Stand in My Shoes: Kids Learning About Empathy
This book directly defines empathy in kid friendly language with an engaging story and plot. Emily, a young girl, bothers her sister while she is trying to do homework. Emily's sister explains that empathy means paying attention to how others are feeling, and this inspires Emily to pay close attention to the people around her. Emily practices empathy at school and at home, and realizes that she can really impact how others are feeling.
We have used this book at our school for children in grades pre-K through 5th!