The Honest-to-
Goodness Truth


by Patricia McKissack
illustrated by Giselle Potter

Libby decides that she is only going to tell the truth, but her total honesty results in many hurt feelings, and she soon learns that sometimes truth helps and sometimes it hurts. "A welcome offering about honesty and consideration." (School Library Journal)

This book is great for teaching the 'delicacies' of being honest and how it relates to feelings.

Reading Levels
Interest Level: K-Gr. 2               DRA Level:  38                Lexile Measure:  450L
Grade Level Equiv:  3.3          
Guided Reading: O 

Peek Inside
Below are sample pages from inside The Honest to Goodness Truth:





return to books on teaching honesty


Enjoy the books!

Betsy, Cindy, and Virginia
(the teachers/sisters behind this website)

If this list was helpful, please press
the like button:

And follow us on Pinterest to hear
about cute book-related activities: