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Picture Books about Helping Others

Good helpers, everyone needs one sometime. Here are some picture books to read with the kids, to show them how to be great helpers at home, in school, or in your community.

Arthur helps out by Marc Brown

The Berenstain Bears lend a helping hand by Stan & Jan Berenstain

Boswell wide awake by Alexandra Day

Can I help? by Marilyn Janovitz

Franklin helps out by Bourgeois, Paulette

Giddy up, Cowgirl by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

I can help by David Hyde Costello

Katie helps mom by Liesbet Slegers; [translated from the Dutch by Clavis Publishing]

Kevin helps Dad by Liesbet Slegers

The lady in the box by Ann McGovern; illustrated by Marni Backer

Old Cricket by Lisa Wheeler; illustrated by Ponder Goembel

Trainstop by Barbara Lehman

You and me, Little Bear by Martin Waddell; illustrated by Barbara Firth

Mysterious Miss Slade by Dick King-Smith; illustrated by Ann Kronheimer

Hilda and the mad scientist by Addie Adam; pictures by Lisa Theising