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.








9781589808607 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.
1854306707 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.
0152023461 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.
9780670012336 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.
1405020482 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.
076363588X 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.
9781575423142 Sharing Time
By: Elizabeth Verdick
Illustrated by: Marieka Heinlen

Simple text and illustrations explain how to share.
9781402772306 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.


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