Showing consideration. Respect for others goes hand in hand with respect for yourself—you can't have one without the other.

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Chrysanthemum loves her name, until she starts going to school and the other children make fun of it.

David Goes to School

David Shannon
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David's activities in school include chewing gum, talking out of turn, and engaging in a food fight, causing his teacher to say over and over, "No, David!"

The Giving Tree

Shel Silverstein
Ej Sil

A young boy grows to manhood and old age experiencing the love and generosity of a tree which gives to him without thought of return.

The Grouchy Ladybug

Eric Carle
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A grouchy ladybug, looking for a fight, challenges everyone she meets regardless of their size or strength.

Hey, Little Ant

Phillip M. Hoose
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A song in which an ant pleads with the kid who is tempted to squish it.

Lilly’s purple plastic purse

Kevin Henkes
Ej Hen

Lilly loves everything about school, especially her teacher, but when he asks her to wait a while before showing her new purse, she does something for which she is very sorry later.

The Mightiest

Keiko Kasza
Ej Ka

The Lion, the Bear, and the Elephant compete to see who can do the best job scaring a tiny old woman, but she has a surprise for them.

Miss Nelson is missing

Harry Allard
Ej All

The kids in Room 207 take advantage of their teacher's good nature until she disappears and they are faced with a vile substitute.


Anthony Browne
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When Mrs. Piggott unexpectedly leaves one day, her demanding family begins to realize just how much she did for them.

The Recess Queen

Alexis O'Neill
Ej On

Mean Jean is the biggest bully on the school playground until a new girl arrives and challenges Jean's status as the Recess Queen.

Where the Wild Things Are

Maurice Sendak
Ej Se

Max, a naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king.