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