Books are a great way to teach emotional skills to our kids and improve our own skills. Here are some of the best books for parents and children from 2019.
We love books in our home. I love them for teaching my children about emotions and literacy is just my passion #teacherproblems.
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Fortunately parents can affordably fuel their book addiction. Amazon released a promotion for Buy 3 item(s) Get 1 item(s) free. (it’s really buy 2, get the third free but Amazon has a strange way of phrasing it).
There are over 1200 books included in this deal, so check out the included books and see what interests you. All you need to do is add the participating books to your cart and the promotion applies automatically.
While this list isn’t exhaustive or all-inclusive, here are some of the best books for parents and children from 2019.
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Children’s Books for Emotional Skills
Here’s a deal idea for books that help children develop emotional skills. We own and love all these books.
Waiting Is Not Easy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) by Mo Willems
This book teaches the important skill about waiting and the huge pay off for patience.
What Should Danny Do? (The Power to Choose Series)
This book is the first in the series that teaches children that they have control in their decision-making.
What Should Danny Do? School Day (The Power to Choose Series)
This book is the second in the series and it focuses on school-day decision-making.
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
Pete demonstrates incredible flexibility and positive when his buttons pop off – he just keeps on groovy.
Can I Play Too? (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
A simple book that includes a big lesson on diversity and inclusion.
Not Quite Narwhal
Kelp knows he’s a little different and then he meets some other creatures who have similarities to him – another great book about inclusion.
This sweet picture book teaches children the dangers of teasing and the power of acceptance.
Parenting and Self-Help Books
This book breaks down how your problems are just breakdowns in systems. Want to be a better parent? He’ll teach you how to create simple habits.
Rhythms of Renewal
I’m listening to the audiobook right now at the time of publishing. This is such a good read for parents who want to slow down.
Present Over Perfect
Another great book for mom burnout and learning to let more go.
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
If you want your children to have grit and be resilient, it all starts with a growth mindset.
How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen by Joanna Faber and Julie King
The tagline for this book is “A Survival Guide to LIfe with Children ages 2-7.” Sometimes all we need to gain cooperation with our children is a few more tricks up our sleeves.
Best Seller Fiction for Adults
I read all these books and loved them!
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
This book is a total page-turner. If you want a book that you’ll absolutely want to tear through, this is a great one.
All the Light We Cannot See
World War II intersects the lives of a blind girl in France and an orphan boy in Germany. This book is intense.
Where the Crawdads Sing Hardcover by Delia Owens
This novel is part mystery, part coming of age, and part critique of the patriarchy – in human life and in nature. Excellent!
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Another intense WWII novel with compelling story that makes you want to race to the end.
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
A story of brokenness and pain leading to redemption and healing.
A Man Called Ove
A grumpy old man has his life turned upside down by the new neighbors next door.
Small Great Things
A compelling book about racism in America.
Best Books from 2019
What were your favorite books from 2019?
(Thanks, Money Saving Mom!)