June 19, 2024

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15 Spanish/Bilingual Books that Promote Kindness in the Classroom – Bilingual Marketplace

15 Spanish/Bilingual Books that Promote Kindness in the Classroom – Bilingual Marketplace

In Actos bondadosos, beginning readers will learn about all the ways they can be kind and considerate in their daily lives. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they discover how they can build character by showing kindness. 

2. ¿Has Llenado una Cubeta Hoy?: Una Guía Diaria de Felicidad para Niños 

by Carol McCloud (Bilingual)

Bilingual books about kindness

Your school might be already using the system of “filling a buckets” and we are so glad there is a bilingual version available. Did you know this is the updated and revised version? 

  This heartwarming book encourages positive behavior by using the concept of an invisible bucket to show children how easy and rewarding it is to express kindness, appreciation and love by “filling buckets.”

3.Super Heroes are Super Kind 

Los superheroes son superamables by Kathy Cleaver (Bilingual)

Bilingual books about kindness

Ricky  “saves the day” with kindness and learns to be kind to himself, others, animals and the earth.

4.Share and Take Turns/Comparte y turnby Cheri J. Meiners M.Ed. (Bilingual)

 Bilingual books about kindness

Sharing is a social skill all children need to learn. This book presents sharing as a positive choice and offers concrete examples to help children practice taking turns and realize the benefits of sharing.

This book also  includes a special section for adults, with discussion questions, games, activities, and tips that reinforce improving social skills.

5. I Like Your Buttons! by Sarah Marwill Lamstein (Bilingual) 

Bilingual books about kindness

“I like your buttons, Mrs. Sutton-Jones!” Kind words can be contagious. Cassandra’s simple compliment to her teacher starts off a chain reaction of kindness through the teachers and students at school, adults at work, and families at home. Soon, the entire neighborhood is in a good mood! Cassandra’s kindheartedness comes full circle when her father comes home with a surprise, which Cassandra inadvertently helped happen. Learn how quickly kind words can spread and how easy it is to be a nice person, all while learning a new language! 

6. Anabel’s Shoes / Los Zapatos de Anabel by Frances Ruiz (Bilingual)

Bilingual books about kindness

Be grateful for what you have! A beautifully illustrated bilingual story about a young girl on a journey through a forest full of friendly animals. She learns a lesson on the kindness of others and appreciating what she has. Following the movement of teaching kindness and important social values, this is an ideal story for parents to read together with their children and initiate discussions on valuable life lessons.

7. Cuenta con mi amabilidad by Debby Anderson (Spanish)

Spanish books about kindness

In this fun, colorful book, kids will learn how to be kind to others while acquiring basic math skills such as addition, subtraction, counting, measuring, and more.

8. Sharing Time / Tiempo para compartir by Elizabeth Verdick (Bilingual)

Bilingual books about kindness

Sometimes it’s fun to share, and sometimes it’s hard. In both English and Spanish, this book offers  simple choices (take turns, use it together, wait for another time) to make sharing easier, and shows them where to turn for help when sharing is difficult. 

9.Bondad (Sentimientos) by Sarah Medina (Spanish)

Spanish books about kindness

In this book, children explore the feeling of caring; how to recognize it and how to take appropriate action when they have those feelings.

10. Pablo Pineda: Ser diferente es un valor (Lo que de verdad importa) (Bilingual)

Bilingual books about kindness

Pablo Pineda is the first European with Down Syndrome to obtain a university degree.    A teacher, a writer, and an actor, he radiates charisma and the will to learn. This is his endearing story, which reminds us that the only disability is not understanding that all of us have different abilities.  This book is also available in English: Pablo Pineda: Being different is a value (What Really Matters)

11.Pastel para enemigos / Enemy Pie by Derek Munson (Spanish) Original version is in English

A young boy’s summer is ruined when a new kid in town becomes his number one enemy. Luckily the boy’s father has a recipe for enemy pie that will save the day. Enemy pie only works if the two enemies spend the whole day together. Along the way they become friends. This charming book teaches the importance of an open mind and the inaccuracy of prejudices.

12. Hands Are Not for Hitting / Las manos no son para pegar by Martine Agassi (Bilingual)

Bilingual books about kindness

Students learn that hitting is never okay, hands can do many good things, and everyone is capable of positive, loving actions. Includes tips for adults. 

13.El primer San Valentin de Clifford  by Norman Bridwell (Spanish) 

Bilingual books about kindness  

Clifford is a favorite in many classes. On this book, he is so tiny that he can fit into Emily Elizabeth’s pocket, the small red puppy Clifford gets into a heap of trouble as he gets covered with valentine paste, falls into a post office chute, and disappears in a mountain of mail. Original.

 

14.Huggy Kissy/Abrazos y besitos by Leslie Patricelli (Bilingual)

Bilingual books about kindness

When you’re an adorable bald baby, your family finds lots of ways to show you how much they love you: Mommy lifts you uppy, Daddy kisses you on the tummy, and everyone wants to snuggle. What’s not to love? With comedy and warmth, Leslie Patricelli offers a universal tribute to love and affection in a board book that is now available in a dual Spanish-English edition.

15.Talk and Work It Out / Hablar y resolver by Cheri J. Meiners (Bilingual)

Bilingual books about kindness

What’s the best way to solve problems between people? By talking them over and working them out. It’s never too soon for children to learn the process of peaceful conflict resolution. This book distills it into clear, simple language and supporting illustrations. Children learn to calm themselves, state the problem, listen, think of solutions, try one, evaluate results, and even agree to disagree when a solution isn’t possible. Includes conflict resolution skill building games and role plays for adults to use with children.  

 

16.La amabilidad es mi Superpoder: un libro para niños sobre la empatía, el cariño y la solidaridad (Spanish Edition) (My Superpower Books) by Alicia Ortego

 

This charming story with peaceful rhymes and colorful illustrations will explain to the reader that it is okay to make a mistake and say I’m sorry. Lucas will teach your child good manners and positive behavior at home, at school, in the store, and on the playground.