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Ages 3-5

Sharing and Caring

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Bear & Hare, Share! by Emily Gravett
Friends Bear & Hare learn that sharing is better than being selfish.
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Bear & Hare
Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson
When 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.
Friendship Is Like a Seesaw by Shona Innes
Explores what it means to be a friend, from enjoying such good experiences as laughing, sharing, and playing together to accepting the bad times, and explains how to rebalance and fix friendships through communication and friendship skills.
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Big Hug Books
Hug Machine by Scott Campbell
The hug machine is available to hug anyone, any time, whether they are square or long, spiky or soft.
Ice Cream and Dinosaurs by Eric Litwin
Groovy Joe is a fun-loving dog with a tub full of ice cream--which he shares with his unexpected dinosaur guests.
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Groovy Joe
Llama Llama Time to Share by Anna Dewdney
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.
Miles of Smiles by Karen Orloff
How far can a smile travel? Miles and miles!
Most People by  Michael Leannah
Looks 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.
Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey
Pig is a selfish pug who does not want to share his toys with his canine housemate, Trevor--until an accident teaches him the value of friendship.
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Pig the Pug
Pigs and a Blanket by James Burks
Pig siblings Henry and Henrietta love their blanket. As much as they each love playing with the blanket, they don't love sharing it. Will ripping it in two solve all their problems?
Poe Won't Go by Kelly DiPucchio
When an elephant plants himself in the road and refuses to move, the people of Persnickety try all sorts of methods to get him to go--but one thoughtful little girl works up the courage to do what no one else has done: ask him.
Princess Puffybottom... and Darryl by  Susin Nielsen
Princess Puffybottom has the perfect life -- her subjects serve her delicious meals, clean up her "delicate matters" and wait on her hand and foot. Life is good ...until Darryl arrives. Princess Puffybottom thinks he's disgusting, horrid and a true animal. Though she tries everything in her power to banish him it looks like this puppy is here to stay. Can Princess P. and Darryl find a way to co-exist?
That's (Not) Mine by Anna Kang
Two fuzzy animals have a silly argument about a chair that ends with a surprise.
The Hide-and-Scare Bear by Ivan Bates
A mischievous bear learns about kindness and friendship from a brave rabbit.
The New Small Person by Lauren Child
Elmore Green likes being an only child, so when his parents bring a new small person, his baby brother, into the house he is not pleased and does his best to keep the new small person out of his life.
What Does it Mean to be Kind? by Rana DiOrio
Teaches children about what it means to be kind by discussing the importance of caring, patience, forgiveness and acceptance, giving children and adults alike the opportunity to live more fully and richly.
Updated 04/20/2019