Books About Sharing

Learning to share can be tough for both siblings and friends. But sharing is a skill kids need for the classroom, the playground, and getting along at home. These books show -- gently and with humor -- how it's done. For more on kid interactions, check out our Books That Teach Empathy and Best Book Series for Early Readers

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Gossie

age 2+

Unassuming tale offers Zen-like approach to frustration.

By: Olivier Dunrea (2002)
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That's (Not) Mine

age 2+

Funny twist on sharing (or not) is great for little kids.

By: Anna Kang (2015)
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Flora and the Peacocks

age 3+

Gorgeous look at negotiating a three-way friendship.

By: Molly Idle (2016)
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Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs: Groovy Joe, Book 1

age 3+

Silly dog story about sharing by Pete the Cat creator.

By: Eric Litwin (2002)
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Ladybug Girl and the Best Ever Playdate

age 3+

Sweet playdate story promotes friendship and free play.

By: Jacky Davis (2015)
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Llama Llama Time to Share

age 3+

Llama learns to share his toys in zippy read-aloud.

By: Anna Dewdney (2012)
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Martha Speaks: Toy Trouble

age 3+

Talking-dog adventure builds vocabulary, teaches sharing.

By: Susan Meddaugh (2010)
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We Found a Hat

age 3+

Two turtles, one hat, and a satisfyingly dreamy solution.

By: Jon Klassen (2016)
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Henry in Love

age 4+

Delicate art relays sweet tale of admiration and sharing.

By: Peter McCarty (2009)
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If You Plant a Seed

age 4+

Garden critters offer relatable lesson on kindness, sharing.

By: Kadir Nelson (2015)
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Stone Soup

age 5+

Heartwarming folk tale teaches kids the joy of sharing.

By: Heather Forest (2005)
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