Top 10: Picture Books That Teach Life Lessons

Best Picture Books That Teach Life Lessons

I read the loveliest Top 10 Picture Books that Teach Life Lessons on the Simple Mom blog. She’s out on maternity leave so this post was from Simple Homeschool editor, Jamie Martin of Steady Mom.  Click here for the link.

Thank you for this lovely post Steady Mom and Simple Mom!!!

Here are the Top 3 books out of the Top 10 (so please click on the link to read the entire list):

1. Henry Builds a Cabin by D.B. Johnson

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This sweet story takes its inspiration from the life of Thoreau and his home at Walden Pond. The main character, a bear called Henry, proceeds to build his dream house–a one-room cabin.

The life lesson:

Simple living is good living. Bigger is not necessarily better.

2. Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus

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Leo can’t do the things his friends can. He can’t read, write, or even eat neatly. His father is worried, but his mother believes he’ll get there when he’s ready.

He does.

The life lesson:

You will shine in your own time and that is more than okay.

3. William’s Doll by Charlotte Zolotow

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He has a basketball and a train set, but what William really wants is a doll. The boys and men in his life discourage him, but his grandmother shows a little more insight. She sees the doll as training for when William will have a family of his own.

The life lesson:

Don’t be limited by gender stereotypes. Nurturing children is a job for everyone in the family.

Click here for the rest of list…

By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom

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