Books to build empathy: Reading list and activities for ages 0-5 years
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Author Malorie Blackman once described reading as ‘an exercise in empathy’ and we agree, so we’ve curated some of the books we think best help children to develop empathy and respect for others.

The Ugly Five

The Ugly Five PB

Who’s that singing on the savannah? It’s the top-five ugly animals in Africa!

The wildebeest, warthog, vulture, hyena and marabou stork swagger proudly across the savannah, rejoicing in their ugliness – and delighting their babies, who think they’re perfect just the way they are.

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