7 empowering books for kids

The benefits of reading to children are undeniable. But when you read them stories that empower them to believe they can be whatever they want to be, the sky is the limit…

Mom and daughter reading book on couch

Is there anything better than cuddling up on the couch with your little one and enjoying a good book together? Not only does reading create precious moments of quality time, it supports and enhances children’s development in so many ways.

Developmental benefits of reading books to kids

  • Helps children learn sounds and words
  • Develops early literacy skills
  • Stimulates imagination and curiosity
  • Develops cognitive, social and communication skills

Recent research also found that reading to children aged four to five every day has a significant positive impact on their reading and cognitive skills later in life.

There’s no doubt about it: books are excellent resources. But which types of books should you choose?

Picture books are a fantastic way for babies to learn basic sounds and words. Toddlers love everything from classic fairytales to rhyming books. And when your child is old enough, there’s a new literary category they’re sure to love: empowering books.

The Tot’s top empowering book picks

From believing that you can achieve your dreams to nailing your science project, empowering books teach children a range of social, emotional and life skills. Here are seven of our favorites…

Little People, Big Dreams: Rosa Parks

Little People, Big Dreams: Rosa Parks

The Little People, Big Dreams series tells the life stories of inspiring women who changed the course of history. When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus, she made a huge impact on civil rights. From 12 months.

Little People, Big Dreams – Amelia Earhart

 

Little People, Big Dreams: Rosa Parks

 

This edition of Little People, Big Dreams shares the incredible journey of the first woman to fly solo over the Atlantic Ocean, Amelia Earhart. From 12 months.

A is for Awesome!

 

A is for Awesome!

 

Children learn all about feminist icons who transformed the world while they learn their ABCs with Eva Chen’s brightly illustrated board book. Ages 1 to 3.

 

A Feel Better Book for Little Worriers

A Feel Better Book for Little Worriers

This beautiful book uses rhyming narration to identify common worries that children have and give them helpful coping tools. Ages 3 to 6. 

 

My First Book of Why

 

My First Book of Why

What makes a car go? Why do seeds grow? My First Big Book of Why answers preschoolers’ most pressing questions in a fun and interactive Q&A format. Ages 3 to 7.

 

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

 

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

 

Featuring 100 illustrated stories that celebrate extraordinary women from the past and present, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls will make your little one dream big! Ages 4 and up.

 

Touch the Brightest Star

Touch the Brightest Star

This interactive bedtime story takes children on a gentle journey from sunset to sunrise to teach them that nighttime isn’t scary at all – it’s magical. Ages 4 to 8.

 

More on reading

If you love books it’s natural to want to build that interest in your little ones too! The good news is that from your Tot’s youngest days you can start exposing them to books and build a love of literature. See how to help your child build a love of books and reading.