There have been so many acts of violence happening close to home and across oceans, and I’ve been thinking of the people who caused those tragic events.
Where was their sense of self-love and reverence for life?
How can I teach my children to deeply love and accept themselves and others, despite our weaknesses and differences?
I started looking for picture books that displayed these messages beautifully and in a way that reaches kids’ hearts and minds.
Here are our 16 picks for books that teach love and acceptance:
Little Lit Joy’s picks:
Same, Same, but Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andraea
I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont
It’s Okay to be Different by Todd Parr (or any of his books)
Whoever You Are by Mem Fox
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox
The Book Report’s picks:
Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry
Most People by Michael Leannah
Lovely by Jess Hong
Why Am I Me? by Paige Britt
Come With Me by Holly M. McGhee
Talk Wordy to Me’s picks:
We’re all Wonders by R.J. Palacio
Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev
The Wonderful Things you will be by Emily Winfield Martin
Life by Cynthia Rylant
One by Kathryn Otoshi