Kindness Knows No Season

For many of us, tonight is a time of quietude and hope. That moment in our year that we actually stop to take time for reflection. For Christians, it is also about Christ’s birth, and a star in the East that served as a guide to shepherds and kings alike.

In the story, The Man Made of Stars, a young boy discovers that his acts of kindness add stars to the sky. It seems like a perfectly apropos selection for today. We are going to close out our year with hope for a better, kinder world in 2016.

I am one of those sappy people who wishes that Christmas spirit would last all year ’round … or at least well into spring! Who believe that kindness is something to be offered every day, not just special occasions. Compendium (publisher) sent us a copy, and we shared it with one of our volunteer families. Here’s what they had to say.

An excellent message and gorgeous illustrations make a captivating, special book to share with children. I am going to buy this book. I love the message and would love for my children to hear it again and again.

The Man Made of Stars is a book that shares the quietude of the season every day, not just Christmas Eve. This bedtime story about kindness is a great choice for new parents and grandparents.

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What are your favorite Kindness books?

Do you have a go-to picture book that you share to help children understand and practice kindness? We’d love to hear about it! Add it to the comments below.


This Read It and Keep selection is part of our Gift of Literacy Pinterest board. There are additional recommendations on our Family Reads: Values and Life LessonsBooks Make the Best Gifts, and Bookshelf Worthy Books for Your Home Library boards, as well.

We are taking a break from our Throwback Thursday Book Review schedule to focus on sharing gift ideas with a literacy twist. These are featured selections from our Gift of Literacy board on Pinterest.

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