14 Books About Kindness for
Kids Ages 3 – 5

by Melissa Taylor

Photography by Seana Williamson

For parents who value kindness over other things, we start at home. But in addition to being positive role models there, it’s also valuable to provide intentional opportunities to teach and practice kindness so children are even better prepared to exercise this virtue in the real world. One way is to read thought-provoking picture books that prioritize the value of kindness.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in 2020 and updated in 2024.