Books About Mindfulness

Here are links to some of my favorite books for Kids

Puppy Mind is a picture book for both children and adults. It’s about a boy who has a puppy mind that always wanders away.

Puppy Mind
by: Andrew Jordan Nance


The deck of cards include exercises and practices that can help kids to calm their mind and body, pay attention, feel happier and confident, become more self-aware, connect with others and have fun. It encourages kids to practice mindfulness skills each time they win a hand.

Mindfulness Skills for Kids: Card Deck and 3 Card Games Cards
by Debra Burdick

The cards are designed to help children feel grounded, improve focus,find calm, practice loving-kindness and relax. It has easy-to-follow steps for children of all abilities.

Mindful Kids: 50 Activities for Calm, Focus and Peace
by Whitney Stewart


One of Thich Nhat Hanh’s best known and most innovative meditation practice, Pebble meditation. It is a playful and fun activity for children.

A Handful of Quiet: Happiness in Four Pebbles
by Thich Nhat Hanh

The book is lively in spirit and humor. It’s about the special bond between a grandparent and grandchild. It also shows the joy of learning new things, such as tai chi and yoga for all ages.

A Morning with Grandpa

by Sylvia Liu


 In this story, Arun Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, tells the story of how his grandfather taught him to turn darkness into light. The book is filled with unique three-dimensional collage paintings.

Grandfather Gandhi Hardcover
by Arun Gandhi

The book describes how many different ways people all over the world celebrate the sunrise.

The Way to Start a Day
by Byrd Baylor

About a young boy and his old teacher who teaches him how to listen to sounds and songs of the natural world.

The Other Way to Listen
by Byrd Baylor
A story about Charlotte and her puppy, Otto. Together they discover a quiet place in the park where she learns and practices mindful breathing.
Charlotte and the Quiet Place
by Deborah Sosin
The book encourages children to slow down on their actions and thoughts. It includes rhythms imagery, and a quiet self-awareness and mindfulness guide.
Take the Time: Mindfulness for Kids
by Maud Rogiers
A story of mindfulness and meditation. It is about brother and sister, Henry and Emma.
The Lemonade Hurricane: A Story of Mindfulness and Meditation
by Licia Morelli

Yoshio goes on a  journey through the hustle and bustle of Tokyo city to find the most beautiful sound. He goes through all the sounds to find the beautiful sound of silence.
The Sound of Silence
by Katrina Goldsaito

The listening walk teaches children to walk and not talk and not hurry. It encourages them listen to a world of wonderful and surprising sounds.

The Listening Walk

by Paul Showers

A book about silence in the world that we live in.

by Lemniscates

A book filled with step-by-step simple instructions for yoga poses and poems. It teaches children and adults stretching, posture, and breath work to help their bodies prepare for a restful sleep.

Yawning Yoga
by Laurie Jordan

A book that inspires young dreamers to be doers. A story about a girl named Rae who learns what it means to be an entrepreneur.

What Does It Mean to Be an Entrepreneur?
by Rana DiOrio


This book is for teens, it teaches them how to shape your brain, build its strengths, and avoid dangers with the decisions they make. It’s a brain owner’s manual.

The Owner’s Manual for Driving Your Adolescent Brain
by Joann Deak


Come on a journey to see how people in different countries prepare, eat, and think about their food.
What’s on Your Plate?: Exploring the World of Food
by: Whitney Stewart


Children are then encouraged to give their own amygdala a superhero name; thus encouraging children to take ownership of themselves and their feelings.

Hey Warrior
By Karen Young


In Alphabreaths, children will learn their ABCs and the basics of mindfulness through playful breathing exercises.

Alphabreaths: The ABCs of Mindful Breathing

The story weaves in mindfulness techniques of Yoga Nidra, an ancient form of meditation, which will help children have a direct experience of peace and relaxation.

The Dolphin’s Secret: A Meditational Journey for Children

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