November 13, 2018 | Thorndyke
Did you know that November 13 is World Kindness Day? It can be hard to show kindness when we're feeling angry or scared, but nothing makes me feel better than finding something nice to do for someone else. So I'm taking a minute today to remind myself to be kind to others. If you're looking for books that might help you show understanding or compassion to someone who needs it, I hope these inspire you. Share them with the grownups in your life and be kind together. If you have your own special kindness books, please share them as a comment below.
When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her dress, her classmate wants to make her feel better and ponders the different ways in which they can be kind.
When a studious polar bear meets an inquisitive goose, they learn to be friends despite a rough start.
An elementary school girl witnesses the bullying of another girl. At first she's not sure how to help.
While planting seeds in their garden, two animals learn the value of kindness.
During a storm when all the forest animals are huddled in their dens, two strangers wander into the area and are turned away while seeking shelter, until a little fox is moved to act.
A spacious umbrella welcomes anyone and everyone who needs shelter from the rain.
When Bear breaks a little girl's kite, she thinks he is a "HORRIBLE BEAR!"--until she makes a mistake of her own and learns the power of saying "I'm sorry."
When a wolf cub and little girl are lost in a snowstorm they must help each other to find their way home.
2018 Caldecott Medal Winner.
In this wordless retelling of an Aesop fable, an adventuresome mouse proves that even small creatures are capable of great deeds when he rescues the King of the Jungle.
2010 Caldecott Medal Winner
Sophia knits a special hat for her elderly neighbor and knitting teacher, Mrs. Goldman.
When Taylor's block castle is destroyed, all the animals think they know just what to do, but only the rabbit quietly listens to how Taylor is feeling.
When an Iraqi family is forced to flee their home and loses their beloved cat, a worldwide community comes together to reunite them.
Frightened by news of angry people around the world, a young girl gets her parents' help in learning to be compassionate and brave a little at a time