The Way I Feel

The Way I Feel
by James Cain (2 – 4 years)

Feelings are neither good nor bad, they simply are. Kids need words to name their feelings, just as they need words to name all things in their world. The Way I Feel uses strong, colorful, and expressive images which go along with simple verses to help children connect the word and the emotion.

I am human

I Am Human: A Book of Empathy by Susan Verde, illustrated by Peter Reynolds (3 – 7 years)

Being human means we are full of possibility. We learn, we dream, we wonder at the world around us. But we also make mistakes and can feel fearful or sad. A colorfully and warmly illustrated book for young children, I Am Human affirms that we can make good choices by acting with compassion and having empathy for others and ourselves.

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee (11+ years)

The unforgettable novel of childhood and crisis in a sleepy Southern town. To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior—to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos.

The Color Monster

The Color Monster:
A Story About Emotions

by Anna Llenas (2 – 5 years)

One day, Color Monster wakes up and his emotions are all over the place; he feels angry, happy, calm, sad, and scared all at once! A little girl shows him what each feeling means through color. As this adorable monster learns to sort and define his mixed up emotions, he gains self-awareness and peace.

Empathy Is Your Superpower

Empathy Is Your Superpower: A Book About Understanding the Feelings of Others
by Cori Bussolari (4 – 7 years)

This beautifully illustrated storybook teaches young kids how to recognize and practice empathy through simple, easy to understand, real-life scenarios. Empathy Is Your Superpower features discussion questions and activities that encourage kids to talk about what they learned and use it in their lives.


UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World
by Dr. Michele Borba

A lack of empathy accompanies the dangerous self-absorption epidemic: the Selfie Syndrome. UnSelfie offers an empathy program to support kids from birth to college and beyond.

A Wise Lesson In Empathy

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