Best reads for your kids on International Children’s Day

The World Conference for the Wellbeing of Children in Geneva, Switzerland, proclaimed June 1 to be International Children’s Day in 1925. It is usually marked with speeches on children’s rights and wellbeing, and other events involving or dedicated to children.

What better way in helping your kids than finding the best books for them on this day?

📚 The Color Monster: A Story About Emotions by Anna Llenas

This book has been designed to help young readers of up to five years talk about, and unpack, their feelings.

📚 Ruby’s Worry by Tom Percival

If your child is a worrier, then Tom Percival’s sweetly illustrated book may be the answer.

📚 What’s Going On Inside My Head by Molly Potter

Molly Porter, who was a primary school teacher for 11 years, explores the ways that kids can keep their minds healthy, looking at topics such as positive self-image, emotional intelligence, relationships and mindfulness.

📚 Choose you! Become the Unique, Incredible & Happy Teenager you Choose to Be by Dr Sharie Coombes

This self-help book for older kids, aged 12 and above, was written by a teacher turned psychotherapist, and has been designed to help teens understand the neuroscience of their brain.

📚 Happy Confident Me Journal published by Best of Parenting Publishing

This journal is aimed at six-to 12-year-olds who prefer to write and doodle than speak out loud. It includes quotes from people as diverse as Taylor Swift and the Dalai Lama, with a host of online activities to try for boosting confidence and self-esteem.

📚 A Head Full of Everything: Inspiration for Teenagers With the World on Their Mind by Gavin Oattes

A Head Full of Everything demonstrates that being a teenager doesn’t have to suck. And when it does, there’s some cool things you can do to make it suck a little less.

Check out more great children’s books from World Book Day!

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Published by suswatibasu

Suswati Basu is a writer, journalist, producer and feminist activist residing in London. She has written for the Guardian, Huffington Post and the F-Word blogs, and has worked for various media outlets such as the BBC, Channel 4 and for ITV News/ITN. She currently works as a senior intelligence expert.

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