Children’s Stories that Build Resiliency

photoforweb_1Exploring books like those chosen for our Children’s Stories that Build Resiliency series is a great way to spend quality time with kids, connect on a deeper level and leave them with meaningful messages that can impact their own resiliency.

> Download an overview list here, or click on each book listed below to download a coordinating worksheet that provides an overview as well as suggested questions to discuss with children:

A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams
The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Manus Pinkwater
Blackout by John Rocco
The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague
I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont
The Invisible String by Patrice Karst
Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems
Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
Pass It On by Marilyn Sadler
Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell
Stop Picking On Me by Pat Thomas
Tico and the Golden Wings by Leo Lionni

> Download a book label version of the worksheets above here, so you can print and insert into the books in your collection.

Young Adult Stories That Build Resiliency

We also offer Young Adult Stories that Build Resiliency as a great way to connect with older kids and impact the resiliency of tweens and teens through popular young adult books.

> Download the complete list here, which includes:

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Matilda by Ronald Dahl
Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt
Star Girl by Jerry Spinelli
Wonder by R. J. Palacio

> Download a book label version of the Young Adult worksheets above here, so you can print and insert into the books in your collection.

 

MORE TOOLS:

Read a White Paper on Building Resiliency Using Children’s Stories here.

Visit our Children’s Stories that Build Resiliency board on Pinterest here.

Interested in learning more about our Kids Need Connections campaign? Click here.

Interested in more resources about building resiliency in children? Visit our Parent Resource Center here.