Picture Books (JE)

Author Title Call Number
Discusses manners and gives examples of good manners and bad manners. (30 pp.)
JE Aliki
AllenThis Little Piggy's Book of Manners
Some little pigs remember their manners and others do not. (32 pp.)
JE Allen
CuneoMary Louise Loses Her Manners
When Mary Louise starts saying "fleas" and "spank you" instead of "please" and "thank you," she realizes she has lost her manners and must search for them. (32 pp.)
JE Cuneo
HelmerThe Cat Who Came for Tacos
When Señor Tomas and Señora Rosa welcome a stray cat into their home and share tacos with him, they insist, in a kind way, that he use proper table manners. (30 pp.)
JE Helmer
KellerDo Unto Otters: A Book About Manners
Mr. Rabbit wonders if he will be able to get along with his new neighbors, who are otters, until he is reminded of the golden rule.
JE Keller
RadunskyTable Manners
Chester teaches his friend Dudunya about napkins, "full-mouthed speaking accidents," and other aspects of proper mealtime behavior.
JE Radunsky
SierraMind Your Manners, B.B. Wolf
When B.B. Wolf is invited to the library for a storybook tea, he impresses everyone with how polite he can be.
JE Sierra
WellsSay Hello, Sophie!
Sophie's parents tell her to say 'Hello,' 'Thank-you,' and 'Goodbye,' but the words stick like glue in Sophie's mouth and won't come out. (24 pp.)
JE Wells
WillemsTime to Say "Please"!
Mice narrate this humorous text as young children try in vain to get what they want, learning along the way that it is helpful to be polite.
JE Willems
YolenHow Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?
Describes how a dinosaur eats, with no rude noises and while sitting very still.
JE Yolen

Nonfiction, Folktales & Poetry

Author Title Call Number
BridwellClifford's Manners
Clifford offers some advice on basic good manners.
JE395.1 Bridwell
DeGezelleManners at a Restaurant
Describes good manners and shows how various manners and character values can be used when dining at a restaurant.
J395 DeGezelle
DeGezelleManners at the Library
Describes how being polite and respectful is important at the library.
J395 DeGezelle
DeGezelleManners on the Telephone
Shows how different manners and character values can be used when making and answering telephone calls.
J395 DeGezelle
DoudnaThank You
This book, part of the Good Manners series, introduces the reader to situations when it is appropriate to say "thank you."
JE395.1 Doudna
FinnManners in Public
A simple, colorful book about appropriate behavior in public.
JE395.5 Finn
FinnManners on the Playground
Rules for proper behavior on the playground are discussed.
JE395.5 Finn
PostEmily Post: Emily's Everyday Manners
Join Emily and her best friend, Ethan, as they show you that good manners aren't just for special occasions; they are for every day.
J395.1 Post
ShahThe Man with Bad Manners
A clever boy and other villagers devise a plan to improve the manners of one of their neighbors. Based on a folktale from Afghanistan.
J398.2 AS Shah

Audiovisual Materials

Author Title Call Number
Barney: Best Manners
Barney's friends question why minding their manners is so important.
DVD J Fiction B
Bears Mind Their Manners
Join the Berenstain Bears in a new set of adventures that focus on good manners and kindness to others.
DVD J Fiction B
Look Mom! I Have Good Manners
Laugh and learn that manners are more than just a bunch of boring rules; they help people get along through kindness, consideration, and common sense.
DVD J395 L

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