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Great Expectations: Books to Help Young Children
Learn about Good Behavior

Compiled by Merri V. Lindgren
© 2005 Cooperative Children's Book Center

This bibliography was developed for the Child Care Information Center Newsletter (Issue 50, 2005) published by the Child Care Information Center operated by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction with funding from the Department of Workforce Development.

Click on underlined book titles to see the CCBC review of the book, and/or the cover image.
Complete list of CCBC bibliographies

Bad Moods and Bad Days

    Alter, Anna. Francine's Day. Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2003. 28 pages. Ages 3 - 6

    Kroll, Steven. That Makes Me Mad!. Illustrated by Christine Davenier. SeaStar Books, 2002. 32 pages. Ages 4 - 8

    Steig, William. Spinky Sulks. Michael di Capua Books/Farrar Straus Giroux, 1988. 28 pages. Ages 3 - 7

Bending Rules, Testing Limits

    Cummings, Pat. Clean Your Room, Harvey Moon!. Bradbury Press, 1991. 32 pages. Ages 3 - 6

    Hartman, Bob. The Wolf Who Cried Boy. Illustrated by Tim Raglin. Putnam, 2002. 32 pages. Ages 4 - 8

    Look, Lenore. Henry's First-Moon Birthday. Illustrated by Yumi Heo. An Anne Schwartz Book / Atheneum, 2001. 32 pages. Ages 4 - 7

    Shannon, David. No, David!. Blue Sky Press/Scholastic, 1998. 32 pages. Ages 2 - 5

    Waddell, Martin. Amy Said. Illustrated by Charlotte Voake. U.S. edition: Joy Street/Little, Brown, 1990. 24 pages. Ages 3 - 6

    Yolen, Jane. How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?. Illustrated by Mark Teague. Blue Sky Press/Scholastic, 2000. 32 pages. Ages 2 - 6

Time Out!

    Bang, Molly. When Sophie Gets Angry -- Really, Really Angry.... Blue Sky/Scholastic, 1999. 36 pages. Ages 2 - 7

    Falconer, Ian. Olivia. An Anne Schwartz Books/Atheneum, 2000. 32 pages. Ages 3 - 7

    Joose, Barbara M.. The Thinking Place. Illustrated by Kay Chorao. Knopf, 1982. 32 pages. Ages 4 - 6

    Weeks, Sarah. If I Were a Lion. Illustrated by Heather M. Solomon. Atheneum, 2004. 32 pages. Ages 3 - 6

Does Not Play Well with Others
(A Lighthearted Look at Bad Behavior)

    Bottner, Barbara. Bootsie Barker Bites. Illustrated by Peggy Rathmann. G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1992. 32 pages. Ages 3 - 6

    Henkes, Kevin. A Weekend with Wendell. Greenwillow, 1986. 32 pages. Ages 4 - 7

    Rosoff, Meg. Meet Wild Boars. Illustrated by Sophie Blackall. Henry Holt, 2005. 32 pages. Ages 4 - 8

This list may be reproduced and distributed by educational and/or nonprofit organizations so long as credit is given to the Cooperative Children's Book Center, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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