The best way to start a conversation is with a shared story. Use these books to talk with children about various mindfulness and emotional awareness topics. 

Ages 4 - 6*

It's Hard to be Five: Learning How to Work My Control Panel by Jamie Lee Curtis

How Are You Peeling?: Foods with Moods by Joost Elfers

It's Okay to Make Mistakes by Todd Parr

My Mouth is a Volcano by Julie Cook

Mindful Monkey, Happy Panda by Lauren Alderfer

Peaceful Piggy Meditation by Kerry Lee Maclean

Ages 7 - 9*

Today I Feel Silly by Jamie Lee Curtis

Nightlights: Stories for You to Read to Your Child To Encourage Calm, Confidence and Creativity by Various Authors

A Handful of Quiet by Thich Nhat Hanh

Master of Mindfulness: How to Be Your Own Superhero in Times of Stress by Laurie Grossman & Mr. Musumeci's 5th Grade Class

Ages 10 - 12*

A Pebble in Your Pocket: Mindful Stories for Children & Grown- Ups by Thich Nhat Hanh

Zen Shorts by John J. Muth

*Age ranges are a recommendation; you know the kids best. Always preview a book before sharing it with a child and think about potential questions and conversations that may come up.