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read meaningful bedtime stories with your kids.

A guide by Meredith Alexander
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One of the best ways to reinforce the messages of giving/ sharing/ helping others is with a story book. The quiet time at the end of a stimulating day when you cuddle up together for bedtime stories is a wonderful space for talking about this very idea. Since you will already be reading with your child at bedtime, (or anytime) for you craft-phobic parents, here is a glue and marker -free way to "do" an activity to help teach children about the importance of sharing and giving back. The titles chosen here are books with the messages we hope to ingrain into the next generation.
Please note that some of these titles might be out of print but still available in used formats.

For activities and projects that help teach kids about giving, please visit The Acme Sharing Company at acmesharing (dot) com.

For a great way to celebrate the love of a great book AND get kids excited about giving back please visit Milk + Bookies at milkandbookies (dot) org.

Mimi and Maty to the Rescue!: Book 1: Roger the Rat is on the Loose!
Boy and Bot
Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed
The Three Questions [Based on a story by Leo Tolstoy]
Beautiful Oops!
Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners
365 Penguins
The Golden Rule
10 Things I Can Do to Help My World
One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference (Citizenkid)
It's Not What You've Got
God's Dream
Great Joy (Hardcover Book and CD Set)
When Santa Turned Green
Drummer Boy
The Teddy Bear
Fireflies
Those Shoes
Pickle-Chiffon Pie
All the World
Kids Make It Better: A Write-in, Draw-in Journal
Violet the Pilot
Brown Rabbit in the City
The Happy Prince (Myths, Legends, Fairy and Folktales)
The Giving Tree (Slipcased Mini Edition)
One
Bagels from Benny
An Awesome Book of Thanks!
Old Bear
A Sick Day for Amos McGee
Sophie's Masterpiece: A Spider's Tale
The Curious Garden
Enemy Pie (Reading Rainbow book)
Library Lion
The OK Book
My Friend is Sad (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
Miss Brooks Loves Books (And I Don't)
Hachiko: The True Story of a Loyal Dog
Sector 7 (Caldecott Honor Book)
I Am Invited to a Party! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
The Giving Family: Raising Our Children to Help Others
Girls Gone Green
31 Ways to Change the World
How to Be an Everyday Philanthropist: 330 Ways to Make a Difference in Your Home, Community, and World - at No Cost!
Above All, Be Kind: Raising a Humane Child in Challenging Times
I Need My Monster
The Nice Book
Otis
Incredible You! 10 Ways to let your greatness shine through
The Lady Who Was Beautiful Inside

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24.  The Happy Prince (Myths, Legends, Fairy and Folktales)  by Elissa Grodin
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31.  Sophie's Masterpiece: A Spider's Tale  by Eileen Spinelli
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32.  The Curious Garden  by Peter Brown
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38.  Hachiko: The True Story of a Loyal Dog  by Pamela S. Turner
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39.  Sector 7 (Caldecott Honor Book)  by David Wiesner
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