We’ve scoured our bookshelves for the perfect All About Me books! Teaching an All About Me theme is the perfect way to start a new school year or to spend time reminding and encouraging young children to be proud of their unique characteristics… any time of the year! Check out our other book lists below for even more great book ideas or head over to our entire list of best preschool books!
Young children sure love to talk about themselves… and it’s totally developmentally appropriate at this age! Young children learn first through their own feelings, talents, and making connections between themselves and others. Therefore, teaching children to share their likes, dislikes, as well as their talents and struggles, helps other children see how we all are different yet unique in our own way.
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Using All About Me books to initiate intentional conversations with young children is a great start to helping them learn to show respect, spread kindness, and develop their own self-esteem. Also, sharing positive books will also help your preschoolers build quality relationships and recognize positive ways to speak to each other and when to seek help when conflicts arise.
No matter the season, preschoolers benefit from learning and reading more about each other and treating each person they meet with the same level of care and kindness. We hope this list of All About Me books for preschool is a great place to start!
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All About Me Books for Preschoolers
Only One You by Linda Kranz
This gorgeous and oh so creative book is a true delight for young children and adults alike. The painted rockfish in the story tell the tale of the power we each have to make the world a better place, and do it by being exactly who we are. Although the text is simple, it speaks volumes. This is a classic All About Me book that will be read time and time again.
I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont
We always want kids to like their own special attributes and features and this book does a great job celebrating our differences! This clever and humorous book will have your preschoolers loving their beaver breath and crazy hair… all thanks to this sassy story!
Your Name is a Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
This charming book is perfect for little ones with wonderful and unique names. The young girl in this story is frustrated that neither her teacher nor the other students can say her name correctly. Her mother teaches her the beauty in names from all heritages as they walk through their diverse city. This gorgeous and thoughtful book is a great way to celebrate culture and the special name that was chosen for us.
Marvelous Me by Lisa Marie Bullard
Build self-esteem and learn about our marvelous characteristics with this adorable story. Alex is learning about how his laugh and the way he thinks is different than his friends. But maybe different is a bad thing…maybe it’s marvelous!
All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold
The description of this All About Me book for kids is enough to give you goosebumps – “A school that shows the world as we will make it to be”. This book is a perfect example of honoring every child, in their own way. A true work of art between the text and the illustrations, it sends a clear message of love, acceptance, and individuality.
I Like Me! by Nancy Carlson
This confident little pig is full of love for herself and her amazing talents. It’s an adorable book that models the perks of finding joy in your abilities and shining a spotlight on our own individuality. The watercolor art adds a sweet and sassy touch to this must-read book.
The Skin You Live In by Michael Tyler
Playing outside, chasing butterflies, celebrating birthdays… all things we enjoy doing…no matter the skin we are in. This book is a true example of how we are more alike than we are different. With simple rhyming text and exaggerated illustrations, it draws you in and is a real delight to read.
What I Like About Me! A Book About Celebrating Differences by Allia Zobel Nolan
What’s better than being different? This book has an important message for young children and adults alike. Being different is way more fun than being the same! Walk through this adorable story and meet kids who have glasses, large feet, and braces too. Each child loves their own traits wholeheartedly and reminds us that different is beautiful.
I Am Enough by Grace Byers
Teaching preschoolers to celebrate their remarkable selves is one of the greatest gifts we can give them. Learning self-love, respect for others, and kindness leads to the greatest friends and humans we can be. This gorgeous book reminds us to be exactly who we are, to spread kindness, and remember that we are enough, in every stage of life. The lyrical text and stunning illustrations will have you picking up this book time and time again.
It’s Okay To Be Different by Todd Parr
The message is clear and simple but so important… it’s okay to be different. Whether that means missing some teeth (or three or four) or having a different nose or needing help, it’s time to embrace our individuality and find joy in our selves! This super colorful book with kid-like artwork appeals to young children because of the simplicity of the message and the bright drawings. A great read for preschoolers!
We’re All Wonders by R.J. Palacio
Written by the bestselling author of the novel Wonder, this book is a true prize. Geared towards younger children, this book has a beautiful message as it introduces us to someone who might look different than others we have met. We meet Augie Pullman who describes himself as, “An ordinary boy with an extraordinary face”. This all about me book taps into the importance of accepting others for who they are and learning to love all the facets of our own selves.
We hope these All About Me books are a big hit with your preschoolers! Check out our other book lists below for even more great book ideas.
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