A few weeks ago we put the word out asking people to recommend mind gardening books for kids. These are books that encourage children to adopt healthy strategies of mind, to cultivate good quality attention, and to build positive mindsets for life. So here is the list of books you recommended to us. We have not edited the list in any way, just added all recommendations. And the list is in no particular order, except for putting Aussie authors at the top!!
This might make your Christmas shopping task a little bit easier.
Go Away Mr Worrythoughts! by Nicky Johnston – age 10+
Happy Thoughts are Everywhere… by Nicky Johnston – age 10+
Ruby Who? by Hailey Bartholomew – primary school age
I Think, I Am!: Teaching Kids the Power of Affirmations by Louise L. Hay – age 3+
Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud (and other titles) – age 4+
Buddha at Bedtime by Dharmachari Nagaraja – age 3+
Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Jane Dyer – age 4+
The Lorax by Dr Seuss (and other titles) – age 6+
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Gary Rubenstein & Mark Pett – age 4+
You Are Special by Max Lucado (and other titles) – age 4+
Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg – age 3+
Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters by Barak Obama – primary school age
I Believe in Me: A Book of Affirmations by Connie Bowen – age 4+
Incredible You! 10 Ways to Let Your Greatness Shine Through by Dr Wayne Dyer (and other titles) – age 4+
We remind you also of this blog by Positively Positive on the 50 Inspiring Children’s Books with a Positive Message that we posted on Facebook back in May. Many of the books on our list above are also found there.