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Best Picture Books for Kids About Kindness

In this curated collection of the best picture books about kindness, we explore heart warming stories and timeless tales that not only entertain but also inspire young children to embrace the beauty of empathy and the magic of being kind. Whether through charming characters or touching stories, these picture books serve as a gentle reminder that small acts of kindness can make a big difference. So, get ready to laugh, learn, and be inspired, as we explore the stories that prove being kind is the coolest thing a kid can be.

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Be Kind, Be Cool, Be You: Inspiring Words to Live Your Life By

Illustrated by Nikki Miles
5-7
This is the little book of happiness that everyone needs in their life! Positively packed with pick-me-up messages and wise words to remember, this bright, chunky paperback gift book is the perfect package for anyone who needs to feel uplifted and empowered. Designed to build confidence, boost resilience and spark…
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The Suitcase

2-5
Shortlisted for Oscar's Book Prize 2020 Shortlisted for the 2020 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal "At a time when over 65 million people are forcibly displaced around the world, this beautifully illustrated and wise, gentle tale of tolerance and kindness for fellow humans resonates deeply. I hope all parents share The…
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Super Milly and the Super School Day

Written by Stephanie Clarkson Illustrated by Gwen Millward
2-5
On Superhero Day, Super Milly helps out her school friends with the best superpower of all . . . her super-kindness! It's Superhero Day at school, and Super Milly can't wait to wow everyone with her costume and amazing powers! The only problem is she can't actually fly, climb buildings…
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Kitsy Bitsy’s Noisy Neighbours

Written by Polly Faber Illustrated by Melissa Crowton
2-5
A riotously funny picture book about kindness and community. The animals of Park View Rise all love their high-rise home. It's peaceful, calm and quiet - no one here would cause a riot... But when Honky Tonk sings much too loudly, Smart Alec's DIY goes all wrong and Sugar Plum's…
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The Fairiest Fairy

Written by Anne Booth Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw
2-5
From bestselling and award-winning illustrator, Ros Beardshaw, this heartwarming picture book about kindness and friendship proves that being a true fairy isn't all about being pretty in pink By Waterstones Prize shortlisted author, Anne Booth, and illustrated by Ros Beardshaw, winner of the 2019 Sainsbury's Children's Book of the Year…
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Pip and Posy: The Super Scooter

Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
0-2
The much-acclaimed toddler book series from The Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler. Simple but engaging stories which reflect the ups - and downs - of toddler life. Major new animation series launching on Milkshake in 2021 Pip and Posy are best friends - they love to play, and make things, and…
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Marvellous Margot

Written by Lou Peacock Illustrated by Ingela P Arrhenius
2-5
Have you met Margot? She is cheerful, helpful and kind - the very best kind of friend! It's a marvellous day in the big city. The sky is blue, the sun is shining, and Margot has made a delicious cake for her best friend, Oscar! Margot takes her little red…
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Pip and Posy: The Birthday Party

Written by Camilla Reid Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
0-2
The much-acclaimed toddler book series by Camilla Reid and The Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler. Simple, engaging and funny stories which reflect the ups - and downs - of toddler life. Major new animation series launching on Milkshake and Sky in 2021 Pip and Posy are best friends - they love…
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Have You Seen My Blankie?

Written by Lucy Rowland Illustrated by Paula Metcalf
2-5
Someone's taken Princess Alice's super-snuggly blankie, and she MUST get it back! Where could Alice's special blanket be? Her brother doesn't have it and neither does the giant OR the witch. Finally Alice finds her special snuggly in the arms of a sleepy dragon, but he looks so sad when…
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Pip and Posy: The Scary Monster

Written by Camilla Reid Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
0-2
The much-acclaimed toddler book series from The Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler. Simple but engaging stories which reflect the ups - and downs - of toddler life. Major new animation series launching on Milkshake in 2021 Pip and Posy are best friends - they love to play, and make things, and…
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Pip and Posy: The Friendly Snail

Written by Camilla Reid Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
0-2
Join Pip and Posy for some quiet (or noisy!) garden games, in this heartwarming story from bestselling author Camilla Reid and illustrator of The Gruffalo, Axel Scheffler. Now a major animation series on Milkshake! and Sky Kids. Meet Pip and Posy. Two best friends whose playful antics reflect the ups…
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Pip and Posy: The Bedtime Frog

Written by Camilla Reid Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
0-2
The much-acclaimed toddler book series from The Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler. Simple but engaging stories which reflect the ups - and downs - of toddler life. Major new animation series launching on Milkshake in 2021 Pip and Posy are best friends - they love to play, and make things, and…
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Pip and Posy: The Little Puddle

Written by Camilla Reid Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
0-2
The much-acclaimed toddler book series from The Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler. Simple but engaging stories which reflect the ups - and downs - of toddler life. Major new animation series launching on Milkshake in 2021 Pip and Posy are best friends - they love to play, and make things, and…
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Little Robin Red Vest

Written by Jan Fearnley
2-5
The timeless Christmas classic by bestselling, award-winning author, Jan Fearnley, is now available with beautiful new art for a new generation. One frosty evening, a week before Christmas, Little Robin washes and irons seven warm vests for the chilly nights to come. As the days go by, he comes across…
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Lionel and the Lion’s Share

Written by Lou Peacock Illustrated by Lisa Sheehan
2-5
Lionel the lion ALWAYS gets the lion's share . . . until his friends decide that enough is enough! Lionel the lion does NOT like to share. He buys all the best instruments from the music shop, all the smartest hats from the hat shop and all the brightest balloons…
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Pip and Posy: The New Friend

Written by Camilla Reid Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
0-2
Pip and Posy are having a lovely day at the seaside, collecting shells and digging the sand. But when Posy has a nap, Pip makes friends with a boy called Zac who has lots more toys and beach gear. A funny and dramatic story about working out that two's company…
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When a Dragon Meets a Baby

Written by Caryl Hart Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw
2-5
A delightful, rhyming picture book that's perfect for any little dragon who is about to become a big sister or brother. This charming follow-up to When a Dragon Comes to Stay and When a Dragon Goes to School is full of recognisable pre-school behaviour, and deals with all those tricky…
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Pip and Posy: The Big Balloon

Written by Camilla Reid Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
0-2
Pip is very proud of his big red balloon. But when he lets the balloon go and it pops, he is inconsolable. Luckily, Posy has a clever idea to cheer up her friend and soon they are having fun again!
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Just Right for Christmas

Written by Birdie Black Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw
2-5
A warm and cheering Christmas picture book about the joy of giving, perfect for children aged 3-5! One snowy Christmas eve, the king buys some soft red cloth to make a cloak for the princess - little does he know that the left-over cloth will be used to make presents…
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Ruffles and the Teeny Tiny Kittens

Written by David Melling
2-5
Ruff! Ruff! Meet Ruffles, the playful puppy who faces all the tricksy troubles of preschool life in this new picture book series from bestselling author and illustrator David Melling. Just like every preschooler, Ruffles the puppy experiences all the ups and downs of daily life as he learns about the…
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Frank and Bert: The One Where Bert Learns to Ride a Bike

2-5
The hilarious fox and bear double act from bestseller Chris Naylor-Ballesteros is back for a second adventure in the Nottingham Children's Book Award winning series! Bert is CERTAIN he can ride his bike as well as Frank, but he is very wobbly! And even when they BOTH try riding Frank's…
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