Kindness & Gratitude
In this column, I'll continue a mini-series on values in children's books. This time, I'll focus on kindness and gratitude. Of course, kindness is one outworking of love, which is a key commandment, and gratitude is often a response.
Stories of Kindness
Here are a few of the many books featuring kindness. Time for Horatio, by Penelope Colville Paine, is set in England. A small, scared kitten is picked up by a boy who, with his father, takes tourists on trips down the Thames. During a stop at Greenwich, . . .
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Kathie Johnson has always had a love for children's books. She collected many as a teacher and began sharing them with other teachers. In 1986, she opened a children's library in her home, and it has continued to expand over the years. Many home-schooled and schooled children borrow books from it, and she takes great pleasure in finding the "right" book for a child. She attends First Presbyterian Church in Berkeley.
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