Kindness is one of the most important character traits, but sometimes kids need an extra reminder about the best ways to be kind to others or why kindness matters. These books provide that reminder in creative and appealing ways. Happy reading!
24 GREAT BOOKS THAT SHOW EMPATHY/ KINDNESS Pre-school- High School
Books That Teach Empathy (ages 3-15), Common Sense Media
THIS BOOKLIST from The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) lists books that share the message of creating unity, acting with kindness toward others, and promoting peace.
Books on Kindness: K-8
The Happiness Tree by Andrea Alban Gosline K-5
Celebrating the gifts of trees we treasure
Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson K-8
A girl learns about the ripple effect of kindness
Please Don’t Tease Tootsie by Margaret Chamberlain PreK-2
Kindness to animals
Kindness is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler by Margery Cuyler PreK-2
Teacher guides her students in learning how to do small acts of kindness
Good People Everywhere by Lynea Gillen PreK-2
Reminders of all the people around us who do good things
Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss K-8
A small Who helps save a world from destruction
The Kindness Quilt by Nancy Elizabeth Smith PreK-2
Based on an Aesop’s Fable, a class makes a kindness project
Fly Free! by Roseanne Thong K-3
Freeing a bird leads to an understanding of the power of kindness
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein K-8
Teaching about loyalty and kindness.