Finding Your Passion: Board Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about finding your passion?

As you can see, this list of kids books about finding your passion is a work in progress! We’re currently exploring the best books available, and we’d love your input. If you have a title you’d suggest including on our list of kids books about finding your passion, please share it with us!

We’ll be featuring a variety of titles on our list, from well known classics to popular bestsellers to lesser known titles that deserve a bigger audience. We’re also including books for a range of ages, from board books for babies and toddlers, to picture books for preschool and kindergarten age kids, to chapter books for early elementary age kids.

We’d love to hear any book suggestions you have—you can comment below or email us at [email protected].

I Can Dream book
#1
I Can Dream
Written and illustrated by Betsy Snyder
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Dream big! Young readers help characters pursue their aspirations—from driving a race car to traveling to Mars— just by wiggling their fingers! But wait! There’s even more fun. In an impressive gatefold finale, kids help a firefighter, astronaut, artist, and more come together to follow their dreams. With interactive holes on every page and a satisfyingly funny touch-and-feel cover, this charming board book offers a uniquely entertaining way to play and read together.

You! book
#2
You!
Written and illustrated by Sandra Magsamen
board book
Recommend Ages: 4-10

A life full of adventure first requires big dreams. And big dreams need big encouragement. From world-renowned author and artist Sandra Magsamen comes YOU!, offering inspiration and hope to readers from 1 to 100. Includes colorful, lively illustrations along with whimsical rhyming text that can be cherished in almost any setting.

What's Your Favorite Color? book
#3
What's Your Favorite Color?
Written and illustrated by Eric Carle
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-4

In this board book, Eric Carle and fourteen other best-loved picture book artists answer the classic kid question: what’s your favorite color? Everybody has a favorite color. Some like blue balloons or brown buildings or mint green ice cream cones. Eric Carle loves a yellow sun because children often include one in the corner of their pictures. Beautiful, funny, and heartfelt, these artists’ charmingly personal answers to “what’s your favorite color?” will inspire readers to answer the question themselves. Artists include: Lauren Castillo, Bryan Collier, Mike Curato, Etienne Delessert, Anna Dewdney, Rafael Lopez, William Low, Marc Martin, Jill McElmurry, Yuyi Morales, Frann Preston-Gannon, Uri Shulevitz, Philip C. Stead, Melissa Sweet Godwin Books

What's Your Favorite Animal? book
#4
What's Your Favorite Animal?
Written and illustrated by Eric Carle
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-4

A board book edition of a popular picture book combines vibrant illustrations and engaging personal stories in a celebration of favorite animals that includes contributions by such popular children’s book artists as Jon Klassen, Tom Lichtenheld, Lucy Cousins and Mo Willems.

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