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Children’s Books That Increase Understanding of Self and Others
At the Crossroads by Rachel Isadora. 1991.

Beany by Jane Feder. Illus. by Karen Gundersheimer. 1979.

Bread, Bread, Bread by Ann Morris. Photographs by Ken Heyman. 1989. (and other books in this series)

A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams. 1982.

Charlie Anderson by Barbara Abercrombie. Illus. by Mark Graham. 1990.

Dumpling Soup by Jama Kim Rattigan. Illus. by Lillian Hsu-Flanders. 1993.

Everybody Cooks Rice by Norah Dooley. Illus. by Peter J. Thornton. 1991.

Friends in the Park by Rochelle Bunnett. Photos by Carl Sahlhoff. 1992. Also Friends at School (in Spanish: Amigos en la Escuela) and Friends at Work and Play.

I Love You Like Crazy Cakes by Rose A. Lewis. Illus. by Jane Dyer. 2000.

Jamaica Tag-Along by Juanita Havill. Illus. by Anne O’Brien. 1989.

Julius, the Baby of the World by Kevin Henkes. 1990.

Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joosse. Illus. by Barbara Lavallee. 1991.

On Mother’s Lap by Ann Herbert Scott. Illus. by Glo Coalson. 1992.

The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown. Illus. by Clement Hurd. 1942.

Smoky Night by Eve Bunting. Illus. by David Diaz. 1994.

Some of the Pieces by Melissa Madenski. Illus. by Deborah Kogan Ray. 1991.

Someone Special, Just Like You by Tricia Brown. Photos by Fran Ortiz. 1984.

Timothy Goes to School by Rosemary Wells. 2000.

Very Last First Time by Jan Andrews. Illus. by Ian Wallace. 1985.

Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats. 1964.

Whoever You Are by Mem Fox. Illus. by Leslie Staub. 1997.

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox. Illus. by Julie Vivas. 1984.

From: Children’s Literature - A Window to Understanding Self and Others, Feeney, Young Children, Vol. 60, No.5, pp. 20-28, September 2005, NAEYC - www.naeyc.org/