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Kindness Books for Kids

Today is National Random Acts of Kindness Day! Celebrate by reading these Kindness Books!

Not only are book lists for kids like this one fun to read, but your children can learn important social skills too.

Book Lists for Kids

Kindness Books For Kids:

By reading these picture books, your kids can relate to the characters in the stories. They can learn about sharing, cooperating, listening, respecting others, using manners, showing empathy, and much more!

What Is A Picture Book?

A picture book is simply a book that has pictures. The illustrations help tell the story and describe the parts. The illustrations can be just as important or even more important than the words.

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Be Kind (Be Kind, 1)Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassionHave You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids (Bucketfilling Books)The Invisible BoyThe Jelly Donut Difference: Sharing Kindness with the WorldEnemy Pie : (Reading Rainbow Book, Children’s Book about Kindness, Kids Books about Learning)Kindness Snippet JarThe Berenstain Bears: Kindness Counts (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights: A Faith Story)Kindness Starts With YouShare a Little Kindess: A Children's Book about Doing Good in the WorldKind Ninja: A Children’s Book About Kindness (Ninja Life Hacks 8)I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of KindnessOne Drop of KindnessA Little SPOT of Kindness!Inspire Kindness : A Rhyming Read Aloud Story Book for Kids About Kindness and EmpathyYou Are Kind: (Kindness books for kids, ages 3 -5, manners books, preschool, kindergarten, grade1) (Self-Regulation Skills)If You Plant a SeedWhat Does It Mean to Be Kind?Kindness RocksThe Kindness QuiltIt's OK to be Different: A Children's Picture Book About Diversity and KindnessJake the Growling Dog: A Children's Book about the Power of Kindness, Celebrating Diversity, and FriendshipOrdinary Mary's Extraordinary DeedA Sick Day for Amos McGeeLast Stop on Market StreetKindness Is Cooler, Mrs. RulerThose ShoesSuperbuns!: Kindness Is Her SuperpowerThe Big UmbrellaStrictly No ElephantsStick and StoneEach Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards))

Random Acts of Kindness:

After reading these books and talking about how to be kind, your kids can show what they have learned with these Random Acts of Kindness ideas: 

  • Leave a kind note in a book or on a classmate’s desk
  • Tell a joke or funny story to make a friend laugh
  • Help a younger friend with his or her schoolwork
  • Let someone else go first in the lunch line
  • Invite someone to sit at your table at lunchtime
  • Leave a dollar in a vending machine slot
  • Give someone a compliment or two
  • Donate books that you no longer need
  • Help your teacher pass out papers
  • Play with someone you don’t know at recess

For even more ideas, check out this list of 100 Acts of Kindness for Kids! There is something for everyone!

Reading these Kindness Books for Kids is a great way to teach your children how to spread kindness to others. What is your favorite kindness book? 

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Kindness Books for Kids

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