Children’s books on manners
This list was developed in August 2010 by the Quicklists Consulting Committee of the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, for Parents® magazine.
Cookies: Bite –Size Life Lessons by Amy Krouse Rosenthal; illustrated by Jane Dyer. HarperCollins, 2006.
Respect, compassion and generosity are at the heart of good manners; these and other important life-lessons are simply conveyed while making chocolate chip cookies. Ages 4-8.
Emily’s Magic Words: Please, Thank You, and More by Cindy Post Senning and Peggy Post; illustrated by Leo Landry. HarperCollins, 2007.
In this brief and colorful book, children are introduced to five magic words and how each can make life more pleasant. Ages 3-6.
How Do Dinosaurs Go to School? by Jane Yolen; illustrated by Mark Teague. Blue Sky Press/Scholastic, 2007.
Dinosaurs mind their manners while going to school, participating in class, and playing at recess. Ages 4-8.
Mind Your Manners, B.B. Wolf by Judy Sierra; illustrated by J. Otto Siebold. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2007.
Mr. Wolf learns a thing or two about manners when he visits the library’s storybook tea. Ages 4-8.
Nobunny's Perfect by Anna Dewdney; illustrated by the author. Viking, 2008.
Bunnies try to do the right thing, but sometimes they need a little reminding. Ages 2-6.