Self-Esteem Books for Kids

Help your child toot his/her own horn!

The best from six booklists

These self-esteem books for children were recommended on more than one highly regarded list.

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Bibliotherapy Booklist: Children's Books about Self-Esteem
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Appearing on 5 bibliotherapy booklists

  • I Like Me! by Nancy Carlson

Appearing on 4 bibliotherapy booklists

  • Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman (we have a review of the sequel, Boundless Grace.

Appearing on 3 bibliotherapy booklists

  • Arthur's Nose by Marc Brown
  • I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont
  • I'm Gonna Like Me, Letting off a Little Self Esteem by Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Little Mo by Martin Waddell

Appearing on 2 bibliotherapy booklists

  • An Enchanted Hair Tale by Alexis DeVeaux
  • Hooray for Me by Remy Charlip and Lilian Moore
  • I Wish I Were a Butterfly by James Howe
  • Incredible Me by Kathi Appelt
  • Little Red Ant and the Great Big Crumb retold by Shirley Climo
  • The Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric Carle
  • The Rough-Face Girl by Rafe Martin
  • So What? by Miriam Cohen
  • Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester
  • "You Look Ridiculous" Said the Rhinoceros to the Hippopotamus by Bernard Waber

Self-Esteem Books for Children Special Mentions

All the children's books about self-esteem below are reviewed on the site.

Self-esteem books for children

For more children's books about self-esteem, you can find the complete lists the above books were drawn from.

  • Allen County (Indiana) Public Library
  • Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
  • Logan (Utah) Library
  • The Monroe (Indiana) Public Library
  • Southern Oregon Pediatrics
  • Waltham (Massachusetts) Public Library

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If your child's self-esteem issues manifest as timidity, you may also be interested in a printable book about shyness available from this site.

The bibliotherapy page contains more booklists.

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