Five for friendship: picture books about inclusion, kindness and compassion.

  • The Big Umbrella

    A spacious umbrella welcomes anyone and everyone who needs shelter from the rain. "A subtle, deceptively simple book about inclusion, hospitality, and welcoming the 'other.'" --Kirkus Reviews

  • All of Us

    Acclaimed and award-winning picture book creator Carin Berger shares a moving story of community, empathy, and the power of love. Award-winning illustrator Carin Berger’s beautiful and timely picture book celebrates the power of community, family, and most of all, love.

  • All Are Welcome

    A warm, welcoming picture book that celebrates diversity and gives encouragement and support to all kids. All Are Welcome lets young children know that no matter what, they have a place, they have a space, they are welcome in their school.

  • The Day You Begin

    Jacqueline Woodson's lyrical text and Rafael Lopez's dazzling art reminds us that we all feel like outsiders sometimes-and how brave it is that we go forth anyway. And that sometimes, when we reach out and begin to share stories, others will be happy to meet us halfway.

  • I Walk with Vanessa

    Inspired by real events, this book explores the feelings of helplessness and anger that arise in the wake of seeing a classmate treated badly, and shows how a single act of kindness can lead to an entire community joining in to help.