Reading is dreaming with your eyes open.

Books are the best. They transport the reader into different worlds and connect them with different types of characters.

There are so many good books out there. Below are a few books I love, that teach about empathy, mindfulness, and kindness.


A Sloth’s Guide to Mindfulness

A book for a slightly older audience (8-10 year olds), this book takes a look within ones self and encourages trying hard despite obstacles.

Here and Now

This book encourages us to appreciate the here and now as well as celebrates our connection to the world around us.

After the Fall

This book begins after Humpty Dumpty fell off the wall. It is a book about how felt felt and how he dealt with his anxiety.

The Three Questions

This book is about a boy who is trying to find the answers to the three most important questions in life.


A Sick Day for Amos McGee

This book is super sweet as it goes through a day in Amos life and the kindness he shows his animal friends. His friends then return his kindness when he get sick.

Those shoes

In this warm and loving book, a boy learns the differences between wants and needs.

Adrian Simcox Does Not Have A Horse

This book shows that kindness is always rewarding and understanding is sweeter than judgment.

The Invisible Boy

This book is about the power of kindness and compassion.


Rumple Buttercup

This is a story about bananas, belonging, and being yourself.

The Journey

What happens when you have to leave everything behind? This is a story about a mother and two children who went on a journey to the unknown and towards hope.

What To Do About Your Monster

This book teaches kids how to learn to try something new, and to have to confidence to do something on their own.

The Boy Who Grew Flowers

This book teaches about accepting differences, even celebrating them.

Horton Hears a Who

A person is a person no matter how small.

Alma And The Beast

This is a book about making friends, even if those friends are very different from you.

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