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Postive Body Image (Kids)

Check out this list of books about positive body image for kids.

Bodies are cool by Tyler Feder

Illustrations and easy-to-read, rhyming text celebrate bodies of all shapes, sizes, ages, and colors, with different kinds of hair, eyes, spots, scars, and more.

I love me! by LaRonda Gardner Middlemiss

Through illustrations and simple, rhyming text, a group of children celebrates their own bodies, pointing out how their diverse arms bend and fold, their teeth shine, and more.

The supervillain's guide to being a fat kid by Matt Wallace

"A young boy writes to an imprisoned supervillain for help after he is bullied relentlessly for being fat"--

Beautifully me by Nabela Noor

Zubi, a happy Bangladeshi girl, is excited about her first day of school, but at breakfast she is puzzled by her mother and older sister worrying about being "too big," and even at school she hears other people criticizing each other's bodies, and she starts to worry that maybe something is wrong with how she looks--until her declaration at dinner that she is on a diet makes her family realize what they have been doing wrong.

Laxmi's mooch by Shelly Anand

After Laxmi's friend Zoe points out the hairs on her lip, Laxmi is very self-conscious until her East Indian parents help her to accept and celebrate her appearance

Eyes that kiss in the corners by Joanna Ho

A self-confident and strong young girl recounts how she shares her eyes--and so much more--with her mother, her amah and her little sister

I am enough by Grace Byers

Shares a story of loving who you are, respecting others and being kind to one another.

Celebrate your body (and its changes, too!) : the ultimate puberty book for girls by Sonya Renee Taylor

Discusses the physical changes that girls undergo during puberty, along with advice on maintaining good health and dealing with emotions and relationships with friends.

What I like about me! : a book celebrating differences by Allia Zobel Nolan

This fun-loving book, proves to kids that, in a world where fitting in is the norm, being different is what makes us special

I like me by Nancy L Carlson

By admiring her finer points and showing that she can take care of herself and have fun even when there's no one else around, a charming pig proves the best friend you can have is yourself

The second life of Abigail Walker by Frances O'Roark Dowell

Bullied by two mean girls in her sixth-grade class, a lonely, plump girl gains self-confidence and makes new friends after a mysterious fox gently bites her

Body image : because all bodies are great bodies by Tierra Hohn

"Too fat, too thin. Muffin top, flat bum, thunder thighs, spaghetti arms. From an early age, kids learn they are judged for how they look. Both boys and girls are bombarded with messages of what they should look like and are shamed for not measuring up. When kids encounter conflict based on stereotypes of body image, they need the understanding and the tools to deal with the situation and not let it damage their self-esteem. This book provides information, relatable situations and opportunities for kids to explore cultural standards, their own assumptions and those of others. This accessible illustrated book offers information, quizzes, comics and real-life situations to help kids think critically about body image, how it influences how others see them and how they see themselves. Considered from the viewpoints of the Internalizer, who suffers from body-image issues, the Influencer, who perpetuates negative stereotypes and standards of body image and the Witness, with conflicts around body image, this issue is identified, examined and put into a context kids can use to navigate issues of shaming and self-esteem."--
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