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The following is a collection of a few lovely old favourites and some newer stories and publications that feature kind characters, kind acts and/or ideas for kindness activities.
We hope you and your students enjoy the books that you choose to explore and that you will let us know about any other kindness-related books that you find so that we can add them to this list!

Being Kind - Growing up, Janine Amos, Cherrytree Press
Be Polite and Kind (Learning to Get Along), Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed.
Brand New Kid, Katie Couric, Random House
Butterfly House, Eve Bunting, Scholastic
Camilla the Zebra, Marisa Nunez, Kalandraka
Can you do this, Old Badger?, Eve Bunting, Voyager Books
The Community of Kindness, Li Pak Tin, Conari Press
Generation Fix, Elizabeth Rusch, available from
Gift from the Lonely Doll, D. Wright
How Hattie Hated Kindness, Margot Sunderland, Speechmark Publishing Ltd.
How Kind!, Mary Murphy, Walker Books Ltd.
Jukebox Quilts: A Quick Guide to Fundraising Quilts, available from
Kids Random Acts of Kindness, Conari Press
Kindness: Changing Peoples’ Lives for the Better, Rabbi Zelig Pliskin
The Kindness Curriculum: Introducing Young Children to Loving Values, Judith Anne Rice,
Red Leaf Press
Koi and the Kola Nuts: A Tale From Liberia, Vena Aardema, Aladdin Paperbacks
Light: Stories of a Small Bright Kindness, Nancy White Carlstrom, Little Brown
Man Who Walked the Earth, Ian Wallace, Groundwood Books
More Random Acts of Kindness, Li Pak Tin, Conari Press
Practice Random Acts of Kindness, Conari Press (available February 2007)
Quiltmaker’s Gift, Jeff Brumbeau, Scholastic
Random Acts of Kindness, Conari Press
Random Acts of Kindness: 365 Ways to Make the World a Nicer Place, Danny Wallace,
Ebury Press
The Recess Queen, Alexis O’Neill, Scholastic
Say Something, Peggy Moss, Tilbury House
Small Acts of Kindness, James Vollbracht
Stanley & Rhoda, Rosemary Wells, William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd.
The Story of the Wolf, Peter Nickl, North-South Book (Nord-Sud Verlag)
Wild Christmas Reindeer, Jan Bett, GP Putnam’s Sons
2,000 Best Games and Activities: Using Play to Teach Curiosity, Self-Control, Kindness and
Other Essential Life Skills
, Susan Kettman

Kind words do not cost much, yet they accomplish much. ~ Blaise Pascal


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