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Children's Books About Kindness
Always telling your kids to “be kind,” but not sure how to help them understand what it means or how to put it into action? These ten books explore the concept of kindness with courage and warmth.
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Always telling your kids to “be kind,” but not sure how to help them understand what it means or how to put it into action? These ten books explore the concept of kindness with courage and warmth.

1. THE POTATO CHIP CHAMP
By Maria Dismondy
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Champ excels at everything, and can’t seem to figure out why everyone seems to like Walter better. Walter may not have as much success as Champ, but he has many friends. Champ learns that kindness is what matters most

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2. ORDINARY MARY’S EXTRAORDINARY DEED
By Emily Pearson
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Ordinary Mary shows readers that even one person can make a big difference and start a chain-reaction of good deeds in the world

3. BE KIND
By Pat Zietlow Miller
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When Tanisha spills juice on her dress, her classmates figure out kind ways to make her feel better

4. GOOD PEOPLE EVERYWHERE
By Lynea Gillen
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This heartwarming book describes a few of the many kind acts occurring all around the world, like cooks making food for the homeless and musicians sharing beautiful songs

5. LOVELY
By Jess Hong
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This sweet book shares the message that we are all lovely, no matter our appearances. We should appreciate the loveliness with which our differences endow us and treat others with kindness

6. THE SMALLEST GIRL IN THE SMALLEST GRADE
By Justin Roberts
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Hardly anyone notices tiny Sally McCabe, but Sally notices everything. When Sally witnesses bullying, she decides to take a stand, making a huge difference

7. I WALK WITH VANESSA: A Story about a Simple Act of Kindness
By Kerascoët
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This book of intricate illustrations (but no words) tells the powerful story of a girl standing up to bullying

8. COME WITH ME
By Holly M. McGhee
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A young girl finds herself disenchanted with the anger and inequality she witnesses in the news. When she asks her father what she can do to make the world a better place, it becomes a story of friendship, bravery, and the influence that one person can exert, no matter how young

9. ALL ARE WELCOME
By Alexandra Penfold
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No matter your background, what you wear, or what you do, all are welcome and can play side-by-side at school

10. HAVE YOU FILLED A BUCKET TODAY?: A GUIDE TO DAILY HAPPINESS FOR KIDS
By Carol McCloud
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Everyone in the world carries an invisible bucket, the purpose of which being to hold good thoughts and feelings about themselves. When the bucket is empty, they may feel sad or lonely. We need to fill up others’ buckets with kindness, and this book details easy ways to become a bucket-filler

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