Books for children in preschool - grade 2
Unless otherwise noted, all books are shelved in children's picture books under the author's last name.
The Berenstain bears and the truth by Stan & Jan Berenstain
Brother and Sister Bear accidentally break Mama Bear's favorite lamp. (j E-pb B)
Franklin fibs by Paulette Bourgeois
Franklin lies in order to keep up with his friends. ( j E-pb B)
Edwurd Fudwupper fibbed big by Berkeley Breathed
Edwurd's huge lie gets him into trouble with an alien.
Arthur and the true Francine by Marc Brown
Even though they are good friends, Muffy lets Francine take the blame for cheating in school.
I did it, I'm sorry by Caralyn Buehner
Ollie Octopus and his friends face moral dilemmas that the reader must help them solve.
A day's work by Eve Bunting
Francisco lies to help his grandfather find work, but when that results badly, his grandfather insists they rectify their mistakes the next day.
Arnie and the stolen markers by Nancy Carlson
When Arnie steals a set of markers he must deal with the consequences of his actions.
Harriet and the garden by Nancy Carlson
Harriet accidentally ruins her neighbor’s prize flower and feels terrible until she confesses.
My big lie by Bill Cosby
Little Bill lies when he has to explain why he is late for dinner. (j Er COSBY)
Liar, liar, pants on fire by Diane deGroat
Gilbert is playing George Washington in the class play, so he decides that he too “cannot tell a lie,” until he misplaces George’s hat.
Lisa in the jungle by Anne Gutman
Lisa tells her friends that she visited her uncle in the jungle during the summer, when really she was just at the swimming pool.
Freya's fantastic surprise by Libby Hathorn
Jealous of a friend’s surprise, Freya begins inventing fantastic surprises too.
That's mine, Horace by Holly Keller
Horace finds a little yellow truck in the schoolyard, so he takes it home.
Herbie's secret Santa by Petra Mathers
The temptation of a Christmas cookie is too much for Lottie’s friend, Herbie.
The honest-to-goodness truth by Patricia C. McKissack
Libby learns the difference between never lying and not always telling the whole truth either.
John's choice by Jane Belk Moncure
When he is mistakenly given too much money in change, John considers buying something instead of returning the money.
Who was it? By Marissa Moss
Isabelle her brother invent some wild stories to explain the broken cookie jar.
Lizard's guest by George Shannon
Skunk behaves dishonestly in order to take advantage of his friend Lizard’s kindness.
A big fat enormous lie by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
A boy’s lie about an empty jar of cookies turns into a big fat monster that never leaves.
Jackalope by Janet Stevens & Susan Stevens Crummel
When a jackrabbit wishes for horns he becomes the first jackalope, but there's one condition: he must not lie.
Plato's journey by Linda Talley
Plato is humiliated after he goes on a journey to compete in a pretend goat race that the other animals told him was real.
Alex did it! by Udo Weigelt
Three mischievous rabbits blame everything on an imaginary rabbit named Alex.
"It was me, Mom!" by Brigitte Weninger
Miko breaks his mother's favorite vase.
Look for these and other great books in
The Children's Library
Mt. Lebanon Public Library
16 Castle Shannon Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15228