A while ago I went to a presentation about teaching your children to be resilient. It was a good presentation but the best thing about it was the suggested book list at the end. I went straight out and bought them all and each one is fantastic. My kids love them and I love them too.
"Zagazoo" is an absolute must for every new parent - The story is brilliant and the pictures just lovely! One of my favourite children's books of all time
My kids get really sad when Gerald is teased, but you can feel their exhilaration at the end, when he finds his own way in "Giraffes Can't Dance."
My husband was given this book ("Oh the Places You'll Go") by his boss when he started as a financial advisor and its inspiring for children and adults. My favourite line is "With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you're too smart to go down any not-so-good street... Out there things can happen and frequently do to people as brainy and footsy as you."
"Possum Magic" is an australian classic (happy Australia Day for tomorrow!). Mem Fox is a master storyteller.
And talking about master storytellers, here's another one by Dr Seuss. "I'll watch out for trouble in front and back sections By aiming my eyeballs in different directions." Good advice!
We have tonnes of books bulging from our bookshelves, but these have been great additions. Although I must say, my kid's favourite is their dad's made up stories - can't beat them (my dad used to tell us made up stories and we loved them too.)
Do you have a favourite storybook?