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Listen Columbus provides public streaming access to the music of talented artists in Central Ohio.
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Focused on a specific topic, our subject guides and pathfinders can help you discover the resources you need.

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Picture Books on Compassion and Kindness

Written by published on Tue, 07/26/2016 - 2:30pm

Sometimes stories can open up a conversation with children about subjects that can be difficult. Whether you read them to spark a discussion or just for pleasure, the following picture books show how actions can impact the lives of others when we choose to react (or not) with kindness and compassion.

Night Gardener by Terry Fan

Everyone on Grimloch Lane enjoys the trees and shrubs clipped into animal masterpieces after dark by the Night Gardener, but William, a lonely boy, spots the artist, follows him, and helps with his special work.

One Good Deed by Terri Fields

A young boy transforms his neighborhood by performing one good deed (a mitzvah) for his neighbor, which leads to a chain of kind and helpful actions.

Lend a Hand: poems about giving by JohnFrank

A collection of poems for ages 6-9 with diverse voices and topical themes about acts of kindness.

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.

Yoko  by Rosemary Wells

When Yoko brings sushi to school for lunch, her classmates make fun of what she eats–until one of them tries it for himself.

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Join our Youth Department's Goodreads Group: connect with your librarians and other Goodreads Group members to discuss and share book recommendations.

Recommended Books

  • A look at the Presidents of the United States through the pets that accompanied them to the White House. A lyrical, often humorous poem describes the pets as each is brought to life by a cartoon style picture. Includes interesting presidential facts, accomplishments, and events. Would make a great read-a-loud as the pictures, poems, and facts make it fun and accessible for a range of ages.(Ages: 2nd - 5th)

  • Faced with a dull summer in the city, Jane, Mark, Katharine, and Martha suddenly find themselves involved in a series of extraordinary adventures after Jane discovers an ordinary-looking coin that seems to grant wishes. But, this is no ordinary magic coin…it grants half wishes! Full of fun, antics, love, and a double dose of mathethical wish-makin,g this makes a great audiobook for the whole family to listen to and enjoy. (Grades 3rd - 5th)

  • The Fletchers have their hands full – 2 dads, 4 boys, a cat, a dog, (eventually) a kitten and a turtle, imaginary friends, and a very grumpy neighbor! But, not to fear: this loveable family faces everything together and works through all their growing pains, friendships, and hectic schedules with humor, patience, love, support, and, when necessary, notes! Makes a great read-a-loud or Audiobook to listen to for the whole family. And don't miss the continuing adventures in The Family Fletcher Takes Rock Island. (Ages: 3rd - 6th)

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Parents Online Resources

We all know being a parent is a hard job. There are many challenges for each age of your child. Here are some resources that will hopefully answer some of your questions. For additional homework help see the homework help link.

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CDC Family Health

Great tips to help families be healthier, safer, and stronger.

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Facts for Families

Read about emotional and behavioral issues affecting children, teenagers, and their families.

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Family Education

Practical guidance and specific age information on parenting.

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Hand in Hand Parenting

Provides help and support to parents to nurture their connection with their children.

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Hoagies Gifted Resources

The Hoagies website is “all things gifted” for parents, teachers, and kids of all ages.

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Internet Resources for Special Children

Links to a wide variety of information on the needs of children with disabilities.

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Kids Health

Browse articles on all aspects of children’s health for parents, kids, and health professionals.

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NetSmartz

Find games, activities, and information on Internet safety for kids, teens, and parents.

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Parenting

Community, articles, and stories offering parenting help in today’s world.

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Resources for Gifted Children

View information and resources for teachers and parents of gifted children.

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