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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!

 

13 Children’s Books That Encourage Kindness Towards Others

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.