Popular Children Books

A list of Popular Children Books promoting Happiness, Positive Mental Health, Optimism, and Social Learning:

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss and Crockett Johnson

The Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood




Ish by Peter H. Reynolds

The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf

The Little Prince by Antoine de St. Exupery



Mom, Says, Dad Says, Nat Says: Other by Nathalie Ishizuka


The World is Your Oyster by Tamara James



Little Yellow and Little Blue by Leo Lionni




What a Tantrum! by Mireille d’Allance



Chez moi c’est la Guerre by Fatima Sharafedinne


These books include some of my favorites, more to come.  I am gathering a list of books that express ideas about happiness, optimism, love, being different and enjoying one’s differences, bullying, spiritual growth, fear and change, time, resilience.


About Nathalie

Franco-Japanese from New York interested in using Crisis as an opportunity for individual, organizational and national transformation. She is the director of Beyond Our Best: Re-Inventing Ourselves Silently
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