Best Books for KidsHere are links to some of my favorite books for Kids
Books About Mindfulness
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.
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
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.
The book describes how many different ways people all over the world celebrate the sunrise.
by Byrd Baylor
by Deborah Sosin
by Maud Rogiers
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.
by Katrina Goldsaito
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.
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.
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.
Come on a journey to see how people in different countries prepare, eat, and think about their food.
by: Whitney Stewart
Books About Emotions
A little girl as takes you on a tour through all of her favorite things. Now is a clever and poignant picture book by the award-winning artist, Antoinette Portis.
by Antoinette Portis
A counting book of the Japanese garden and haiku poetry. A young girl explores the garden’s beauty, and discovers the fun of haiku.
by Celeste Mannis
This book helps children identify their feelings and helps them to better understand them.
A book to help parents, teachers, and children talk about anger. kids will see what Sophie does when she gets angry. What do you do?
Breathe Like a Bear is a beautifully illustrated collection of mindfulness exercises designed to teach kids techniques for managing their bodies, breath, and emotions.
Books About Kindness
The book aims to help, encourage, teach, and develop a powerful positive mindset for kids and adults. The main character, Birdy, believes in love, kindness, and staying positive!
The book is about a group of friends who experience what it means to be present at school, home, and the beach. It teaches children how to notice when someone needs help, to wait patiently for their turn, and focus on what’s happening now.
Nikolai searches for the answers to his three questions. The book is about compassion and being engaged in each moment.
The story is told from the point of view of a child with Asperger Syndrome. It highlights the triumphs of the his experiences in a day at school.
the real-life rescue story of Marshall, the Newfoundland dog, and the people aboard the W.F. Marshall in 1877.
Marshall, the Sea Dog
by: Whitney Stewart
Stories for Bedtime
A children’s book based on the song traditional Mexican counting song “Un elefante se balanceaba.”. It teaches how to count to five and can also be the perfect bedtime story.
Being mindful won’t take away your problems, but it can help you handle them. In this activity book, kids will learn to settle their thoughts and look inward through a series of fun writing prompts, games, and meditation exercises.
This easily digestible guide introduces kids to mindfulness as a way to find clarity, manage stress, handle difficult emotions, and navigate personal challenges.
Opening vertically, beautiful words and illustrations depict the life of Siddhartha Gautama, a young, wealthy prince who eventually gave up his worldly ways until he attained supreme enlightenment to become Buddha.
by: Whitney Stewart
25 Tips to Mindfulness for Young Children
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