Look for these books at your school or public library. You’ll get lots of inspiring ideas about what you can do to help other people.
by Sylvia Fair
Two elderly sisters embroider opposite ends of a bedspread with pictures based on different memories of their childhood home. The results surprise them!
The Giving Book - Open the Door to a Lifetime of Giving
by Ellen Sabin
Learn how to give to others as you create your own scrapbook to record your ideas, dreams and wishes for the world.
The Giving Box: Create a Tradition of Giving with Your Children
by Fred Rogers
Mister Rogers teaches the lessons of generosity and charity through heartwarming fictional stories set in countries around the world. For parents, as well as kids.
The Giving Tree
by Shel Silverstein
A child and a tree share friendship and talk about changes in their lives.
The Helping Hands Handbook: A Guidebook for Kids Who Want to Help People, Animals, and the World We Live In
by Jean Marzollo
A detailed resource for young people who want to help other people and the environment. Introduces more than 100 volunteer projects to fit every kid’s interests.
The Little Prince
by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Little Prince describes his journey from planet to planet, seeking the secrets of life. He learns that the most important things in life are friendships and the privilege of helping others.
by Barbara Cooney
As a child, Alice Rumphius decides that when she grows up she’ll go to faraway places, live by the sea in her old age, and do something to make the world more beautiful. She does all those things and discovers that making the world more beautiful is the most difficult.
by Ann McGovern
When a little old lady claims she has no food to give him, a hungry young man makes soup with a stone and water.
Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen
by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan
A boy wonders about the people he sees on his city's streets. His uncle works at a soup kitchen. One day he goes to the soup kitchen with his uncle and learns that he can make a difference.