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Friendship and Kindness (Kids)

Parents and caregivers will enjoy sharing these books with children to celebrate kindness and friendship.

The friendship book by Mary Lyn Ray

Illustrations and easy-to-read text provide a primer on friendship, including the many ways friendships are formed.

Carrot & pea : An Unlikely Friendship by Morag Hood

Although he is different in size, color, and shape, the peas like and accept their friend, Colin the carrot.

We are (not) friends by Anna Kang

Two fuzzy friends are having a fun playdate when a new pal hops in. As the day continues, each friend feels left out at times. It isn’t so easy to figure out how to act when everything seems to change. With humor and heart, the beloved characters from Theodor Seuss Geisel Award winner You Are (Not) Small navigate a friendship triangle as only they can

I like being me : poems about kindness, friendship, and making good choices by Judy Lalli

"Twenty-six rhyming poems invite children to develop character and acquire social-emotional skills. Accompanying photographs show children from diverse backgrounds in realistic settings. Back matter provides adults with discussion prompts and activity ideas"--

My friend Maggie by Hannah E Harrison

"Paula and Maggie are best friends until Paula starts playing with some new friends instead, but when her new playmates turn on her, it's Maggie who rushes to Paula's defense"--

Best friends forever by Owen Hart

Rhyming text celebrates the different types of friendships, including friends that make you laugh, offer good advice, and best friends the most special of them all.

Rulers of the playground by Joseph Kuefler

When Jonah declares himself the ruler of the playground, Lennox takes a stand, aspiring to rule the playground herself.

I'm new here by Anne Sibley O'Brien

Three children from other countries (Somalia, Guatemala, and Korea) struggle to adjust to their new home and school in the United States.

Kindness makes us strong by Sophie Beer

"This...board book shows various children as they extend kindness in all kinds of situations: on the playground, at lunchtime, on a bike path, and on a neighborhood street."--

Kindness rules! by Eunice Moyle

When his friends are feeling sad, shy, upset, angry, or hurt, Magic the elephant treats everyone with kindness and always makes amends.

K is for kindness by Jodie Shepherd

Elmo helps out his friends and neighbors in different ways and discovers what it means to be kind to others all while working to earn his "K Is for Kindness" Monster Scout badge.

Try a little kindness : A Guide to Being Better by Henry Cole

Animal characters demonstrate for young readers the importance of being kind.

The jelly donut difference : sharing kindness with the world by Maria Dismondy

Twins Leah and Dexter are always quarreling until the day they are sent to borrow eggs from their lonely neighbor, Ms. Marvis, who tells them about the Polish doughnuts she made when she was younger.

I walk with Vanessa : A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness by author Kerascoët

An elementary school girl witnesses the bullying of another girl, but she is not sure how to help.

Be kind by Pat Zietlow Miller

When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate contemplates how to make her feel better and what it means to be kind. From asking the new girl to play to standing up for someone being bullied, this moving and thoughtful story explores what a child can do to be kind, and how each act, big or small, can make a difference or at least help a friend

A friend for Henry by Jenn Bailey

Henry would like to find a friend at school, but for a boy on the autism spectrum, making friends can be difficult, as his efforts are sometimes misinterpreted, or things just go wrong--but Henry keeps trying, and in the end he finds a friend he can playwith.

ABCs of kindness by Patricia Hegarty

Uses the alphabet to teach young readers the importance of kindness.

The big umbrella by Amy June Bates

A spacious umbrella welcomes anyone and everyone who needs shelter from the rain.
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