Teaching Manners
with cute, funny children's books

Below are fun children's books that are great for teaching manners. Admittedly, this topic can sometimes be a downright drag to teach, but when approached in a fun, lighthearted way, it can be fun.  And, since children often learn best through stories, this 'indirect' path toward teaching manners is WAY more effective than an 'lecturing' approach!

These cute and funny children's books are best for discussion starters, not 'lectures' on manners in and of themselves.  We don't like those kinds of books. :)

Time to Say Please
(book about manners)
by Mo Willems
Preschool - 1st grade



Decibella and Her
6-Inch Voice

(inside voice levels)
Kindergarten - 3rd grade



Interrupting Chicken
(funny interrupting example)
by David Ezra Stein
Preschool -  3rd grade



Manners Mash-Up
A Goofy Guide to Good
Behavior
by Ted Arnold
2nd grade - 4th grade



Don't Let the Pigeon
Drive the Bus

(having a fit / not accepting
no)
by Mo Willems
Preschool - 1st grade



Personal Space Camp
(personal space)
by Julia Cook
Preschool - 1st grade



Mind Your Manners,
B.B. Wolf

(manners in general)
preschool - grade 2



Rude Mule
(funny 'bad example' story)
by Pamela Edwards
Kindergarten - 2nd grade



Dude, That's Rude!
Get Some Manners
by Pamela Espeland
3rd grade and up



Do Unto Otters
A Book About Manners
by Laurie Keller
Kindergarten - 2nd grade



Lily's Purple
Plastic Purse

(story about apologizing)
by Kevin Henkes
Preschool - 4th grade



Manners
(general book on manners)

written/illustrated by Aliki
Kindergarten - 3rd grade



Lady Lupin's
Book of Etiquette

by Babette Cole
preschool - 3rd grade



Cookies
Bite-Size Life Lessons
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Kindergarten - 5th grade



Rules of the Wild
An Unruly Book of Manners
by Bridget Levin
Kindergarten - 3rd grade



Lacey Walker,
Non-Stop Talker

(listening, not always talking)
by Christianne Jones

Kindergarten - 3rd grade



Don't Do That
(nosepicking)
by Tony Ross
Kindergarten - 2nd grade



My Mouth is
a Volcano

(interrupting / blurting)
by Julia Cook

Kindergarten - 3rd grade



Oh boy, this list is getting long and yet we have more books to share. However, we'll stop here for now.  If you haven't found the right book in the list above, here are others to consider:

     Martha Doesn't Say Sorry  by Samantha Berger
     Martha Doesn't Share  by Samantha Berger
     Tissue Please  by Lisa Kopelke
     Excuse Me  by Lisa Kopelke
     Manners Can Be Fun  by Munroe Leaf
     How to Behave  by Munroe Leaf
     How to Speak Politely and Why by Munroe Leaf
     This Little Piggy's Book of Manners  by Kathryn Allen
     The Thingumajig Book of Manners  by Irene Keller









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