Picture books are valuable tools not only to teach important lessons but to break the ice for parents and teachers to dive in further and get to the heart of the lesson more easily. As my own children knock on adolescence’s door I have been thinking about the core lessons I want my children to take out into the world. The one I have not listed here is of course how deeply and unconditionally they are loved. While books like Where the Wild Things Are and The Most Loved Girl In The World both capture that message so well they leave me in tears, these are the important messages I feel less confident teaching and that’s where these picture book lists are so helpful!
Picture Book Lists
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Being different is a strength, not a weakness
Books about Marching To The Beat of Your Own Drummer
Every family is unique but their love is the same.
Picture Book Lists About Divorce for Kids
Excluding others, because they aren’t like you is never OK.
Picture Books About Japanese Internment
Finding ways to make room for everyone makes everyone’s life richer.
Picture book lists about including others.
Real friends accept who you are on the inside.
Take note of similarities and celebrate differences.
Picture Books With African American Girl Leads
Lovely Picture Book lists with Muslim Characters
Picture Book About Immigration
Standing up for others is never easy but it is always important.
Picture books about social justice
Always be open to friendship because it can carry you through tough times.
Picture Books About Friendship
Sometimes bad things happen but if we stick together we’ll get through it.
Picture Books About Facing Adversity
The world is a diverse place, that’s what makes it so beautiful.
Diverse Books for Toddlers
What lessons do you want to teach your children and which titles help you do that? Do you have any titles to add to our picture book lists? Talk to us on Facebook!
Rebecca Camacho-Sobczak says
I LOVE you guys! This from a retired teacher that KNOWS you are so right !
Allison McDonald says
Anurag Nautiyal says
Yes, This lesson is really very important.