10 Best Motivational Books for Kids

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Written By Mani Karthik

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“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”

~ Margaret Mead

Children are like wet clay. The key is to help mould them into the best person they can be. And, for this, a good motivational book can come in handy. Here’s a list of the 10 best motivational books for kids.

365 Days of Wonder: Mr Brown’s Precepts by RJ Palacio

The author has brilliantly written quotes, proverbs and thoughts for each month of the year, keeping in mind the morals and principles that a human being should live by. This is the perfect book for inculcating the values of love, friendship, courage, honesty and kindness in kids.

Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris

Sometimes, it gets hard for students to maintain their grades, fight peer pressure and live up to their parents’ expectations. This book inspires kids to understand their self-value and raise their self-esteem.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou and Oprah Winfrey

Personal experiences and childhood memories shape the way a person thinks and behaves. This book is a great way to teach children how to handle difficult emotions and the importance of moving on from difficult experiences.

You Can Win by Shiv Khera

Written in simple and easy-to-understand language, the author offers thought-provoking ideas to young minds and motivates them to become good human beings. This book can help shape a child’s personality and inculcate positive thinking in them.

Life of Pie by Yann Martel

Life of Pie is an interesting and thrilling tale of a young boy who survives a shipwreck. What’s more interesting is that he is sailing in a boat with a Royal Bengal Tiger. This exciting book will tell you how the psychology of a person changes in the most dangerous situations.

The Last Samurai by Helen DeWitt

This is tale of a single mother, Sibylla, whose son goes on an interesting journey to find his father. The author provides a fascinating course on different cultures, languages and philosophy.

Fighting Invisible Tigers: Stress Management for Teens by Earl Hipp

Life today is much more stressful for teens than ever before. This book can help provide the right tools to cope with stress.

The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make: A Guide for Teens by Sean Covey

This self-help book is perfect for teens struggling with mood disorders and anxiety. The book explores sensitive topics, such as bullying, peer pressure, dating and domestic violence.

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Chicken Soup for Preteens Souls: Stories of Changes, Choices and Growing Up for Kids Ages 9-13 by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Patty Hansen

Written specially for preteens, this book explores personal and social issues that children typically face in life, from friendship to first love. It contains interesting stories of real-life struggles and inspires kids to be courageous and honest.

The Success Principles for Teens by Jack Canfield and Kent Healy

High school students have to bear huge parental and social pressures to get good grades and choose a rewarding career. Sometimes, the gap between what they want and what is expected of them is too wide to overcome. This book offers strategies and real-life experiences of becoming a successful person.

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