The best-est books & vids for kids!

Looking for books and resources that teach kids how to manage worries, be kind and feel good about who they are? Here are our top picks!

Managing worries 

Books that can help with Managing Worries

(please note, many of these books are available as readings on You Tube in case you can’t access the books, but we especially recommend that you read them with your child if you can).

Videos that can help with Managing Worries

For you (and your kids)


Feeling Good

Books which can help Children Feel Good:

(please note, many of these books are available as readings on You Tube in case you can’t access the books, but we especially recommend that you read them with your child if you can).

Other resource that help children feel good:

  • Ages 11 + : Strengths survey – NB: an adult will need to register first for anyone under the age of 13

For you (parents!)


Be Calm

Books to help talk and understand about emotions

(please note, many of these books are available as readings on You Tube in case you can’t access the books, but we especially recommend that you read them with your child if you can).

Videos that help talk about and understand emotions

For you:

If you feel you’d like further tips and tricks with managing emotions and other parenting strategies, head to our Parenting page


Building self esteem

Books to Help Build Self Esteem

(please note, many of these books are available as readings on You Tube in case you can’t access the books, but we especially recommend that you read them with your child if you can).

Videos to Help Build Self Esteem

Other Resources which can Help Build Self Esteem

  • Ages 11+ : Strengths survey – NB: an adult will need to register first for anyone under the age of 13

Grateful and Kind

Books to help develop gratitude and kindness

(please note, many of these books are available as readings on You Tube in case you can’t access the books, but we especially recommend that you read them with your child if you can).

Other resources to help develop gratitude and kindness

Other resources

Other resources and initiatives we recommend

  • MHERC Library - MHERC (Mental Health Education and Resource Centre) provides seminars and presentations, but also has an extensive free library which includes many of the books we recommend as a part of Sparklers for teachers and parents. This is really worth checking out!