Hygge Book Recommendations for Children

1 Feb 2023

Hygge Book Recommendations for Children

This month, it is Children’s Mental Health Week and so our chosen theme is focused around wellbeing and mental health.

Check out our top wellbeing and hygge themed book recommendations below from Gina Lewis, our Nursery Manager  who has recently introduced the hygge approach into the nursery environment at Kiddi Caru Day Nursery and Preschool in Rushden.

Babies: Hygge Dreams And The Coziness It Brings by Tabitha Adams

Hygge is something special that all of us can share. So spread a little joy, a little comfort and a lot of coziness everywhere!Enjoy this beautifully illustrated children’s book as you curl up on the couch and sip a warm cup of cocoa, or on a beautiful summer evening snuggled beneath the stars. This book will bring comfort and joy any time of the year.

With warm, cozy pictures that your children will love to see, from cookies and a roaring fireplace to a comfy couch and a kitty curled up in the sun, your child will discover all of the different things that are Hygge.
In the end of the book, your child will choose their favorite Hygge things, then find them in their own home or within the book. This brings hygge to life for a child. What a wonderful activity to do together
Such a delightful book for children of all ages.

Toddlers: Happy by Nicola Edwards

The perfect soothing read for quiet time, Happy gently encourages young readers to explore their emotions and the beautiful world around them, with stunning illustrations and thought-provoking rhymes on every page.

Lyrical, emotive language encourages your child to step back and really appreciate their life within the moment. From savouring the taste of every meal to taking time to explore new places, there are so many ways we can slow down and find happiness. This beautiful poetry combined with ideas for how to practice mindfulness in the real world make this a wonderful introduction to finding inner peace.

Katie Hickey’s gentle, charismatic illustrations take readers on a journey to a place of happiness and calm, with bright and uplifting colours and comforting scenes of nature and home.

Preschoolers: Feelings by Libby Walden


What you feel is who you are… Explore a world of emotions with this stunning peep-through picture book. Richard Jones’ enchanting illustrations and the lyrical text make each and every feeling come to life to help children understand the emotions they experience. “This little book is a wonderful way to help children understand and recognise their feelings and emotions and brings to life the importance of empathy.” ~HRH The Duchess of Cambridge

Books and reading provide the perfect opportunity to help little ones to learn more about the world around them and understand what is going on in their little minds.

We hope this month’s book recommendations have been helpful. Story time can be the perfect moment to approach specific topics of concern or curiosity with your little one and a great conversation starter to learn more about how they are feeling. We hope you enjoy our recommendations and, happy reading!

Does your little one have a favourite book? Tell us about it! Tag on social media or email [email protected] with a photo of your little one and their favourite book. Let us know why they have loved it so we can share the book with others.

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