Top 10 Kindness Books

    Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse
    6.6
    01
    Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse
    Written by Marcy Campbell & illustrated by Corinna Luyken
    What Is Given from the Heart
    6.4
    02
    What Is Given from the Heart
    Written by Patricia C. McKissack & illustrated by April Harrison
    To the Sea
    6.4
    03
    To the Sea
    Written and illustrated by Cale Atkinson
    The Snatchabook
    6.3
    04
    The Snatchabook
    Written by Helen Docherty & illustrated by Thomas Docherty
    The Nice Book
    6.1
    05
    The Nice Book
    Written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein
    Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon
    6.0
    06
    Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon
    Written by Patty Lovell & illustrated by David Catrow
    Bernice Gets Carried Away
    5.9
    07
    Bernice Gets Carried Away
    Written and illustrated by Hannah Harrison
    Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch
    5.8
    08
    Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch
    Written by Eileen Spinelli & illustrated by Paul Yalowitz
    We're All Wonders
    5.8
    09
    We're All Wonders
    Written and illustrated by R. J. Palacio
    The Hundred Dresses
    5.8
    10
    The Hundred Dresses
    Written by Eleanor Estes & illustrated by Louis Slobodkin

You've probably heard the saying that we must be kind because everyone is fighting a harder battle than we realize. While traditionally the quote is attributed to Plato, we think nothing has taught the virtue of kindness more powerfully than good children's books. That's why we created this extensive list of the top children's books about kindness. Kindness is contagious and beautiful. It can make the most gloomy day sunny, dry tears and change the world. It's a powerful force that we learn how to use, though it's also innate. Kindness might be hard to describe to a young reader, but it's very easy to show. This list features story books that offer concrete examples you can share and discuss with your kids about what it means to be kind, like the importance of helping others and using kind words. Some titles also cover specific aspects of kindness, like being kind to animals. In these books, you're sure to discover favorite new characters and book quotes that will help your child understand what it means to be kind. Our list can also help you find the best books for discussing certain aspects of kindness, like how kindness incorporates showing compassion, or how developing empathy helps us be more kind, or how kindness and friendship build on one another. Browse our entire list, or use our table of contents to jump to specific subtopics that would be helpful to you. You can also filter the list to show books by age group: board books, picture books, and chapter books. Board books and picture books are great for reading aloud with your young reader. Our list of chapter books, on the other hand, is a good place to find books ideal for readers through early middle school age or longer reads to enjoy as a family. From titles you might already about to new titles you're sure to love discovering with your child, our list has the best of children's books about kindness. Let us know what titles you would add to the list!

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5.8
Enemy Pie
5.8
The Rabbit Listened
5.6
The Monster Who Lost His Mean
5.5
The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade
5.4
Too Many Carrots
5.3
The Bear Who Shared
5.3
Gossie
5.0
Nerdy Birdy
5.0
A New Chick for Chickies
5.0
Lily and Bear
4.9
The Rainbow Fish
4.8
Will Bear Share?
4.8
The Boy Who Wouldn't Share
4.8
How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends?
4.8
Sharing the Bread
4.6
Limelight Larry
4.5
Rabbit's Gift
4.3
My Little Gifts
Fish in a Tree
The Storybook Knight
5.8
A Sick Day for Amos McGee
5.7
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Be Kind
5.5
The Invisible Boy
5.3
Oliver's Tree
5.1
A Hat for Mrs. Goldman
5.0
I Am the Boss of This Chair
5.0
The Squirrels Who Squabbled
5.0
Llama Llama Time to Share
4.9
Strega Nona's Harvest
4.8
How Kind!
4.8
Martha Doesn't Share
4.8
Each Kindness
4.6
Sidewalk Flowers
4.5
Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs
4.5
Duck and Goose
3.8
Pie Is for Sharing
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