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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.
Pediatric Advisor 2012.2 published by RelayHealth.
Last modified: 2010-06-04
Last reviewed: 2010-06-04
This content is reviewed periodically and is subject to change as new health information becomes available. The information is intended to inform and educate and is not a replacement for medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a healthcare professional.
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