Picture Books Character Guide


Open your child’s heart all year long…

The new Picture Books Guide gently guides your child to an understanding of 12 different character traits using wonderful classic and modern picture books.

As you explore these books together, your child will see character traits in action, engage through activities and discussion, and remember the stories long after the books are closed.

Plus, as a family, you’ll…

⭐️ Discover richness beyond the pages

⭐️ Engage deeply with the stories

⭐️ Practice character traits in actionable, memorable ways

⭐️ Define what it means to have each Character Trait

⭐️ Explore hands-on Story-inspired Projects

⭐️ Add depth to your family reading time

Great for all ages!

NOTE: This product includes a PDF guide only. The individual books will need to be borrowed from your local library or purchased. The guide includes links to help with this.

What people are saying about our guides…

“First of all, let me just say this guide is INCREDIBLE! It’s a great mix of reading, discussion and hands-on to keep everyone engaged, even across different age groups.” Elizabeth H.

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What’s included in the Picture Books Character Guide

? Categorized Book Lists: Delight in stories for each character trait with a curated list of picture books to read, practice, and discuss the character trait.

⭐️ Character Trait Definitions: Includes definitions and action points for each character trait to print and review.

? Story-Inspired Activities & Projects: Add a memory peg with fun, story-related activities and projects to enhance your child’s engagement with a story.

 ? Character Trait Practice: Practice the character traits in a simple, meaningful ways. Printables included!

??‍♀️ Meaningful Discussion: Connect with your kids as you spark conversation to help them understand character traits.

Engage deeply with memorable stories and learn valuable lessons with the Picture Books Character Guide!

Be sure to follow along on Instagram and email as we highlight books and guide elements each month. (Share your own examples on social media by using #LTLguide #LTLpicturebooks when you post.)

How the Guide Works

The Picture Books Character Guide is a self-paced guide with picture book selections, activities, and discussion questions for each month:

  • Read Together
    • Categorized booklists
    • Character trait definitions
  • Explore & Discuss
    • Story-inspired activities and projects
    • Ways to practice a character trait
    • Meaningful discussion prompts

How we choose books for this series

Each book has been thoughtfully chosen based on the following requirements:

  • Does the story compel readers to connect with characters and their struggles?
  • Does the storytelling allow for meaningful discussions?
  • Does the story inspire readers to desire stronger character?

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