Kindness is one of the most important social emotional learning (SEL) skills to teach kids at a young age, so here is a list of 5 excellent picture books that you can use to do just that!

1. Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson

A new student, Maya, is shunned by her classmates because she’s poor. Chloe is as cruel to Maya as the rest of her classmates. When Chloe realizes how unkind she’s been, she wants to make it up to Maya, but has to deal with the fact that it may be too late. It’s a little bit heartbreaking but has an excellent message and absolutely stunning artwork. Definitely worth the read.