30 Best Books About Kindness

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We have compiled a list of some of the best Books About Kindness.

Kindness is essential in every human being, whether it is a small child or a teenager.

Teachers and parents should always bring kindness to children. Teachers and parents should always bring a sense of kindness in children, because of this, the affection of love gentleness comes in them.

Books about kindness beautiful lessons about friendship, acceptance, kindness, and compassion …

These 30 Books Are Some Of The Best Books About Kindness

 kindness is a key ingredient that helps everyone feel good.

Best acts about kindness Be a good listener, Thank someone who you appreciate, Give an honest compliment, Offer your help.

When it come time to share a list of the all time best books about kindness we ensure a list that’s including everything from children’s to youngsters.

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1. K is for Kindness (Sesame Street) (Big Golden Book)

K is for Kindness (Sesame Street) (Big Golden Book) 30 Best Books About Kindness
K is for Kindness (Sesame Street) (Big Golden Book)

Sesame Street’s Elmo helps little ones learn about being kind.

Books about kindness it also teaches kids to be kind to the sick, older folks, and even nature/animals.

Elmo helps out friends and neighbors in different ways and discovers what it means to be kind to others.

Abby Cadabby, Grover, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch, Zoe, Bert and Ernie are some of the pals Elmo helps with his good deeds.

Sesame Street’s mission is to help kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder and there’s no better way to spread the word than with this book.

Truly perfect books about kindness.

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2. Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards))

Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards))
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards))

This is a difficult story – one that rings so true, but is probably a bit hard for many children.

But it’s an important story, too, whether a child is on either side of the story.

The book is about bullying, but it’s the subtle kind of bullying, the ignoring and whispering and refusal to acknowledge someone.

The books about kindness story begins one snowy, wintry day when a new girl named Maya is introduced to Chloe’s elementary school class.

The first thing Chloe notices is that Maya’s clothes are shabby and she has on spring shoes in winter.

Sitting next to Chloe, Maya makes one friendly overture after another but each time Chloe turns always and rebuffs her.

Even in the schoolyard, whenever Maya comes over and asks Chloe and her friends to play jacks, jump rope, pick up sticks, they turn their backs on her and walk away.

Maya is different from everyone else, she’s the girl with funny food, second hand clothes and shoes, not the kind of person they want to associate with.

Then one day, Maya doesn’t come to school. That morning the teacher gives her students a lesson on kindness. and the ripple effect our actions have in the world.

She tells the class the Each little thing we do goes out, like a ripple, into the world. Each child is give a stone to drop into a bowl of water to see its ripple effect and to tell of a act of kindness they have recently done.

Even small things count, the teacher tells Chloe, but sadly, she has not a single kindness to report and has to give up her stone.

After a few days absence, the teacher announces that Maya has moved and will not be returning to the class.

In the afternoon, walking home from school, Chloe has a lot on her mind, thinking about what the teacher had said about kindness and how she had missed her chance with Maya and now, it was too late.

What a powerful books about kindness olds this is Told completely from the point of view of the person refusing to be kind to a person who could really use some kindness

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3. A Sick Day for Amos McGee

A Sick Day for Amos McGee
A Sick Day for Amos McGee

It’s a sweet and touching story books about kindness.

We all loved this fun little book. Amos McGee works at the zoo and he takes such good care of the animals.

They love him and one day he has a sick day and the animals miss him and they come to his house to help him feel better.

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4. Horton Hears a Who!

Horton Hears a Who!
Horton Hears a Who!

I’ll just have to save him. Because, after all,

A person’s a person, no matter how small,

Without a doubt, one of the crowned jewels of Dr Seuss books work, presenting one of his strongest messages to the human civilization.

Horton, the elephant, appears again (he was introduced to the world in Horton Hatches the Egg), which is one of the most famous characters of Dr. Seuss.

Horton hears a Who (as quite adequately indicates the tale’s title) in a speck of dust, but since he is the only one with big ears (an elephant, remember?) in the jungle, the rest of animals there think that Horton is lying about it, since nobody else is able to hear the feble voice of the Who.

But it’s not just any Who, but the Who Mayor of Who-ville! A whole town, in a speck of dust.

Its books about kindness is really good for children.

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5. The Rabbit Listened

The Rabbit Listened
The Rabbit Listened

There are lots of adorable animals making funny little faces and I was all smiles and giggles.

Exactly the perfect length for most tiny human’s bedtime story books about kindness.

The Rabbit Listened is about Taylor who suffers a terrible loss. A series of animals show up with various solutions for how to feel better, but they are just not right.

Then the rabbit comes and just listens. Turns out that’s what Taylor needed all along.

A Sweet books about kindness.

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6. Tomorrow I’ll Be Brave

Tomorrow I'll Be Brave
Tomorrow I’ll Be Brave

Absolutely perfect! Books about Kindness.

A good reminder for kids big and little, for people growing and grown, that while we try our best, there’s always another chance tomorrow to be brave, or any of the other things – like smart and adventurous and creative – that we strive to be every single day.

One young bunny is up and ready to begin the day. His plan is to be adventurous and try something new like baking.

He shows how strong he is by climbing, jumping and running. This bunny is smart, curious and has no problem asking why.

He may do that a million times. One thing this little bunny knows is that he also has to be brave.

And when he isn’t, he knows his mommy is there for him no matter what.

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7. Kindness Books for Kids: Sharing: Princess and Unicorn Stories: Sharing Book Teaching Children How to Be Polite, Caring, and Kind (Princess Books, Unicorn Books)

Kindness Books for Kids: Sharing: Princess and Unicorn Stories: Sharing Book Teaching Children How to Be Polite, Caring, and Kind (Princess Books, Unicorn Books)
Kindness Books for Kids: Sharing: Princess and Unicorn Stories: Sharing Book Teaching Children How to Be Polite, Caring, and Kind (Princess Books, Unicorn Books)

 This sweet and enjoyable story Books About Kindness.

This is a cute story about sharing and caring. It’s important to be nice and kind to our friends.

 It teaches about sharing with a graceful example that involves magic showing what could happen when children don’t share and the positive outcome of sharing.

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8. Dogger

Dogger
Dogger

It’s about a young boy called Dave who looses his precious soft toy called dogger and as a result he becomes very sad.

After searching far and wide dogger is eventually spotted by Dave in his schools summer fair.

It so happens that Dave doesn’t have enough money to buy dogger and a young girl buys it, this makes Dave very upset.

Dave’s sister Bella does something very special to re-unite Dave and Dogger once again.

This was a wonderful story books about kindness loss, gain, friendship and family love!

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9. Everybody’s Welcome

Everybody's Welcome
Everybody’s Welcome

A delightful story books about kindness that can be read by youngsters readers as a story of friendship.

After disaster strikes and his pond no longer contains any water, Frog is desperate for a place to stay.

Mouse suggests that they build a new place together. Other animals, including some rabbits and a bear, join them after they, too, lose their homes.

Together and with great cheer, they all work together to build a residence with room for everyone. 

Kids will enjoy seeing the animal working together.

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10. Have You Filled A Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids

Have You Filled A Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids
Have You Filled A Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids

“Have You Filled Your Bucket Today?” is a books about kindness feelings and making the right choices.

This book is a simple guide for children to share and learn good thoughts and good feelings.

 The books about kindness uses an invisible bucket, that everyone has, to help illustrate how to fill your bucket and how you would feel with your bucket full.

In contrast, it speaks of a bucket dipper and how that feels when you become a bucket dipper.

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11. Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed

Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed
Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed

This books about kindness shares an amazing message: one small act of kindness multiplies quickly into BILLIONS without even realizing!

When an ordinary little girl named Mary picks some blueberries for her elderly neighbor, she has no idea that she is setting in motion a chain reaction of good deeds and good feelings that will eventually include the entire world.

As each person is helped, the happiness they feel leads them to help five others, with kindness radiating outward from its original source – the eponymous Ordinary Mary – and then finding its way back to her again…

Perfect books about kindness.

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12. The Invisible Boy

The Invisible Boy
The Invisible Boy

It’s one of the best books about kindness.

 Brian feels isolated, lonely and feels invisible in class. He’s a loner who enjoys what he does: good at drawing and having lots of stories in his head.

He really struggles when it comes to team work and really cannot get along with the rest of the kids. The other kids are just outspoken and do not hesitate to make fun of him or the new kid.

This new kid accepts Brian as he is and Brian has to change his perspectives on how to be with others.

To be a friend, he has to be a friend and actually make an effort to participate in team activities. The story seems so real.

This truly amazing books about kindness.

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13. Be Kind

Be Kind
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A thoughtful books about kindness.

A young girl contemplates what kindness might be and what forms it could take after one of her classmates, Tanisha, spills grape juice on her new dress and everyone else laughs at her.

The girl tries to think of something to say to make Tanisha feel better, but all that comes out is “Purple is my favorite color,” which makes Tanisha run out of the room.

We definitely need more kindness in the world and having discussions with young folks about what kindness is and how we can be more kind can help

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14. Those Shoes

Those Shoes
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In Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts, Jeremy struggles with a dilemma at school. All he wants are the shoes that “everyone” else has at school.

Jeremy’s Grandma tells him that they can’t afford the expensive high top tennis shoes that he wants, but they can get the warm winter boots that he needs.

When Jeremy’s old shoes break and he is forced to wear Velcro cartoon character shoes provided by the guidance counselor, he finds out who his real friends are and what he truly needs not wants.

 The friendship in this bokks about kindness story teaches me that helping your friend out gets you and your friend something

If Antonio and Jeremy
Didn’t show friendship to each other the short story would have a completely different theme and thesis, That’s why showing friendship help you and your friend out.

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15. The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree
The Giving Tree

It is one of the most appreciated books about kindness.

The story is about the kindness of a tree that keeps enriching a
life–that of a boy–till it gives away everything it had.

The theme of the story is that of human greed and endless desire;
and also of nature’s abundant generosity.

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16. Enemy Pie (Reading Rainbow Book, Children s Book about Kindness, Kids Books about Learning)

Enemy Pie (Reading Rainbow Book, Children s Book about Kindness, Kids Books about Learning)
Enemy Pie (Reading Rainbow Book, Children s Book about Kindness, Kids Books about Learning)

Wonderful story books about kindness. This story is about a young boy who has an enemy: Jeremy Ross.

He tells his father about him, and dad suggests baking him an “enemy pie”. While dad bakes it, and before giving it to his enemy, he must spend one day with Jeremy.

Will they get along? Was he right making him his enemy? What is the pie made of? What will happen when Jeremy eats it!?

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17. Strictly No Elephants

Strictly No Elephants
Strictly No Elephants

Great story books about kindness inclusion and acceptance.

It’s Pet Club Day! A little boy and his tiny pet elephant are looking forward to meeting all the other pets and friends.

Once they arrive though, they find a sign declaring—Strictly No Elephants.

Both the tiny elephant and the boy are down, down, down in the dumps until they meet up with another unwelcome Pet Club pair.

Maybe it’s time for a new club! A club where all are welcome!

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18. Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion

Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion

A Story Of Kindness And Self-Compassion by Gabi Garcia shares the messages of awareness, self -respect and friendliness.

Esperanza is nervous about the school play. On her way to school she finds a heart-shaped stone that reminds her to do everything from her heart.

She is kind to a new student who is lonely. When it is Esperanza’s turn in the play she messes up, but realizes she must also be kind to herself.

The books about kindness has a great massage for kids.

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19. Superbuns!: Kindness Is Her Superpower

Superbuns!: Kindness Is Her Superpower
Superbuns!: Kindness Is Her Superpower

SUPERBUNS! is an absolutely adorable and delightful celebration of kindness.

Superbuns has a superpower- being kind! However, her sister Blossom knows everything about everything, and while kind is kind, Blossom knows that it is not a superpower.

On their way to their grandmother’s house, they realize they are being followed by a Fox.

Blossom is scared at first, but then learns that the Fox is lost- and that maybe she doesn’t know everything about everything, because kindness can be super!

Perfect exampe story books about kindness.

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20. How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids

How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids
How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids

metaphor, Felix’s grandpa helps him to understand that everyone has an invisible bucket that follows them around all day.

When bad things happen, the bucket slowly loses its water. When good things happen, water is added to the bucket.

Felix wakes up one morning able to see everyone’s previously invisible buckets and realizes how his actions affect them and their buckets.

He changes his behaviors to become more of a bucket-filler than a bucket-emptier.

He finally notices how not only is he able to fill the buckets of others, but in doing so, his own bucket is filled up as well.

This is a wonderful books about kindness.

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21. Baby Be Kind

Baby Be Kind
Baby Be Kind

This is a really sweet book for little kids on being nice to your friends, sharing, and caring. 

 The book teaches how a little bit of kindness can go a long way. The two children in the story share their food and toys, help each other out and share their time together.

It is a great learning tool and it is never to early to teach a child the benefits of being kind. It also has wonderful illustrations books about kindness.

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22. The Smartest Giant in Town

The Smartest Giant in Town
The Smartest Giant in Town

A cute story books about kindness.

The story is very simple, the giant after having bought new clothes for himself, met new people in need or in dangerous situations, so he gave them little by little her new clothes and accessories in order to let them stay better.

A very cute way to learn generosity and friendship.

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23. Kindness Is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler

Kindness Is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler
Kindness Is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler

It is great how this books about kindness teaches about how even one act of kindness can make a big difference in someone’s life.

Mrs. Ruler asks her kinder Gardeners to miss recess, so she can teach them a special lesson and a golden rule; kindness is cool.

After Mrs. Ruler teaches her class the golden rule the entire class gets involved and does good dead’s and add them to the kindness bulletin board.

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24. How to Heal a Broken Wing

How to Heal a Broken Wing
How to Heal a Broken Wing

In a large, busy city no one notices a fallen bird…except for a kindhearted young boy, Will, who runs to rescue it.

Will takes the bird home to his family and with rest, time, and hope the family is able to help the bird heal its broken wing.

 A pigeon flies into a glass panel high up on a building and breaks its wing. A little boy finds it lying on the ground and takes it home. The family cares for it in the hope that it will fly again.

A beautiful little story books about kindness.

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25. Kindness Starts With You At School

Kindness Starts With You At School
Kindness Starts With You At School

This book is such a great books about kindness for all kids and parents to be reminded how important it is to be kind and ways to do it.

Maddy is a young girl who believes that being kind is her job. She believes that being polite shows that she values and respect the other person.

She’s does this in a school setting.

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26. The Big Umbrella

The Big Umbrella
The Big Umbrella

Sweet and clever books about kindness. A simple but sweet concept wonderfully executed.

Story about a nice happy umbrella. 

The happy umbrella can stretch and expand to include many people protected under it from the rain.

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27. If You Plant a Seed

If You Plant a Seed
If You Plant a Seed

The rabbit and the mouse planted their seeds, and took care of them, and did all the work while they grew –

and when the birds suddenly show up demanding their share, the rabbit and mouse are suddenly selfish for not handing over the goods? They deserve the fight that ensued, and to lose all their food?

That doesn’t seem right.
And when the rabbit and mouse decide to share, and say “yes, you can have our veggies,” then – and only then – do the birds suddenly want to pitch in and help grow more. 


It’s a lovely story books about kindness.

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28. Good People Everywhere

Good People Everywhere
Good People Everywhere

The heroes who showed up to help, Good People Everywhere by Lynea Gillen has given our house a wonderful reminder of all the good that indeed exists around us.

simple picture books about kindness appreciating people taking action to help others around the world.

Then at the end, there is a peaceful activity for children to close their eyes, sit back, and reflect on all the people that help them and others. 

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29. Last Stop on Market Street (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books)

Last Stop on Market Street (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books)
Last Stop on Market Street (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books)

Last Stop on Market Street tells the story of a little boy, CJ, and his Nana riding the bus.

We meet and experience personalities, sounds, and smells right along with CJ and his grandmother.

We see the world out the window, on the bus, and in the people we meet.

From raindrops to music to butterflies to graffiti, CJ asks and wonders about it all as he makes his way through the city.

“Why” this? and “How come” that? And his Nana has an answer –perfect answers filled with compassion and grace and love every time. Pure love!

This beautiful story books about kindness will inspire you to look and listen to the people and places around you.

To find the beauty around you. Never forget to look for the wonder and beauty in you, in the people around you, and the world.

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30. The Kindness Quilt

The Kindness Quilt
The Kindness Quilt

This is a such good books about kindness.

 In the story, Minna’s teacher talks to the class about the moral message it contains and the class come up with one of their own, to be kind.

As a homework project the class have to make a picture representing something kind they have done.

Minna does lots of kind things with her parents and then thinks long and hard about her picture.

When she takes it into school the other children comment on how it is so beautiful and it looks just like a quilt! Everyone makes theirs look like a quilt too with Minna’s help and they’re put up on display in the classroom.

As the class do more and more kind things the display grows so big that they had to move it to the biggest wall in the hall! It grows bigger and bigger every day.

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Frequently Asked Question

How can I be a kind of book?

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Kindness: The Little Thing that Matters Most by Jamie Thurston. …
Dare to Be Kind: How Extraordinary Compassion Can Transform Our World by Lizzie Velasquez. …
Kindness: Change your life and make the world a kinder place by Gill Hasson. …
The Year of Surprising Acts of Kindness by Laura Kemp.


How do you teach kindness?

Tips for Teaching Kindness
Model Kindness. …
Teach Empathy with Intentionality. …
Celebrate Kindness Week. …
Facilitate Morning Meetings. …
Emphasis on Friendship. …
Create a Friendship and Kindness Center. …
Create a Challenge to Spread Kindness. …
Leverage Social Stories Including a Problem To Solve.

What are the types of kindness?

The kinds of kindness
So what are the different types of kindness out there? Well, given our obsession with putting different groups of people in boxes, emotional intelligence has become a prolific school of thought over the past ten years. …
Situational Kindness. …
Energetic Kindness. …
Inside-Out Kindness.