An award-winning book club for kids
Shop Now

Self-doubt: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about self-doubt?

As you can see, this list of kids books about self-doubt 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 self-doubt, 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].

Linus The Little Yellow Pencil book
#1
Linus The Little Yellow Pencil
Written and illustrated by Scott Magoon
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Linus and his eraser, Ernie, don’t always see eye to eye. But with the family art show drawing near, these two will have to sharpen their collaboration to make something neither one could do on their own! This ode to art by the illustrator of Spoon and Chopsticks points out the power of sharing the creative process and sticking with it.

My Big Bad Monster book
#2
My Big Bad Monster
Written and illustrated by Anna Kang
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Have you ever met your monster of self-doubt? This girl has. When she’s had enough of his negativity, she discovers that with a little help from new friends and a lot of boisterous music, he’ll disappear for good! This sweet picturebook with energetic art by A. N. Kang will strike a chord in readers both big and small.

The Legend of King Arthur-a-tops book
#3
The Legend of King Arthur-a-tops
Written by Mo O'Hara and illustrated by Andrew Joyner
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

“Truly this contains some knights to remember.” ―Kirkus Reviews

A bumbling triceratops must prove himself worthy in New York Times bestselling author Mo O’Hara’s second hilarious picture book offering a prehistoric spin on the legend of King Arthur.

It’s the Festival of the Stone, and dinosaurs from across the land will try to pull the great horn Rex-calibur from the magical stone. The one who succeeds shall be crowned king or queen. Arthur-a-tops is probably the least likely to accomplish the task. And yet…could he be the one true king?

In this completely reimagined Camelot featuring dino-squires, the trusty Merlin-a-dactyl, and easy-to-trip-over dinosaur tails, O’Hara transforms this classic tale into an enjoyable, accessible, and truly funny treat for young readers.

Coupled perfectly with Andrew Joyner’s expressive and classic illustrations, this story will induce fits of giggles and lots of knowing nods from parents who want their little geniuses to have the classics down by first grade.

    Did you enjoy our children's book recommendations? Did we miss one of your favorites? Let us know in the comments below!