Character


Educating character through fables
Jennifer Minicus | Feb 17 2015 | comment  
A collection of short virtue stories.

Romance in teen fiction
Clare Cannon | Jul 30 2013 | comment  
There’s nothing quite like a good romance. But what makes a literary romance ‘good’ or ‘bad’ for teens?

A book that builds character
Kathleen Pacious | Jul 21 2013 | comment  
A well-told, gentle and beautiful story that traces growth to maturity.

The Gift of Disability
Clare Cannon | May 31 2013 | comment  
If only we could see, as this author does, with the eyes of the heart.

One for the boys
Clare Cannon | May 24 2013 | comment  
Friendship, growing up, danger, peer pressure, Shakespeare, humour, remorse… and the meaning of life.

In Defence of Fantasy
Clare Cannon | Apr 26 2013 | comment  
Many people tell me they don't have time for fantasy. They prefer to keep their mind in the 'real world'.

This Author Should Be Compulsory Reading
Clare Cannon | Mar 28 2013 | comment  
Not just this one, but all of Spinelli's entertaining books should be compulsory character-development reading.

Need a Laugh?
Clare Cannon | Mar 11 2013 | comment  
This is the funniest, cleverest, most entertaining story I've read in ages. Keep the tissues handy, because it will have you crying with laughter.

The Door in the Wall
Jennifer Minicus | May 24 2012 | comment  
This classic Newbery winner teaches some important lessons.

The Penderwicks at Point Mouette (The Penderwicks #3)
Clare Cannon | Mar 25 2012 | comment  
The latest book in this charming series has a few things that need talking through.

Video Review: 5 Novels for Teens that Build Character
Clare Cannon | Mar 18 2012 | comment  
Need a book to inspire your teen to be a better person? Try these.

13 Gifts (Birthdays #3)
Clare Cannon | Mar 11 2012 | comment  
The tweens become teens in the next instalment of this great series for girls.

Video Review 1: Don’t Judge These Books By Their Covers
Clare Cannon | Mar 4 2012 | comment  
First video review from the Good Reading Guide - tell us what you think!

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