The bad seed changes his mind about being bad and decides that he wants to be happy.
By sharing stories together and having conversations about the books you read, you can help young children understand the world around them. Seeing diverse experiences represented in books helps children to explore their own identities and develop empathy for others.
These books for young children highlight the importance of being considerate to others, sharing and using good manners.
Not every book is available at all locations, but any title can be requested. The children’s librarian at your neighborhood library is also here to help, with suggestions for additional titles on topics of interest–or feel free to suggest some titles to us. New books are always being added to the collection. You can find more Here to Help booklists on different topics by clicking here.
Colorful illustrations and brief text show how two monkeys learn to share when there is only one banana between them.
When 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 thoughtful story explores what a child can do to be kind, and how each act, big or small, can make a difference.
Ruby has red blocks. Benji has blue blocks. But what happens when they won’t share?
An easy-to-read text and engaging, funny dinosaurs introduce young children to good manners, the benefits of being considerate to others, and the secret to making friends.
Mr. Rabbit wonders if he will be able to get along with his new neighbors, who are otters, until he is reminded of the golden rule.
Pigeon is very angry when the duckling gets a cookie just by asking politely.
Describes how a dinosaur eats, with no rude noises and while sitting very still.
Looks at different ways to show kindness, including choosing kind words, giving compliments, and offering help without being asked.
Llama Llama doesn’t want to share his toys with his new neighbors. But when fighting leads to broken toys and tears, Llama learns that it’s better to share.
A story about a rude cake who never says please or thank you or listens to its parents, and a Giant Cyclops who is polite.
Narrated by a group of friendly mice, an amusing book provides preschoolers with an introduction to manners through helpful demonstrations of when certain words and phrases, such as “excuse me” and “please,” are used in social situations.
Nana helps teach her toddler granddaughter to share.