16 Picture Books About Being Yourself for Kids

Picture books about being yourself to inspire your kids.

Just be yourself.

It's easy to say and sometimes very hard to do. As I've gotten older, I've learned to become more comfortable in my own skin and to appreciate that being true to myself is the only way to go. And if I could go back in time and tell my childhood self that, life would have been much easier.

I can't go back but I can help my own children to learn this lesson. Discovering who you are and accepting yourself is one of the greatest things that you can do to be happy and successful in life. And understanding this needs to start as early as possible.

That's why I'm loving these picture books about being yourself. They are entertaining and fun, with awesome messages of acceptance and self awareness. There's something for everyone here - from real people to animals, and even a friendly ghost.

If you're looking to help your kids with accepting and being themselves, these 16 picture books are a great place to start.

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16 Picture Books About Being Yourself

Our friends at the Innovation Press were kind enough to send me a copy of this book and it's amazing. The true story of Dr. Temple Grandin, who showed the world that she may be different but those differences are what make her special.

I Am a Warrior Goddess
An inspiring story about a little girl with big dreams.

Jim isn't like the rest of his pirate crew in this fun story that celebrates our differences.

Tacky the Penguin
Tacky's behavior is really annoying to his friends... until it saves the day! This book is one of my boys' favorites.

Orson and Ramona
A sweet story about being different, being yourself, and the power of friendship.

Julian is a Mermaid
Julian wants to dress up like a mermaid. But what will his abuela think?

Happy In Our Skin
As you can guess from the title, this book celebrates accepting yourself no matter what.

Little Wolf's First Howling
Little animal lovers will enjoy this story about doing things your own way.

Boo Who?
Being the new kid is never easy, especially if you're a ghost named Boo.

Freckleface Strawberry and the Really Big Voice
A must read if your kids have trouble with "inside voices" from actress turned author Julianne Moore.

Bloof the Poof
What's a poof? Find out in this fun book perfect for little ones!

The Life of Riley: Why Am I So Big?
A great story for dog lovers, this one features an Irish Wolfhound finding out why he's special.

A Crow of His Own
When Clyde becomes the new rooster on the farm, he learns that being himself is the most important thing of all.

The Things Dex Does for Friends
Dex discovers that the real way to make friends is by being himself.

Everyone Loves Cupcake
Cupcake tries to please everyone and soon learns that it is best to just be herself.

I Am Enough
"We are more than enough. We just need to believe it." An important message for everyone to hear and believe.

Want to help your kids to feel inspired to be themselves every day? Check out our inspirational notes just for kids!

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