EmpathyLab announce Read for Empathy book collection

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February 2nd, 2018

Inspired by scientific evidence showing that reading can boost real-life empathy skills, EmpathyLab are harnessing the power of stories with a powerful new book collection designed to build children’s empathy.

We’ve partnered with the EmpathyLab team to release a collection of 30 empathy-building books, specially selected to strengthen children’s ability to understand other people’s feeling and perspectives. The pack is available for teachers, librarians and parents from today in the run up to Empathy Day on 12 June 2018, and is accompanied by a downloadable Read for Empathy guide containing top tips on using the empathy collection with your pupils. 

Made up of thirteen novels, fourteen picture books, two graphic novels and one poetry book, the pack explores the topical themes of displacement and migration, as well as the experiences of children facing challenging circumstances including deafness, autism and bereavement.

The full list of titles in the Read for Empathy collection is below:

Leo: A Ghost Story by Mac Barnett

El Deafo by Cece Bell

Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Tender Earth by Sita Brahmachari

The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

Willy and the Cloud by Anthony Browne

Overheard in a Tower Block by Joseph Coelho

Illegal by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin

Grandad’s Island by Benji Davies

King of the Sky by Nicola Davies

Me and Mister P by Maria Farrer

The Song from Somewhere Else by A.F. Harrold

Here I am by Patti Kim

Sky Dancer by Gill Lewis

Lulu gets a Cat by Anna McQuinn

Perfectly Norman by Tom Percival

The Parrot and the Merchant by Marjan Vafaian

Smart by Kim Slater

The Guggenheim Mystery by Robin Stevens

In my Heart: A Book of Feelings by Jo Witek

The Road to Ever After by Moira Young

Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea by Morag Hood

The No.1 Car Spotter by Atinuke

15 Things Not to do with a Granny by Margaret McAllister

The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Can I Join your Club? by John Kelly

Charlie and Me by Mark Lowery

My Name is Not Refugee by Kate Milner

You’re Safe with Me by Chitra Soundar

Ballerina by Michaela and Elaine DePrince

Order your Read for Empathy collection and get 20% off the RRP

You can also download the Read for Empathy guide here.

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