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Kindness is a Kite String
Kindness is a Kite String

Kindness is a Kite String

The Uplifting Power of Empathy

By Michelle Schaub, Illustrated by Claire LaForte

5-7

JUVENILE FICTION

32 Pages, 9 x 11

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book, PDF

Hardcover Picture Book, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: April 2021

ISBN 9781733035989

Rights: WOR

Cardinal Rule Press (Apr 2021)

Price: $16.95
 
 

Overview

What happens when one child chooses kindness to start the day? 

Cultivating kindness is easy when you try. Spread a little kindness and watch empathy ripple through the community… spreading happiness like sunshine, connecting diverse groups like a footbridge and lifting hope like a kite string. How can YOU lift others with kindness?This compelling book illustrates simple, yet impactful ways, to spread kindness and brighten the lives of others. Through poetry, the inspiring words uplift young readers, planting seeds of empathy, kindness and community support. The best book for positively teaching kindness.Kindness is a Kite by Michelle Schaub carries the key message of kindness as well as how to teach similes and metaphors supported by the many advocates of positive parenting solutions. It'll sit comfortably on your shelf alongside other books that focus on the power of kindness. Like the work of Diane Alber (Scribble Stones) and Brandon Walden (Trees)  This book comes with a free Reader's Guide for children. The guide is available for free download from the publisher website. Lesson plans, activities and discussion questions to allow parents, teachers and caregivers to explore the topic further and deepen comprehension.

Reviews

"A sweet message of kindness and empathy" —Kirkus Review

"Through poetry, the inspiring words uplift young readers, planting seeds of empathy, kindness and community support. It is an ideal picture book approach for positively teaching kindness." —Children's Book Review

Author Biography

Michelle Schaub is an award-winning children's author and language arts teacher. Her previous books include Dream Big, Little Scientists, Finding Treasure: A Collection of Collections, and Fresh-Picked Poetry: A Day at the Farmers' Market. Her poems appear in several anthologies, including Great Morning! Poems for School Leaders to Read Aloud. Michelle speaks at conferences on the power of poetry to boost literacy. Michelle lives near Chicago, where she loves finding creative ways to cultivate kindness. Learn more about Michelle at michelleschaub.com Claire LaForte (JungHwa Lee) is a former animator having worked in Seoul, South Korea for nine years. Now living in Buford, Georgia, her focus is on children's book illustration. Her passion for drawing began as a child sketching in the sand and on the rocks all about the remote little island on which she grew up in Korea's Yellow Sea. She likes to think her illustrations today are done with the same joy and enthusiasm as that little girl's on the island.