LYING UP A STORM
By Julia Cook. Illustrated by Michelle Hazelwood Hyde. Levi sometimes invents stuff to say when he doesn’t like the truth. Levi’s mom explains to him: "Whenever you tell a lie, your inside sun goes away. Then a lying cloud forms, and glooms up your day." Guide children toward truthfulness with this instructive tale about how itty-bitty fibs can lead to whoppers, on the consequences of lying, and on how much better it feels to tell the truth. Grades K–5. National Center for Youth Issues. 32 pages. ©2015.