Good moral stories for kids can be hard to find. I know, because when my children were younger, I browsed the internet and libraries for good stories to read to them. Although there are many beautiful books out there, I was surprised to find that very few children’s stories contained the positive messages and morals that I was after. Sure, there is a place for simply fun and entertaining books, but I was after something more. Something that my children and I wanted to read again and again. Something meaningful. The only answer seemed to be writing my own, so here we are!
These six moral stories for kids contain not only beautiful text and sweet illustrations but also powerful messages that will touch the hearts of both children and parents alike. I trust you and your children will enjoy them as countless others have!
A Beautiful Girl
A Beautiful Girl is a heart-warming book that celebrates diversity and encourages readers to see and appreciate the unique beauty within themselves and others. The charming rhyme and sweet illustrations will inspire little girls and big girls alike to value what makes them unique and the part they can play in making the world a more wonderful place.
The moral of the story: “Bring beauty to the world by just being you.”
A Hero Is
A Hero Is looks at everyday heroes and highlights qualities such as loyalty, compassion, resourcefulness, justice, and courage. The lyrical rhyme and relatable illustrations of this moral story for kids remind us that we all have the opportunity to be a hero by helping others, doing right and being the best we can. The world needs is a hero like you!
The Garden In My Heart
The Garden in my Heart is a thoughtful book about sowing and reaping that encourages children to plant good things in their heart. Through simple rhyming verse and sweet illustrations, this moral story for kids shares the timeless message that we all have a garden that can produce flowers of joy or weeds of jealousy and bitterness. “There is a secret garden inside every girl and boy, and there are special seeds to plant that will grow into joy.”
Sooty & Snow
“While Sooty decided to go out and roam, Snow enjoyed all the luxuries of home.”
Sooty is an adventurous chicken who longs to experience life beyond the backyard, and no fence will stop her. Trampolines, sunhats and shopping adventures aren’t out of bounds for this cheeky chicken, but what if the fence is there for a reason?
Sooty & Snow is a gentle cautionary tale based on the true story of two loveable hens. This fun and colourful book follows the entertaining antics of Sooty the chicken and is a good reminder of why we have rules and boundaries.
The moral of the story: The grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the fence, and rules and boundaries are often for our safety.
Wilbur the Woolly
Wilbur The Woolly is an entertaining story for children about trusting the shepherd. As Wilbur avoids getting shorn and tries to do things his own way, he ends up finding himself in some sticky situations. Follow Wilbur the sheep on his journey as he discovers that getting his own way isn’t always best and the shepherd does love him after all.
The moral of the story: The advice from those who are wise and love us is for our benefit. (I’m thinking of parents telling their children to clean their teeth, have a bath and tidy their room!)
What Love Looks Like
What Love Looks Like is a delightful story that explores the many ways people give and receive love. With touching illustrations and relatable text, this beautiful book will help you identify what makes you feel loved the most, as well as help you recognize when people are speaking love to you in their own unique way.
This book is a must-have for any family who wants to ensure that they are speaking the language of love effectively. Inspired by Gary Chapman’s bestseller, The 5 Love Languages.
Books with a message
Each of these moral stories for kids are available individually or as a complete set and have the potential to be a powerful parenting (or teaching) tool. Free lesson ideas to accompany each book are available to help you inspire your children to be the best they can be.
Be blessed & be a blessing!