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50 More Inspiring Children's Books With a Positive Message

When we expose our kids to a variety of positive and inspirational content early and on a regular basis, we can make a profound difference in their lives and help encourage a growth mindset.
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"There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all." -Jacqueline Kennedy

"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island."
-Walt Disney

The response to my first list of 50 Inspiring Children's Books with a Positive Message has been incredible! Clearly, there was a need for it. Through the research that I was doing, this has really become a labor of love for me. I am passionate about the importance of getting kids to love books early on. They are not only expanding their skills and knowledge, but also acquiring that lifelong love of learning. When we expose our kids to a variety of positive and inspirational content early and on a regular basis, we can make a profound difference in their lives and help encourage a growth mindset.

Here's to making a difference -- one book at a time. (I have found many wonderful books through your suggestions after my original list. So please continue to add your favorite inspirational books in the comment section below.)

50 More Inspiring Children's Books With a Positive Message, in alphabetical order:

1
A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza
2
A Mother's Promise by Lisa Humphrey
3
All in a Day by Cynthia Rylant
4
Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
5
An Awesome Book Of Love by Dallas Clayton
6
Bagels for Benny by Aubrey Davis
7
Chloe, Instead by Micah Player
8
Clarice Bean, What Planet Are You From? by Lauren Child
9
Dreams to Grow On by Christine Hurley Deriso
10
Every Little Thing by Cedella Marley
11
Feathers and Fools by Mem Fox
12
Four Feet Two Sandals by Karen Lynn Williams and Khadra Mohammed
13
Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae
14
Give a Goat by Jan West Schrock
15
Green Smoothie Magic by Victoria Boutenk
16
Here Come the Girl Scouts! by Shana Corey
17
How Full is Your Bucket? For Kids by Tom Rath
18
I Had a Favorite Dress by Boni Ashburn
19
I Like Myself! by Karen Beaumont
20
In the Garden with Dr. Carver by Susan Grigsby
21
Is There Really a Human Race? by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell
22
It Jes' Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw by Don Tate
23
Kathryn the Grape: Just Like Magic by Kathryn Cloward and Jody Duhamel
24
Kiki's Hats by Warren Hanson
25
Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker by Christianne Jones
26
Life Doesn't Frighten Me by Maya Angelou
27
Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
28
Love You When... by Linda Kranz
29
Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
30
Old Turtleby Douglas Wood
31
One Hen by Katie Smith Milway
32
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin
33
Say Something by Peggy Moss
34
Seeds of Change: Wangari's Gift to the World by Jen Cullerton Johnson
35
Some Dogs Do by Jez Alborough
36
Stay: The True Story of Ten Dogs by Michaela Muntean
37
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
38
Tear Soup by Pat Schwiebert
39
The Bee Tree by Patricia Polacco
40
The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Manus Pinkwater
41
The Invisible String by Patrice Karst
42
The Little Soul and the Sun by Neale Donald Walsch
43
The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi
44
The Smile That Went Around the World by Patrice Karst
45
The Story of Jumping Mouse by John Steptoe
46
Unstoppable Me: 10 Ways to Soar Through Life by Dr. Wayne Dyer
47
Weird! by Erin Frankel
48
What Is God? by Etan Boritzer
49
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox
50
You Are Special by Max Lucado
50 Children's Books with a Positive Message