Generosity Book List

Picture Books & Resources

No one has ever become poor by giving.

Anne Frank

Generosity is more than the giving of gifts, it is also about our attitude to others and how we act around them. This may involve the giving of our time. Use these books to start a dialogue on not expecting anything in return of charitable and generous acts. As with many positive character traits adults need to model their own behaviour and support children so they can build this attitude into their daily lives. Help them look for little ways they can be generous. Don’t make it all about big gestures on important days, such as birthdays. As well as modelling behaviour, share stories of characters generosity, sharing and kindness. This list promotes generosity and offers examples of caring, thoughtful and respectful behaviour.

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Generosity 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!

General Information
Educational Articles and Lesson Plans
Edutopia: 10 Videos About Generosity and Giving Back 
Times Educational Supplement: Charity resources and lesson plans
British Council: Charities lesson Plan around Christmas
British Council: Raising money for charity
Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH): GOSH Educational resources and lesson plans 
Great Ormond Street Hospital: GOSH Teaching resources

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Generosity Book List

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