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Character Education Booklists

CRRL Librarians have hand-picked books to accompany character education curriculum.

Learning to work together toward a common goal is a life-long endeavor. Start with these books.


Our everyday heroes model what true courage is. Introduce kids to them through these books.


Being there when others need you is vital to building strong relationships. These books explore the virtue of being dependable.

Justice is not just meted out in the high courts, but in a thousand everyday situations. Help kids make fair and equitable decisions by exploring these books.

One of the hardest - and most powerful - skills to master is being able to respond, "It's OK. I forgive you" to an apology.


Taking it easy even when things are going fast is a valuable life skill.


Teachers, parents, friends, oneself - all must be treated with respect. Explore issues of respect through these books.