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20 Books That Help Parents Raise Grateful Kids

Raising kids who are hopeful and grateful in a world that’s often hateful and spiteful isn’t always easy. We have a beautiful collection of books designed to help kids see the positives in their lives instead of focusing on negatives. Developing an attitude of gratitude will help them as youngsters and as they grow up.

Kiddos who learn to express their thanks become positive, affirming people. It’s never too early for youngsters to begin developing an attitude of gratitude and we have the books and journals to help them get a good start.

Greta The Grateful Goldfish

Greta The Grateful Goldfish

Greta the Grateful Goldfish” is designed to teach kids to be thankful for the simple things in life, how to say “thank you” and “gracias.” Kids for whom English is a second language benefit as well as those wanting to learn Spanish. This adorable volume is sure to make a splash in your youngster’s library.

$8.00


Start Each Day With A Grateful Heart

Start Each Day With A Grateful Heart

Begin every day on a positive note, then reflect on the day’s activity with an attitude of gratitude. This beautiful journal created especially for children helps them “Start Each Day With a Grateful Heart” and encourages daily journaling. It’s easy to stay upbeat and focused when you’re always looking for the bright points.

$6.99


The Other Side

The Other Side

“The Other Side” is a delightful book with colorful illustrations penned to help children learn that the grass is not always greener on “the other side.” This tale of recognizing how much one has for which to be thankful is a life lesson that will resonate with kiddos who may not always appreciate their blessings.

$12.99


Before You Sleep: A Bedtime Book of Gratitude

Before You Sleep: A Bedtime Book of Gratitude

Having a schedule is always a good idea – it’s one of the cornerstones of consistent parenting. This adorable book, “Before You Sleep: A Bedtime Book of Gratitude” is a lovely part of a nightly sleep-time routine. With this story, you can gently remind your tots of the many wonderful things they experience with their senses.

$11.99


The Five Minute Journal for Kids

The Five Minute Journal for Kids

When kids focus on the positives and find the good things that happen each day, it’s easy to recall with “The Five-Minute Journal for Kids.” Youngsters learn to meet each day with a positive attitude, then reflect on the day’s events, and develop a journaling routine. It’s a great way to discern what really matters.

$22.95


I Am Thankful

I Am Thankful

“I Am Thankful” is a great book in the Positive Power series. It depicts a Thanksgiving Day story of a lad enjoying the hustle and bustle of the holiday, and learning that he has much for which to be thankful. What a delightful way to teach kiddos to appreciate everyday things and special days.

$4.99


Sharing with Others: A Book about Selfishness

Sharing with Others: A Book about Selfishness

Some lessons in life are easier than others. “Sharing With Others: A Book About Selfishness,” tells about a youngster who needs to learn a little consideration and cooperation. By illustrating an undesirable trait and explaining how one can behave, parents are able to help their youngsters avoid unpleasant episodes and give them tools to cope.

$4.99


Gratitude Journal: A Daily Mindfulness Practice For Kids

Gratitude Journal: A Daily Mindfulness Practice For Kids

This beautiful volume is the ideal “Gratitude Journal” for kids learning to appreciate all of the aspects of their lives. They can express their thanks in writing or they can draw freely. Or maybe a mixture of doodles and words is their style. Developing a daily habit of journaling sets them on an enriching path.

$5.99


The Things I'm Grateful For Bundle

The Things I'm Grateful For Bundle

It’s easy to get caught up in material “things” when you haven’t thought about what really matters. This bundle of four beautiful books in one tells poignant tales of youngsters who come to realize “The Things I’m Thankful For.” This collection of short stories and fun activities makes a delightful gift.

$16.99


The Blessings Jar: A Story About Being Thankful

The Blessings Jar: A Story About Being Thankful

“The Blessings Jar: A Story About Being Thankful” is a lovely board book designed for pre-school, kindergarten, and early readers. It depicts a tale of a disappointed child, Punky Grace, and her clever Grammy who helps turn a “grumpy” day into a wonderful day of discovering so many things for which to be grateful.

$12.99


The Thankful Book

The Thankful Book

“The Thankful Book” is a fun and sometimes silly way to teach kids pre-school through grade 2 that there are many things in our everyday lives for which we can give thanks. Focusing on the positive and sharing experiences are great tools for the parents looking to instill uplifting values in their children.

$9.49


Tiny Blessings: For Giving Thanks

Tiny Blessings: For Giving Thanks

From the “Tiny Blessings” series, the board book “For Giving Thanks” is a lovely first book for tots learning to count their blessings and find the wonder and delight in everyday life. The teaching moments parents can share with their youngsters are illustrated in eye-appealing colors. This little book is great for any baby’s library.

$7.95


Let Your Light Shine: A Conscious Kids Guidebook

Let Your Light Shine: A Conscious Kids Guidebook

“Let Your Light Shine: A Conscious Kids Guidebook” is a beautiful story, told in rhyme, for children in grades 2 to 4 who would benefit from the uplifting tale and the accompanying activities designed to guide a child with positive suggestions. These affirmations encourage a youngster to develop a healthy mind, body, and spirit.

$8.99


God Gave Us Love

God Gave Us Love

From the “God Gave Us” series: in “God Gave Us Love,” Little Cub and Grampa Bear share special moments together and explain about different kinds of love and the importance of loving one another. This precious story presents a great concept in easy-to-understand words and illustrations that will delight 3-to-7 year-olds and their parents alike.

$9.80


Gratitude Journal For Boys

Gratitude Journal For Boys

Grateful boys grow up to be thoughtful men. Choose the “Gratitude Journal for Boys” to help the young men in your life find things in everyday life for which they can be thankful, and then express their gratitude in a personal and private way. He’s never too young to start learning to count his blessings.

$6.99


Gratitude Journal for Kids

Gratitude Journal for Kids

Are you looking for a fun way to let the youngsters in your life develop appreciation for all they have? The “Gratitude Journal for Kids” offers a daily prompt and plenty of space for them to document things, people, and situations for which they are thankful. Focusing on positives helps kids grow into contented adults.

$7.95


Thankful for Clara June

Thankful for Clara June

“Thankful for Clara June” is a personalized book of uplifting affirmations woven into a delightful tale featuring your favorite kiddo. Everyone loves to hear their own name, and when it’s right on the cover and throughout the book, this is sure to be a favorite daily reader while instilling a sense of love and thankfulness.

$3.60


God Gave Us Thankful Hearts

God Gave Us Thankful Hearts

“God Gave Us Thankful Hearts” is a beautiful and gentle lesson in learning to appreciate each day and what it brings. When we focus on the things that make us happy, we’re bound to have thankful hearts according to Mama Wolf! The lovely autumnal illustrations of the Great North Woods are sure to delight.

$8.22


God Gave Us Family

God Gave Us Family

Every family unit is different. In “God Gave Us Family” Little Pup is all agog about the family reunion. Mama and Papa appreciate the opportunity to talk about the various combinations that make up families and how each one is special, and teach Little Pup that “we need to love the family God gave us.”

$6.59


Being Thankful

Being Thankful

Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter is a beloved children’s book character that is now featured in the “Inspired Kids” series. This volume, “Being Thankful” has Little Critter learning that it’s important to appreciate the things he has rather than dwelling on what he doesn’t. Based on scripture, this book is a lovely lesson in giving thanks.

$3.99

3 Diy Actitivites to Express Your Child’s Gratitude

Diy Gratitude Stones

Diy Gratitude Stones

Here’s a fun DIY project you can do with your kiddos that’s designed to help them learn “why” it’s important to say “thank you” and reflect on truly appreciating kindness from others – it’s more than just good manners. There are also fun suggestions for using “Gratitude Stones” in your home and in your community.

Diy Gratitude Game

Diy Gratitude Game

Do you remember playing “pick-up sticks” and how much fun it was? Here’s a great DIY version of the old-time classic with an important life lesson twist. In The Gratitude Game, each color is assigned an item for which the player is thankful. What a great way to count your blessings and spend time together.

Diy Gratitude Conversation Starters

Diy Gratitude Conversation Starters

No matter how big or little your family is, sometimes starting a conversation can be tricky, especially with a specific theme – enter the DIY Gratitude Conversation Starters. Print these ideas and add your own, then get ready for heartwarming family fun as you take turns sharing the best and blessed parts of each day.
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