Forgiveness Book List

Picture Books & Resources

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Forgiveness is difficult for children as they are still developing their emotions. Of course, it is difficult for many adults too! Learning to forgive and asking for forgiveness helps children form healthy relationships. This includes with family, friends and themselves. Children can be fickle and often get hurt over what seems like to adults, minor issues. This doesn’t make it any less difficult for a child to cope. We don’t want children to grow up bearing grudges and seeing forgiveness as a negative action. Discussing forgiveness, using the books below, can help children process their feelings. They are also a good way to build up strategies and see things from another persons perspective.

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Forgiveness Book List

Further Reading


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!

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Forgiveness Book List

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