Celebrate World Kindness Day on November 13 with picture books that inspire acts of kindness.

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The Kindness Book by Todd Parr
Looks at different ways to show kindness, including choosing kind words, giving compliments, and offering help without being asked.

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Kindness Makes the World Go Round by Craig Manning
Elmo’s mom surprised him with a camera for World Kindness Day and asked him to find kindness on Sesame Street! Journey with Elmo and his friends to discover how kindness makes the world go ’round!

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Finding Kindness by Deborah Underwood
Illustrations and rhyming text describe acts of kindness and community.

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Tomorrow I’ll Be Kind by Jessica Hische
Illustrations by a lettering artist and easy-to-read text reveal ways to be helpful, patient, gentle, honest, generous, grateful, and especially kind. This book is a reminder to all readers, young and old, that the smallest kind gesture can make the biggest difference in the world — we just have to remember to be kind to one another.

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Pete the Cat’s Groovy Guide to Kindness by James Dean
A collection of quotes by famous notables, including Henry James, Booker T. Washington, and Judy Blume, echoes Pete the Cat’s thoughts on kindness.


Pass It On by Sophy Henn
Illustrations and rhythmic text encourage the reader to relish and pass along smiles, chuckles, and joy.

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Kindness Rules! by Eunice Moyle
From remembering to say please and thank you to standing up for the little guy, this book is a funny, playful new look at manners and why they matter.


If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson
While planting seeds in their garden, two animals learn the value of kindness.

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I Walk With Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness by Kerascoët
An elementary school girl witnesses the bullying of another girl, but she is not sure how to help.

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I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness by Susan Verde
A child starts to get carried away with worry and rushing thoughts before taking a breath, steadying, observing thoughts, feeling kindness, feeling thankful, and experiencing the world.