11 Inspiring Children’s Books That Encourage Kids to Dream Big

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If you were to ask most parents what their greatest hopes are for their children, I’m sure most of them would say that they hope their children have the courage and determination to follow their dreams. It is certainly at the top of my list for my three little ones at home.

And although we will forever encourage our children to reach for the stars, we also want them to know that simply dreaming isn’t enough. Achieving a goal that you are passionate about also takes hard work, determination, and the willingness to try and fail (sometimes many times) on the way to making that dream a reality. These are things that kiddos need to learn, and books are a beautiful way to introduce them to these lessons.

I have curated a list of my favorite inspiring children’s books that encourage kids to pursue their dreams. All feature characters with unique stories — some based on real-life historical figures and others rooted in fiction. But in every case, there is a lesson to learn and a dreamer to be inspired by.

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Me … Jane

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On a Beam of Light

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The Tree Lady

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Dream Big, Princess!