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Favorite Books for Kids

My husband and I began reading to both of our children in utero and haven't stopped.  We read to them daily.  As they age, we pick books that can grow with them.  We enjoy family trips to the library, using the Libby app and rewarding reading with a film based on the book.  I studied children's literature as part of my major and truly enjoy a good kids' book.  I could easily fill an entire website with my favorite children's books.   I have been known to give and receive children's books as gifts to adults.  I enjoy reading them just as much as my kids!  But for this page, I have picked the books that I think help teach mindfulness to kids of all ages.  If you have a book you think belongs on my list, please send me a message.  I have provided links to the books when available. 

Younger Kids

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons:  this list had to begin with Pete the Cat.  I recommend any and all Pete the Cat books.  Pete is mindful of his friends, family and a very calm and zen like character.  In this book, he keeps losing buttons but he never cries.  He keeps going along and singing his song.  This is a wonderful lesson on living in the moment and being resilient. 

Is Nothing Something?

 

A Handful of Quiet 

A Child's Book of Blessings and Prayers

A Child's Book of Animal Poems and Blessings

The Gift of Nothing

Waiting is Not Easy

Older Kids