What if Everybody Did That? is great story for starting that conversation about expectations.
If you drop just one soda can out the window, it’s no big deal ... right? But what if everybody did that? What if everybody broke the rules ... and spoke during story time, didn’t wash up, or splashed too much at the pool? Then the world would be a mess. But what if everybody obeyed the rules so that the world would become a better place?
My Mouth is a Volcano by Julia Cook is a great way to teach students to listen AND wait their turn to speak.
All of Louis thoughts are very important to him. In fact, his thoughts are so important to him that when he has something to say, his words begin to wiggle, and then they do the jiggle, then his tongue pushes all of his important words up against his teeth and he erupts, or interrupts others. His mouth is a volcano!
Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker is all about Lacey Walker and her love of talking.
She talks all day, and sometimes all night. But when she loses her voice, Lacey learns the importance of listening. She learns about all of the things she misses out on every day.
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue is a great platform to discuss the ever time consuming act of tattling!
Josh the Tattler doesn't have any friends. He tattles so much that he wakes up one night to find that his tongue is yellow, unusually long, and covered in bright purple spots! Will a bad case of Tattle Tongue teach him a lesson?
Did you ever read the Choose Your Own Adventure books growing up? I loved reading and re-reading the story to change the outcome. This book does just that! What Should Danny Do? let's readers choose how Danny's day will go and discover the natural consequences for his choices.
Follow Danny, the super hero in training, through his day!
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun is a beautiful story that empowers children to always do the right thing and be proud of themselves, even when they are faced with challenging people.
How can Ralph be so mean? Lucy is one of a kind and Ralph loves to point that out. Lucy's defining moment comes when Ralph truly needs help. Because she knows what she stands for, Lucy has the courage to make a good choice.
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes teaches a powerful lesson about mistakes and learning. Just because something has been one way, doesn't mean it will stay that way!
Beatrice has NEVER made a mistake. In fact, the entire town calls her The Girl Who Never Makes Mistakes! One day, the inevitable happens: Beatrice makes a huge mistake in front of everyone!
But in the end, readers (and perfectionists) will realize that life is more fun when you enjoy everything―even the mistakes.