Great Kids Books About Generosity

December 20th, 2013 by Beth-Ann Ryan

Sam the Snowman’Tis the season for giving! As the weather outside grows colder, nothing warms the heart like sharing with others. Children’s Librarians in Delaware’s public libraries picked a wonderful selection of books on giving and generosity. Make a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy these great reads for children.

Because of You by B.G.Hennessy

Benny’s Pennies by Pat Brisson

Claude the Dog: A Christmas Story by Dick Gackenbach

Giving by Shirley Hughes

Helping Santa by Bert Dodson

Hug Time by Patrick McDonnell

Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback

Lucy’s Picture by Nicola Moon

Merry Christmas, Big Hungry Bear by Don Wood

Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present by Charlotte Zolotow

One Winter’s Day by M. Christina Butler

Paulie Pastrami Achieves World Peace by James Proimos

Sam the Snowman by Susan Winget

Shall I Knit You A Hat? by Kate Klise

Silver Packages by Cynthia Rylant

The Carpenters Gift by David Rubel

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

The Teddy Bear by David McPhail

Special thanks to the Lewes, Milford, Millsboro, New Castle City, South Coastal, and Woodlawn libraries for contributing to this list.

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3 Responses to “Great Kids Books About Generosity”

  1. Jake says:

    One Winter’s Day by M. Christina Butler, A wonderful story that we truly enjoyed sharing with our grandkids. Mr. Hedgehog teaches about selfless giving. I highly recommend this one.

  2. Jody Weissler says:

    First of all I should note that I am a teacher as well as someone who has reviewed countless children’s books. I have just a few comments about the reading list. For one, while I love Shel Silverstein and The Giving Tree, I think it is far too depressing of a read right before Christmas. On the other hand, Cynthia Rylant (also on the list) was an incredible addition. My recommendation would be her Mr. Putty and Tabby series which is about the relationship of an older man and his cat.

  3. Matthew says:

    I know it’s way past christmas but I just had to say my kids loved these books! Thank you so much for the recommendations!