Thematic Reading List: Sharing
Some children are naturals at sharing, but many are not. These 8 books can help teach small children the value of sharing with others.
|Share with Brother
By: Steven L. Layne
Illustrated by: Ard Hoyt
A young boy grows angry at being told, over and over, “Share with brother and someday brother will share with you,” but finally learns his lesson.
|It’s My Turn!
By: David Bedford
Illustrated by: Elaine Field
Oscar and Tilly discover that the playground is much more fun if they play together.
|The Very Small
By: Joyce Dunbar
Illustrated by: Debi Gliori
When Giant Baby Bear finds a very small something in the woods, he takes it home to share in his day.
|Llama Llama Time to Share
By: Anna Dewdney
Llama doesn’t want to share his toys with his new neighbors. But when fighting leads to broken toys and tears, Llama learns that it’s better to share.
|Sharing a Shell
By: Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by: Lydia Monks
When Crab finds a new shell, he doesn’t want to share it with anyone – especially not a blobby purple anemone and a tickly bristleworm. But life in the rock pool proves tougher than Crab thinks and he soon finds he needs his new housemates.
|Bears on Chairs
By: Shirley Parenteau
Illustrated by: David Walker
Four small bears sit on four chairs, but when Big Brown Bear shows up, they must put their heads together to make room for one more.
By: Elizabeth Verdick
Illustrated by: Marieka Heinlen
Simple text and illustrations explain how to share.
|Little Raccoon Learns to Share
By: Mary Packard
Illustrated by: Lisa McCue
Little Raccoon does not want to share her berries with her friends, but when her mother convinces her to bake some into muffins to bring to Little Beaver’s party, she learns that sharing goes both ways.