Category: Inspiring Book Finds

Books to fill young hearts and minds with joy, encouragement, and inspiration.

How to Help Children Who Worry

Do you ever catch a case of the worries?  Right.  You’re a parent.  That’s a silly question.  We all worry at least a little sometimes.  But when children’s worries and anxiety become too big for them to handle, what do you do?  How do you help them self-regulate back to a more peaceful state?   …

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The Evolution of a Bully Brought to You by Children’s Story Crickwing

You don’t need to be a budding entomologist in order to enjoy Crickwing.  Who knew, except perhaps author Janell Cannon, that we could all fall in love with… a cockroach?   Since Crickwing is from the same creator of Stellaluna, I suppose the story quality and mesmerizing illustrations of this lesson-filled children’s book should come …

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Thanks for the Feedback Helps Kids Know Just What to Say

Does your child ever have trouble accepting compliments or constructive criticism?  Thanks for the Feedback by Julia Cook helps children overcome that very problem.   The Story RJ is a boy who never knows quite what to say. Give him a compliment?  He puts himself or the other person down.   Give him some helpful …

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How Many Marbles Do YOU Have?

The children’s book How Many Marbles Do YOU Have? may not be appropriate for everyone, but for any parent coping with chronic illness, please listen up!   The author of today’s Inspiring Children’s Book Find, Melinda Malott, lives with both Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. While she wrote this book to help children understand the …

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The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau

The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau by Michelle Markel is not just a beautiful, award winning children’s story about an artist. It’s an example of how a healthy dose of passion, persistence and determination can lead to a life full of joy and wonder.   The Story Henri Rousseau is a 40 year old toll …

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The Big Orange Splot Paints Important Messages for Kids

The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Manus Pinkwater is a slightly silly tale with a significant message. What would you do if a big orange splot of paint landed on your home’s roof one day? Would you paint over it? Would your neighbors “encourage” you to do so?   The Story Mr. Plumbeam lived on …

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Me… Jane, The Picture Book Biography of Dr. Jane Goodall

What inspired Dr. Jane Goodall to become a primatologist? In children’s book Me… Jane, award-winning picture book author Patrick McDonnell introduces us to young Jane and her trusty childhood companion, a chimpanzee named Jubilee.   The Story Jane takes Jubilee everywhere she goes. Their many outdoor adventures together help Jane feel very much a part …

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