08/20/2019 05:45 EDT | Updated 08/27/2019 13:18 EDT

35 Children's Books That Teach Empathy And Kindness

These stories feature messages of compassion, acceptance and inclusion.

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Parents today are very concerned about raising kids who will be forces for good in the world. There are many ways to teach children empathy and understanding, and one very simple yet powerful approach is through books.

Countless children’s books offer beautiful lessons about friendship, acceptance, kindness and compassion. We’ve rounded up a sample of 35. Keep scrolling for a selection of diverse books that feature messages of empathy and kindness.