Topic Books about Happiness and Mindfulness for Children in EYFS, KS1 and KS2


by Julie Morstad

Appreciate the possibility and freedom that each new day brings with this beautiful book. Capture a child's imaginative delight in the ordinariness of the world, from getting dressed, to having breakfast, to choosing ways to get to school. 

Between Tick and Tock

by Louise Greig

Liesel notices the things that everyone else is too busy to see. When she watches a lonely boy on a roundabout, she decides it’s time to pause the clock and lend a helping hand. A wonderful picture book about the importance of kindness, looking out for others and taking time to appreciate the world around you.


Happy by Nicola Edwards 

Happy gently encourages children to explore their emotions and the beautiful world around them, with stunning illustrations and thought-provoking rhymes on every page. This poetic journey to a place of happiness and calm will inspire and empower your child to enjoy the practice of mindfulness.

Breathe and Be

by Kate Coombs 

Teaching mindfulness helps kids learn to stay calm, regulate their emotions, and appreciate the world around us. Created for readers aged 4-8, here is a book sure to delight parents and kids alike, blending lovingly illustrated nature imagery with elegant poetry about living with awareness and inner peace.


Where Happiness Lives

by Barry Timms

Three little mice. Three very different houses. But which is the happiest home? A timely tale about discovering true happiness and appreciating all that you have – with flaps to lift and peep-through pages.

Crab and Whale 

by Mark Pallis 

This is a fun and heartwarming story that subtly introduces the skills of mindfulness to children (ages 2 - 8). Children will find themselves becoming more aware of their own bodies, breath, emotions and surroundings without even realising it.