by Pat Zietlow Miller, Jen Hill (Illustrator)

A New York Times bestseller!


“These days, it seems more important than ever for books to show young people how to act with thoughtfulness, civility, and kindness.” —The New York Times Book Review


When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate wants to make her feel better, wondering: What does it mean to be kind? 


From asking the new girl to play to standing up for someone being bullied, this moving story explores what kindness is, and how any act, big or small, can make a difference—or at least help a friend.


With a gentle text from the award-winning author of Sophie's Squash, Pat Zietlow Miller, and irresistible art from Jen Hill, Be Kind is an unforgettable story about how two simple words can change the world.


One of Chicago Public Library's "Best of the Best Books 2018"

Be Kind

SKU: 9781626723214
  • Pat Zietlow Miller is a children's book lover and one of the creative forces behind the blog Picture Book Builders where she reviews books for young readers. Her picture books include the New York Times bestseller Be Kind, Sophie's Squash, Wherever You Go, The Quickest Kid in Clarksville, and Remarkably You, among many others. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin. 

    Jen Hill is the illustrator of several picture books, including Diana's White House Garden by Elisa Carbone, Spring for Sophie by Yael Werber, and Doing Her Bit by Erin Hagar; and is also the author and illustrator of Percy and Tumtum: A Tale of Two Dogs. She is a graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design and lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and her intern, Little Bee, who is very helpful for a cat.

  • ISBN-13: 9781626723214
    Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
    Publication date: 02/06/2018
    Pages: 32
    Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.50(d)
    Age Range: 3 - 6 Years


    Picture Books  - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Values & Virtues
    Picture Books  - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Friendship

    -Friendship    -Kindness    

    - Topical | Friendship
    - Character Trait | Kindnes