The Best Picture Books to Learn About Empathy and Self-love

One of the most important things for a child to learn is empathy: the ability to understand the emotions of someone else and then apply that to their actions to make sure they don’t cause offence or upset to anyone. Book Prunelle aims to provide books that teach children this very valuable skill. So here are some of the best books to learn all about empathy!

4-8 years

Bala is beautiful, Bala is exciting, Bala is playful…but Bala is also overweight. But this doesn’t stop her from having fun, living her life and enjoying herself. Bala is Queen B is an excellent book with a worthwhile message: the shape and size of your body doesn’t matter if you love yourself and who you are! You will learn about self-love and being comfortable in your own skin.

eBook cover for Book Prunelle's Bala is Queen B
eBook cover for Book Prunelle's Princess Ellya goes to school

4-8 years

Princess Ellya is like every other kid, except for one thing: she’s in a wheelchair! The time has come for her to start going to school, but will she be able to be brave enough to beat her fears about the other kids not accepting her or will she rise above it and make some amazing new friends? Princess Ellya Goes to School is a fantastic uplifting tale that shows you that by loving yourself and not worrying about how others see you can make the world love you too!

6-8+ years

Jacob has a passion in life and that is football! He loves it! He lives it, breathes it, eats it, and what he doesn’t know about football isn’t worth knowing. But Jacob also has autism! When David Beckham comes to town to take photographs and sign autographs will Jacob be brave enough to meet his idol? Jacob meets David Beckham is an inspiring story that shows you that no matter what your disability you can conquer it and become the best you can be!

eBook cover for Book Prunelle's My own tree house

6-8+ years

Every child dreams of having their very own tree house and Leron is no different. The only this is is that he has a prosthetic leg. As you can imagine this makes climbing trees very difficult! But with a little help from some new friends can Leron overcome his difficulties and create the tree house of his dreams? My Own Tree House shows you that if you have big dreams and a little perseverance anything is possible

6-8+ years

We all get a little angry from time to time, we can all do and say hurtful things, and sometimes we need a release! This is the challenge that the young boy in Nails on the Fence faces. He has to learn to control his anger with a little help from his father he manages to find ways to deal with his emotions. You will see that letting your feelings out in a hurtful way is just as bad and destructive as bottling your feelings up!

eBook cover for Book Prunelle's Nails on the fence

4-8 years

Big, small, tall, fat, …everybody is different and we should celebrate this! No one should be ashamed of their body and we should all embrace who we are. So grab your swimsuit and go play in the waves!

8+ years

Victoria is a lively and beautiful girl with silky brown skin, dark hair and bright eyes. She is very smart and has many friends! Lucky her, right? Well, not really. Victoria is sick. And when she is in pain, Ratty comes to eat her courage, little by little. 

Fortunately, one day, she meets a new someone that will change her life…

A beautiful tale to learn how to overcome sickness and stay hopeful.

Book cover for Book Prunelle's the king's garden

4-8 years

A king is passionate about floral art, a lover of plants and trees, and has created a splendid garden. He takes care of it himself because he loves each of the species that thrive there. One day he goes on a long journey. When he returns, he finds that everything in the garden is dying. What happened?

A lovely story about self-love and the importance of believing in oneself to shine.

4-8 years

Princess Ellya leaves her castle to go to school with her new friends. Even though she is in a wheelchair, she’s very cheerful and confident. One day, the little princess becomes a part of a volleyball team.

eBook cover for Book Prunelle's Kelly and her Best Friend

6-8+ years

Kelly and Anna are best friends. They love spending time together, but when the jealousy monster rears it’s ugly, hairy head will the pair be able to deal with their emotions, stay friends and get rid of him?

This story is about friendship, jealousy and confidence in yourself and in others.

4-8 years

There’s an old, well-known story of a chicken farmer who found an eagle’s egg. When he got home, he put the egg in with the few chickens he kept in the yard.

This story teaches us about tolerance and shows us that what truly matters is who you are on the inside.


eBook cover for Book Prunelle's The Chickens and the Eagles

Do you have a favorite Book Prunelle book that teaches you about empathy? Be sure to let us know in the comments!