St Nicholas Church of England

Infants' School

Becoming The Best We Can Be

Recommended Books

 An absolute favourite book at St Nicholas school!


This heartwarming book encourages positive behaviour by

using the concept of an invisible bucket to show  children how 

easy and rewarding it is to express kindness, appreciation and

love by 'filling buckets.'

Author: Carol McCloud

Illustrator: David Messing

You could use a real bucket, or make a bucket, for children to draw pictures or write down how they have helped to fill a bucket today- add them to the bucket and see how quickly it fills up!

Use the 'Daily Acts of Kindness' tick list to help you.


This celebration of an unusual friendship serves as a

reminder that kindness is often repaid with kindness and that something small can start a big movement for change. 

Author: Julia Donaldson.

Illustrator: Axel Scheffler.


By performing one simple act of kindness, Mary starts a chain reaction that affects people all over the world. 

Author: Emily Pearson.

Illustrator: Fumi Kosaka.


It is Vanessa first day at a new school and on

the way home, a child shouts at her, one of her

classmates sees what happened.

This wordless picture book's expressive images capture

the helplessness that children can feel

when they see a child being unkind to another child.

It explores the power of simple acts of kindness and

the strength that comes from standing by a friend. 

Author and Illustrator: Kerascoet