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The Best Books About Kindness

Best Kindness Books

“What are the best books about Kindness?” We looked at 276 of the top Kindness books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 29 titles, all appearing on 3 or more “Best Kindness” book lists, are ranked below by how many lists they appear on. The remaining 225+ titles, as well as the lists we used are in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

Happy Scrolling!



Top 29 Books About Kindness



29 .) Charlotte’s Web

Charlotte’s Web

Lists It Appears On:

  • Big Life Journal
  • Michele Borba
  • Readers Digest

A Reading Rainbow book for your childRecommend by experts for children who are reading independently and transitioning to longer books. Teach kindness, courtesy, respect and friendship: It was the perfect summer. That is, until Jeremy Ross moved into the house down the street and became neighborhood enemy number one. Luckily Dad had a surefire way to get rid of enemies: Enemy Pie. But part of the secret recipe is spending an entire day playing with the enemy! In this funny yet endearing story, one little boy learns an effective recipe for turning a best enemy into a best friend. Accompanied by charming illustrations, Enemy Pie serves up a sweet lesson in the difficulties and ultimate rewards of making new friends.



28 .) Chrysanthemum written by Kevin Henkes

Chrysanthemum

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Intentional Home Schooling
  • Rolling Prairie Reader

Through simple prose and vivid illustrations, this heartwarming book encourages positive behaviour as children see how rewarding it is to express daily kindness, appreciation, and love. Bucket filling and dipping are effective metaphors for understanding the effects of our actions and words on the well being of others and ourselves.



27 .) I Walk with Vanessa: A Story about a Simple Act of Kindness written by Kerascoët

I Walk with Vanessa: A Story about a Simple Act of Kindness

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Natural Beach Living
  • Read Brightly

One good turn deserves another – and another – in this universal tale about the contagiousness of being kind. Hen gives Pig an unexpected present. “How kind!” says Pig. Pig is so touched, in fact, that he decides to do something kind too. So Pig gives Rabbit a gift. “How kind!” says Rabbit, who does something kind for Cow, who is kind to Cat, who wants to be kind in turn. Where will all of this kindness lead?



26 .) Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion

Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion

Lists It Appears On:

  • Big Life Journal
  • Look For Little Helpers
  • Natural Beach Living

I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse. August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.



25 .) Somebody Loves you, Mr. Hatch

Somebody Loves you, Mr. Hatch

Lists It Appears On:

  • Big Life Journal
  • Look For Little Helpers
  • Michele Borba

Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. He rarely misses his life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it at all. Instead, Ivan thinks about TV shows he’s seen and about his friends Stella, an elderly elephant, and Bob, a stray dog. But mostly Ivan thinks about art and how to capture the taste of a mango or the sound of leaves with color and a well-placed line. Then he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from her family, and she makes Ivan see their home—and his own art—through new eyes. When Ruby arrives, change comes with her, and it’s up to Ivan to make it a change for the better. Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create Ivan’s unforgettable first-person narration in a story of friendship, art, and hope.



24 .) The One and Only Ivan

The One and Only Ivan

Lists It Appears On:

  • Big Life Journal
  • Michele Borba
  • Teach Mama

Mr. Rabbit’s new neighbors are Otters. OTTERS! But he doesn’t know anything about Otters. Will they get along? Will they be friends? Just treat otters the same way you’d like them to treat you, advises wise Mr. Owl. And so begins Mr. Rabbit’s reflection on good manners. In her smart, quirky style Laurie Keller highlights how to be a good friend and neighbor–just follow the Golden Rule! This title has Common Core connections.



23 .) We All Sing With the Same Voice written by J. Philip Miller and Sheppard M. Greene

We All Sing With the Same Voice

Lists It Appears On:

  • BuzzFeed
  • Look For Little Helpers
  • WHCA91

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you – everybody knows the Golden rule. But where does it come from and why is it important? It’s easy to say, but what does it mean? Why is it called Golden? Here, a grandfather explains to his grandson the importance of this simple rule and demonstrates the wonderful effect following it.



22 .) Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners written by Laurie Keller

Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Intentional Home Schooling
  • PJ Library
  • Read Brightly

Random acts of kindness pictured on a paper quilt Minna and her classmates have been asked by their teacher, Mrs. Bloom, to work on a Kindness Project. Mrs. Bloom wants them to do and draw and share an act of kindness. Minna and her family do lots of kind things, but Minna can’t decide which one is right for her project. Then she starts writing and drawing and cutting—and an idea for a paper quilt picturing many acts of kindness begins to take shape! Important lessons about being kind to each other are depicted in NANCY ELIZABETH WALLACE’s charming artwork using origami, recycled paper, markers, crayons, and colored pencils.



21 .) Each Kindness written by Jacqueline Woodson

Each Kindness

Lists It Appears On:

  • BuzzFeed
  • Goodreads
  • Humane Education
  • Look For Little Helpers

Each kindness makes the world a little better Chloe and her friends won’t play with the new girl, Maya. Maya is different–she wears hand-me-downs and plays with old-fashioned toys. Every time Maya tries to join Chloe and her gang, they reject her. Eventually, Maya plays alone, and then stops coming to school altogether. When Chloe’s teacher gives a lesson about how even small acts of kindness can change the world, Chloe is stung by the lost opportunity for friendship, and thinks about how much better it could have been if she’d shown a little kindness toward Maya. This unforgettable book is written and illustrated by the award-winning team that created The Other Side and the Caldecott Honor winner Coming On Home Soon.



20 .) Good People Everywhere written by Lynea Gillen

Good People Everywhere

Lists It Appears On:

  • Childhood 101
  • Goodreads
  • Humane Education
  • Read Brightly

When Mrs. Ruler asks five of her kindergarteners to miss recess, she’s got a special plan up her sleeve. She’s about to teach a new golden rule: KINDNESS IS COOL Soon the entire class is doing so many good deeds that their kindness bulletin board barely fits their classroom From clearing the table after dinner, to helping the elderly, one kindergarten class is proving that kids really can make a difference. Count along with Mrs. Ruler’s class. Can all their good deeds really add up to 100 acts of kindness? Acclaimed picture book author Margery Cuyler will inspire children of all ages to have a heart and save the world



19 .) How to Heal a Broken Wing written by Bob Graham

How to Heal a Broken Wing

Lists It Appears On:

  • Do You Yoga
  • Goodreads
  • Look For Little Helpers
  • Teach Mama

Winner of Mom’s Choice Award, Teacher’s Choice and Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards A colorful picture book that will warm the hearts of children and adults alike, each of its pages contain endearing examples and vibrant illustrations to inspire children to grow into grateful, caring, and giving people. It provides a wonderful way to calm children before sleep, ease their fears, and help them develop an appreciation for good work. Also included are activity pages to help children practice skills for creating gratitude, compassion, and beauty in daily life.



18 .) If You Plant a Seed written by Kadir Nelson

If You Plant a Seed

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Humane Education
  • Natural Beach Living
  • Simple Most

But all the kids are wearing them! Any child who has ever craved something out of reach will relate to this warm, refreshingly realistic story. “I have dreams about those shoes. Black high-tops. Two white stripes.” All Jeremy wants is a pair of those shoes, the ones everyone at school seems to be wearing. But Jeremy’s grandma tells him they don’t have room for “want,” just “need,” and what Jeremy needs are new boots for winter. When Jeremy’s shoes fall apart at school, and the guidance counselor gives him a hand-me-down pair, the boy is more determined than ever to have those shoes, even a thrift-shop pair that are much too small. But sore feet aren’t much fun, and Jeremy comes to realize that the things he has — warm boots, a loving grandma, and the chance to help a friend — are worth more than the things he wants.



17 .) Wonder written by R.J. Palacio

Wonder

Lists It Appears On:

  • Big Life Journal
  • Goodreads
  • Michele Borba
  • Teach Mama

A simple act of kindness can transform an invisible boy into a friend… Meet Brian, the invisible boy. Nobody ever seems to notice him or think to include him in their group, game, or birthday party… until, that is, a new kid comes to class. When Justin, the new boy, arrives, Brian is the first to make him feel welcome. And when Brian and Justin team up to work on a class project together, Brian finds a way to shine. From esteemed author and speaker Trudy Ludwig and acclaimed illustrator Patrice Barton, this gentle story shows how small acts of kindness can help children feel included and allow them to flourish. Any parent, teacher, or counselor looking for material that sensitively addresses the needs of quieter children will find The Invisible Boy a valuable and important resource.



16 .) Enemy Pie written by Derek Munson

Enemy Pie

Lists It Appears On:

  • A Healthy Slice Of Coffee
  • BuzzFeed
  • Do You Yoga
  • Goodreads
  • My Little Poppies

One wintry day, a postman delivers a mysterious package with a big pink bow to a lonely man named Mr. Hatch. “Somebody loves you” the note says. “Somebody loves me!” Mr. Hatch sings as he dusts his living room. “Somebody loves me!” Mr. Hatch whistles as he does his errands in town. “But who, ” Mr. Hatch wonders, “could that somebody be?” After some time, Mr. Hatch discovers just who his secret admirer is and, in doing so, enjoys the biggest surprise of his life!



15 .) How Full is Your Bucket? written by Tom Rath

How Full is Your Bucket?

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • My Little Poppies
  • Natural Beach Living
  • Proud To Be Primary
  • Teach Mama

Winner of the 2016 Newbery Medal A 2016 Caldecott Honor Book A 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book A New York Times Book Review Notable Children’s Book of 2015 A Wall Street Journal Best Children’s Book of 2015 Every Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the bus across town. But today, CJ wonders why they don’t own a car like his friend Colby. Why doesn’t he have an iPod like the boys on the bus? How come they always have to get off in the dirty part of town? Each question is met with an encouraging answer from grandma, who helps him see the beauty—and fun—in their routine and the world around them. This energetic ride through a bustling city highlights the wonderful perspective only grandparent and grandchild can share, and comes to life through Matt de la Pena’s vibrant text and Christian Robinson’s radiant illustrations.



14 .) The Golden Rule written by Ilene Cooper

The Golden Rule

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Boble
  • Big Life Journal
  • My Little Poppies
  • Natural Beach Living
  • Readers Digest

Celebrate the fifteenth anniversary edition of this feel-good story that continues to inspire and celebrate a world full of ordinary deeds! Can one child’s good deed change the world? It can when she’s Ordinary Mary—an ordinary girl from an ordinary school, on her way to her ordinary house—who stumbles upon ordinary blueberries. When she decides to pick them for her neighbor, Mrs. Bishop, she starts a chain reaction that multiplies around the world. Updated illustrations and endpapers are now paired with this beloved storyline as it stirs a whole new generation on to more random acts of kindness–proving one child’s compassion and empathy really can change the world.



13 .) The Lion and the Mouse written by Jerry Pinkney

The Lion and the Mouse

Lists It Appears On:

  • Do You Yoga
  • Goodreads
  • My Little Poppies
  • Natural Beach Living
  • Pre-K Pages

Kadir Nelson, acclaimed author of Baby Bear and winner of the Caldecott Honor and the Coretta Scott King Author and Illustrator Awards, presents a resonant, gently humorous story about the power of even the smallest acts and the rewards of compassion and generosity. With spare text and breathtaking oil paintings, If You Plant a Seed demonstrates not only the process of planting and growing for young children but also how a seed of kindness can bear sweet fruit.



12 .) Those Shoes written by Maribeth Boelts

Those Shoes

Lists It Appears On:

  • BuzzFeed
  • Goodreads
  • Look For Little Helpers
  • Proud To Be Primary
  • Read Brightly

This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children’s literature that is “just about perfect.” This high-quality paperback features vibrant illustrations colorized by Rosemary Wells! Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte’s Web, high up in Zuckerman’s barn. Charlotte’s spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur’s life when he was born the runt of his litter. E. B. White’s Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come.



11 .) What Does It Mean To Be Kind? written by Rana DiOrio

What Does It Mean To Be Kind?

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Boble
  • Childhood 101
  • Goodreads
  • Read Brightly
  • Still Being Molly

In the newest addition to Rana DiOrio’s “What Does It Mean To Be…?” series, DiOrio shows that every act of kindness is also an act of courage, and how small gestures can make a big difference to other people, animals, the planet, and even oneself.



10 .) A Sick Day For Amos McGee written by Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead.

A Sick Day For Amos McGee

Lists It Appears On:

  • A Healthy Slice Of Coffee
  • BuzzFeed
  • Goodreads
  • My Little Poppies
  • Proud To Be Primary
  • Read Brightly
  • WHCA91

In a spare urban fable, Bob Graham brings us one small boy, one loving family, and one miraculous story of hope and healing. “No one saw the bird fall.” In a city full of hurried people, only young Will notices the bird lying hurt on the ground. With the help of his sympathetic mother, he gently wraps the injured bird and takes it home. In classic Bob Graham style, the beauty is in the details: the careful ministrations with an eyedropper, the bedroom filled with animal memorabilia, the saving of the single feather as a good-luck charm for the bird’s return to the sky. Wistful and uplifting, here is a tale of possibility — and of the souls who never doubt its power.



9 .) How Kind! written by Mary Murphy

How Kind!

Lists It Appears On:

  • Childhood 101
  • Do You Yoga
  • Family Reading
  • Goodreads
  • Natural Beach Living
  • Pre-K Pages
  • Read Brightly

Inspired by real events and told only in pictures, this is an empowering picture book from a New York Times bestselling husband-and-wife team about one girl who inspires a community to stand up to bullying. This simple yet powerful picture book tells the story of an elementary school girl named Vanessa who is bullied and a fellow student who witnesses the act and is at first unsure of how to help. I Walk with Vanessa explores the feelings of helplessness and anger that arise in the wake of seeing a classmate treated badly, and shows how a single act of kindness can lead to an entire community joining in to help. With themes of acceptance, kindness, and strength in numbers, this timeless and profound feel-good story will resonate with readers young and old.



8 .) Kindness Is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler written by Margery Cuyler

Kindness Is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Boble
  • Goodreads
  • Humane Education
  • Look For Little Helpers
  • Proud To Be Primary
  • Read Brightly
  • Still Being Molly

When Esperanza finds a heart-shaped rock, she sees it as a reminder to spread kindness and love in the world. But when the school play doesn’t go the way she’d imagined, will she remember to give it to herself? In today’s hypercompetitive world, kids often internalize the message that their worth is attached to their accomplishments and that messing up is something to be ashamed of, rather than a normal part of life, which can lead to critical self-talk. Listening with My Heart reminds us of the other golden rule—to treat ourselves like we would treat a friend. When we do this, we are practicing self-compassion. Listening with My Heart is a beautifully illustrated book that touches on the universal themes of kindness, empathy and self-compassion. It includes kid-friendly self-compassion / mindfulness exercises.



7 .) The Giving Tree written by Shel Silverstein

The Giving Tree

Lists It Appears On:

  • Big Life Journal
  • BuzzFeed
  • Goodreads
  • Michele Borba
  • Proud To Be Primary
  • Simple Most
  • WHCA91

“Once there was a tree…and she loved a little boy.” So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein. Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk…and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave and gave. This is a tender story, touched with sadness, aglow with consolation. Shel Silverstein has created a moving parable for readers of all ages that offers an affecting interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another’s capacity to love in return.



6 .) Last Stop on Market Street written by Matt de la Pena

Last Stop on Market Street

Lists It Appears On:

  • Big Life Journal
  • BuzzFeed
  • Do You Yoga
  • Goodreads
  • Humane Education
  • Look For Little Helpers
  • Readers Digest
  • Simple Most



5 .) The Kindness Quilt written by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace

The Kindness Quilt

Lists It Appears On:

  • A Healthy Slice Of Coffee
  • Barnes & Boble
  • Do You Yoga
  • Goodreads
  • Humane Education
  • Pre-K Pages
  • Proud To Be Primary
  • Still Being Molly

In award-winning artist Jerry Pinkney’s wordless adaptation of one of Aesop’s most beloved fables, an unlikely pair learn that no act of kindness is ever wasted. After a ferocious lion spares a cowering mouse that he’d planned to eat, the mouse later comes to his rescue, freeing him from a poacher’s trap. With vivid depictions of the landscape of the African Serengeti and expressively-drawn characters, Pinkney makes this a truly special retelling, and his stunning pictures speak volumes.



4 .) Horton Hears a Who written by Dr. Seuss

Horton Hears a Who

Lists It Appears On:

  • Big Life Journal
  • BuzzFeed
  • Goodreads
  • Humane Education
  • My Little Poppies
  • Proud To Be Primary
  • Read Brightly
  • Simple Most
  • WHCA91

Amos McGee, a friendly zookeeper, always made time to visit his good friends: the elephant, the tortoise, the penguin, the rhinoceros, and the owl. But one day—”Ah-choo!”—he woke up with the sniffles and the sneezes. Though he didn’t make it into the zoo that day, he did receive some unexpected guests. Philip C. Stead’s gently humorous tale of friendship and dedication is illustrated by his wife Erin E. Stead’s elegant drawings, embellished with subtle hints of color.



3 .) The Invisible Boy written by Trudy Ludwig

The Invisible Boy

Lists It Appears On:

  • BuzzFeed
  • Do You Yoga
  • Goodreads
  • Intentional Home Schooling
  • Look For Little Helpers
  • Michele Borba
  • My Little Poppies
  • Read Brightly
  • Simple Most

Academy Award winner Dustin Hoffman’s masterful narration brings to life the heartwarming tale of Horton the elephant. Original music and sound effects complement the retelling.



2 .) Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed written by Emily Pearson and Fumi Kosaka

Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed

Lists It Appears On:

  • A Healthy Slice Of Coffee
  • Barnes & Boble
  • BuzzFeed
  • Childhood 101
  • Goodreads
  • Humane Education
  • Look For Little Helpers
  • My Little Poppies
  • Proud To Be Primary
  • Read Brightly

Written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes, the nationally bestselling and celebrated creator of Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, Owen, and Kitten’s First Full Moon, Chrysanthemum is a funny and honest school story about teasing, self-esteem, and acceptance to share all year round. Chrysanthemum thinks her name is absolutely perfect—until her first day of school. “You’re named after a flower!” teases Victoria. “Let’s smell her,” says Jo. Chrysanthemum wilts. What will it take to make her blossom again?



1 .) Have You Filled A Bucket Today? A Guide To Daily Happiness For Kids written by Carol McCloud

Have You Filled A Bucket Today? A Guide To Daily Happiness For Kids

Lists It Appears On:

  • A Healthy Slice Of Coffee
  • Big Life Journal
  • BuzzFeed
  • Childhood 101
  • Goodreads
  • Intentional Home Schooling
  • Look For Little Helpers
  • My Little Poppies
  • Proud To Be Primary
  • Read Brightly
  • WHCA91

A lyrical and joyful celebration of inclusion and respect First featured as a song on the widely popular Sesame Street, the beloved educational children’s television show, We All Sing with the Same Voice is a joyous read-aloud that embraces the notion that no matter where children live or what they look like, they’re all the same where it counts—at heart! With colorful illustrations from Geisel Honor-winning artist Paul Meisel, this celebration of love and respect has been noted by many teachers and parents as a top pick for teaching empathy. This hardcover edition comes with a CD of the song. I live across the street, In the mountains, On the beach. I come from everywhere, And my name is you.




The 225+ Additional Best Books About And For Kindness



#BooksAuthorsLists
30A Chair for My MotherVera B. WilliamsMy Little Poppies
Simple Most
31Be KindPat Zietlow MillerChildhood 101
Goodreads
32Because of You Family Reading
Family Reading
33Come With MeHolly M. McGheeLook For Little Helpers
Goodreads
34Everybody’s Welcome Read Brightly
Natural Beach Living
35I See Kindness EverywhereShelley FrostHumane Education
Barnes & Boble
36I’ll Always Love You Family Reading
Family Reading
37Kindness Counts: A Story for Teaching Random Acts of Kindness (Without Limits)Bryan SmithNWI Times
Look For Little Helpers
38Most PeopleMichael LeannahLook For Little Helpers
Goodreads
39Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African TaleJohn SteptoeGoodreads
Five Books
40OneKathryn OtoshiLook For Little Helpers
Do You Yoga
41Pass It OnSophy HennLook For Little Helpers
Goodreads
42Plant a KissAmy Krouse RosenthalChildhood 101
Natural Beach Living
43Please Don’t Tease Tootsie Humane Education
Simple Most
44Rude CakesRowboat WatkinsWHCA91
BuzzFeed
45Strictly No ElephantsLisa MantchevGoodreads
Natural Beach Living
46The Jelly Donut Difference: Sharing Kindness with the WorldMaria DismondyLook For Little Helpers
Proud To Be Primary
47The Monsters’ MonsterPatrick McDonnellReaders Digest
Goodreads
48The Rainbow FishMarcus PfisterFamily Reading
Do You Yoga
49The Smallest Girl in the Smallest GradeJustin RobertsLook For Little Helpers
Goodreads
50
The Sneetches and Other Stories (1953)
 Readers Digest
Michele Borba
51We’re All WondersR.J. PalacioGoodreads
Look For Little Helpers
52What If Everybody Did That?Ellen Javernick
Intentional Home Schooling
Still Being Molly
53You Are Friendly Pre-K Pages
Look For Little Helpers
54A Boy, A Dog and A Frog (1967) Readers Digest
55A Hat for Mrs. Goldman: A Story About Knitting and LoveMichelle EdwardsGoodreads
56A Hug For You Family Reading
57A is for Action: The ABC’s of Taking ActionJeff Hoffart and Tosca KilloranNWI Times
58A Lesson Before Dying, Michele Borba
59A New Coat for Anna Michele Borba
60A Special Trade Michele Borba
61A Splendid Friend, Indeed Highlights
62Absolutely AlmostLisa GraffGoodreads
63Adrian Simcox Does Not Have a HorseMarcy CampbellGoodreads
64Al Capone Does My Shirts Thriving
65
Aliens Love Astronauts: Children’s Book: Funny Rhyming Bedtime Story – Picture Book / Beginner Reader, About Making New Friends and Helping Others, for ages 3-7 (Top of the Wardrobe Gang Picture 4)
 Natural Beach Living
66All Together Now Family Reading
67Angel Child, Dragon Child, Michele Borba
68Animals Being Kind Babies To Bookworms
69Apps and Games Big Life Journal
70Azzi in BetweenSarah GarlandFive Books
71Baby Be Kind PJ Library
72Bagels from Benny PJ Library
73Be a Friend 
Intentional Home Schooling
74Bear Feels SickKama WilsonDo You Yoga
75Bear Says ThanksKarma Wilson, Jane Chapman
A Healthy Slice Of Coffee
76Because Amelia SmiledDavid Ezra SteinGoodreads
77Because of Winn-Dixie Big Life Journal
78Black Like Me, Michele Borba
79Blubber Michele Borba
80Bob and Otto Pre-K Pages
81Bucket Filling Big Life Journal
82Building Blocks, Michele Borba
83Can’t You Sleep Little Bear? Family Reading
84Catching a Storyfish Highlights
85Chicken SundayPatricia PolaccoRolling Prairie Reader
86Children of the River Michele Borba
87Color Your World with KindnessA Better WorldProud To Be Primary
88Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons (2006) Readers Digest
89CorduroyDon FreemanRolling Prairie Reader
90Counting By 7s Teach Mama
91Cy Makes a Friend Highlights
92Dare to Be Kind: How Extraordinary Compassion Can Transform Our WorldLizzie VelasquezStandard
93Dear Mr Michele Borba
94Do Nice, Be Kind, Spread Happy Look For Little Helpers
95DoggerShirley HughesChildhood 101
96Don’t Laugh at MeSteve SeskinMy Little Poppies
97Duck, Duck, Goose Pre-K Pages
98El Deafo Teach Mama
99
Empathy Activity Kit, by Happy Heart Kid
 Big Life Journal
100Estie the Mensch PJ Library
101Extra YarnMac BarnettGoodreads
102Farewell to Manzanar, Michele Borba
103Fat, Fat Rose Marie, Michele Borba
104Finding Perfect Thriving
105Fish in a Tree Thriving
106Fly Away Home, Michele Borba
107Fly Free! Humane Education
108Fox’s GardenPrincesse CamcamGoodreads
109Friendship Over Highlights
110Garvey’s Choice Highlights
111Gobi: A Little Dog with a Big HeartDion LeonardNWI Times
112
Good Night, Bat! Good Morning, Squirrel!
 Highlights
113Great Expectations, Michele Borba
114
Growing Up with a Bucket Full of Happiness: Three rules for a happier life
 Big Life Journal
115Grumpy Gloria (2006) Readers Digest
116Guess How Much I Love You Family Reading
117Hank Finds an EggRebecca DudleyGoodreads
118
Hanna’s Sabbath Dress: An Israeli Folktale
 PJ Library
119
Harry’s Lovely Spring Day: Teaching children the value of kindness. (Harry The Happy Mouse Book 1)
 Natural Beach Living
120HeartprintsP.K. HallinanBarnes & Boble
121
How Dalia Put a Big Yellow Comforter Inside a Tiny Blue Box
 PJ Library
122
How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends?
 Pre-K Pages
123Hug MachineScott CampbellChildhood 101
124Humble and KindTim McGrawMy Little Poppies
125Hunter and His Dog Humane Education
126I Am Kind Natural Beach Living
127I Like Myself! (2004) Readers Digest
128I Love My Mama Family Reading
129I Love You Little One Family Reading
130
I Share: A board book about being kind and generous (Learning About Me & You)
 Natural Beach Living
131Jasmine and Maddie Highlights
132K is for Kindness Read Brightly
133
Kid President’s Guide to Being Awesome
 Big Life Journal
134KindfulnessPadraig O’MorainStandard
135
Kindness Can Start a Beautiful Friendship
 Babies To Bookworms
136Kindness Matters! Easy Ways You Can Make Your School a Kinder PlaceKidsForPeaceUSAProud To Be Primary
137Kindness: A Treasury of Buddhist Wisdom for ChildrenSarah ConoverMy Little Poppies
138Kindness: Change your life and make the world a kinder placeGill HassonStandard
139Kindness: The Little Thing that Matters MostJamie ThurstonStandard
140Kiss Good Night Family Reading
141Kisses from KatieKatie Davis MajorsNWI Times
142Koala Lou Family Reading
143Last-But-Not-Least Lola Going Green Highlights
144Lemonade Stand Big Life Journal
145Lend a Hand: Poems About GivingJohn FrankDo You Yoga
146Lessons from ShadowShadow BregmanNWI Times
147Little BirdGermano ZulloChildhood 101
148Little Elliot, Big FunMike CuratoDo You Yoga
149Little Fox in the ForestStephanie GraeginGoodreads
150Lord of the Flies, Michele Borba
151Lovely Look For Little Helpers
152Make a Bird Feeder Big Life Journal
153Manchild in a Promised Land, Michele Borba
154Marshmallow Family Reading
155Miss Rumphius Family Reading
156
Molly Mouse And The Bear Cub: Fun Rhyming Bedtime Story – Picture Book / Beginner Reader (for ages 3-6) (Top of the Wardrobe Gang Picture 9)
 Natural Beach Living
157Molly’s Pilgrim, Michele Borba
158Mouse and Lion Big Life Journal
159Mustaches for MaddieChad MorrisNWI Times
160My Rotten Redheaded Older BrotherPatricia PolaccoRolling Prairie Reader
161
Nico and Lola: Kindness Shared Between a Dog and a Boy
 Humane Education
162Night Noises Family Reading
163Night, Michele Borba
164Non-Random Acts of KindnessLauren MyracleBarnes & Boble
165Number the Stars, Michele Borba
166Of Mice and Men, Michele Borba
167Officer Buckle & GloriaPeggy RathmannRolling Prairie Reader
168Old Henry, Michele Borba
169OnceMorris GleitzmanFive Books
170One Good Deed PJ Library
171Only You Family Reading
172Oranges in No Man’s LandElizabeth LairdFive Books
173Ordinary People Change the WorldBrad Meltzer (series)My Little Poppies
174Out of my Mind Teach Mama
175Papa Gave Me a Stick Humane Education
176Paulie Pastrami Achieves World PeaceJames ProimosGoodreads
177Pay it Forward Big Life Journal
178Peace Is an Offering Look For Little Helpers
179Peanut Butter & Cupcake 
Intentional Home Schooling
180Percy, Dog of Destiny Highlights
181
Please Stop Laughing At Me!: One Woman’s Inspirational Story,
 Michele Borba
182Pride and Prejudice, Michele Borba
183Revolutionary Friends Highlights
184Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Michele Borba
185Sad, the DogSandy FussellChildhood 101
186ShelterCéline ClaireGoodreads
187Sick Day for Amos McGee Pre-K Pages
188Sidewalk FlowersJonArno LawsonGoodreads
189
Small Acts of Kindness Can Change a Lot
 Babies To Bookworms
190Spaghetti in a Hot Dog BunMaria Dismondy, Kim Shaw
A Healthy Slice Of Coffee
191Speak, Michele Borba
192Spreading Kindness Around Babies To Bookworms
193Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon Read Brightly
194Start With Sorry: A Children’s Picture Book With Lessons in Empathy, Sharing, Manners & Anger ManagementPT FinchStill Being Molly
195Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World about KindnessDonna Janell BowmanGoodreads
196Stick and Stone Pre-K Pages
197Stone Fox, Michele Borba
198Stone-Faced Boy, Michele Borba
199Superworm (by Julia Donaldson) Childhood 101
200Swing Sideways Thriving
201Teaching Kids to Be Kind Babies To Bookworms
202Teammates, Michele Borba
203Thank You, World (2007) Readers Digest
204
The “Secret Service” Activity: A lesson in kindness
 Big Life Journal
205The Bear’s House Michele Borba
206The Bedspread, Michele Borba
207
The Berenstain Bears: Kindness Counts (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights)
 Natural Beach Living
208The Big UmbrellaAmy June BatesGoodreads
209The Boy on the Wooden Box, Michele Borba
210The Boy Who Grew Flowers Big Life Journal
211The Buddha’s Apprentice at BedtimeDharmachari NagarajaMy Little Poppies
212The CloudHannah CummingChildhood 101
213The Color of Water, Michele Borba
214The Cricket and the Ant PJ Library
215
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,
 Michele Borba
216The Diary of Anne Frank, Michele Borba
217The Elves and the Shoemaker Big Life Journal
218The Fairiest Fairy Natural Beach Living
219The Farmer, Teach Mama
220The Gardener Teach Mama
221The Harry Potter Series Big Life Journal
222The Hate Crime, Michele Borba
223The Hero’s TrailT.A. BarronNWI Times
224The Hide-and-Scare Bear Natural Beach Living
225The Hundred Dresses, Michele Borba
226The Invisible Thread, Michele Borba
227The JourneyFrancesca SannaFive Books
228
The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others
 Look For Little Helpers
229The Kind Unicorn Big Life Journal
230The Kissing Hand Family Reading
231The Last Stop on Market Street Read Brightly
232The Lion’s Paw Family Reading
233The Little Blue Truck (2008) Readers Digest
234The Little Book of KindnessBernadette RussellStandard
235The Little Engine That Could Family Reading
236The Little Prince, Michele Borba
237The Lost ThingShaun TanChildhood 101
238The Monster Who Lost His Mean Read Brightly
239The Mouse and the Motorcycle Big Life Journal
240The Nice Book Read Brightly
241The One Day HouseJulia DurangoGoodreads
242The Outsiders, Michele Borba
243
The Princess in My Teacup (Adorable, Rhyming Children’s Picture Book About Being Kind and Helpful)
 Natural Beach Living
244The PushPatrick GrayStill Being Molly
245The Rain Came Down Teach Mama
246The Recess QueenAlexis O’NeillGoodreads
247The Secret Garden Big Life Journal
248The Smartest Giant In TownJulia DonaldsonChildhood 101
249
The Spirit of Christmas: A Giving Tradition
 Look For Little Helpers
250The Three QuestionsJon J MuthBuzzFeed
251The War That Saved My Life Thriving
252The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Michele Borba
253The Year of Surprising Acts of KindnessLaura KempStandard
254This Orq. (He Cave Boy.) Highlights
255Through Grandpa’s Eyes Michele Borba
256Time for (Earth) School, Dewey Dew Highlights
257
Tiny Thoughts on Kindness: Treating others with love and kindness (Volume 12)
 Natural Beach Living
258To Kill a Mockingbird, Michele Borba
259Too Tall Houses Simple Most
260Try a Little Kindness (with Tori Kelly)Sesame StreetProud To Be Primary
261Warriors Don’t Cry, Michele Borba
262We’re Different, We’re the SameBobbi KatesStill Being Molly
263Weird? (Me, Too!) Let’s Be Friends Highlights
264What it’s about: Look For Little Helpers
265Who Can You Be Kind To Today? Big Life Journal
266Whoever You Are (1997) Readers Digest
267Why Am I Me? Look For Little Helpers
268Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge, Michele Borba
269WishtreeKatherine ApplegateGoodreads
270Wolf in the SnowMatthew CordellGoodreads
271Words with Wings Highlights
272Write a Thank You Note Big Life Journal
273You Are My I Love You Family Reading
274You Go First Read Brightly
275You Will Be My Friend! Pre-K Pages
276
You, Me and Empathy: Teaching children about empathy, feelings, kindness, compassion, tolerance and recognising bullying behaviours
 Look For Little Helpers


30 Best Books For And About Kindness Sources/Lists



SourceArticle
A Healthy Slice Of Coffee Books That Teach Kindness to Kids – A Healthy Slice of Life
Babies To Bookworms Children’s Books on Kindness | Random Acts of Kindness | Babies to …
Barnes & Boble 8 Books About Kindness – The B&N Kids Blog – Barnes & Noble
Big Life Journal 29 Books and Activities That Teach Kindness to Children – Big Life …
BuzzFeed 13 Children’s Books That Encourage Kindness Toward Others
Childhood 101 15 Wonderful Kids Picture Books About Kindness. Kid Approved!
Do You Yoga 12 Books That Will Teach Your Kids Kindness | DOYOUYOGA
Family Reading Grandma Mimi’s Books On Love and Kindness | Family Reading …
Five Books The Best Books on Courage and Kindness for Kids | Five Books
Goodreads Popular Kindness Books – Goodreads
Highlights 14 Books About Kindness | Highlights – Highlights Magazine
Humane Education 14 Children’s Picture Books About Kindness – Institute for Humane …
Intentional Home Schooling 7 Picture Books That Teach Kindness to Children – Intentional …
Look For Little Helpers 27 Children’s Books to Teach Kindness – Look for Little Helpers
Michele Borba 50 Books for Kids and Teens That Teach Empathy | Dr Michele Borba
My Little Poppies 10+ Children’s Books to Inspire Kindness | My Little Poppies
Natural Beach Living 25+ Kindness Books for Children – Natural Beach Living
NWI Times Books to teach kids about kindness, giving back | Books & Literature …
PJ Library 9 Children’s Books About Kindness | PJ Library
Pre-K Pages Books About Friendship and Kindness – Pre-K Pages
Proud To Be Primary Kindness Books and Videos for the Classroom – Proud to be Primary
Read Brightly Children’s Books That Champion Kindness | Brightly
Readers Digest 12 Children’s Books That Can Teach Kids About Kindness
Rolling Prairie Reader Best Books About Kindness and Friendship – Rolling Prairie Readers
Simple Most 8 Children’s Books That Teach Kids About Kindness – Simplemost
Standard 6 of the best books about kindness | London Evening Standard
Still Being Molly 7 Awesome Children’s Books About Kindness & Being a Good Human …
Teach Mama books about kindness – must-have’s for older and younger readers …
Thriving Books that teach empathy and kindness – Boston Children’s Hospital …
WHCA91 Children’s Books That Encourage Kindness Towards Others | :: West …

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