Awesome Books for the 7 Habits

Suggested Books that Can Be Used to Reinforce the 7 Habits

Lower Elementary Book List

Habits: The Berenstain Bears and the Bad Habit by Stan and Jan Berenstain Bread and Jam for France by Russell Hoban D. W., Picky Eater by Marc Brown
Berenstain Bears and Too Much Teasing by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Sam Who Never Forgets by Eve Rice

Frederick by Leo Lionni
Smoky Night by Eve Bunting
Ira Sleeps Over by Bernard Waber
Stone Soup (any version)
Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola

Circle of Influence:
Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni
Mirette and the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully
Alexander & the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
Mean Soup by Betsy Everitt
The Empty Pot by Demi

Habit 1 – Be Proactive:
Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper
King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub by Audrey Wood
The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle
The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss

Habit 2 – Begin with the End in Mind:
The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle
Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats
Click, Clack, Cows that Moo by Doreen Cronin
Pancakes, Pancakes by Eric Carle
Galimoto by Karen Lynn Williams

Habit 3 – First Things First:
Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London
The Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Alejandro’s Gift by Richard E. Albert
Jamaica’s Find by Juanita Havill

Habit 4 – Think Win-Win:
Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse by Leo Lionni
The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins
The Very Clumsy Click Beetle by Eric Carle
Let’s Be Enemies by Janice May Udry

Habit 5 – Seek First to Understand then to Be Understood:
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman
Is Your Mama a Llama? by Deborah Guarino

Habit 6 – Synergy:
Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall
Swimmy by Leo Lionni
A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams
Clifford’s Spring Clean-Up by Norman Bridwell
How the 2nd Grade Got $8205.50 to Visit the Statue of Liberty by Nathan Zimelman

Habit 7 – Sharpen the Saw:
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! by Mo Willems
Henry Hikes to Fitchburg by D. B. Johnson
Me I Am! by Jack Prelutsky

Upper Elementary Book List

Habit 1 – Be Proactive:
“Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher” by Bruce Coville “On My Honor” by Marion Bauer “Someday a Tree” by Eve Bunting “Salt in His Shoes, Michael Jordan: In Pursuit of a Dream” by Deloris Jordan “The Real McCoy: The Life of an African-American Inventor” by Wendy Towle

Habit 2 – Begin with the End in Mind:
“Where Do You Think You’re Going, Christopher Columbus?” by Jean Fritz “Lucy Mastermind” by Alan Feldman “Eddie, the Incorporated” by Phyllis Naylor “Bobby Baseball” by Robert Kimmel Smith “The School Story” by Andrew Clements

Habit 3 – Put First Things First: “The Week Mom Unplugged the TV’s” by Terry Wolfe Phelan “Irving Black’s Strange Snack” by Roz Rosenbluth “Esperanza Rising” by Pam Munoz Ryan “The TV Kid” by Betsy Byars “Justin & the Best Biscuits in the World” by Mildred Pitts Walter

Habit 4 – Think Win-Win:
“The Butter Battle Book” by Dr. Seuss “Dragon Stew” by Tom McGowen “Law of the Great Peace” by John Bierhart “The Checker Players” by Alan Venable “Hiawatha, Messenger of Peace” by Dennis Brindell Fradin

Habit 5 – Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood:
“Marrying Malcolm Murgatroyd” by Mame Farrell “Witch of Blackbird Pond” by Elizabeth George Speare “Rules” by Cynthia Lord “Veronica Knows Best” by Nancy Robinson “The Bully of Barkham Street” by Leonard Shortall

Habit 6 – Synergize:
“The View from Saturday” by E.L. Konigsburg “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeline L’Engle “Ruby Holler” by Sharon Creech “The Chalk box Kid” by Clyde Robert Bulla “Chicken Sunday” by Patricia Polacco

Habit 7 – Sharpen the Saw:
“The Mysteries of Harris Burdick” by Chris Van Allsburg “Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen” by DyAnne DiSalvo Ryan “The New Kid on the block” by Jack Prelutsky “A Light in the Attic” by Shel Silverstein “Wind in the Long Grass: A Collection of Haiku” edited by William Higginson

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