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Dishonesty: Resource List


Books for Children

Ages 4 to 8

  • A Big Fat Enormous Lie by Marjorie Sharmat Puffin, 1993
  • Berenstain Bears and the Truth by Stan Berenstain Random House, 1983
  • Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big by Berkeley Brethed Little, Brown, 2003
  • Eli and His Little White Lie by Goldie Golding Mesorah Publishing, 1997
  • How to Behave and Why by Munro Leaf, Universe, 2002
  • It Wasn't Me: Learning About Honesty by Brian Moses Wayland, 1997
  • Let's Talk About Cheating by Dolly Brittan PowerKids Press, 1997
  • Oh, Brother! Someone's Fibbing! by Betty Birney Golden Books, 1997
  • Pinky Promise: A Book About Telling the Truth by Vanita Braver Child & Family Press, 2004
  • Ruthie and the (Not So) Teeny Tiny Lie by Laura Rankin Bloomsbury, 2007
  • Some Tell Stories by Thierry Robberecht Clarion Books, 2007
  • The Tales of Tango: The Sticky Situation by Sally Atkinson Tango's Grove Publishing, 1998
  • Telling the Truth by Althea Gareth Stevens Pub, 1998

Ages 8 to 12

  • Dealing with Lying by Lisa K. Adams PowerKids Press, 1997
  • Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh HarperCollins, 1987
  • Honest-to-Goodness Truth by Pat McKissack: Aladdin, 2003
  • John Patrick Norman McHennessy: The Boy Who was Always Late by John Burningham Crown, 1999
  • True Lies: 18 Tales for You to Judge by George Shannon Beach Tree Books, 1999
  • The Children's Truth-Control Book by Adolph Moser Landmark Editions, 1999
  • A Question of Trust by Marion Bauer Scholastic, 1994

Young Adults

  • Taking It by Michael Camum Viking, 1995

Books for Adults

  • Childhood Lying, Stealing, and Cheating by Foster Cline Love & Logic Press, 2000 (Audiobook)
  • Why Kids Lie: How Parents Can Encourage Truthfulness by Paul Ekman Penguin, 1991

Compiled by Catherine Smith, MLS, medical librarian at the Family Health Library, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO.
Published by RelayHealth.
Last modified: 2010-06-04
Last reviewed: 2010-06-04

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