“Lending a hand” for Random Acts of Kindness Week

Monday kicked off Random Acts of Kindness Week, a time when people are encouraged to step out of their comfort zones and do something nice for others. Our picture book, Lend a Hand: Poems About Giving is a collection of poems about different ways to help others. From planting trees to tutoring students, Lend a Hand shows that there are lots of small things you can do to make a big difference in someone’s life.

lend a hand: poems about giving
Lend a Hand: Poems About Giving by John Frank, illus. by London Ladd

Here’s what reviewers are saying about Lend a Hand:

At once familiar and slightly out of the box, these giving scenes gently suggest that even the smallest acts can inspire and achieve great ends.” —Kirkus Reviews

In conjunction with home or classroom discussions about social responsibilities, waging peace, or bullying, these instances of individual and collective giving may serve as inspiring models.“–Booklist

It would be easy for a book with this title to hit readers over the head with its message. Instead, this is a gentle book that will add value to any classroom or library collection.” —School Library Journal

In honor of Random Acts of Kindness Week, we’re offering a 25% off coupon which you can use through February 15. When you’re checking out, use the code KINDNESS. Purchase the book here.

Struggling to think of some ways to celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week? Here are ten ways to lend a hand:
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We’d love to hear what you’ve been doing for Random Acts of Kindness Week – let us know in the comments below!

3 thoughts on ““Lending a hand” for Random Acts of Kindness Week”

  1. These are some great ideas, except for the first one. Sharing a snack could result in a scary allergic reaction and hospital visit for someone with nut or other food allergies.

  2. This from one of our readers: For An Act of Kindness I’d like to suggest write a letter to a child in a refugee camp or a thank you letter to your favorite teacher rather than a letter to a soldier. Corporate media and the military already do more than enough to idolize soldiers.
    Thanks!
    Desiree Fairooz
    Youth Services Librarian
    Columbia Pike Branch
    Arlington Public Library

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