Be Kind

Be Kind

These storybooks all feature kindness in various forms: from love and respect, to fairness, acceptance, empathy, self-sacrifice, and more.

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  • Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs

    Groovy Joe was living the dream. He had a spoon and tub of doggy ice cream. Come move, groove and sing along to this far-out story full of ice cream, dinosaurs, and one groovy dog!

    Learn about how awesome sharing can be, with this silly song-filled story! Kids will love to sing along to the mu...

  • Chrysanthemum

    A little mouse thinks her name is absolutely perfect - that is, until she starts school and all the kids make fun of her. A true classic, Chrysanthemum is a beautiful story that addresses some hard topics, such as teasing, self-esteem, and acceptance.

    Meryl Streep lends her voice to Chrysanthe...

  • Bink and Gollie: Two for One

    Bink and Gollie are back again for another silly and fun filled collection of stories. Laugh along as the best friends go to the state fair, get into silly situations, and learn some lessons along the way. Will Bink win the world's largest donut? Can Gollie win the amateur talent show? Will Bink ...

  • Bink and Gollie

    Bink and Gollie are best friends, who don't always agree on things. These delightfully witty stories follow the two friends through adventures big and small. Laugh along as Bink and Gollie pick out socks, climb the Andes, and face an unlikely marvelous companion. Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo a...

  • Courageous People Who Changed the World

    “You have within you the strength… to change the world.” -Harriet Tubman



    From Abraham Lincoln to Rosa Parks, Courageous People who Changed the World is a perfect introduction to historical figures who stood up to make a difference in the world. The heroic true stories are told through simple t...

  • Stick and Stone

    When Stick rescues Stone from a prickly situation with a pine cone, the pair becomes fast friends. But when Stick gets stuck, can Stone return the favor? With a subtle anti-bullying message even the young will understand, Stick and Stone have energy, emotion, and personality to spare and share a ...

  • Unicorn (and Horse)

    Unicorn is a unicorn. And Horse is, well... not. Grab a pink cupcake and laugh along with this hilarious story about two very different animals - one seems magical and perfect, and the other... well... doesn't. But, outside appearances don't always tell the whole story.

    Unicorn (and Horse) is a...

  • Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners

    Mr. Rabbit has new neighbors: the Otters! But, Mr. Rabbit doesn't know anything about otters. What are they like? Are they friendly? Will he get along with them? What if they tease him? Thankfully, wise Mr. Owl knows just how to help. He teaches Mr. Rabbit an old saying: do unto otters as you wou...

  • Peanut Butter and Jellyfish

    Peanut Butter and Jellyfish are best friends and love to swim around their ocean home. Unfortunately, their neighbor Crabby isn't so nice. In fact, the cranky crab is an outright bully. But, the question is: what should you do when someone who is mean to you is in need of help? This delightful st...

  • Grace for President

    Grace is an idealist and brimming with courage. When her teacher reveals that the United States has never had a female president, Grace decides she could be the first. And, running as a candidate in her school's mock election just might be her first step down that road. But, politics is tough wor...

  • Where Are You?

    Meet Iz and Norb. They're cute, they're fun, and they're best buds! These silly friends love to play and go on adventures. But, sometimes play is more than just fun and games.

  • A House for Hermit Crab

    Hermit Crab is nervous because of a big change going on in his life: he has outgrown his shell and must find a new one. Bravely stepping out on a new journey, Hermit Crab soon learns that big changes can bring big new experiences and even new friends.

    A House for Hermit Crab is written and illus...

  • Let's Be Friends

    There's a great big world out there, and Rosie the fox wants to make some new friends!

  • A Sick Day for Amos McGee

    Amos McGee was a zookeeper who always made time for his animal friends. One day, when his sniffles and sneezes prevented him from going to the zoo, he received some unexpected guests.

    A touching story of friendship, this Caldecott Medal winning children's book will warm the hearts of all. Writ...

  • Bear Has a Story to Tell

    Bear is a good friend. He always thinks of others before himself. He is giving and patient. But, Bear also has a story he wants to tell...

    This endearing story of friendship and patience is bursting with warmth. The calm pacing and wonderful artwork bring the story's message to life in a meani...

  • Slumberkins Presents: Hammerhead

    Hammerhead is full of energy and just wants to have fun at recess. But, when a classmate won't let Hammerhead play on the swings, Hammerhead's excitement quickly turns to anger. Follow along on Hammerhead's journey, to see if he can make things right and turn his anger into calm. This thought pro...

  • Cinderella

    Enjoy this retelling of a true classic, where a young woman learns that sometimes those who have nothing, actually have the most to offer.