January 8, 2014

Living by the golden rule

The Golden Rule
by Ilene Cooper
illustrated by Gabi Swiatowska

A boy and his grandfather see a billboard with these words written on it: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. When the boy asks about the meaning of the words, his grandfather tells him about the Golden Rule, and how it is interpreted by various religions (Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, & Shawnee Native American).

A beautifully designed book with a universal message that all readers will embrace.

E Is for Ethics: How to Talk to Kids About Morals, Values, and What Matters Most
by Ian James Corlett
illustrations by R. A. Holt

Corlett, a father of two, has written 26 short stories starring two young children, Elliott and Lucy. Each story demonstrates a different ethic or value such as honesty, forgiveness, tact, patience, integrity, and empathy. Corlett ends his stories with questions designed to spark discussions between parents and children about ethical and moral issues. The stories provide gentle guidance for parents striving to raise kind, empathetic and compassionate children.

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