Some examples of children's stories that have moral messages are "Horton Hears a Who," "Charlotte's Web," "The Phantom Tollbooth" and "I Like Myself." The lessons contained in these books can be just as applicable to the lives of adults as they are to children.
In "Horton Hears a Who," written by Dr. Seuss, one of the moral messages is that everyone has value that should be respected by others, no matter how small and insignificant that may seem. In this book, an elephant named Horton discovers a microscopic world called Whoville and vows to protect its inhabitants.
E.B. White's "Charlotte's Web" is a story about a spider who saves the life of a pig. One of its moral lessons is that life is given profound meaning when it is dedicated to helping others. In "I Like Myself," a children's book by Karen Beaumont, readers can learn about having self-esteem, and how to recognize their own uniqueness and individuality.
"The Phantom Tollbooth," written by Norton Juster, is about a boy, Milo, who is taught an important moral lesson by his watchdog friend, Tock. Tock urges Milo to appreciate the beauty and happiness that is all around him and to value every moment of life that is given, which can help children learn about appreciating their own lives.