Kindness

Pre-K

Growing Reader

Children’s Books That Show Kids the Goodness in the World

Looking to share stories with your kids that reflect the positive in the world? These books bring to life tales of the innate goodness of our fellow humans.

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Baby & Toddler

Pre-K

Growing Reader

Cool to Be Kind: Children’s Books That Champion Kindness

A little kindness goes a long way. These board books and picture books celebrate kindness and help young kids remember how and why they should be kind.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

10 Classroom Read-Alouds and Activities to Start the School Year

Sharing great books encourages students’ critical thinking through rich discussion, coaxes them to come together as a group of learners, and fosters warmth, wonder, and respect among peers.

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Grown-Up Reads

Tips & Advice

What to Do When Your Child Is Not Kind

As parents, we want our kids to be thoughtful and empathetic to those around them. But what should you do when your child is frequently unkind and teaching kindness seems to be a real challenge? Dr. Thomas Lickona shares four parenting strategies that can help.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Oliver Jeffers’s Here We Are Is a Wondrous Read for Kids and Parents

Heartwarming and sprinkled with Jeffers’s signature wit, Here We Are touched my daughter and me in many different ways.

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Baby & Toddler

Pre-K

Bookshelf Must-Have: We're Different, We're the Same

For our latest Bookshelf Must-Have pick, we're turning to our friends on Sesame Street. With warmth, wisdom, and fun, they're showing toddlers and preschoolers the many ways in which we are wonderfully different and, perhaps more importantly, the many ways in which we are alike.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

16 Books That Model Empathy and Compassion for Young Readers

Empathy is not easy to teach, but books that put kindness and inclusion at the forefront can help spark conversations with children about what it means to be empathetic and compassionate.

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Pre-K

Brightly Storytime: Elmo’s Tricky Tongue Twisters

In this very special installment of Brightly Storytime, our video series for kids, we welcome a wonderful friend: Elmo! Expect lots of giggles from little ones as the Sesame Street star tackles some terrifically funny tongue twisters and Ms. Linda reads aloud from Elmo's Tricky Tongue Twisters.

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Tween

Showing the Next Generation the Heroism and Courage of 9/11 Through Story

We chatted with Tom Rinaldi about adapting his book The Red Bandanna, a stunning biography of a young man who saved several lives on 9/11, for middle grade readers.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Simple Gestures to Spark Greater Compassion: Holly McGhee on Her Timely Story for Children

Come with Me is a story about spreading kindness and compassion in troubled times. Here, Holly M. McGhee shares the inspirations behind the timely tale.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Caring, Sharing, and Growing: Books to Show Kids How to Be a Friend

From meeting people who are different than you to figuring how to share, there's lots involved in being a friend. These books can help show kids the way.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Looking with Kindness and Finding Wonder: A Chat with R.J. Palacio

We were thrilled to chat with Wonder author R.J. Palacio about the inspiration behind her new picture book and the impact the Choose Kind movement has had on her life.

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Baby & Toddler

Pre-K

Growing Reader

5 Books That Teach Kids What It Means to Be a Kind Person

These five books (and one bonus pick) are great places to start raising children who are kind caretakers of the people around them.

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