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Empathy Chapter Books

Books are perfect for discovering different points of view and learning about empathy - and with empathy day on Tuesday 12th June, we are celebrating the event by picking out some of our favourite empathetic chapter books (for empathetic picture books, see here).

Early reader:

  • Rabbit & Bear: Rabbit's Bad Habits by Julian Gough and illustrated by Jim Field

  • Mango & Bambang: the Not-a-Pig by Polly Faber and illustrated by Clara Vulliamy - read our review here


  • The Bolds by Julian Clary and illustrated by David Roberts - read our review here

  • Love That Dog by Sharon Creech

  • Smart by Kim Slater - read our review here

  • The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

  • The Unforgotten Coat by Frank Cottrell Boyce

  • Cloud Busting by Malorie Blackman

  • The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Shannon and Dean Hale - read our review here

  • El Deafo by Cece Bell (graphic novel)

  • Wonder by R. J. Palacio

  • Sweet Pizza by G. R. Gemin

  • Ella on the Outside by Cath Howe

  • Mockingbird by Katherine Erskine

  • The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave - read our review here


  • Yankee Girl by Mary Ann Rodman

  • Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek by Maya van Wagener - read our review here

  • After Iris by Natasha Farrant

  • Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan - read our review here

  • Make Lemonade by Virginia Euwer Wolff

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