The Best Kindness Books for Kids
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Kindness is something that kids at a very young age pick up on easily. My little ones said “Peez?” and “Tanks-ooh” early on as they learned that these words were like magic. They also showed kindness at an early age through hugs, kisses, pats on the arm, and helping out with little things, like carrying a shopping bag or sharing a snack. Those chubby little fingers offering up a squishy wet goldfish cracker were irresistible.
As they grow, teaching kids to be kind is a part of everyday life. Holding doors, offering to help–doing things that often even go unnoticed, like rolling in a trash can for a neighbor or refreshing the dog’s water.
This week, we are featuring some of our favorite books with the theme of kindness. We love to read these together and discuss the ways different forms of kindness impact those around us. I think these examples really stick with kids over the years and help instill the virtue of kindness.
- Read tips for teaching teens ways to show kindness in Looking Outside Yourself: Encouraging Teens for Service.
If you have any suggestions to add to our list of kindness books for kids, be sure to leave a comment.
Our favorite kindness books for kids
- The Gift of Nothing
- Wilfred Gordon Macdonald Partridge (Picture Puffin)
- The Lion & the Mouse
- Toot & Puddle
- The Giving Tree
- Zen Socks
- You Go First (Little Critter Inspired Kids)
- Last Stop on Market Street
- The Berenstain Bears: Kindness Counts (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights)
- A Sick Day for Amos McGee
- To Kill a Mockingbird
- Number the Stars
- The House of Sixty Fathers
- Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
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