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Children's Books About The Value Of Service Work-These ten books further children’s understanding of the value inherent in helping others, collaborating in community, and contributing to society.
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From food drives to picking up litter at the park, there are plenty of ways to involve young children in service work. These ten books further children’s understanding of the value inherent in helping others, collaborating in community, and contributing to society.

1. The Jelly Donut Difference
By Maria Dismondy
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Twins Leah and Dexter don’t get along at first, but together they learn that simple acts of kindness can make a big difference. This delicious book full of ooey-gooey donuts drives home a message of generosity

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2. Kindness is Cooler Mrs. Ruler
By Margery Cuyler
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Mrs. Ruler teaches her class that kindness is cool, and soon the classroom is overflowing with good deeds!

3. All Are Welcome
By Alexandra Penfold
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No matter a child’s cultural background or personal interests, all are welcome at school to learn and play side-by-side

4. The Mitten Tree
By Candace Christiansen
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When a girl notices that a boy at the bus stop lacks mittens, she takes it upon herself in a kind gesture to knit him some so that he can join in the winter fun

5. Thank You, Omu!
By Oge Mora
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This bright picture book tells the story of a woman who cooks stew and shares it with her neighbors; her generosity is rewarded by gifts of food and sincere gratitude

6. Somebody Loves You, Mr Hatch
By Eileen Spinelli
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When Mr. Hatch receives a package from “someone who loves him,” it fills his day with optimism and happiness. While he ultimately discovers his secret admirer, a true moral of the story is that having somebody who cares for you–even if anonymous or a stranger–can change the course of your day or life for the better

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7. Who Will I Be?
By Abby Huntsman
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This book about serving one’s community follows the story of Isabel, a girl who likes to help but doesn’t know what she wants to be when she grows up. She learns of all the jobs people do to aid others, from firefighters and doctors to teachers and the clergy, realizing that you truly can grow up to be a helper!

8. Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood
By Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell
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With a little paint, Mira and her neighbors discover that even the smallest artists can inspire transformation. Based on the true story of the Urban Art Trail in San Diego, this colorful book celebrates paint, kindness, and community.

9. What Can A Citizen Do?
By Dave Eggers
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With rhyming text and cute illustrations, this book explores a plethora of ways a citizen can contribute to society, from picking up litter to helping a critter.

10. Her Right Foot
By Dave Eggers
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The Statue of Liberty is in mid-stride, signifying a country moving forward. This book examines how the monumental statue reflects the growing acceptance and tolerance upon which America stands and that its citizens must embrace.

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