Books on: Telling the Truth

Books which either encourage children to tell the truth, or provide cautionary tales where children's untruths have backfired on them! Some books in this category explain the negative effect that lying can have on others.
Tiddler: The story-telling fish
Author: Julia Donaldson
Illustrator: Axel Scheffler
How this book may help: Encouraging children to tell the truth
A story of Tiddler the tiny fish, who everyday would dream up tall tales to tell his classmates why... read more

Tags: lying, telling the truth

The Worry Monster
Author: Caroline Uff
Illustrator: Caroline Uff
How this book may help: This book may help children come to terms with childhood worries and encourage them to admit mistakes and tell the truth.
Sally 'accidentally' eats all the chocolate cake, and rather than admit it, she blames her beloved... read more

Tags: anxiety, lying, telling the truth

The Boy Who Cried Wolf
Author: Tony Ross
Illustrator: Tony Ross
How this book may help: This cautionary tale emphasises that lying can sometimes backfire on you!
The classic tale of 'the boy who cried wolf' is re-told here with witty contemporary illustrations... read more

Tags: co-operation, lying, telling the truth

The Boy Who Cried Ninja
Author: Alex Latimer
Illustrator: Alex Latimer
How this book may help: Encourages children to tell the truth
Nobody ever belives Tim, even when he's telling the truth, though sometimes it is hard to believe... read more

Tags: None

Eli's Lie-o-meter: A Story About Telling the Truth
Author: Sandra Levins
Illustrator: Jeffrey Ebbeler

Tags: lying, telling the truth

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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