Building Character

Series of 13 titles

How can we practice being fair, optimistic, and tolerant? How can we show respect and empathy and help resolve conflict? These are just a few ways to build good character. These inspiring and engaging titles cultivate a growth mindset and reinforce social and emotional learning in young readers. They will learn positive character traits and how to implement them in their daily lives. Carefully leveled text and vibrant, full-color photos support beginning readers and make reading informational text easy and fun. Includes an activity, picture glossary, and index.

Title   GRL Format Qty
Cover: Being Grateful Being Grateful F
Cover: Being Honest Being Honest F
Cover: Being Responsible Being Responsible F
Cover: Resisting Bullying Resisting Bullying F
Cover: Showing Generosity Showing Generosity F
Cover: Showing Kindness Showing Kindness F
Cover: Showing Perseverance Showing Perseverance F
Cover: Being Fair Being Fair F
Cover: Being Optimistic Being Optimistic F
Cover: Being Tolerant Being Tolerant F
Cover: Having Empathy Having Empathy F
Cover: Resolving Conflict Resolving Conflict F
Cover: Showing Respect Showing Respect F
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Kindergarten
Category Beginning Readers, SEL
Subject SEL, SEL
Copyright 2018
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Bullfrog Books
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2019-08-01
Dewey 149-302.34
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.75 x 7.75
Lexile 180-350
Guided Reading Level F
ATOS Reading Level 0.8-1.0
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents


Series Made Simple

Social emotional learning is a broad topic to introduce, yet this series does so succinctly. The information presented is plain and straightforward, defining what it means to be kind or generous, how to show responsibility or honesty, and how to handle a bully and persevere. The notion that life can be hard, or that someone can be mean, might be difficult for younger child to comprehend, but the short examples given, such as finishing a race even when it appears that you won’t win, offer the ability to discuss the texts for meaning. Each title starts with information for caregivers or teachers, and suggests taking a “walk” through the book before reading it, to begin discussion on the topic. Suggested activities are thematically tied to each title, like a gratitude jar or an anti-bullying poster. VERDICT An unpretentious look at emotion and character education suited for classroom and library settings alike.