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Heartwarming Kids’s Books About Kindness

December 7, 2022
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Explore this collection of heartwarming children’s books about kindness all in one spot. Over 50 Kindness books for kids with read-alouds and activity ideas to encourage kindness.

This is a collection of the best books to teach kindness and empathy.

Did you know that World Kindness Day is November 13? 

The purpose of World Kindness Day is to highlight and encourage good deeds in your community. It also serves as a reminder to all that simple acts of kindness have power and that together, we can all work to create a kinder world.

Get started by inviting the Kindness Elves into your home with these free Kindness Elves Notes.

Children’s Books about Kindness

There are so many books for kids that are about kindness. It’s truly heartwarming to see the world of publishing embrace these talented authors and illustrators sharing ways for our children to connect with and support others through kindness.

There are so many in fact that you could plan to read a kindness book each week of the year. You could even pick a random act of kindness each week to go along with each storybook.

Each of the story titles and book covers are linked to buy the book on Amazon and read the reviews. You can also listen to over 50 Read Alouds of Kindness Books.

Let’s get started by reading these heartwarming children’s books about helping others.

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Hug Machine by Scott Campbell | SONG | READ ALOUD |

Plant a Kiss by Amy Krouse Rosenthal | READ ALOUD|

Good People Everywhere by Lynea Gillen | READ ALOUD |

All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold | READ ALOUD |

The Cloud by Hannah Cumming | READ ALOUD |

Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed by Emily Pearson | READ ALOUD |

A Chair for My Mother (Reading Rainbow Books) by Vera B Williams | READ ALOUD |

Kindness is my Superpower by Alicia Ortego | READ ALOUD |

Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion by Gabi Garcia | READ ALOUD |

Tiny Drops of Kindness: An Empathy Book for Kids to Make Them Compassionate by Sally Sun

Enemy Pie by Derek Munson | READ ALOUD |

Kindness Makes Us Strong by Sophie Beer | READ ALOUD |

I Walk with Vanessa: A Picture Book Story About a Simple Act of Kindness by Kerascoët | READ ALOUD |

The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig | READ ALOUD |

Tiny Acts of Kindness By Thuy Ha | READ ALOUD |

It’s OK to be Different by Sharon Purtill | READ ALOUD |

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids by Carol McCloud | READ ALOUD |

Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller | READ ALOUD |

Kindness Snippet Jar (Inspire to Create A Better You!) by Diane Alber | READ ALOUD |

ABCs of Kindness by Samantha Berger | READ ALOUD |

Kindness Counts 123 by R.A. Strong | READ ALOUD |

We’re Better Together: A Book About Community by Eileen Spinelli | READ ALOUD |

A Little SPOT of Kindness! (Inspire to Create A Better You!) by Diane Alber | READ ALOUD |

The Jelly Donut Difference: Sharing Kindness with the World by Maria Dismondy | READ ALOUD |

The Circles All Around Us by Brad Montague | READ ALOUD |

I Promise by LeBron James | READ ALOUD |

The World Needs More Purple People by Kristen Bell and Benjamin Hart | READ ALOUD |

Scribble Stones by Diane Alber | READ ALOUD |

Kindness Rocks by Sonica Ellis | READ ALOUD |

Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts | READ ALOUD |

A New Alphabet for Humanity by Leesa McGregor | READ ALOUD |

Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson | READ ALOUD |

You Hold Me Up by Monique Gray Smith | READ ALOUD |

My Heart Fills With Happiness by Monique Gray Smith | READ ALOUD |

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate | READ ALOUD |

We’re All Wonders by R. J. Palacio | READ ALOUD |

Random Acts of Kindness by The Editors of Conari Press

Do Nice, Be Kind, Spread Happy by Bernadette Russell | READ ALOUD |

Kindness Is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler by Margery Cuyler | READ ALOUD |

What Does It Mean to Be Kind? by Rana DiOrio | READ ALOUD |

The Kindness Quilt by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace | READ ALOUD |

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña | READ ALOUD |

You Matter by Christian Robinson | READ ALOUD |

The Big Umbrella by Amy June Bates and Juniper Bates | READ ALOUD |

A Hat for Mrs. Goldman: A Story About Knitting and Love by Michelle Edwards | READ ALOUD |

The Power of One: Every Act of Kindness Counts by Trudy Ludwig | READ ALOUD |

Monty the Manatee: A book about kindness and anti-bullying by Natalie Pritchard | READ ALOUD |

The Kindness Book by Todd Parr | READ ALOUD |

K is for Kindness (Sesame Street) by Jodie Shepherd | READ ALOUD |

Kindness Makes the World Go Round by Sesame Workshop | READ ALOUD |

I am Kind: A Little Book About Abraham Lincoln by Brad Meltzer | READ ALOUD |

Finding Kindness by Deborah Underwood | READ ALOUD |

Kindness Grows: A Peek-through Picture Book by Britta Teckentrup | READ ALOUD |

Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora | READ ALOUD |

What Is Given from the Heart by Patricia C. McKissack | READ ALOUD |

Tomorrow I’ll Be Kind by Jessica Hische | READ ALOUD |

Great news! You can download this Kindness Books List! Just sign up below and it will be delivered to your inbox. Happy Reading!

Gratitude Journal with 30 Gratitude Prompts for Kids

Grab these 30 Gratitude Prompts for your child, which includes a gratitude journal too!

The Giving Manger: A Christmas Family Tradition by Allison Hottinger and Lisa Kalberer

Secret Santas And The Twelve Days of Christmas Giving by Courtney Petruzzelli | READ ALOUD |

Cara’s Kindness by Kristi Yamaguchi | READ ALOUD |

Share Some Kindness, Bring Some Light by Apryl Stott | READ ALOUD |

Kindness Books for Kids

WOW! Can you believe that there are so many books about kindness for kids? So many inspiring stories to teach our children to help others.

Kindness elves that include free printable notes for christmas with your child

Kindness Videos for Kids

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  • The Science of Kindness
  • Kid President + Glad to Give present How Good Spreads
  • Life Vest Inside – Kindness Boomerang – “One Day”
  • When Nobody’s Watching
  • Kindness Counts: “Kindness is a Muscle”
  • Sesame Street: Kindness | Elmo’s World
  • What is Kindness?
  • How to Change the World With Kindness

Kindness Lunch Box Notes for Kids

Make & Share Random Acts of Kindness: Simple Crafts and Recipes to Give and Spread Joy by Mique Provost

Kindness Lunch Box Notes for Kids! Colorful designs are combined with quotations about kindness to encourage kids and help them be the best they can be. Write personal notes on the uncoated card backs for extra encouragement.

Acts for Kindness Tree

Kindness Elves in front of Christmas tree lit with lights sharing kindness elves letters for child

Kindness Activities for Kids

You can use these kindness activities as book extensions after you read a story from our book list.

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Kindness Books for Kids

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