Self-Esteem Book List & Resources

Self-Esteem Book List

Self-Esteem Book List & Resources

The picture books in this self-esteem book list are a wonderful tool to encourage and foster self-esteem in children. Self-esteem cannot be taught, it has to come from within. As adults, we must encourage and foster children’s self-esteem and positivity. This is easier said than done. Most people struggle with negative self-esteem during their life. This may stem from doubt, identity, fitting in, disapproval and struggling to stand up for themselves. 

These books promote positive self-esteem and help children make positive life choices. They cover the issues mentioned above and promote the message we are all special. Give children the skills to deal with negative situations that can cause self-esteem issues.

Self-Esteem Book List

Further Reading


These resources relate to the book, author and illustrator. The number of resources varies subject to subject. Please check they are appropriate for your specific needs before using them with children. If you have any suggestions please get in touch!

General Information
Child Development Institute: Self Esteem and Your Child’s Motivation
Mood Cafe: Self-Esteem
Child Mind Institute: Confidence and Self-Esteem
Educational Articles and Lesson Plans
Kids Health in the Classroom: Self Esteem Teacher’s Guide
Elementary School Counseling: Self Esteem Activities 
Kids Health: Self-Esteem Teacher’s Guide
Northern Ireland Curriculum: Wonderful Me! Unit

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  1. A child’s self-esteem or self-confidence is something that goes with us throughout life. So it is important that we help our children from a young age to gain value. A specialist tells us how to boost positive self-esteem in children.

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