My Favorite 'Inner Child' Books

Inspiring Books

These works are thought-provoking and spiritual; they reach inside my heart to my inner child.

I am calling this page my “Inner Child’ books because many of my favorite reads are in the ‘children’s books’ genre. These books don’t necessarily fit with Dr. Seuss and Nancy Drew Mysteries, I think. Maybe because they use simple and not complex words, I don’t know. But I digress. These works are thought-provoking and spiritual; they reach inside my heart to my inner child. Let me know what you think if you read one or two of these, and always, my hopes for your hopes & dreams are with you. My Favorite ‘Inner Child’

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse

“The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse” by Charlie Mackesy is a beautifully illustrated story of a journey that explores life’s universal lessons. This is a tale of inspiration and hope for any age, as we journey through this uncertain life, full of fears and insecurities.
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse

Charlotte’s Web

“Charlotte’s Web” by E. B. White is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. Timeless and ageless, there is a message for everyone.
Charlotte's Web

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

“The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” by Kate DiCamillo, takes us on an extraordinary journey, from the depths of the ocean to the net of a fisherman, from the top of a garbage heap to the fireside of a hobos’ camp, from the bedside of an ailing child to the bustling streets of Memphis. And along the way, we are shown a true miracle — that even a heart of the most breakable kind can learn to love, to lose, and to love again.
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

The Velveteen Rabbit

“The Velveteen Rabbit” by Margery Williams is a timeless classic about the magic of boundless love that’s been treasured for generations “Once you are Real you can’t become unreal again. It lasts for always.” Here is one of the most classic and beloved children’s stories
The Velveteen Rabbit

The Jungle Books

“The Jungle Books” by Rudyard Kipling, were written in 1894 and are a collection of 3 stories. Most of the characters are animals and are set in a forest in India. The books are about abandonment followed by fostering echoing Kipling’s own childhood; The triumph of protagonists over their enemies, and of law and freedom. The animals reflect human personalities in animal forms, teaching respect for authority, obedience, and knowing one’s place in society, and illustrates the freedom to move from one place into another, the consequences of change, and the responsibility of human nature. Timeless.

The Jungle Books

The Little House Books

“The Little House Books” by Laura Ingaalls Wilder are nine books in the timeless Little House series that tell the story of Laura’s real childhood as an American pioneer, and are cherished by readers of all generations. They offer a unique glimpse into life on the American frontier, and tell the heartwarming, unforgettable story of a loving family
The Little House Books

The Little House Books

“The Little House Books” by Laura Ingaalls Wilder are nine books in the timeless Little House series that tell the story of Laura’s real childhood as an American pioneer, and are cherished by readers of all generations. They offer a unique glimpse into life on the American frontier, and tell the heartwarming, unforgettable story of a loving family
The Little House Books

The Secret Garden

“The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett appeals to both young and old alike. It has wonderful elements of mystery, spirituality, charming characters, and an authentic rendering of childhood emotions and experiences. Commonsense, truth and kindness, compassion, and a belief in the essential goodness of human beings lie at the heart of this unforgettable story.
The Secret Garden

The Wind in the Willow

“The Wind in the Willow” by Kenneth Grahame is an elegant parable about class struggle, about the dangers of decadent country-house-living in the face of powerful revolutionary forces.
The Wind in the Willow

Stuart Little

“Stuart Little” by E.B. White is a loved classic by children that hearkens to their imagination and fantasy, but seems as though many adults have lost that ability, as Peter Yarrow wrote for “Puff, the Mighty Dragon”: “A dragon lives forever, but not so little boys.” This tale isn’t just about a mouse being born to a human; it is about being loved unconditionally, about facing seemingly insurmountable adversities, about the depth of true friendship.
Stuart Little

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