Inspiring Books for 3 to 7 Year Olds

Inspiring Books for 3 to 7 Year Olds

4th September 2020

Every year our kids head back to school, feeling fresh and energized for their new year.  But this year is somewhat different.

It’s been a tough few months for most of us and as parents we are probably feeling a little anxious and exhausted, maybe passing a bit of that energy on to our kids.

So… we’ve picked out a few motivating and empowering books for 3-7 year olds that will help kick off the school year with some positivity…(and we mean for the parent and the kids).

Jason’s Pick

Little People, Big Dreams – Coco Chanel by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara

The story of little people big dreams depiction of Coco Chanel draws not only on the journey to the successful brand we all know and love, but also how a young women who was seen as very different, even labelled at times as strange, was able to excel with true belief in herself.

Little Leaders – Visionary Women around the World by Vashti Harrison

Little leaders summarises a number of stories from the life and times of some of the most amazing women in history, past and present. Some well known, others less so, but all with amazing achievements in their own right. This is a favourite of mine and my 3 year old, as we can both learn about the imprint left on the world by some of the most innovative people in history.

Rocket Says Look Up!  by Nathan Bryon

The importance of this book feels even more present as we slowly begin to creep out of this new found quarantine lifestyle. As our lives begin to get overrun by technology (socialising, shopping, working) more than ever we are less likely to simply look up. This story of a young child’s passion for astronomy filled with fun bursts of knowledge is a great way to ignite the imagination of children of any age.

Kerrine’s Pick

Rosie Revere, Engineer; Ada Twist, Scientist and Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty

We love a rhyming book and Andrea Beaty’s collection is right up our street.  We get an insight into Engineering, Science and Architecture from different students at Blue River Creek School. There’s some exciting and funny things that happen along the way. Great inspiration for our kids!

Oh, the thinks you can think and Oh, the places you’ll go by Dr. Seuss

As soon as my daughter was old enough I had to get her into one of my own childhood favourites “Green Eggs and Ham”. However, my recent rediscovery of Dr. Seuss books also introduced me to “Oh the places you’ll go” and “Oh, the thinks you can think”.  Both books take us on a whimsical journey about all the possibilities that are out there. My husband and I have so much fun reading these.

Dream Big, Little One by Vashti Harrison

We have a few of Vashti Harrisons books on our bookshelf.  My 3 year old daughter’s favourite is the board book Dream Big Little One, which introduces us to just a few extraordinary role models from a diverse range of backgrounds, leaving her (and me) feeling super inspired! A lovely “back to nursery school” book