Best Books for Teaching Empathy To Older Kids

Teaching empathy to children is more important than ever, but sometimes it can be hard to get through to our older kids. Using books is a great solution.


As a mom with several kids in later elementary school and now even a high schooler, I worry all the time about the world they live in and character examples they are exposed to at school and in the media. I want to raise kind kids who are compassionate and thoughtful, but teaching empathy lessons to older kids can be more challenging


When my children were younger and in the picture book stage, it was simple to find quality stories that helped me engage my them in meaningful conversations and reinforce the character lessons we were teaching them at home.