Books About Kindness for Children

7 Nov 2023

Books About Kindness for Children

It’s November, the month that welcomes annual World Kindness Day, 13th November. Of course, this means that our trio of children’s book recommendations are all focused around Kindness this month!

Teaching children how to be kind can help them develop empathy and build self-esteem. By thinking about others’ needs, they’re more likely to make connections and feel a sense of belonging. This can also help them feel happier.

Focusing on how it feels to be kind can help parents to offer stories from their own lives to demonstrate acts of kindness, empathy and generosity in every day life. You can consider recalling some times in your life when you experienced kindness from others, when you were kind to someone else, and how this impacted you. It is important to focus on how good it made you feel to receive or share kindness.

Children are very observant, and they learn a lot about how to treat others by watching the adult role models in their lives. By demonstrating kindness when you are out and about, little ones can watch, listen and live by example.

Read on to discover our top 3 book recommendations, appropriate for each nursery age.


123 Book of Kindness by Patricia Hegarty  

“Count from one to ten in this cute rhyming board book that celebrates being kind to others!

From helping a loved one to tidy up at the end of the day to making sure no friend gets left behind, this adorable and heartwarming board book shows us all the ways we can approach those around us with care.

Gentle rhyming text and soft, sweet illustrations make this the perfect book to share with your little one at bed time.”


Kind by Alison Green, Axel Scheffler and pictures by 28 kind illustrators

Kindness Makes Us Strong by Sophie Beer

“Whether we share a toy or rescue an animal, all acts of kindness – no matter how big or small – make our community stronger!”


Celebrate #WorldKindnessDay and spread positivity this 13th November. We hope you and your little one can enjoy these recommendations and spark some learning and imagination.


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