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Being kind to others is something we’re taught at a very young age. We should also remember to be kind to ourselves. We can do that by taking a walk, eating healthy food and reading of course! Here are a few books to add to your bookshelf to add a little more kindness into your life.

 

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Thousands of children learned how to be kind and giving because of Shel Silverstein. His stories, poetry, and silly illustrations taught parables of life, the most famous being The Giving Tree. This lovely story book should be within reach for whenever you’re feeling sentimental or need a little bit of whimsy.

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood by Fred Rogers & Luke Flowers

Another influential man from our childhoods, Mr. Rogers, also taught us all about kindness. This wonderful book is full of his songs and poetry that many grew up listening to and signing along! This illustrated book deserves a spot on your bookshelf for those rainy days when you just want to slip on a cardigan and wave to your neighbors. Make sure to check out these brand new board books, too: Won't You Be My Neighbor? and It's You I Like.

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The next book on our list is a classic that showed us how to be emphatic to people who look and live differently than us, and how to be kind to them. It’s one of the most beautiful coming of age stories that’s always worth a re-read. This book will add a bit of prestige to your reading shelf and cheer you up if you need some nostalgia of being a child.

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Wonder by R.J. Palacio

If you need an inspirational book for your shelf, then look no further than Wonder. About a little boy who is different than his peers, and how his family and friends work to support and love him. It’s a sweet story that has an uplifting message to be kind to those who are battling issues, even if you can’t see their struggles. You can spread some kindness by sharing this book from your collection!

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Sandra Woolf

Sandra Woolf lives in the PNW where she haunts bookshops and library sales. Freelancer by day, horror movie lover by night. Writing inquires can go to what lovely books at gmail or just to ask her how her hairy is so bouncy.