Teaching Values with Books Of Responsibility giveaway)

by Pam on October 18, 2012

The contest is closed. The winner is:

What could be better than snuggling with you child at bedtime as the two of you curl up with a good book? I can’t count the thousands of hours I’ve read to my children over the years. Naturally, I want my children to grow up to be brave, compassionate individuals. I want to look back over their life and say, “I know I’ve done my best to teach them to be responsible, caring adults.” While I feel setting a day to day example in my daily life is the best way to instill these virtues in my children, I’m not adverse to sneaking the concepts into story time. By reading stories from the Young People’s Books of Responsibility, I’m able to explain difficult concepts in an entertaining manner.

I received six books from this set; Stories of Courage, Stories of Sharing, Stories of Fairness, Stories of Patience, Stories of Peacefulness, and Stories of Helpfulness. Each book begins with a page explaining the concept with a simple, easy to grasp explanation, like Courage is…. Telling the truth when it would be easier to lie or Patience is…thinking before you act. There are four explanations of each of the virtues and each one is explained in more detail in one of the four included stories.

I liked the multicultural variety of the stories too. The tales were collected from around the world and compiled into one collection. Everything from stories from Aesop’s fables to tales from Nigeria is included. Large, colorful illustrations cover every page. Each fable or tale gives a brief synopsis of it’s message at the beginning of the story and a follow up to reinforce the message at the end.

Some of the morals in the stories do come across in a more heavy handed manner, but the underlying message and the values it teaches will be clearly communicated to even the youngest child. These stories are intended for 2nd through 5th graders but I think children as young as preschool could enjoy them.

Win It!
One person will receive a 5 book set of the Children’s Book of Responsibilities.
To be entered, please leave a comment. One person will be chosen by random.org. Also, if your contact is not on your profile, please leave a way to contact you.

Pam is a former teacher turned work from home mom. When she's not caring for her kids or cats, she can be found whipping up tasty recipes, trying her hand at the newest techie gadgets or reading. She loves to travel whenever she has a chance and spends way too much time on the computer sharing her experiences.

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brich2222 October 19, 2012 at 12:54 am

What wonderful books for the kids. I recall aesops storys from by childhood. Kids need a little help with values now days!

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Turning the Clock Back October 19, 2012 at 6:29 pm

I read to my kids every day when they were little. It is amazing how much their little minds can absorb from a book!

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Carol L. October 21, 2012 at 2:51 pm

What a great group of books. I think besides living by example that reading about it is also an extra step because they absorb those lessons even quicker. Thanks for this opportunity.
Carol L
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pam17ky October 22, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Sound great for my youngest grandchild

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wigget October 22, 2012 at 7:29 pm

i need these books

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Gianna October 22, 2012 at 8:58 pm

These would be great for my kids!

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Anonymous October 22, 2012 at 11:16 pm

i would love to have these

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squiresj October 23, 2012 at 4:28 am

Please enter me to win. I am trying to teach my grandchildren to win.
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8KidzForMe October 25, 2012 at 1:27 am

Would love to enter to win these for my kids. I don’t see an entry form.

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Kristy Thiel October 25, 2012 at 6:49 pm

what a great contest, my daughter would love this!

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SnowflakeDay (Audra) October 27, 2012 at 6:06 pm

They sound like wonderful books; nothing like books that actually teach as well as entertain!

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Karen F October 27, 2012 at 8:08 pm

These sound great, would love to read them to my boys.

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Stephanie Larison October 29, 2012 at 3:08 am

These are adorable, my daughter would love these!

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Anonymous October 29, 2012 at 3:11 am

I woulld use them for my Grandchildren. Your website is fun also.
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SharonC October 29, 2012 at 8:44 am

I would love to have these for my granddaughter. I want a fun way to convey the morals my generation got from school, church, and even our TV shows of the 60′s.

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Tamar October 29, 2012 at 4:42 pm

I’d love to give my son some responsibilities.
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Daniel M October 29, 2012 at 10:52 pm

my niece would love it! – regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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ReggieMann October 30, 2012 at 3:51 am

This would be a great set of books for my niece would love to win!

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Jessica October 30, 2012 at 7:28 pm

I would love to win this for my daughter. Thanks for the giveaway!
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Shelley P October 30, 2012 at 10:49 pm

What a great set of books for the kids! Thanks for the chance.
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donna October 31, 2012 at 1:54 pm

My little granddaughter turns one on nov 2nd I have been buying her books since her birth to start her library and her mom loves that. This would be a great addition. It would be a lovly addition.

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janell wagner October 31, 2012 at 10:30 pm

my grandkids would love these sweepstakesjanell@gmail.com

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Marianna November 1, 2012 at 1:24 am

Thanks for the chance to win these great books!
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Adrienne November 1, 2012 at 6:39 pm

These books would be great for my daughter!
Thanks!

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Ruben Ramos November 1, 2012 at 11:42 pm

My nephew and niece could use these

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Anonymous November 2, 2012 at 12:12 am

These are needed for my nieces!

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amy16323 November 2, 2012 at 12:21 am

thanks for the chance
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Anonymous November 2, 2012 at 2:47 am

would love to win this

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Renee G November 2, 2012 at 4:57 am

These books look like they would be wonderful to read together.
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Niclan80 November 2, 2012 at 6:42 am

I love these books. They look beautifully written and illustrated. Niclan80@yahoo.com

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Birabending November 2, 2012 at 7:46 am

I’d love to get these for a friend, but I hope she doesn’t take offense that I think she needs help with her kids :p

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Jamie Leigh Martin November 2, 2012 at 12:53 pm

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Perfect for our daughters for Christmas!

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Denise Taylor-Dennis November 2, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Thank you for the chance to win these books I think they would be great to have to help teach important values to my son.

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Saver Sara November 2, 2012 at 2:41 pm

These would be great for my son. Thanks for the giveaway.
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susansmoaks November 2, 2012 at 5:10 pm

I would love to win this, we would really enjoy it!
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McKim November 2, 2012 at 5:36 pm

One of my favorite things to do with my grandson is to read to him. Winning these would be great to share with him.

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kathy pease November 2, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Thank you for the great giveaway please count me in :)
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susan1215 November 2, 2012 at 8:31 pm

These look like cute books

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brendaelsner November 3, 2012 at 12:44 am

I would love to win these for my youngster!!

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shanta spradlin November 3, 2012 at 2:24 am

We are really needing more books for our children to read. I would love this for them.
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Chris Alejandro November 3, 2012 at 2:33 am

Amazing giveaway. Whoever wins them will have a nice set! Lieutcrunch27 (at) gmail (dot) com

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Emily Reviews November 3, 2012 at 2:58 am

What a great set of books :)

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Sarah Yurga November 3, 2012 at 3:49 am

This would be a great thing to share with my daughter, niece and nephew also

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