Building confidence can be tricky for young students. Reading aloud picture books can help! Here is a list of my favorite picture books about confidence!
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Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell
Molly Lou Melon is unique, but her grandmother encourages her to stand up for herself, be true to herself, be happy and to never give up. Molly Lou learns to be confident!
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I am Enough by Grace Byers
A beautiful, lyrical book about loving who you are, respecting others and being kind to one another. A simple, yet strong message about being confident in who you are.
Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae
“We all can dance when we find music that we love.” Gerald wants to dance, but he is awfully clumsy and the other animals laugh at him. Then a cricket gives him some wise advice and Gerald learns it’s ok to be himself.
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
Chrysanthemum loves her name. Until she gets to school and all the other students tease her about it. It’s not until a wonderful music teacher comes along to show her just how special her name is.
I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont
A fun, rhyming book about loving who you are, no matter what others think.
Want more book titles? Check out this blog post for picture books about self awareness in the classroom!
What are some other picture books about confidence that you read aloud in your classroom?