Book List

On this page you will find a list of inspiring and thought provoking books for children 1 to 101 that nurtures emotional intelligence. Some may even come with reviews.

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Picture Books

  • The Little Soul and the Sun, Neale Donald Walsch
  • The Velveteen Rabbit, Margery Williams
  • The Story of Ferdinand, by Leaf Munro
  • Hope for the Flowers by Trina Paulus
  • The Silver Swan by Michael Morpurgo
  • The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
  • Harold and the Purple Crayon, Crockett Johnson
  • The Carrot Seed, Crockett Johnson
  • Horton Hears a Who, Dr. Seuss
  • Yertle the Turtle and other stories, Dr. Seuss
  • The Lorax, Dr. Suess
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Dr. Seuss
  • Whoever You Are, Mem Fox
  • Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge, Mem Fox
  • Tough Boris, Mem Fox
  • Koala Lou, Mem Fox
  • Harriet, You’ll Drive Me Wild!, Mem Fox
  • I Will Hold You ’til You Sleep, Linda Zuckerman
  • Zen Shorts, by Jon J Muth
  • Stone Soup, by Jon J Muth
  • Welcome With Love, Jenni Overend
  • When Mommy Was Mad, Lynne Jonell
  • James Herriot’s Treasury for Children: Warm and Joyful Tales
  • Peach and Blue, Sarah S. Kilborne
  • Fish is Fish, Leo Lionni
  • Fredrick, Leo Lionni
  • Child of Faerie, Child of Earth by Jane Yolen
  • The Mountains of Tibet, Mordicai Gerstein

Chapter Books

  • Black Beauty, Anna Sewell (some intense scenes)
  • White Fang, Jack London (some violence)
  • Call of the Wild, Jack London (some violence)
  • The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach
  • Where the Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls (one gory scene)
  • The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry
  • Sarah Plain and Tall, Patricia MacLachlan
  • The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho (one violent scene)

Visit the BOOKSTORE if you would like to purchase these books. Many can also be found at your local library.

More submissions are in and will be updated after review. Please check in again soon.

One Response to “Book List”

  1. love this book for older kids:
    Crow and Weasel (I think it’s by Barry Lopez?) Good for coming of age story. Thanks for this blog!

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