In this inspirational, accessible idea book for kids aged 5 and up, 125 suggested actions encourage practicing kindness, cultivating compassion and empathy, and bringing more happiness into daily life.
“Be Kind is a lovely reminder that every moment can be filled with a thoughtful act of kindness. This beautifully illustrated book gives fresh and meaningful ways that each child — and adult — can make our world a happier place and prove that KINDNESS MATTERS!” — Jill McManigal, cofounder executive director, Kids for Peace and The Great Kindness Challenge
“Naomi Shulman writes from her heart, spreading the ethos that kindness is a choice we must make every day, in every relationship and action, if we wish to live in a just, gentle, and compassionate world.” — Jessica Lahey, teacher and New York Times best-selling author of The Gift of Failure
“A delightful treasure trove of simple yet powerful acts of kindness appropriate for children of all ages. From its beautiful kid-friendly design to the wonderful activities that fill its pages, this is a must-have for every family. Be Kind is packed with inspiration bound to ignite a thirst within our youth to build a kinder world.” — Orly Wahba, founder of Life Vest Inside and author of Kindness Boomerang
Naomi Shulman is the author of Be Kind and an essayist for the New York Times, the Washington Post, Real Simple, and more. She holds a master’s degree in theological studies from Harvard Divinity School and has been writing about children for many years, often with an emphasis on emotional, ethical, and behavioral development. She lives in western Massachusetts with her husband and two daughters.
Hsinping Pan is an animator and illustrator from Taiwan. She received her master’s degree in animation and digital arts from University of Southern California. Her films have played at festivals worldwide and received first prize from the Taiwan International Animation Festival. Her illustrations have won the bronze prize from 3x3 magazine. Hsinping’s works can be seen in commercials, movies, music videos, magazines, book covers and children's books. Her clients include Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Disney, The Land of Nod, and Real Simple.