Shared booklist

BKLYN Brooklyn Public Library Youth Wing Pathfinder for Sharing

Books for children that deal with the topic of sharing.

25 items

Cheese belongs to you!

Alexis Deacon ; illustrated by Viviane Schwarz. |

Clark the Shark dares to share

written by Bruce Hale ; illustrated by Guy Francis. |

That's (not) mine

by Anna King ; illustrated by Christopher Weyant. |

Some friends to feed

Pete Seeger, Paul DuBois Jacobs ; illustrated by Michael Hays. |

A poor but clever traveler finds a way to get the townspeople to share their food with him in this retelling of a classic tale, set in Germany at the end of the Thirty Years War.

I wanna new room

Karen Kaufman Orloff ; illustrated by David Catrow. |

Through a series of brief letters to his parents, Alex presents all the reasons why he should not have to share a room with his younger brother.

Bears on chairs

Shirley Parenteau ; illustrated by David Walker. |

Four chairs. Four adorable bears. All is well until Big Brown Bear shows up -- what a stare -- and wants a seat. Can these clever bears put their heads together (among other things) and make space for one more?

All for me and none for all

written by Helen Lester ; illustrated by Lynn Munsinger. |

Gruntly is a real hog, and the other animals are tired of his greediness, but when he gets mixed up on a treasure hunt and is the last to reach the prize, Gruntly begins to realize the value of kindness and sharing.

Be fair! share!

[text by Harriet Ziefert] ; pictures by Pete Whitehead. |

Three friends share their lunches and a lesson in fairness.

Bear says thanks

Karma Wilson ; illustrations by Jane Chapman. |

Bear thanks his friends for bringing food dishes to his dinner party and finds a way of sharing something of his own.

Peanut & Fifi have a ball

by Randall de Sáeve ; illustrations by Paul Schmid. |

Squabbling over a toy ball, two sisters ultimately learn that playing together is even more fun.

Katie and the puppy next door

John Himmelman. |

Katie the dog learns that sharing can be fun when she becomes friends with the playful puppy next door.

Llama Llama time to share

Anna Dewdney. |

Llama Llama doesn't want to share his toys with his new neighbors. But when fighting leads to broken toys and tears, Llama learns that it's better to share.

Should I share my ice cream?

by Mo Willems. |

Gerald must decide if he should share his ice cream before it's too late.


story by Shutta Crum ; pictures by Patrice Barton. |

A young child does not want to share his toys with his baby sibling, but an encounter with the family dog teaches everyone the importance of sharing.

Sheila Rae's peppermint stick

Kevin Henkes. |

Sheila Rae refuses to share her peppermint stick with her sister Louise until Sheila has an accident.

Will Sheila share?

by Elivia Savadier. |

Nana helps teach her toddler granddaughter to share.

Peter's chair

Ezra Jack Keats. |

When Peter discovers his blue furniture is being painted pink for a new baby sister, he rescues the last unpainted item, a chair, and runs away.

Labels for Laibel

by Dina Rosenfeld ; illustrated by Norman Nodel. |

Story told in rhyme: Laibel does not want to share with younger brother Yossi and decides green labels with his name will be just what he needs to show what belongs to him.

It's mine!

by Leo Lionni. |

Three selfish frogs quarrel over who owns their pond and island, until a storm makes them value the benefits of sharing.

Ugly Fish

Kara LaReau, Scott Magoon. |

At first Ugly Fish likes being alone in his tank so much that he eats any fish that tries to share it, but when he becomes lonely, he devises a better plan.

Grandpa's soup

written by Eiko Kadono ; illustrated by Satomi Ichikawa. |

After the death of his wife, an old man gradually realizes that making the soup she used to cook and sharing it with friends eases his loneliness.

The doorbell rang

by Pat Hutchins. |

Each time the doorbell rings, there are more people who have come to share Ma's wonderful cookies.

Harriet's Halloween candy

Nancy Carlson. |

Harriet learns the hard way that sharing her Halloween candy makes her feel much better than eating it all herself.

Stone soup

told and pictured by Marcia Brown. |

When three hungry soldiers come to a town where all the food has been hidden, they set out to make soup of water and stones, and all the town enjoys a feast.

The Mine-o-saur

by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen ; illustrated by David Clark. |

The greedy Mino-o-saur learns the hard way that he needs to share the toys in order to make friends.