Dr. Howard M. Halpern was a psychotherapist, newspaper columnist and author of popular self-help books, including Cutting Loose, How to Break Your Addiction to a Person, and A Parent’s Guide to Child Psychotherapy. He considered his last (unfinished) book, about the power of empathy, to be the culmination of his life’s work.

The Empathy Collection in The Benjamin Children’s Library is dedicated in his memory by the families of his daughters Sharon Kleinerman and Dina Kornblau.

Upkeep for this collection is approximately 3,600 NIS / $1,000 annually.


A Whole New Ballgame A Rip and Red Book Bildner Phil Advanced Reader
A Wrinkle in Time The Graphic Novel L’Engle Madeleine Advanced Reader
Almost Home Bauer Joan Junior High
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Saenz Benjamin Alire Young Adult
Because of Mr. Terupt #1 Buyea Rob Junior High
Beholding Bee Fusco Kimberly Newton Junior High
Born For Love Szalavitz Maia Adult
Confessions of a Former Bully Ludwig Trudy Advanced Reader
Counting by 7s Sloan Holly Goldberg Junior High
Crenshaw Applegate Katherine Advanced Reader
Dear Bully 70 Authors Tell Their Story Hall Megan Kelley Young Adult
Each Kindness Woodson Jacqueline Picture Book
Emotionally Intelligent Parenting Elias Maurice Parenting
Enemy Pie Munson Derek Picture Book
Extraordinary Franklin Miriam Spitzer Junior High
Firegirl Abbott Tony Junior High
Flora & Ulysses The Illuminated Adventure Dicamillo Kate Advanced Reader
Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids McCloud Carol Picture Book
Hey Little Ant Hoose Phillip Picture Book
Hot Issues Cool Choices Facing Bullies Peer pressure popularity and put-downs Humphrey Sandra McLeod Junior High
Hound Dog True Urban Linda Advanced Reader
How to Steal a Dog O’Connor Barbara Junior High
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen binkow Howard Picture Book
Howard B. Wigglebottom Listens to his Heart Binkow Howard Picture Book
Howard B. Wiggleton Learns About Bullies Binkow Howard Picture Book
Is There Really a Human Race? Curtis Jamie Lee Picture Book
It’s Okay to be Different Parr Todd Picture Book
Just Because Where Another Point of View Makes a Better You! Housey Amber Picture Book
Just Grace 1 Harper Charise Mericle Beginning Reader
Just Grace Walks the Dog 3 Harper Charise Mericle Beginning Reader
Just Kidding Ludwig Trudy Picture Book
Just My Luck McGovern Cammie Advanced Reader
Learning to Listen Learning to Care A Workbook to help kids learn self-control and empathy Shapiro Lawrence Parenting
Liar and Spy Stead Rebecca Junior High
Llama Llama and the Bully Goat Dewdney Anna Picture Book
Lost in the Sun Graff Lisa Junior High
Making Friends is an Art Cook Julia Parenting
Middle School How I Survived Bullies Broccoli and Snake Hill Patterson James Advanced Reader
Mirroring People The Science of Empathy and how we connect with others Iacoboni Marco Adult
Mockingbird Erskine Kathryn Advanced Reader
Mr. Terupt Falls Again #2 a companion to Because of Mr. Terupt Buyea Rob Junior High
Ms. Bixby’s Last Day Anderson John DAvid Advanced Reader
My Secret Bully Ludwig Trudy Picture Book
One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street Rocklin Joanne Advanced Reader
Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed Pearson Emily Picture Book
Paperboy Vawter Vince Junior High
Pay it Forward Hyde Catherine Ryan Junior High
Pinduli Cannon Janell Picture Book
Prairie Evers Airgood Ellen Advanced Reader
Priscilla McDoodlenut DoodleMcMae Asks Why? Sinke Janet Mary Picture Book
Rain Reign Martin Ann Junior High
Rocky Road Kent Rose Junior High
Roots of Empathy Changing the World Child by Child Gordon Mary Parenting
Rules Lord Cynthia Junior High
Stand in my Shoes Kids Learning about Empathy Sornson Bob Picture Book
Still Just Grace 2 Harper Charise Mericle Beginning Reader
Tease Monster (A book about Teasing vs. Bullying) Cook Julia Picture Book
The Age of Empathy Nature’s Lessons for a Kinder Society De Waal Frans Adult
The Beginning of Everything Schneider Robyn Young Adult
The Boy on the Porch Creech Sharon Junior High
The Boy Who Grew Flowers Wojtowicz Jen Picture Book
The Enemy a book about Peace Cali Davide Picture Book
The Fourteenth Goldfish Holm Jennifer Junior High
The Hundred Dresses Estes Eleanor Beginning Reader
The Invisible Boy Ludwig Trudy Picture Book
The Juice Box Bully Empowering Kids to Stand Up for others Sornson Bob Parenting
The Language of Flowers Diffenbaugh Vanessa Young Adult
The One and Only Ivan Applegate Katherine Advanced Reader
The Potato Chip Champ Discovering Why Kindness Counts Dismondy Maria Picture Book
The Secure Child Helping our Children Feel Safe and Confident in an I Greenspan Stanley Parenting
The Seven Most Important Things Pearsall Shelley Junior High
The Thing About Jellyfish Benjamin Ali Advanced Reader
The Yellow Star The legend of King Christian X of Denmark Deedy Carmen Agra Non Fiction
Understand and Care Meiners Cheri Picture Book
Warp Speed Yee Lisa Advanced Reader
We’re All Wonders Palacio R.J. Picture Book
When Friendship Followed Me Home Griffin Paul Junior High
Why Empathy Matters Trout J.D. Adult
Wolf Hollow Wolk Lauren Junior High