Want to teach your kids how to be kind? A Kindness Booklist for Kids

I’ve always thought the best way to teach my kids to be kind is to be kind myself. While that’s a really good start, I can’t be with them all day long and life is filled with opportunities to be both kind and unkind. This got me thinking, what books are out there that teach kindness?

Here’s a look at what I found.

The Kindness Booklist for Kids

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Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson

1

Wonder by R. J. Palacio

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Because Amelia Smiled by David Ezra Stein

2

Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff

3

The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney

4

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

5

Enemy Pie by Derek Munson

6

The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig

7

Hank Finds an Egg by Rebecca Dudley

8

Ben Rides on by Matt Davies

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Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale by John Steptoe

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Horton Hears a Who ! by Dr. Seuss

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A Home for Bird By Philip C. Stead

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The Monster’s Monster by Patrick McDonnell

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Little Bird by Germano Zullo

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The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

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Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

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A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams

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Hey Little Ant by Phillip M. Moose

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Pinduli by Janell Cannon

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Fill a bucket: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids by Carol McCloud

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Comments

  1. Great choices! Perfect for this time of year.

  2. Wow, Valarie, what a list! It’s SO full! 😀 😀 😀 Thanks for that!

  3. A marvelous selection, Valarie. Thanks for sharing on the Kid Lit Blog Hop.