30 Picture Books about Appreciation and Thankfulness

30 Picture Books about Appreciation and Thankfulness

Scroll down to view picture books about appreciation, as well as videos and resources related to appreciating others and the beauty around us.

Picture Books about Appreciation

Teaching appreciation through picture books promotes the wonder and beauty we see through a book’s words and illustrations. They also provide outstanding examples of why we should appreciate the people around us and the things they do.

In these books about appreciation, you will find characters who (or are working towards):

  • wonder about the world around them
  • recognise and value what people do for them and others
  • express happiness more easily
  • observe what is going on around them
  • enjoy spending time with family and friends
  • face difficulties with courage and grace
  • have a positive mindset and increased engagement
  • establish positive relationships
  • increase performance and creativity
  • inspire others

Suggested Picture Books about Appreciation

Here and Now by Julia Denos

Here and Now describes mindfulness techniques and encourages the reader to slow down and notice the world around them.

The Thank You Letter by Jane Cabrera

Grace spreads gratitude throughout her community by writing thoughtful and humorous letters. She thanks everyone who has made a difference in her life no matter how big or small. In return, Grace receives hundreds of notes, cards and letters all responding to her thoughtful letters. Read to discuss appreciation, letter writing, thankfulness and kindness.

Appreciation Discussion Questions

  • What does appreciation look like to you?
  • What can of things you appreciate?
  • How does it make you feel to appreciate something?
  • How does it feel when someone appreciates you or things you do?
  • How does appreciation affect people and their life?
  • How does appreciation affect your community of the wider world?
  • How does appreciation affect the environment?
  • When and where do you feel more appreciated?

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