Reading with your children can be a great way to relieve boredom and promote positivity for you and your child. So here is a list of 5 picture books for kids to cheer everyone up in these uncertain times.
The Fearless Octopus
Written by Charlotte Christie and illustrated by Marcela Calderón.
This is a poetic story with a great adventure. With truly engaging illustrations and a powerful message to encourage kids to be fearless, it’s a great read for kids.
The Little Engine That Could
Written by Watty Piper & illustrated by Dan Santat.
A plucky tale of a train overcoming obstacles. This is a truly endearing story full of optimism and positivity to push your children to go for their goals no matter the obstacle.
Last Stop on Market Street
Written by Matt de la Peña, illustrated by Christian Robinson.
If you are looking for a book with a lot of positive reviews look no further. Winner of the Caldecott Medal and the Jon Newbery Medal in 2016 this thought-provoking picture book is a great choice.
The story details the bus ride of CJ and his Grandmother. With CJ wondering aloud why he doesn’t have an iPod and various other items and rather than being embarrassed CJ’s Grandmother helps him see the beauty in their bus ride.
Because Amelia Smiled
By David Ezra Stein
Following the series of events set off by little Amelia, we see the power of a single smile. Amelia’s smile inspires kindness, giving and provides inspiration to many.
After reading this book the power of optimism and happiness through a single smile is truly undeniable.
We’re All Wonders
By R.J. Palacio
Older children may be familiar with the bestseller Wonder, but this is the adapted version for younger children.
A magnificent and humbling tale of Auggie who happens to look a bit different to other children on the outside. Inspiring readers to choose kindness and accept everyone.
If you want to help us promote positivity and wellness with more children in our community consider taking a look at our up-coming ‘Someone to Talk to’ project.