Books That Teach Empathy



I am thankful to the bloggers who contributed to this list of books that teach empathy. You can see their suggestions of activities, songs, videos and more over at Make A Difference Mondays. I will continue to add books to this list based on your suggestions in the comments below. Please let me know if I am missing a great book that teaches this important character trait! Remember to check your local library to see if they carry these books. If they don't, be sure to suggest a title for them to purchase!


Empathy is the capacity to recognize and share feelings that are being experienced by another sentient or semi-sentient being. Someone may need to have a certain amount of empathy before they are able to feel compassion.




Books That Teach Empathy

Spaghetti In A Hot Dog Bun

Maria Dismondy (that's me!)


Looking After Louis

Lesley Ely


Pricilla McDoodlenutDoodleMcMae Asks Why?

Janet Mary Sinke


Sam's New Friend

Theirry Robberecht


Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge

Mem Fox


Is There Really A Human Race?

Jamie Lee Curtis


What if Everybody Did That?

Colleen Madden


The Hundred Dresses

Eleanor Estes


Arnie & The New Kid

Nancy Carlson



Rosemary Wells


My Many Colored Days

Dr. Seuss


The Ragcoat

Lauren Mills


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