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Compassionate Reading List

Read books about kindness and compassion with your child, and use reflection questions to deepen your child’s understanding to create a truly meaningful experience. Here are a few of our favorite books and reflection questions to encourage meaningful conversations about kindness and compassion.

Stone Soup

by Jon J. Muth
  • How does sharing and giving change a community?

Thank you, Omu!

by Oge Mora
  • Can you think of three people you would like to write a thank you letter to?
  • Who are they and what would you say? If you have time, write those letters!

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

by Carol McCloud
  • How can you spot an empty bucket?
  • And what can you do to fill it up?


The Secret of Saying Thanks

by Douglas Wood
  • Can you name three things that you are grateful for or three things that made you smile?


I Can Make a Difference: A Treasury to Inspire Our Children

by Marian Wright Edelman
  • How would you know if someone was having a bad day and may need a little extra kindness?


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