For Kids

A Big Fat Enormous Lie, by Marjorie Sharmat Weinman (New York: Dutton, 1978). A little boy learns that lies turns into monsters and telling the truth is the only way to make them disappear. Ages 3 to 8.

Junie B., First Grader: Cheater Pants, by Barbara Park (New York: Random House, 2003).When her father will not let her stay up late to do her homework, Junie B. copies a classmate's paper. "It's not a test, so it's not cheating!" says Junie. Is it or isn't it? Great discussion pos-sibilities.Ages 6 to 10.

Liar Liar Pants on Fire! by Miriam Cohen (New York: Greenwillow, 1985). Great book about a first grader new to the school who lies to impress his classmates.Ages 4 to 7.

Don't Tell a Whopper on Fridays! The Children's Truth-Control Book, by Adolph Moser (Kansas City,Mo.: Landmark Editions, 1999).A kid-friendly book that discusses the problems of lying and the importance of telling the truth.Ages 9 to 12.

Catch Me If You Can (DreamWorks, 2002). An FBI agent (Tom Hanks) tries to catch a resourceful con artist (Leonardo DiCaprio) who's traveling around the country forging checks and various identities for himself.Although the con artist seems to have the "perfect life," there are great moral lessons to be learned. PG-13.

All the President's Men (Warner Brothers, 1976).The true account of two Washington Post reporters who followed their conscience and would not give up on covering the Watergate break-in.

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