10 Children’s Books with a Special Growth Message

Have you’ve spent the last 45 – 60 days pouring over end of year budgeting, annual reviews and strategy work for 2015?  If so, my guess is that you’re ready for a break?
The Holidays are a terrific time to pour into something else – children!  And there is no better way to spend time with the kids in your life than a book with a special growth message.Recently, my 9 year old daughter and I combed through stacks of children’s books that we’ve accumulated over the years to find the 10 that deliver a growth message for kids.  From lessons on how to relate to others to discovering their uniqueness, the messages are fun, sticky and memorable!

If you’re after new gift ideas for the children in your life, this is your shopping list; in fact, each book links right up to Amazon for easy purchase.

Here’s the list – in no specific order (with a bonus book for fun):

In particular, the book that has been a hit with my two boys (ages 5 and 7) most recently is How Full is Your Bucket, by Tom Rath – outstanding message and visuals!  Both boys now have contests with each other to see who can fill someone else’s bucket!

So, who will you pour into this Holiday Season?

And, which of the 10 books will you choose for that special child (ren) in your life?

If you have a favorite not listed, please jump into the comments below and share – I would love to hear from you!

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This post is part of our 1010 Growth Series, featuring 10 different ‘Top 10 lists’ of products, services, tools and resources that drive growth!  You can access additional posts from our 1010 Growth Series by clicking on the link in the Category list on the right hand side of this page.  If you have ideas or requests for future Top 10 lists, please comment below!  

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Founder Todd Garreston

With over 15 years of experience leading market share growth initiatives of top consumer brands in Fortune 500 and privately-held business environments, Todd Garretson advises and helps organizations identify new growth potential, craft strategy that moves people to action and enhance overall performance.

Having a passion for helping people and organizations to unlock dormant growth potential, Todd writes and speaks for audiences in three core areas: business growth strategy, leadership and personal / professional growth.

Residing in Atlanta, GA with his wife, Lauri, and their four children, weekends and free time are spent with family, coaching youth sports, and sharing his passion for fitness and nutrition.