Cover: Trustworthiness



TRUSTWORTHINESS: Be honest. Don't deceve, cheat or steal. Do what you say and say what you mean. The 21st Century Jr. Library Character Education books help kids learn how to make the choices that will help them be people of good character.



  • Lexile® Measure: 570
  • Guided Reading Level: K

BISAC Subjects

Table of Contents

  • What Is Trustworthiness?
  • Being Trustworthy
  • Spreading Trust
  • Glossary
  • Find Out More
  • Index
  • About the Author



Gr 1-3 A combination of concise text, plenty of white space, effective use of color, and crisp photography makes this series appealing and easy to read. After a definition of and discussion of the topic at hand (What is Caring?), real-world scenarios are described. Fairness, for example, may be an issue at home, during school, on the playground, or in sports. Children are asked to think beyond the text and bring in ideas from their own experiences. The color photographs show a multiethnic group of boys and girls. Boys wash dishes as well as play outside; girls shovel snow, play soccer, and cook. A Find Out More section at the end of each book lists two additional titles and two Web sites. Children will be able to understand the advice in these books and apply it to their own lives. Copyright 2009 Media Source Inc.


Author: Lucia Raatma

Lucia Raatma has written a wide variety of books for young readers. Many are about character education and staying safe. Some of her favorites are about Queen Noor of Jordan, Jackie Robinson, John F. Kennedy, Jesse Owens, and Laura Ingalls Wilder. She lives in New York with her husband, two children, and a golden retriever.


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