Teaching kindness and empathy as early as possible is key to creating a classroom culture of inclusivity, collaboration, and acceptance. Of course, this isn't always as easy as it seems! Luckily, books can help your students understand the concepts of kindness within the classroom as they return to school this year.

Whether they’re learning to appreciate different cultures in the classroom or thinking about how full their bucket is, your students will continue to develop social-emotional skills as you read these beloved books together.

Shop best-selling books about kindness and empathy below! You can find all books and activities at The Teacher Store.

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