Top 10 Kindness Books

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

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
The Rabbit Listened
5.6
Be Kind
5.5
You're Here for a Reason
5.3
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Oliver's Tree
5.1
Horton Hears a Who!
5.0
Lily and Bear
4.9
Each Kindness
4.6
Those Shoes
4.3
Wishtree
Kindness Rules!
6.3
Great Joy
6.0
 Sandcastle That Lola Built
6.0
Be Happy!
5.9
The Homesick Club
5.8
Words and Your Heart
5.8
What Grew in Larry's Garden
5.7
Miss Rumphius
5.5
Be Kind
5.5
My Panda Sweater
5.4
Penguin and Pumpkin
5.4
A Sick Day for Amos McGee
5.7
The Monster Who Lost His Mean
5.5
The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade
5.4
The Invisible Boy
5.3
A Hat for Mrs. Goldman
5.0
Nerdy Birdy
5.0
How Kind!
4.8
Sidewalk Flowers
4.5
Fish in a Tree
Here We Are
6.3
Petra
6.0
The Princess Who Had No Kingdom
6.0
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
5.9
Goat's Coat
5.8
The Perfectly Perfect Wish
5.7
Extra Yarn
5.7
Song of the Old City
5.6
My Heart
5.5
Hosea Plays On
5.4