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30 Inspiring Books That Teach Kids to Love Themselves Always

The key to defeating those horrible bullies is having enough self love and confidence, so that no matter what they say, you can rise above it all and brush it off. With the help of these uplifting books, your child is going to feel totally empowered, strong and unbeatable!

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The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes

The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes

Being a perfectionist isn’t always a bad thing, however it can mean what you once enjoyed doing is now no longer fun. Join Beatrice Bottomwell in finding out that no matter how hard you try to be perfect, sometimes mistakes just happen (even if they are in front of everyone) and that’s ok.

$11.19


The Dot

The Dot

Who knew that one big dot made in frustration could be the start of something wonderful? Well, for Vashti it was. Vashti “can’t draw”; that is, until a lovely teacher helps her to unleash all of her crazy dotty abilities – and then she just can’t stop!

$12.59


The Magic Is Inside You

The Magic Is Inside You

Negative thoughts are something we all have, but as adults we know they don’t help. However, children often don’t have the words to articulate their emotions and what they may be feeling. ‘The Magic Is Inside You’ is an amazing book that teaches children self-love, helps them overcome their self-doubt, and to think positively.

$11.48


Annie's Plaid Shirt

Annie's Plaid Shirt

Annie’s Plaid Shirt is a fabulous, award winning book written by a clinical psychologist that celebrates differences and sparks important conversations between families. By delving into gender expression and individuality this book teaches children that they can be who they want to be (even at formal weddings…with a little bit of clever thinking).

$16.95


I Am a Warrior Goddess

I Am a Warrior Goddess

Not all heroes wear capes and that’s definitely the case for Warrior Goddess, a little girl with BIG aspirations. As she says, “kindness is the most powerful weapon there is” though she’s also brave, generous, and loving, making her the perfect “leader of the strong and defender of the weak” – an empowering story, for sure.

$10.99


We're Different, We're the Same

We're Different, We're the Same

From the lovely, familiar faces of Sesame Street comes ‘We’re Different, We’re the Same’. With bright and colorful pictures, this sweet book helps children learn that while we all have differences, deep down we are all the same on the inside and have similar feelings, wants and needs.

$4.74


Mixed Me!

Mixed Me!

Through the use of rhymes, Mike, a mixed-race child who is ‘the perfect blend of dark and light’, answers the daily questions he faces about his skin color, curly hair, and parents. Mike just wants to be accepted – he’s just a normal boy who has lots of energy and loves to go FAST.

$10.99


Felix Stands Tall

Felix Stands Tall

Felix Stands Tall is all about Felix, a cute little Guinea pig who, after a talent show with his best friend Fiona, finds himself being bullied. But, with some help and encouragement from Fiona, he manages to find the ‘secret key’ to standing up to any bully.

$5.99

Dear Girl

Dear Girl

Daughters are going to feel like they can take on the world and then some, after reading this super empowering book. Dear Girl is one big love letter to their minds and bodies, so it will have every girl loving themselves AND their ‘flaws’ – no wonder it’s a #1 New York Times Bestseller!

$8.97


Not So Small at All

Not So Small at All

In such a big wide world, it is easy to see why children can sometimes feel a tad overwhelmed or insignificant – which is where Not So Small At All comes in. This brilliantly uplifting book teaches children (and even adults) that even small beings can have a BIG impact in this world.

$7.99


Just The Way I Am

Just The Way I Am

Just The Way I Am is the book every young child needs. Many children suffer from low self-esteem and low confidence, but as they read through these pages they will discover a story of how a boy, just like them, has faced the same problem and found out how to battle through and beat it.

$9.99


I'm Like You, You're Like Me

I'm Like You, You're Like Me

Put in a simple yet fun and inviting way for young kids to understand, is the message that we ALL have both similarities and differences, and it’s pretty cool. This adorable book also contains a 2 page parent section in the back, with activities that help reinforce the theme.

$11.99


I Love Me: Self-Esteem in Seven Easy Steps

I Love Me: Self-Esteem in Seven Easy Steps

I Love ME! is a beautiful, inspiring book for both boys and girls suffering with low self-esteem, written and illustrated by 2 young sisters. The book features 7 easy steps, stories, and activities that other kids can take to build their confidence, practice self-love, feel powerful, and beat the bullies!

$9.95


I Am Jazz

I Am Jazz

Not just for trans children, I Am Jazz is a revolutionary, necessary read for everyone – children and parents alike – to help them see life from Jazz’s eyes. This fabulous book helps them to understand not only her story, but other transgenders’ lives too as they face the same struggles and prejudice.

$14.59


The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School

The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School

The Pout-Pout Fish is a rhythmic book that tackles all the fears a child may have before they start school; how will they write, draw, or even count? Mr. Fish is told that school is the place where they learn all of these fun things, and his worries soon float away.

$7.18


Pink Is for Boys

Pink Is for Boys

Children aren’t born thinking blue is for boys and pink for girls, or that if they are a boy they can only play with soldiers and cars, or girls can only have dolls and makeup. Society teaches them that, but it simply isn’t true, as they will discover in the lovely Pink Is For Boys.

$14.47


The Tortoise and the Hairpiece

The Tortoise and the Hairpiece

Jake is a terrific little tortoise who’s very embarrassed about his hairless head – he’s completely bald and even though people try to be his friend, he thinks they don’t actually like him. But, with some wise advice from owl and buzzard, he soon learns that its what’s inside that really counts.

$7.54


The Tiptoeing Tiger

The Tiptoeing Tiger

Met with only yawns and even laughs, Little Tiger’s attempts at frightening his animal friends aren’t going too well. Having said that, he doesn’t let that stop him and he keeps going regardless – kids will love the way the story twists and how Little Tiger is met with a funny surprise!

$13.49


Being Me

Being Me

As all of us adults will know, growing up and discovering not only yourself but the world can be hugely difficult, confusing, and even overwhelming. With helpful, uplifting books such as Being Me, though, kids are sure to find everything less of a struggle and instead, face it all with confidence.

$9.95


Whoever You Are

Whoever You Are

Sadly, people still don’t accept that no matter where we are from, we are all the same inside. Luckily there are amazing books like Whoever You Are, to help spread that message to easily-impressionable children, make a difference, and help take that step closer to peace and understanding.

$4.99


You Should, You Should

You Should, You Should

“You should dance like me” “you should wear this hat” – poor hippo is always being told “you should,” and no matter how hard he tries to be like his friends, he just can’t seem to blend in. That is, until he finally decides to be just like himself, which is when he really flourishes!

$6.99


I Love Myself

I Love Myself

I Love Myself is ALL about self love and being mindful, two very important lessons for children to learn. This wonderful story teaches them to appreciate and cherish what they DO have (a mother and father, unique talents, wisdom etc.) rather than worry about what they don’t.

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A House for Everyone

A House for Everyone

Ivy is a girl who likes having short hair, Alex doesn’t feel like ‘just a boy’ or ‘just a girl,’ and Jackson is a boy who prefers to wear dresses, but these kids are all the same, even though they’re different. A House for Everyone teaches kids and parents all about the wide gender spectrum.

$13.49


Junior Battles to Be His Best

Junior Battles to Be His Best

Even smaller children can have issues with low confidence and anxiety, so it’s important to lift them up from an early age with wonderful books such as Junior Battles to Be His Best. Its lesson is easy to understand, so nobody is left feeling confused.

$4.99


Just Because I Am

Just Because I Am

Just Because I Am is a refreshing and unique bilingual book (English and Spanish) that helps kids to learn all about themselves, from their needs and feelings to respecting their bodies – thus helping them to develop their self esteem. The book also includes an interactive section for parents to get involved with discussions and activities.

$12.45


I Got This!

I Got This!

Meet Diggory Do, Drew’s interesting pet dragon. Together, this fearless duo are going to give your child all the confidence they will ever need to combat any issues they may face in the future with a HUGE fire-breathing, can-do attitude – now, isn’t that what we like to hear?

$12.95


The Adventures of Honey & Leon

The Adventures of Honey & Leon

By bestselling author Alan Cumming is The Adventures of Honey and Leon, a book about 2 lovable pups that’s truly impossible to put down. Honey and Leon are left behind when their owners leave for work, but that means they’re not there to keep them safe, so they sneak away and follow them… incognito style!

$1.33


Bully Busters and Beyond

Bully Busters and Beyond

Phil Nguyen, the martial arts master, gives you and your children the nine treasures to help find your inner strength. This brilliant book combats low confidence and self-esteem and teaches you to use your powers and go from reactive to proactive – gone are those days of being bullied.

$9.95


The No More Bullying Book for Kids

The No More Bullying Book for Kids

Being bullied doesn’t define who you are, it defines the bully. This amazing book inspires you to become ‘bully proof’ and resilient, so no matter what they say, you can rise above it and stay strong (although it also teaches you words you can use to stop the bullies in their tracks).

$9.99

3 Diy Activities to Promote Self Love with Your Child

Diy Raising Leaders Activity

Diy Raising Leaders Activity

Over on A Mom’s Take is this super lovely self-esteem activity that helps children realize what makes them unique – their passions, talents, and strengths. Best of all, this neat activity requires getting messy with some paints and no kid of any age can resist that, so what are you all waiting for?

Diy Make Kids Smile Morning Love Notes

Diy Make Kids Smile Morning Love Notes

From Coffee Cups and Crayons, wtheyhave the sweet idea of greeting your children in the morning with these adorable ‘love notes’. Simply write things you love about your child on a sticky note, leave it somewhere they’re sure to find it, and you’re all set for lifting their mood in the best way ever.

Diy Inspirational Splatter Paint Art Project

Diy Inspirational Splatter Paint Art Project

Kids, even teens, are always up for getting messy with some paint, so you know this inspirational splatter art paint project is going to go down really well. Anyone can do this, so it helps to boost self-confidence when it comes to being creative and doing things they love.
(You may also like: 32 Uplifting and Comforting Toys and Books for Kids with Low Self-Esteem)


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