Resources: Great mindfulness books for kids

Mindfulness books for children:

I have compiled the following book list of “mindfulness” literature for children touching on various topics including kindness and compassion, gratitude, feelings and guided mindfulness stories, which you might like to use at home, in school or other settings.


  • A boy and a turtle, Lori Lite
  • A chair for my mother, Vera B. Williams
  • Affirmation Weaver, Lori Lite
  • Alphabreaths, Christopher Willard, Daniel Rechtschaffen
  • Anh’s Anger, Gail Silver, Christiane Kromer
  • A Nifflenoo called Nevermind, Margot Sunderland, Nicky Hancock
  • A sick day for Amos McGee, Philip C. Stead & Erin E. Stead
  • Each Kindness, Jacqueline Woodson
  • Enemy Pie, Derek Munson
  • Good-Bye Bumps! – Talking To What’s Bugging You, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Saje Dyer
  • How Hattie hated Kindness, Margot Sunderland, Nicky Hancock
  • Horton hears a who?, Dr. Seuss
  • I Am, Why Two Little Words Mean so Much, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer with Kristina Tracy
  • Incredible You!, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer with Kristina Tracy
  • I think, I Am!, Louise Hay, Kristine Tracy
  • Just me and my Mind, Kerry Lee MacLean
  • Last Stop on Market Street, Matt de la Pena
  • Meditation is an Open Sky, Whitney Stewart
  • Mindfully Me Series, Louise Shanagher and Rose Finerty
  • No Excuses! How What You Say can get in Your Way, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Kristina Tracy
  • No Ordinary Apple, Sara Marlowe
  • Ordinary Mary’s extraordinary deed, Emily Pearson
  • Peace, Bugs and Understanding, Gail Silver
  • Please explain Anxiety to me!, Laurie Zelinger, Ph.D., Jordan Zelinger, MS Ed.
  • Puppy Mind, Andrew Jordan Nance
  • Rude Cakes, Rowboat Watkins
  • Sam and the Lucky Money, Karen Chinn
  • Sea Otter Cove, Lori Lite
  • Starfish On The Beach, Lindy and Tom Schneider
  • Steps and Stones, Gail Silver, Christiane Kroemer
  • Take the Time, Maud Roegiers
  • The Frog that longed for the Moon to Smile, Margot Sunderland, Nicky Hancock
  • The Giving Tree, Shel Silverstein
  • The Invisible Boy, Trudy Ludwig
  • The Listening Walk, Paul Showers
  • The Smartest Giant in Town, Julia Donaldson
  • The Tail of Max the Mindless Dog, Florenza Denise Lee
  • The Tree Questions, Jon J. Muth
  • The “When I’m Feeling” Collection, Trace Moroney
  • Thinking Stories to wake up your Mind, Mike Fleetham
  • Those Shoes, Maribeth Boelts
  • Tiger – Tiger is it true?, Byron Katie, Hans Wilhelm
  • Tight Times, Barbara Shook Hazen
  • Unstoppable Me! 10 Ways to Soar Through Life, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Kristina Tracy
  • Visiting Feelings, Lauren Rubenstein
  • We all sing with the same voice, J. Phillip Miller & Sheppard M. Greene
  • When my worries get too big, Kari Dunn Buron
  • Willy and the Wobbly House, Margot Sunderland, Nicky Hancock
  • Your Fantastic Elastic Brain, Joann Deak Ph.D.
  • Zen Ties, John J. Muth

For more information on mindful parenting and education and a practical everyday approach that can be applied by anybody and tailored to your individual circumstances take a look at my new book “Roots and Wings – Childhood needs a revolution”, a handbook for parents and educators to promote positive change based on the principles of mindfulness.

Thanks so much for your interest and support! 😉 Alex

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