Slowing Down: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about slowing down?

As you can see, this list of kids books about slowing down 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 slowing down, 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].

Brown Rabbit in the City book
#1
Brown Rabbit in the City
Written and illustrated by Natalie Russell
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Brown Rabbit takes the bus to visit his best friend in the city, but the visit does not go as Brown Rabbit expected.

Gently Bentley book
#2
Gently Bentley
Written and illustrated by Caragh Buxton
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

A little rhino charges around his house and school. Everyone reminds him to be more careful, but his clumsiness continues. Will he remember to be gentle when it’s most important? This lovely story will inspire discussions about appropriate ways of expressing oneself, and can be used to help children develop impulse control and self-regulation.

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