Empathy Book List

Empathy Book List

Picture Books & Resources

Children learn from the actions of adults around them and teaching empathy is one of our most important responsibilities. They need a good understanding of empathy and open-mindedness to counteract negativity in the world. Make sure children in your care have opportunities to discuss the consequences of their actions. Help them imagine other people’s feelings during intolerant or difficult situations, supporting them to be reflective and open-minded. Picture books are a wonderful tool to promote empathy. Use them to start discussions on what it means to be caring, thoughtful and respectful to others.

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These resources relate to the book, author and illustrator. The number of resources varies subject to subject. Please check they are appropriate for your specific needs before using them with children. If you have any suggestions please get in touch!

General Information
Talking Trees: Empathy
Educational Articles and Lesson Plans
Kids Health in the Classroom: Empathy Teacher’s Guide
Teaching Tolerance: Understanding Empathy

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Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion, and empathy.

Dean Kootz

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