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AuthorTitlePublisherDate PublishedAge LevelSummaryISBNTopics/ThemesGenreLesson Plan
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Andreae, GilesGiraffes Can't DanceOrchard Books19994 - 7 years oldA giraffe learns how to find his own beat with the help of a little friend after being teased by the other animals for the way he dances. 0439287197Acceptance
Bullies
Friendship
Individuality
Self-esteem
Uniqueness
Picture Bookhttps://drive.google.com/open?id=1oRuoMf-wSKcL7Xbrme4XQ0FOxSLtUHygwPjidq_bup0
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Best, CariMy three best friends and me, ZulayFarrar Straus Giroux20155 - 8 years oldZulay is a blind girl who longs to be able to run in the race on Field Day at her school.-- Provided by publisher9780374388195Blind
People with disabilities
Friendship
Perseverance
School Life
Picture Bookhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1i3Kp4Y654uDBjyVy21stnGl7w8w-VhtRi8LLtP4NBck/edit?usp=sharing
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Bodeen, S. A.The Best Worst BrotherWoodbine House20085 - 8 years oldOlder sister Emma tries to be patient while teaching three-year-old Isaac, who has Down syndrome, how to communicate using sign language. Includes questions and answers about sign language.1890627682Down Syndrome
Siblings
Sign Language
Picture Bookhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1zaMXFPWMYhhnxu_siPtqDe0E1y0NpWr8KHkUfKH0_DM/edit
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Boelts, MaribethThose ShoesCandlewick Press20075 - 8 years oldA young boy wants shoes that everybody is wearing but his grandmother cannot afford them. The thrift shop pair are much too small and the sore feet he gets makes him realize how lucky he is to have a loving grandmother, warm boots, and the chance to help a friend.9781428765542Generosity
Grandparent
Poverty
Picture Bookhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1fI_-SOhqeovM7EP4-YvHnUPUgfQ2MNg81Nc--_gBFew/edit?usp=sharing
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Britt, PageWhy Am I Me?Scholastic2017PreschoolIn a poetic, philosophical exchange, two children of different races ask themselves why they are who and what they are, and speculate on how they could be different. -- Provided by publisher 978-1-338-05314-2Acceptance
Identity
interpersonal Relations
Self-esteem
Uniqueness

Poetry
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Cook, JuliaMy Mouth is a VolcanoNational Center for Youth Issue20065 - 8 years oldAll of Louis thoughts are very important to him. In fact, his thoughts are so important to him that when he has something to say, his words begin to wiggle, and then they do the jiggle, then his tongue pushes all of his important words up against his teeth and he erupts, or interrupts others. His mouth is a volcano! My Mouth Is A Volcano takes an empathetic approach to the habit of interrupting and teaches children a witty technique to capture their rambunctious thoughts and words for expression at an appropriate time. Told from Louis perspective, this story provides parents, teachers, and counselors with an entertaining way to teach children the value of respecting others by listening and waiting for their turn to speak. -- Provided by publisher.978-1931636858Emotions & Feelings
Impulsive behavior
Manners
Respect
School life
Picture Bookhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1tX2awasvsHnsGW4Wa9PyNDfYOkc9UCErL-O3a-4B23Y/edit
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Cuyler, MargeryKindness is Cooler, Mrs. RulerSimon & Schuster Books 20075 - 10 years oldA class of students with the help of their teacher, learn how a little kindness goes a long way.  The book also offers children 100 ideas of kindness that can change the world0689873441Generosity
Kindness
Making the world better
Paying it forward
Social skills
Picture Bookhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1g1IXy5H29mc6W4OZPd1cUcKCxvZMgC6uQ5oD5MFob8k/edit
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Woodson, JacquelineEach KindnessNancy Paulsen Books20127 - 11 years oldWhen Ms. Albert teaches a lesson on kindness, Chloe realizes that she and her friends have been wrong in making fun of new student Maya's shabby clothes and refusing to play with her. -- Provided by publisher.9780399246524Friendship
Kindness
Schools
Picture Bookhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1DWgpjbkEhaavB_CbtoVn-AMpWg8D86_dyUiQSq5oARc/edit
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Stein, David EzraThe Nice BookNancy Paulsen Books20131-3 years oldA board book that gives the reader tips on manners and how to be nice when playing together. 0399165347Friendship
Manners
Playing Together
Social Skills
Picture Bookhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1_Z7om91rXWKmORTwsQRv3PwrKIi32bKs4Z8eqjgcBao/edit
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Willems, MoShould I Share my Ice Cream (An Elephant and Piggie Book)Disney Hyperion Book20114 - 8 years oldGerald the elephant must decide if he should share his ice cream before it's too late.1423143434Animals
Elephant
Friendship
Manners
Pig
Sharing
Picture Bookhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1vnEwJY3a3pFnHmhHFo9kc4LwAm2lT_zPXtIiHPDqU18/edit
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Williams, Vera B.A Chair for my MotherGreenwillow Books19824 - 8 years oldNeighbors and friends show kindness by helping a family who has lost their home and all their possessions in a fire 9780688009144Generosity
Kindness
Multigenerational
Poverty
Picture Bookhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/17EHyXzWWPi8UHxPihZrhAHF2kSjOOkambIAoezvXZMo/edit
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Cannon, JannellStellaluna Harcourt Brace Jovanovich19934 - 8 years oldAfter she falls headfirst into a bird's nest, a baby bat is raised like a bird until she is reunited with her mother152802177Acceptance
Adoption
Baby Animals
Bat
Bird
Different
Family Life
Picture Bookhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/13-MC7D2ldQxN32ZQUUC782VIjOOW6kzR3To0wq_Gh9o/edit
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Cannon, JannellVerdiHarcourt Brace19974 - 8 years oldA young python does not want to grow slow and boring like the older snakes he sees in the tropical jungle where he lives.152010289Acceptance
Being Yourself
Growing Up
Old Age
Python
Reptiles and Amphibians
Self Acceptance
Snake
Picture Book
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Bar-el, DanNot your Typical DragonViking 20133 and upWhen Crispin Blaze turns seven, he's expected to breathe fire like all the other dragons. But instead of fire, he breathes a host of unusual things.9780670014026Acceptance
Dragons
Growing Up
Individuality
Self Acceptance
Picture Book
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Sornson, BobStand in my Shoes: Kids learning about empathyLove and Logic Press20138 - 10 years oldThe story of a little girl who becomes aware of others feelings after her older sister explains what the word empathy means.97819353264585Empathy
Perspective
Sisters
Picture Book
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Stead, Philip C.Sick Day for Amos McGeeRoaring Brook Press20123 - 6 years oldThe story of a kind zookeeper whose animals pay him a visit when he isn't feeling good.9781596434028Friendship
Help Sick Friends
Kindness
Picture Book
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Steig, WilliamAmos and BorisSunburst Book19716 - 8 years oldTwo unlikely friends, with nothing in common, except kind heartedness, love each other very much and show much unwavering thoughtfulness with no expectations from the other.9780544103078Friendship
Mice
Whales
Picture Book
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Housey, AmberJust Because: Where seeing another point of view makes a better youFerne Press20116 - 8 years oldA flip book where the reader has an opportunity to see two different perspectives.1933916907PerspectivePicture Book
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Negley, KeithTough Guys (Have feelings too)Flying Eye Books20153 - 6 years oldA story told mainly through illustrations, the point is clear as superheroes are shown with tears in their eyes.9781909263666BullyingPicture Book
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Otoshi, KathrynOneKO Kids Books;20084 and up A number/color book reminding us that it just takes one to make everyone count. 978-0972394642Bullying
Courage
Self-esteem
Picture Book
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Otoshi, KathrynTwoKO Kids Books;20144 and upTwo is best friends with One. Whenever they'd get the chance, they'd dance! She'd sing and snap. He'd tappity-tap. What a pair they made! At the end of each day, they'd always say, "ONE, TWO, I'll count on you, 'till the end, we'll be best friends." Until Three jumps in between them . . . Suddenly One only wants to play with Three. "ONE, THREE, odds we'll be!" they chant. Two feels left out. But what can she do? Another character-building counting book by award-winning author Kathryn Otoshi, Two is a powerful story of friendship, loss, letting go, and self-discovery.978-0972394666Courage
Self-esteem
Picture Book
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Hazen, Barbara ShookTight Times Viking Press19794 and upA youngster isn't sure why a thing called "tight times" means not getting a dog.670712876Families
Family Problems
Poverty
Picture Book
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DiOrio, RanaWhat Does it Mean to be Kind?Little Pickle Press20154 - 8 years oldA simple picture book that gives children ideas on how to be kind along with acknowledging that sometimes it takes courage to be kind1939775094Bullies
Courage
Kindness
Making the world better
Nonfiction Texts
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De Kinder, JanRedBooks for Young Readers20154 - 8 years oldTorn between her fear of the bully on the school playground and her sympathy for her classmate, a girl must make a difficult choice. Provided by publisher9780802854469Bullying
Conduct of life
Schools
Picture Book
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De La Pena, MattLast Stop on Market StreetG.P. Putnam's Sons2015Grades K - 2A young boy learns to appreciate the things around him as he joins his grandmother to help at a soup kitchen.9780399257742Community
Diversity
Perspective
Soup kitchen
Picture Book
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Dismondy, MariaThe Jelly Donut Difference:  Sharing kindness with the worldCardinal Rule Press20174 - 8 years oldLeah and Dexter are brother and sister. They don't always get along. In fact, there are times they can be downright mean to each other. The ooey, gooey jelly donuts in this story are a testament to the power of kindness, caring and generosity. Provided by publisher978-0997608502Pay it forward
Sharing
Siblings
Picture Book
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Dismondy, MariaSpaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun:  Having the courage to be who you are Making Spirits Bright20084 - 10 years oldLucy's grandpa has always taught her the importance of treating others the way you would want to be treated, and that it's okay to be different. When Lucy's classmate Ralph starts teasing her at school, Lucy makes a very courageous decision to stand up for herself and what she believes. Provided by publisher1933916303Bullying
Conduct of life
Courage
Individuality
School 6ife
Picture Book
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Munson, DerekEnemy PieChronicle Books20005 - 8 years oldHoping that the enemy pie which his father makes will help him get rid of his enemy, a little boy finds that instead it helps make a new friend.-- Provided by publisher 081182778XFathers and sons
Friendship
Picture Book
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Haber, Tiffany StrelitzThe Monster Who Lost His MeanHenry Holt20124 - 8 years oldA monster learns that's not always what you look like that counts, it's who you are on the inside.978-0805093759Acceptance
Friendship
Uniqueness
Picture Book
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Seuss, Dr.The SneetchesRandom House19615 - 9 years oldThe Star Bellied Sneetches won't associate with the Plain Bellied Sneetches until a sly entrepreneur is willing to assimilate each group for a small price and they learn "...they decided that Sneetches are Sneetches and no kind of Sneetch is the best on the beach."  A beautiful story that shows how silly it is to judge others by their differences. 978-0394800899Kindness
Making the world better
Tolerance
Story in rhyme
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Polacco, PatriciaThank you Mr. FalkerPhilomel Books19986 - 11 years oldAt first, Trisha loves school, but her difficulty learning to read makes her feel dumb, until, in the fifth grade, a new teacher helps her understand and overcome her problem.  Provided by publisher 0-399-23166-8 Bullies
Dyslexia
Learning disability
Teacher-student relationship
Realistic fiction
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Finch, P.T.Start with Sorry:  A children's picture book with lessons in empathy, sharing, manners &Literacy Mango20173 - 5 years oldThree-year-old Luna loves to spend time with her big brother, Asher, and she wants to do everything he does. But when these siblings sit down to draw pictures together, Luna is overcome with jealousy because she can't do everything he can do. When she reacts in anger, Asher is sad and doesn't want to color with her anymore. How can she make things right again? With Mommy's help, Luna learns how to deal with her emotions and make amends for hurting her brother's feelings.  Provided by publisher9781946844019Emotions & feelings
Manners
School life
Picture Book
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Gillen, LyneaGood People EverywhereLittle Pebble Press20123 - 7 years oldLook around the world.  Even with all the bad things heard in the news, there are still more good people out there.  A great way to show children how much good is in the world and how to spread this love.0979928982Good deeds
Kindness
Love
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Goeminne, SiskaNo One Else Like YouKnox Press20164 - 8 years oldThere are so many people in the world. Over seven billion! They come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colors. Some are happy, and some are grumpy. Some live in tall towers in the city, while others live in cottages in the field. Some like to read, and some like to sing. And yet, even with so many people in this world, there is no one quite like you!-- Provided by publisher9780664263539Diversity
Individual differences
Picture Book
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Holsten, TiffanyRed is the Color of…Tate Publishing & Enterprises20125 - 8 years oldI hate my red hair!' Tiffany feels that her red hair makes her weird and different from everybody else. But her mother knows that the color red is not weird at all. It is what makes things vibrantly beautiful..1618626965Acceptance
Mother/daughter relationship
Self esteem
Uniqueness
Picture Book
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Henkes, KevinChrysanthemumMulberry Books20084 - 8 years oldChrysanthemum is proud of how different her name is until the other children make fun of her. It takes her parents and teacher to convince Chrysanthemum how beautiful it is to be unique.9780688147327Acceptance
Bullies
Self-esteem
Uniqueness
Picture Book
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Hong, JessLovelyCreston Books20174 - 8 years oldBig, small, curly, straight, loud, quiet, smooth, wrinkly. Lovely explores a world of differences that all add up to the same thing: we are all lovely!-- Provided by publisher.
9781939547378
Human behavior
Unique
Picture Book
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Keller, LaurieDo Unto Otters:  A book about mannersHenry Holt20064 - 8 years oldA cute story that teaches children about politeness and social skills using humor0805079963Animals
Humor
Manners
Social behavior
Humerous
Picture Book
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Khan, RukhsanaKing for a day Lee & Low Books Inc.20134 - 8 years oldEven though he is confined to a wheelchair, a Pakistani boy tries to capture the most kites during Basant, the annual spring kite festival, and become "king" for the day. Includes an afterword about the Basant festival.-- Provided by publisher.9781600606595 Basant festival
Pakistan
People with disabiities
Wheelchairs
Picture Book
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Kim, Joung UnSumi's first day of school everViking Books for Young Readers20033 - 6 years oldA young Korean girl only able to say one English sentence, "Hello, my name is Sumi" overcomes her fear of feeling like an outsider at her new American school when she is welcomed by a sensitive teacher and caring classmates.978-0670035229First day of school
Immigrant
Korean American
School
Picture Book
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Leaf, MunroStory of FerdinandViking Books for Young Readers19364 - 7 years oldFerdinand likes to sit quietly and smell the flowers, but one day he gets stung by a bee and his snorting and stomping convince everyone that he is the fiercest of bulls.9780670013234Behavior
Bulls
Individuality
Spain
Uniqueness
Picture Book
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Leannah, MichaelMost PeopleTilbury House Publishers20173 - 7 years oldLooks at the goodness of most people, pointing out how many more people there are in the world who would like to help others than would like to hurt them, and even most of those who do bad things can change.9780884485544Good and evil
Human behavior
Picture Book
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Ling, Nancy TupperMy sister, Alicia MayPleasant St. Press20096 - 9 years old A young girl describes her relationship with her younger sister, Alicia May, who has Down syndrome. -- Provided by publisher.9780979203596Down syndrome
Sisters
Realistic fiction
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Lobel, ArthurFrog and Toad are friendsHarper & Row1970 4 - 7 years oldFive tales recounting the adventures of two best friends - Frog and Toad.9780060239572Friendship
Frog
Toad
Uniqueness
Short stories
Picture Book
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Ludwig, TrudyInvisible boyKnopf Books for Young Readers20136 - 9 years oldA boy who feels invisible befriends a new student and learns how to shine.9781582464503Friendship
Popularity
School life
Picture Book
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Mayer, MercerYou go firstLittle Critter Inspired Kids20133 - 7 years oldLittle Critter learns that pushing your way to the front to go first, is not a great way to make friends. The golden rule of treating others like you would like to be treated is always the best policy.1400322456Making friends
Manners
Social behavior
Picture Book
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McGhee, Holly M.Come with mePutnum20175 - 8 years oldFrightened by news of angry people around the world, a young girl gets her parents' help in learning to be compassionate and brave a little at a time.1524739057Good and evil
Compassion
Empathy
Kindness
Making the world better
Picture Book
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Millman, IsaacMoses goes to a concertFarrar, Straus and Giroux19985 - 8 years oldMoses and his schoolmates, all deaf, attend a concert where the orchestra's percussionist is also deaf. Includes illustrations in sign language and a page showing the manual alphabet. -- Provided by publisher.9780374453664 American sign language
Deaf
First day of school
Musical instruments
Percussion insturments
School life
Realistic fiction
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Millman, IsaacMoses goes to schoolFarrar, Straus and Giroux20005 - 8 years oldMoses and his friends enjoy the first day of school at their special school for the deaf and hard of hearing, where they use sign language to talk to each other. -- Provided by publisher.0374350698American sign language
Deaf
First day of school
School life
Realistic fiction
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Murphy, MaryHow kind!Candlewick20042 - 5 years oldA board book that shows how contagious kindness is through the acts of some generous animals. 0763623075Animals
Friendship
Generosity
Pay it forward
Picture Book
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Otoshi, KathrynZeroKO Kids Books;20104 and upZero, dismayed by her big, empty, roundness, tries to force herself into the shape of the much-admired One, but must finally accept that she can only be Zero." 9780972394635Acceptence
Self-esteem
Uniqueness
Picture Book
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Parr, ToddIt's OK to be differentLittle, Brown Books for Young Readers20094 - 7 years oldVibrant pictures with both silly and serious ways that we are all different and that's OK.9780316043472Acceptence
Friendship
Self-esteem
Social skills
Uniqueness
Picture Book
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Pearson, EmilyOrdinary Mary's extraordinary deedGibbs Smith20176 - 12 years oldAn "ordinary" girl decides to do an "ordinary" act of kindness and learns that good deeds have a ripple effect. 978-1423648871Kindness
Making the world better
Picture Book
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Polacco, PatriciaThe Junkyard WondersPhilomel Books 20106 - 9 years oldInspired by a teacher who believes each of them is a genius, a class of special-needs students invents something that could convince the whole school they are justifiably proud to be "Junkyard Wonders."9780399250781Friendship
School life
Self-esteem
Special needs
Teacher-student relationship
Realistic fiction
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Seuss, Dr.Horton Hears a Who!Random House19545 - 8 years oldA whimsical book about a tiny town, smaller than a piece of dust, that is saved by the smallest member. 0394800788Elephant
Kindness
Perserverence
Picture Book
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Shriver, MariaWhat's Wrong with TimmyWarner Books, Little, Brown20015 - 8 years oldMaking friends with a mentally disabled boy helps Kate learn that the two of them have a lot in common.0316233374 Friendship
Developmental disability
Realistic fiction
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Ferry, BethStick and stoneHouton Mifflin20154 - 7 years oldStick and Stone are both lonely until Pinecone's teasing causes one to stick up for the other, and a solid friendship is formed.9780544032569Bullying
Friendship
Kindness
Story in rhyme
Humorous fiction
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Hoose, Philip and Hannah HooseHey, Little AntTricycle Press19984 - 8 years oldA song in which an ant pleads with the kid who is tempted to squish it.1883672546
Ants
Children
Empathy
Respect animals
Story in song
Story in rhyme
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Polacco, PatriciaBlessing CupSimon & Schuster Books 20134 - 8 years oldA single china cup from a tea set left behind when Jews were forced to leave Russia helps hold a family together through generations of living in America, reminding them of the most important things in life.
Companion to the keeping quilt
9781442450479
Drinking cups
Families
Family life
Jews
Resilience
Traditions
Historical fiction
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Kang, AnnaYou are (not) smallTwo Lions20155 - 8 years oldTwo fuzzy creatures can't agree on who is small and who is big, until a couple of surpise guests show up, settling it once and for all! An original and very funny story about size - it all depends on who's standing next to you.9781477847725Body size
Perspective
Size
Stature
Humorous fiction
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Lehman-Wilzig, TamiNathan Blows out the Hanukkah candlesKar-Ben20115 - 8 years oldAlthough Jacob finds his autistic brother, Nathan, annoying, he gets angry at a new neighbor who calls Nathan weird, but their mothers help the boys get along with a special Hanukkah observance.
9780761366577
Autism Brothers Hanukkah Judaism--Customs and practices NeighborsRealistic fiction
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Brown, PeterYou will be my friend!Little, Brown20113 - 6 years oldLucy, a young bear, starts her day determined to make a new friend but her enthusiasm leads to all sorts of problems until, just as she is about to give up, an unexpected friend finds her.9780316070300Animals
Bears
Determination
Friendship
Humorous fiction
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Peete, Holly RobinsonMy Brother CharlieScholastic Press20105 - 8 years oldA girl tells what it is like living with her twin brother who has autism and sometimes finds it hard to communicate with words, but who, in most ways, is just like any other boy. Includes authors' note about autism.
9780545094665
Autism
Brothers and sisters
Twins
Picture book
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Stuve-Bodeen, Stephanie We'll Paint the Octopus RedWoodbine House19983 - 6 years oldEmma and her father discuss what they will do when the new baby arrives, but they adjust their expectations when he is born with Down syndrome.1890627062Brothers and sisters
Down syndrome
Picture book
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Parr, ToddIt's OK to Be DifferentLittle Brown and Company20012 - 5 years oldBrief text and colorful illustrations describe all kinds of differences and tell us "It's OK"0316666033Individuality
Self-esteem
Picture book
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Mantchev, LisaStricly No ElephantsSimon & Schuster Books 20155 - 8 years oldA tongue in cheek tale tells of a boy who is excluded from his friends pet club because of hie elephant but teaches them that pets come in all shapes and sizes, just like friends.
9781481416474
Elephants
Pets
Tolerance
Picture book
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Miller, Pat ZietlowBe Kind2018Roaring Brook Press3 - 6 years oldClassmates discuss how to be kind and that no act of kindness is ever to small.1626723214Helping behavior
Kindness
PIcture book
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Tillman, NancyYou're All Kind of Wonderful2017Feiwel & Friends2 - 5 years oldEncourages a child to explore his or her own interests to discover what makes him or her unique and special.9781250113764Ability
Individuality
Stories in rhyme
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Tillman, NancyOn the Night You Were Born2005Feiwel & Friends2 - 5 years oldThe moon, wind, rain, and a variety of animals celebrate the special occasion that is the birth of a child.9780312601553Childbirth
Individuality
Infants
Nature
Stories in rhyme
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Lazar, TaraNormal Norman2016 Sterling Children's Books4 - 8 years oldWhat is "normal?" That's the question an eager young scientist, narrating her very first book, hopes to answer. Unfortunately, her exceedingly "normal" subject—an orangutan named Norman—turns out to be exceptionally strange. He speaks English, sleeps in a bed, loves his stuffed toy, goes bananas over pizza, and even deep-sea dives! Oh, no: what's a "normal" scientist to do? A humorous look at the wackiness that makes us all special— and a gentle reminder that "normal" can't ever be defined!" -- Amazon.com9781454913214Individuality
Orangutangs
Humorous fiction
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Woodson, JacquelineThe day you begin2018Nancy Paulsen Books3 - 6 years oldOther students laugh when Rigoberto, an immigrant from Venezuela, introduces himself but later, he meets Angelina and discovers that he is not the only one who feels like an outsider.9780399246531Diversity
Friendship
Immigration
Individuality
School
Realistic fiction
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Sanders, JayneenYou, me and empathy : teaching children about empathy, feelings, kindness, compassion, tolerance, respect and recognizing bullying behaviorsUpLoad Publishing Pty Ltd20175 - 9 years oldThis charming story uses verse, beautiful illustrations and a little person called Quinn to model the meaning of empathy. Quinn shows an abundance of understanding, compassion and kindness towards others. Empathy is a learnt trait, and one to nurture in all children. Included are Discussion Questions and activities to promote empathy.9781925089127Empathy
Friendship
Kindness
Teaching guide
Nonfiction picture book
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Levin, Jenny and Rena RosenThe Courage to be Kind2017Archway Publishing 4 and upA book that teaches children and parents how to act and respond when they see someone who looks different. Through different scenarios, the book provides tools to help children and adults start conversations and learn kindness and the art of compassion.1480837172Acceptence
Kindness
Self-esteem
Teaching guide
Nonfiction picture book
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Wisnewski, Andrea Trio: The tale of a three-legged catDavid R Godine 20174 and upTrio is a kitten who was born with three legs. He lives his life as any other kitten would. He loves to play with the chickens, even climbing into their nesting box and finding his new favorite place. One day as he lounges in the hay, an egg hatches beneath him, and he makes a new best friend. 567926088Baby animals
Farm animals
Friendship
Missing limb
Picture book
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Harris, MarieThe girl who heard colors
Nancy Paulsen Books
20133 - 5 years oldA little girl with synesthesia engages the world with all five senses, plus. . . . The exploration of her unusual perception charms. . . . A brief author’s note gives a little bit more information about synesthesia, grounding it in the experiences of children Harris has encountered on school visits. An engaging look at a fascinating difference in perception, for younger readers.” — Kirkus Reviews0399256431Children
Synesthesia
Picture book
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Lang, GlennaLooking out for SarahTalewind20015 - 8 years oldDescribes a day in the life of a seeing eye dog, from going with his owner to the grocery store and post office, to visiting a class of school children, and playing ball. Also describes their three-hundred mile walk from Boston to New York.0881066478Blindness
Dog
Guide dog
Picture book
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Hughes, JackDachy's DeafWindmill Books20155 - 7 years oldDachy wears a hearing aid. But sometimes, when his friends get too noisy, he likes to turn it off to get some peace and quiet. One day, when his hearing aid is off, Dachy falls asleep and ends up floating down the river towards a waterfall and a hungry crocodile. Can his friends rescue him in time?9781477792223Deaf
Dinosaurs
Friendship
Hearing aids
People with disabilities
Picture book
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Jolly, JaneOne step at a timeLuk's beloved elephant Mali is injured when she steps on a landmine and loses one of her legs. Readers will be touched to see how she is cared for, fitted for a prosthetic, and learns to walk again with Luk's unwavering help.
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Shaw, Beth KoblinerJacob's eye patchSimon & Schuster20135 - 8 years oldAnswering questions about his eye-patch slows Jacob and his family down as he anxiously tries to get to the store to buy a special globe, but soon he is reminded that even he is curious when he see someone who is different. Includes facts about eye conditions and handling strangers' curiosity.9781476737324Amblyopia
Curiosity
Eye
People with disabilities
PIcture books
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Chen, Justina The patchCharlesbridge20065 - 8 years oldThe kids at school want to know why Becca is wearing glasses and a patch. Instead of telling them she has amblyopia, Becca leads her friends on imaginative adventures to explain her new fashion accessory1580891705Amblyopia
Eye
Eye patch
People with disabilities
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Kensky, JessicaRescue and Jessica: A life-changing friendshipCandlewick20185 - 9 years oldWhen he is paired with a girl who has lost her legs, Rescue worries that he isn't up to the task of being her service dog.0763696048Dog
Friendship
People with disability
Service animal
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True Story
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Hill, Diane JacksonAnnabell's dance
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Cummings, PhilBoyKane Miller Books20185 - 8 years oldThe king's battles with the dragon were always mighty and loud... CLING CLANG CLONG! ROAR! Boy lived in a silence and couldn't hear the fighting. But Boy could see the fear around him... and how everyone would be much happier without it. 9781610677394 Bravery
Deaf
Disability
Dragon
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Gianferrari, MariaHello goodbye dogA student who uses a wheelchair finds a way to see her dog each day in school.9781626721777
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Thompson, Laurie AnnEmmanuel's dream: The true story of Emmanuel Ofosu YeboahBorn in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he was dismissed by most people--but not by his mother, who taught him to reach for his dreams. As a boy, Emmanuel hopped to school more than two miles each way, learned to play soccer, left home at age thirteen to provide for his family, and, eventually, became a cyclist. He rode an astonishing four hundred miles across Ghana in 2001, spreading his powerful message: disability is not inability. Today, Emmanuel continues to work on behalf of the disabled.9780449817445
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Hughes, JackRex's specsWindmill Books2015Rex didn't like wearing his eyeglasses. He wished he could be like everyone else. Rexthought his friends didn't like his specs. But, secretly, they all wanted specs like Rex"-- Provided by publisher.9781477792261Dinosaurs
Eyeglasses
Friendship
Vision
Picture book
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Ilsa's JourneyWindy Hallow Books2006
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Lyon, George EllaThe pirate of kindergartenAtheneum books for young readers20104 - 8 years oldGinny's eyes play tricks on her, making her see everything double, but when she goes to vision screening at school and discovers that not everyone sees this way, she learns that her double vision can be cured.
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Wood, DouglasMiss Little's giftCandlewick Press20097 - 9 years oldA memoir of the author's struggles with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and the impact of a good teacher. 9780763616861
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Dunbar, JoyceMoonbirdTransworld Publisher2006The story of a young prince, Orla, who is born deaf. 9780385605892
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Cumming, Hannah
The CloudChild's Play Library20114 - 8 years oldEveryone has bad days, and children are no exception. When a black cloud descends on a little girl at school, support from a classmate with a great deal of imagination helps to brighten up everyone's lives1846433436Depression
Friendship
Overcoming depression
Picture book
Workbook
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Miller, Pat ZietlowBe KindRoaring Press Books20184 - 8 years oldWhen Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate contemplates how to make her feel better and what it means to be kind. From asking the new girl to play to standing up for someone being bullied, this moving and thoughtful story explores what a child can do to be kind, and how each act, big or small, can make a difference or at least help a friend.1626723214Behavior
Conduct of life
Friendship
Kindness
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Dockrill, LauraAngry CookieWalker Books US20194 - 8 years oldAn expressive cookie wakes up mad. He accusatorily addresses the reader: “Close this book this very second, you nosy noodle!” In the manner of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, the cookie describes all that went wrong the day before. Lamenting that “nobody listens to me. Nobody sticks around,” the cookie perks up when he realizes the reader is still there. The character’s direct engagement with its audience is good fun. Ages 3–7. Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.1536205443Emotions
Friendship
Humor
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