Top Tips: Best reads on teaching children kindness

Picture books and story books are a wonderful way to teach kindness. I shared this fantastic list from Buzzfeed of 13 Children’s Books That Encourage Kindness Towards Others and my Facebook community and team had some further suggestions. Check them out…

Suggestions from our Facebook community

  • Tom Brown Sit Down by Nicole Steevens
  • The Smartest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson
  • The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
  • We’re All Wonders by R. J. Palacio
  • Wonder by J. Palacio
  • Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox
  • My Friend Bear by Jez Alborough
  • What are Friends For? by Sally Grindley
  • The Little Book of Happy by Colin Thompson
  • Being Friends with Bodie Finch by Candy Lawrence
  • I Won’t Say Please! by Mij Kelly
  • Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry
  • Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev.
  • Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
  • Water Babies by Charles Kingsley
  • The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse by Charlie Mackesy
  • Kindness Grows by Britta Teckentrup
  • Dogger by Shirley Hughes


Other suggestions:

  • Wombat Divine by Mem Fox
  • The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan
  • When I’m Feeling Kind by Trace Moroney
  • A Curry for Murray by Kate Hunter
  • Yobbos do Yoga by Phillip Gwynne
  • Little Elephants by Graeme Base
  • The Playground Meanies: All about being kind with Pickle & Bree by Alison Reynolds
  • Our Daft Dog Danny by Pamela Allen
  • The Two-Hearted Numbat by Ambelin &​ Ezekiel Kwaymullina.

You might also be interested in taking a look at our  Top Tips: Best reads on enhancing empathy in children.