GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good…

It’s a simple idea:  whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give.” –givingtuesday.org

Magination Press has several books that feature giving in a variety of ways. Share these books with your children as you explore what giving means.

Giving can mean…

Being Generous

Grow Kind by Jon Lasser and Sage Foster-Lasser 

“An uplifting book about how to show kindness through abundant giving… Kiko’s gentle adventures encourage children to think of others’ needs and feelings… Lyles’ colorful, collagelike illustrations are as inviting and charming as Kiko’s narration… This positive, diverse book about kindness can be used in a variety of teaching and learning spaces.”

Kirkus Reviews

Hear Grow Kind read aloud.  Read an excerpt from the Note to Parents and Caregivers.  

Being an Ally

Evelyn Hooker and the Fairy Project by Gail E. Pitman, PhD

“A true story of true allyship… this offers helpful materials for young researchers and audiences curious about LGBTQ+ history… Offers interesting information on a lesser-known hero.” —Kirkus Reviews

Read an excerpt here. 

Being a Listener

My Story Friend by Kalli Dakos

The boy learns that talking about something hard can soften the experience and maybe even help him cope, and Dakos’ universal story could help children facing varying problems consider how to move forward or how to help someone else.” —Booklist

Read an interview with the author.

Being Respectful

Jacob’s School Play: Starring He, She, and They by Sarah and Ian Hoffman

This straightforward and important book that honors everyone will help adults have thoughtful conversations with young children about gender identity, particularly the message about respecting someone’s choice to use ungendered pronouns. Case’s beautifully textured illustrations invite the child reader into the bustling, friendly classroom.” —Booklist

Hear Jacob’s School Play read aloud.  Read an interview with Jacob.

Being a Friend

Red, Yellow, Blue by Lysa Mullady

This is a wonderful book about teamwork, acceptance, kindness, forgiveness, self-esteem and emotions.” —Storywraps

Read an excerpt from Red, Yellow, Blue.

Being a Witness

I See You by Michael Genhart, PhD 

Michael Genhart’s wordless picture book is about heart, compassion and connecting with others. It is the perfect medium to open the door for children and parents to begin a conversation about the many kinds of homelessness…The boy is an inspiration and reminder of a child’s untainted generosity.” —Children’s Books Heal