: behaviour, co-operation, friends, sharing

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I Don't Care!: Learning About Respect
Author: Brian Moses
Illustrator: Mike Gordon
How this book may help: The book explains what respect means and shows a child the different ways respect can be shown and received. It also explains how negative it is when you are not respected or do not respect other people.
The book begins with a boy thinking about what respect means and that if you respect someone you... read more

Tags: behaviour, being different, bullying, confidence, manners, rudeness

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Sleepover (First Time)
Author:
Illustrator: Jess Stockham
How this book may help: A good choice of book to set a child's expectations of what happens at a sleepover. The simple conversational text and lively illustrations may encourage them to talk about the experience and ask questions.
The book depicts an excited little boy and his mother setting out on a bus journey to the boy's... read more

Tags: behaviour, fear of the dark, friends, independence

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The Gordon Star
Author: Rebecca Patterson
Illustrator: Mary Rees
All the children in Gordon's class receive stars for being good at something. Except Gordon that... read more

Tags: behaviour, friends

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Ellie Bean the Drama Queen!
Author: Jennie Harding
Illustrator: David Padgett
Ellie Bean can sometimes seem like a drama queen: she over-reacts to many things and makes a lot of... read more

Tags: anger, behaviour, emotions

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Manfred the Baddie
Author: John Fardell
Illustrator: John Fardell
How this book may help: A cautionary tale to reinforce the message that people who behave badly are avoided by others.
Manfred the Baddie steals, kidnaps and bullies people, but one night ends up with a cold. No-one... read more

Tags: hitting, bullying, behaviour, violence

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Measuring Angels
Author: Lesley Ely
Illustrator: Polly Dunbar
Two little girls are given a sunflower seed to plant and care for but they argue and the plant... read more

Tags: friends, behaviour, relationships

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My Big Brother, Boris
Author: Liz Pichon
Illustrator: Liz Pichon
How this book may help: Shows children that teenage siblings, although they spend more time with their friends and sometimes argue with Mum and Dad, will always love them and remain part of the family.
Little Croc has tons of fun with his big brother Boris until he starts spending more time with his... read more

Tags: relationships, friends, family, co-operation, brother, behaviour, sibling

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Little Croc and Bird
Author: Tony Maddox
Illustrator: Tony Maddox
How this book may help: Clearly demonstrates the benefits of playing kindly with others and may motivate over-boisterous children to curb their enthusiasm. The final page in which Little Croc briefly reverts to his previous mischievous ways reassures children that they do not have to behave perfectly all the time.
Chunky, bright illustrations capture Little Croc’s world of fun as he wreaks havoc jumping on... read more

Tags: co-operation, behaviour

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Hodge the Hedgehog
Author: Amy Sparkes
Illustrator: Benji Davies
How this book may help: Encourages children to see the pleasure in sharing and playing well with others.
Hodge the hedgehog is a hedge-hogger. He would rather have the hedge to himself and keeps all the... read more

Tags: behaviour, co-operation, emotions, friends, helping, manners, relationships, rudeness, sharing

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Never Say No to a Princess!
Author: Tracey Corderoy
Illustrator: Kate Leake
How this book may help: Sometimes children just can’t stop themselves from asking for everything they see and in the modern consumerist society it is increasingly difficult for parents to say no to their children’s demands. The little princess’s parents give her all the sparkly things she wants whenever she asks for them but she is never happy and she never says please.
One day when she is lost she meets a dragon who will not take her back to the palace until she says... read more

Tags: stubbornness, rudeness, politeness, manners, helping, gratitude, compliance, co-operation, behaviour, tantrums

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Cheeky Charlie!
Author: Ben Redlich
Illustrator: Ben Redlich
How this book may help: A simple, funny story which ends with a clear message: no-one is perfect and you should take a close look at yourself before teasing others!
Charlie chimp prances around the jungle giving cheek to everyone he meets - Ostrich can’t fly,... read more

Tags: behaviour, bullying, politeness, rudeness

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Odd Bods
Author: Steven Butler
Illustrator: Jarvis
How this book may help: By celebrating the fact that every child alive is an ‘odd bod’, with their own set of idiosyncrasies which should be accepted as the things that define them. Nobody is perfect, and who would want to be anyway?
The story, written in rhyme, runs through an alphabetical list of children and their whimsical... read more

Tags: behaviour, being different, confidence, diversity, gender, prejudice

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Put Away Your Phone!
Author: Tracy Bryan
Illustrator: David Barrow
How this book may help: Encourages a child to develop strategies to manage situations that make them cross. Helps a child to see that phones can be useful in an emergency, and forces parents to consider how much time they may be spending on their devices.
Emma is a little girl who struggles to get her parents’ attention, because they always seem to be... read more

Tags: anger, behaviour, co-operation, emotions, relationships, tantrums

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Ants in My Pants
Author: Wendy Mould
Illustrator: Wendy Mould
Publisher's summary: "Jacob would rather play with his trains than get dressed and go shopping. But when he reluctantly..." read more

Tags: behaviour, co-operation, dressing

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Leon Bites
Author: David Bedford
Illustrator: Eleanor Taylor
Publisher's summary: "When Leon bites, he doesn’t realise quite how painful it is. Actually he thinks it is all a bit..." read more

Tags: behaviour, biting, violence

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How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?
Author: Jane Yolen
Illustrator: Mark Teague
How this book may help: May encourage a child to adopt good table manners and try new foods, particularly those children who are mad about dinosaurs!
Publisher's summary: "When dinosaurs eat their food, what do they do? This book runs through the gamut of mealtime bad..." read more

Tags: behaviour, eating, politeness, table manners

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All Kinds of Feelings: a Lift-the-Flap Book
Author: Emma Brownjohn
Illustrator: Emma Brownjohn
Publisher's summary: "Everyone has different feelings all of the time. One minute you may feel happy - and the next..." read more

Tags: anger, anxiety, behaviour, emotions, fear of the dark, fears, phobias, sadness

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My Brother is Different: A Book for Young Children Who Have a Brother or Sister with Autism
Author: Louise Gorrod
Illustrator: Beccy Carver
Publisher's summary: "Written by a mother of a child with autism and beautifully illustrated in full colour, this book..." read more

Tags: autism, behaviour, brother, disability, sister

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A Dr. Spot Casebook: Zak Has ADHD
Author: Jenny Leigh
Illustrator: Woody Fox
Publisher's summary: "Zak the Zebra has trouble paying attention and fidgets a lot, especially when he goes on a school..." read more

Tags: ADHD, behaviour, disability

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Don't Tell Lies, Lucy!
Author: Phil Roxbee Cox
Illustrator: Jan McCafferty
How this book may help: This book may encourage a child to tell the truth and realise that lies can have negative consequences.
Publisher's summary: "An amusing and tongue-in-cheek story designed to introduce young children to the concept of right..." read more

Tags: co-operation, behaviour, lying, telling the truth

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Give that back, Jack!
Author: Phil Roxbee Cox
Illustrator: Jan McCafferty
How this book may help: Encourages good behaviour, co-operation and sharing.
Publisher's summary: "A cautionary tale for children everywhere. Jack is always taking things from his friends but when..." read more

Tags: behaviour, co-operation, sharing

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Say please, Louise!
Author: Phil Roxbee Cox
Illustrator: Jan McCafferty
How this book may help: This book may discourage a child from being impolite, and remind them to say 'please' and 'thank you'.
Publisher's summary: "An amusing and tongue-in-cheek story designed to introduce young children to the concept of right..." read more

Tags: behaviour, co-operation, manners

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Manners in School
Author: Arianna Candell
Illustrator: Rosa M.Curto
How this book may help: By encouraging children to behave in a thoughtful, polite and caring manner at school.
Publisher's summary: "The 'Manners' series shows children how to resolve small difficulties they might face in their..." read more

Tags: behaviour, bullying, co-operation, compliance, diversity, friends, hygiene, politeness, prejudice, school, sharing

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Manners On Holiday
Author: Arianna Candell
Illustrator: Rosa M.Curto
How this book may help: The Manners books show children how to resolve small difficulties they might face in their daily lives. These stories help children to develop their social skills early in a fun and friendly way.
Publisher's summary: "In this story Peter and Sara are going on a summer camping holiday with their parents. At the..." read more

Tags: tidiness, table manners, swimming, sharing, rudeness, politeness, manners, hygiene, holidays, helping, health, friends, diversity, disability, compliance, co-operation, being different, behaviour, washing

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Manners at the Park
Author: Arianna Candell
Illustrator: Rosa M.Curto
How this book may help: The Manners books show children how to resolve small difficulties they might face in their daily lives. These stories help children to develop their social skills early in a fun and friendly way.
Publisher's summary: "In this story, Lily, Julia, Peter, Jim and the other children all play in the park. They learn to..." read more

Tags: behaviour, co-operation, dog, environment, helping, manners, pet, road safety, sharing

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Manners At Parties
Author: Arianna Candell
Illustrator: Rosa M.Curto
How this book may help: By encouraging children to behave in a thoughtful, polite and caring manner at a party.
Publisher's summary: "In this story, it is Mark's birthday and the children have fun at his party. They learn that it's..." read more

Tags: behaviour, co-operation, hair, helping, party, politeness, rudeness, sharing, table manners, tidiness

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Please and Thank You: A Pirate Pete and Princess Polly book
Author: Amanda Li
Illustrator: Melanie Williamson
How this book may help: This appealingly illustrated book should encourage children to think of others and remember their manners.
Publisher's summary: "It's nice to have good manners! Join Pirate Pete and Princess Polly as they learn all about saying..." read more

Tags: behaviour, co-operation, compliance, friends, manners, politeness, rudeness, sharing, table manners

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