We're pleased to share here a collection of some of our favorite books for sharing the joy and potential of giving with younger family member, including the new "Hip Family's Guide for Happier Holidays" by NCFP Board member Lisa Parker, president of the Lawrence Welk Family Foundation.

Books for Parents

  • The Hip Family’s Guide to Happier Holidays is a guide by Lisa Parker of the Lawrence Welk Family Foundation who says in the guide, “The single best piece of advice I received as a young mom was that my job was to create memories for my children.”
  • Generous Genes: Raising Caring Kids in a Digital Age is a road map for parents, grandparents and others who want to teach kids—from 2 to 20—to live compassionately.
  • The Giving Family: Raising Our Children to Help Others: It’s never too early—or too late—to start teaching children the habit of giving.
  • Raising Financially Fit Kids: This combination parenting and personal finance book helps parents teach their children key money skills–such as saving, spending, budgeting, investing, building credit, and donating–that they’ll need to become financially secure adults.

Books and Tools for Kids

  • The Giving Book: Open the Door to a Lifetime of Giving: The Giving Book is truly a gift for young readers ages 6 to 11 — inspiring, teaching and engaging them to give back to the world.
  • The Piggy Bank for the 21st Century: One slot piggy banks have been around for….centuries. But the world has changed.
  • The Quiltmaker’s Gift tells the story of a greedy king, who with the help of a generous quiltmaker, learns to find happiness by giving his possessions away.
  • Three Cups: Teaching children how to save, spend, and be charitable can be as simple as 1, 2, 3.

Read the full article about philanthropy book ideas at National Center for Family Philanthropy.