I know as a teacher I wanted my students to perform the best they could and be okay with be an individual. At the beginning of the school year my first class read aloud was Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli. It's a great book, and it helped me teach my students that it is okay to be an individual and to like yourself.
As a mom to a 5, 4, and 1 year old I want my kids to learn to Like Yourself and Be the Best You! I'm pretty sure every mom and dad want their kids to be their best.
That is where these 5 books help you out, and they are popular enough books your local library should have them. Check them out.
5 Books to Like Yourself and Be the Best You
Beaumont has many great books; she is a favorite of mine. This book is a great read aloud for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners especially. I love how colorful and fun this book is as well as the message it loudly send. Be you and like it!
This book is for your dreamer, and Olympics fan. I love sports books, and I love the 6 steps to becoming an Olympian that they share, and I especially love the last lesson. "Obstacles turned into victories."
Best for preschool through 3rd grade, possibly even up to 4th grade.
This book is fun. The scientific side of it just makes my little science nerdy side smile, and the illustrations are fun and hard not to love as well. Plus, who doesn't love lovable looking animals doing crazy fun things?! Overall, I love the message, Normal is impossible to define! So be yourself!
Best for Toddlers through 4th grade. The older kids will understand the message taught, and the younger kids will love the fun pictures.
Alexie is known for his award winning Young Adult (YA) book; this is the first picture book of his that I have read. I liked this story, but I really liked the colorful pictures and the message taught of finding out who you are. The Native Americans using the name to describe who you are made for a unique story line.
Best for Kindergarten through 3rd grade.
This book seems like the next best book to give a friend having a new baby. The story of a mom telling her child that she wonders what that child will be. I liked that it said, what you will be rather than what you will do. This inspiring story is a definite heart warmer for mom hearts.
Best for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners b/c of the characters/illustrations in the book are babies and young.
I'm telling you these 5 books are definite winners. They are fun reads, read alouds, and they teach such great messages.
Happy Valuable Lessons Taught Picture Book Reading!