In honor of Valentine’s Day (February 14) and Random Acts of Kindness Week (February 14-20), we thought it would be fun to create a list of some love and kindness themed books that the library offers for young readers. It is never too early to teach and share the value of love and kindness.
One of my favorite things to do each year is create Valentine’s Day cards with friends and hand them out at local nursing homes and hospitals. Just a simple way to spread joy. (This is double the fun if you have kids who can deliver cards with you.) Below are some of my top pick books to encourage kindness in young readers. Click on the book title to check library availability. Happy reading!
Start Early Books:
“How Kind!” by Mary Murphy
“The Love in My Heart” by Tim Bugbird
“How Do I Love You?” by Marion Dane Bauer
Easy Fiction Books:
“Love From the Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle
“Last Stop on Market Street” by Matt de la Pena
“If You Plant A Seed” by Kadir Nelson
Juvenile Fiction Books:
“Wonder” by R. J. Palacio
“Pay It Forward” Young Readers Edition by Catherine Ryan Hyde
“The War That Saved My Life” by Kimberly Burbaker Bradley