Gratitude and Kindness

Otis Gives Thanks

By Loren Long

Giving thanks makes Otis happy. He gives thanks for the land and country he loves. Otis is thankful for time to play games like hide-and-seek and ring-around-the-rosy. He cherishes his farm friends who make life on the ranch as happy as can be. And most of all, everyone’s favorite tractor is thankful for the greatest thing in life: love. Told with a sense of warmth, heart, and above all else, gratefulness, this is an uplifting tale that speaks to the soul of Otis’ character and reminds readers that taking the time to appreciate our lives is a virtue in itself.


By Eileen Spinelli

Celebrate everyday blessings, practice thankfulness, and observe the wonderful acts of service that keep us going each and every day. Eileen Spinelli, bestselling and award-winning children’s author, charms with rhymes and whimsy in Thankful, perfect for any young reader and their family.






By Susan Verde, Peter H. Reynolds

Love means showing kindness, living with gratitude, and taking care of our minds and bodies. Letting our hearts lead the way can help move us closer to a better world.

From the bestselling team that created I Am Yoga, I Am Peace, I Am Human, and I Am One comes a celebration of love in all its forms. Grounded in mindfulness and wellness, I Am Love asks readers to look inward when they feel afraid, angry, hurt, or sad. When a storm is brewing inside us and the skies grow dark, the transformative power of love lets the light back in. Includes heart-opening yoga poses and a guided meditation

Thanks a Million

By Nikki Grimes, Illustrated by Cozbi A. Cabrera

What makes you thankful?

A book?


Your family?

How do you say thanks?

With a flower?

With a chocolate bar?

With a surprise?

In sixteen extraordinary poems that range in form from a haiku to a rebus to a riddle, Nikki Grimes reminds us how wonderful it is to feel thankful, and how powerful a simple “thank you” can be.

My First Gratitude Journal: Fun and Fast Ways for Kids to Give Daily Thanks

By Creative Journals for Kids

Grateful kids are happy kids!

Practicing gratitude increases happiness, improves self-esteem, and lowers levels of stress—and this easy-to-use journal is sure to help kids tap into that extraordinary power for the first time. Through writing and drawing, children will learn to give daily thanks for the good in their lives. Every ten days they’ll respond to more in-depth prompts that ask them to think about gratitude on a broader scale. Best of all, they’ll develop a healthy habit for the rest of their lives.


Grateful Together: A Gratitude Journal for Kids and Their Parents

By Vicky Perreault

Writing together brings you closer together.

It isn’t always easy for kids and parents to talk. This shared, back-and-forth journal inspires communication and gratitude, doing surprising and wonderful things to strengthen the bond between any child and their caregiver.

It’s a colorful, guided journal experience that keeps parents and children connecting about both the big and little things. Take turns filling out questions and lists of what you’re thankful for and get creative with free spaces to write or draw. When you’ve practiced thinking about what’s most important between you, gratitude and closeness come easily.

Channel Kindness: Stories of Kindness and Community

For Lady Gaga, kindness is the driving force behind everything she says and does.

The quiet power of kindness can change the way we view one another, our communities, and even ourselves. She embodies this mission, and through her work, brings more kindness into our world every single day.

Lady Gaga has always believed in the importance of being yourself, being kind to yourself, and being kind to others, no matter who they are or where they come from. With that sentiment in mind, she and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, founded Born This Way Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making the world a kinder and braver place. Through the years, they’ve collected stories of kindness, bravery and resilience from young people all over the world, proving that kindness truly is the universal language. And now, we invite you to read these stories and follow along as each and every young author finds their voice just as Lady Gaga has found hers.

A Year of Positive Thinking for Teens: Daily Motivation to Beat Stress, Inspire Happiness, and Achieve Your Goals

By Katie Hurley LCSW

Transform your thoughts and find the confidence to navigate your teen years with positive thinking

Being a teen can be an emotional roller coaster. When you’re overwhelmed by unrealistic expectations from your friends, family, social media feed, teachers, and even yourself, it’s normal to have thoughts and feelings like This is too hard or I’ll never measure up. With A Year of Positive Thinking for Teens, you’ll discover how to overcome these anxious thoughtpatterns, and build a happier, more positive mindset to achieve your goals.

Why Do People Have Pets

By Barry KuKes

Mr. KuKes is the Community Outreach Director of Halifax Humane Society located in Daytona Beach, FL. The book consists of seventy-six columns written between 2017 and 2020 for the Daytona Beach News-Journal and Seniors Today Magazine. Some of the columns are more informational, while others are stories about a specific animal finally finding their forever home. An animal lover since he was a boy, Mr. KuKes states openly that he is one of those people who believe the first thing that happens when you arrive at the pearly gates is being greeted by the pets you have lost over the years. He would gladly pick up poop from sixteen dogs and one cat he once called best friend, if he could spend eternity with them by his side. All Proceeds are donated to the Halifax Humane Society.