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Keyword: kindness

A Simple Case of Angels

Adderson, Caroline (Author)
Groundwood Books 2014. 176 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Angels, Christmas, community, dogs, empathy, family life, friendship, intergenerational relationships, kindness
 
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The Inker’s Shadow

Say, Allen (Author/Illustrator)
Scholastic 2015. 80 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Art, biography, drawing, illustrators, immigration, isolation, Japan, kindness, memoir, overcoming adversity, prejudice, resilience
 
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Aram’s Choice

Skrypuch, Marsha Forchuk (Author)
Wood, Muriel (Illustrator)
Fitzhenry & Whiteside 2006. 84 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Armenia, boats, Canadian history, genocides, hope, immigrants, kindness, loss, orphans, refugees, war
 
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Mole Music

McPhail, David (Author/Illustrator)
Macmillan 2001. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Fantasy, happiness, inspiration, kindness, moles, music, musical instruments, story within a story, violins
 
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The King of Kazoo

Feuti, Norm (Author/Illustrator)
Scholastic 2016. 206 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Courage, empathy, humour, illustrations (cartoon), inventions, kindness, kings, leaders, perseverance, responsibility, self-esteem
 
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The Crazy Man

Porter, Pamela (Author)
Groundwood Books 2006. 216 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: 1960s, acceptance, amputees, courage, empathy, farms, friendship, kindness, loneliness, loss, mental health, Saskatchewan, social change, tragedy
 
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When Charley Met Grampa

Hest, Amy (Author)
Oxenbury, Helen (Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2013. 36 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Dogs, first-person narration, friendship, grandfathers, intergenerational relationships, kindness, letters, pets, winter
 
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Somebody Else’s Summer

Little, Jean (Author)
Penguin Random House Canada 2006. 184 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Choices, divorce, family life, friendship, horses, individuality, kindness, summer
 
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Olga and the Smelly Thing From Nowhere

Gravel, Elise (Author/Illustrator)
HarperCollins 2017. 176 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Acceptance, community, dialogue, first-person narration, humour, imagination, kindness, love, multimodal, scientific method, voice
 
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Pax

Pennypacker, Sara (Author)
Klassen, Jon (Illustrator)
HarperCollins 2016. 278 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Family life, foxes, friendship, human-animal relationships, illustrations (monochrome), kindness, loss, love, perseverance, pets, survival, war
 
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The Poet’s Dog

MacLachlan, Patricia (Author)
HarperCollins 2016. 88 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Communication, death, dogs, figurative language, human-animal relationships, isolation, kindness, loss, love, responsibility, survival, tragedy
 
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The Kidnappers

Roberts, Willo Davis (Author)
Simon & Schuster 2016. 200 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Bullying, courage, crime, empathy, justice, kidnapping, kindness, mystery, wealth
 
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The Good Ship Crocodile

Lewis, J. Patrick (Author)
Felix, Monique (Illustrator)
Creative Editions 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Animal communication, community, crocodiles, empathy, generosity, gratitude, kindness, rain
 
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The Most Perfect Snowman

Britt, Chris (Author/Illustrator)
HarperCollins 2016. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Bullying, community, friendship, generosity, kindness, self-acceptance, self-esteem, snowmen, winter
 
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Jason’s Why

Goobie, Beth (Author)
Red Deer Press 2012. 80 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Abuse, dysfunctional families, family life, first-person narration, friendship, identity, kindness, love, mothers and sons, self-esteem, social change
 
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Into the Woods

Torres, J. (Author)
Hicks, Faith Erin (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2012. 100 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Adventure, courage, family life, friendship, Indigenous peoples, kindness, magic, pollution, sasquatch, totem poles
 
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The Gingerbread Man Loose at Christmas

Murray, Laura (Author)
Lowery, Mike (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2015. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Christmas, city life, community, gifts, kindness, neighbours, speech bubbles, stories in rhyme, The Gingerbread Boy
 
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Rose Blanche

Innocenti, Roberto (Author/Illustrator)
Gallaz, Christophe (Author)
Creative Editions 2005. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Compassion, concentration camps, discrimination, kindness, multiple voices, war, World War II
 
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Elephantantrum!

Shields, Gillian (Author)
Johnson-Isaacs, Cally (Illustrator)
Tiger Tales 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Anger, elephants, human behaviour, kindness, manners
 
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Hope Springs

Walters, Eric (Author)
Fernandes, Eugenie (Illustrator)
Tundra Books 2014. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Africa, community, human rights, Kenya, kindness, orphans, sharing, water
 
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Each Kindness

Woodson, Jacqueline (Author)
Lewis, E.B. (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2012. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Acceptance, bullying, first-person narration, friendship, illustrations (watercolours), kindness, new students, school life
 
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The Christmas Wish

Evert, Lori (Author)
Breiehagen, Per (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2013. 48 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Christmas, gifts, human-animal relationships, illustrations (photographs), kindness, magic, Santa Claus
 
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Fox’s Garden

Princesse Camcam (Author/Illustrator)
Enchanted Lion Books 2014. 28 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Foxes, generosity, kindness, mothers, paper cut-outs, winter, wordless book
 
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Friendship Is Like a Seesaw

Innes, Shona (Author)
Agócs, Írisz (Illustrator)
Barron’s 2014. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Companionship, friendship, kindness, problem-solving, relationships, teamwork
 
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The Golden Rule

Cooper, Ilene (Author)
Swiatkowska, Gabi (Illustrator)
Abrams 2007. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Bullying, diversity, intergenerational relationships, kindness, religions, rules, values
 
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Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed

Pearson, Emily (Author)
Kosaka, Fumi (Illustrator)
Gibbs Smith 2002. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Community, generosity, gratitude, kindness, making a difference, mathematics, sharing
 
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Ribbon Rescue

Munsch, Robert (Author)
Fernandes, Eugenie (Illustrator)
Scholastic Canada 1999. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Clothing, families, generosity, helpfulness, Indigenous peoples, kindness, recurrent patterns, weddings
 
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Dojo Daycare

Tougas, Chris (Author/Illustrator)
Owlkids 2014. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Daycares, humour, kindness, respect, rules, stories in rhyme
 
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A Sick Day for Amos McGee

Stead, Philip C. (Author)
Stead, Erin E. (Illustrator)
Macmillan 2010. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Animals, friendship, kindness, loyalty, routine, sickness, zoos
 
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Little Beauty

Browne, Anthony (Author/Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2010. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Cats, communication, friendship, gorillas, kindness, loneliness, sign language
 
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The List

Hutchins, Hazel (Author)
van Lieshout, Maria (Illustrator)
Annick Press 2007. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Birthdays, generosity, gifts, kindness, queens, thoughtfulness
 
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Be Good to Eddie Lee

Fleming, Virginia (Author)
Cooper, Floyd (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 1997. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Bullying, cooperation, country life, Down syndrome, empathy, friendship, kindness, people with special needs
 
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The Lion & the Mouse

Pinkney, Jerry (Author/Illustrator)
Little, Brown 2009. 36 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Aesop, courage, determination, fables, kindness, lions, mice, wordless book
 
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A Chair for My Mother

Williams, Vera B. (Author/Illustrator)
HarperCollins 2007. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Community, cooperation, kindness, mothers and daughters, resilience, saving money
 
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Extra Yarn

Barnett, Mac (Author)
Klassen, Jon (Illustrator)
HarperCollins 2012. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Generosity, greed, kindness, knitting, sharing, valuing, yarn
 
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Bagels From Benny

Davis, Aubrey (Author)
Petričić, Dušan (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2003. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Generosity, Jewish folktales, kindness, making a difference, pay it forward, relationships
 
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