NB Picks - Best Yoga & Meditation Books for Children

Yoga and meditation are wonderful tools we as adults can use to calm our minds and move our bodies in safe and respectful ways. What better gift for our children than to pass on these same tools, allowing them to take full advantage of their natural flexibility (long lost to most of us 'grown-ups'!) and inquisitive nature? Naomi, our owner, bookseller and a former schoolteacher, tracked down these 7 amazing books that will help start your little ones on their journey of mindful living. 

Animal Asanas: Yoga for Children Cover Image
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ISBN: 9783791372754
Availability: Special Order
Published: Prestel Junior - April 25th, 2017

This colorful menagerie of yoga poses featuring animals will help kids take part in the age-old practice and enjoy yoga’s benefits in a fun and engaging way.. Yoga reduces stress, increases the sense of well being, and encourages mindfulness—and it can also be fun. This book features double-page spreads of 15 animal asanas—animals in yoga poses.


Good Morning Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Wake Up Story (Good Night Yoga) Cover Image
By Mariam Gates, Sarah Jane Hinder (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781622036028
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Published: Sounds True - March 1st, 2016

Calm and awake, "I can do this!"



is all I need to say.



A deep breath in, a long breath out—



I am ready for the day!



Good Night Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Bedtime Story Cover Image
By Mariam Gates, Sarah Jane Hinder (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781622034666
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Published: Sounds True - April 1st, 2015

Kids love yoga—and it’s great for them, so much so that the President’s Council has added the practice to the fitness activities in the annual President’s Challenge. For parents and caregivers looking for a fun and effective new routine for bedtime, innovative educator Mariam Gates presents Good Night Yoga, a playful yet wholly practical book for preparing for sleep.


Yoga Bunny Cover Image
By Brian Russo, Brian Russo (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062429520
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Published: HarperCollins - December 6th, 2016

Share this gentle picture book with your little bunnies to help them relax and unwind. Great in the classroom for groups of yoga bunnies or at home.

Yoga Bunny helps readers wind down as they learn beginning yoga poses, from downward dog to tree pose. Brilliant author-illustrator Brian Russo shows readers just how relaxing yoga can be.


Meditate with Me: A Step-By-Step Mindfulness Journey Cover Image
By Mariam Gates, Margarita Surnaite (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399186615
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Published: Dial Books - August 29th, 2017

This accessible and fun guide to meditation and mindfulness is the perfect introduction for young children


I Am Yoga Cover Image
By Susan Verde, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
$8.95
ISBN: 9781419726972
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 26th, 2017

Yoga Bug: Simple Poses for Little Ones (Yoga Bug Board Book Series) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781622039791
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Published: Sounds True - August 1st, 2017

Flutter, wiggle, jiggle—it’s never too early to introduce children to the fun and healthy joys of yoga

Flutter like a butterfly.
Twist and turn like a grasshopper.
Wiggle, jiggle, and giggle like a beetle.

Kids love bugs—and what better way to get them excited about yoga than with the help of our multi-legged friends?