Grandma Mimi’s Books On Love and Kindness
Mimi Schaffner is a retired Kindergarten teacher who worked many years for the Ithaca City School District. Here are some of Grandma Mimi’s favorite books to share with young children:
How Kind!, by Mary Murphy.
The animals on the farm prove that one good turn deserves another as each of them does something kind for the next animal. Proving that ‘what goes around, comes around,’ Young children will understand the concept in this simply told tale.
I’ll Always Love You, by Paeony Lewis.
Alex’s mom assures him that she will love him no matter what. But Alex is worried when he accidently breaks her favorite bowl. Gentle text shows the unconditional love of a mother for her child. A very reassuring story for young children. Sweet illustrations.
Because of You, by B.G. Hennessy.
Using everyday examples the author tells how young children help and are helped by the people in their lives. By sharing toys, feelings and ideas each person, no matter how small, can make a difference in the world. Very nicely done. Lovely soft illustrations.
A Hug For You, by Mararet Anastas
All Together Now, by Anita Jeram
Because of You, by B.G. Hennessy
Can’t You Sleep Little Bear?, by Martin Wadell
Guess How Much I Love You, by Sam McBratney
How Kind!, by Mary Murphy
I’ll Always Love You, by Paeony Lewis
I Love My Mama, by Peter Kavanagh
I Love You Little One, by Nancy Tafuri
Kiss Good Night, by Amy Hest
Koala Lou, by Mem Fox
Marshmallow, by Claire T. Newberry
Miss Rumphius, by Barbara Cooney
Night Noises, by Mem Fox
Only You, by Rosemary Wells
The Kissing Hand, by Audrey Penn
The Lion’s Paw, by Jane W. Watson
The Little Engine That Could, by Watty Piper
The Rainbow Fish, by Marcus Pfister
You Are My I Love You, by Maryann K. Cusimano
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