5 inspiring and empowering books for 8-12 year olds

today – empowering books for 8-12 year olds

Empowering books for 8-12 year olds

Empowering books for 8-12 year olds

I am so excited to bring you these inspiring and empowering  for 8-12-year-olds. I do absolutely love them to read and to learn and grow and be inspired by what they read. Here are my top 5 inspirational non-fiction books for this age group.




This is Rocket Science: An Activity Guide – Emma Vanstone



This brilliant science activity book has 70 experiments in it which your child is guided through step by step. It uses everyday objects and introduces all sorts of scientific theory simply and through fun and creative science ! Fabulous. Lots of photos too so you can see what you are doing! This book is written by blogger Emma Vanstone who wites the multi awars winning scinece blog Science Sparks ( which is totally awesome too)

This is rocket science £9.29



Stories for kids who dare to be different

This is a book filled with inspiring real-life stories of people who had courage form an early age to be themselves and wow! such fabulous empowering stories that should give heart to every child destined to be their unique selves.

A wonderful read for all ages and truly inspirational.


kids who dare to be different, 5 inspiring and empowering books for 8-12 year olds


Stories for kids who dare to be different £13 (hardback)



To the Moon and Back: My Apollo 11 Adventure (National Geographic Kids)


buzzaldrin to the moon and back


Oh this a wonderful book. You are never too old for a good pop up one and this is absolutely excellent. Such an informative and interesting account of Buzz Aldrin ‘s space adventure and the graphics and pop up really add to the story. The book is released in celebration of the Apollo 11 Mission’s 50th Anniversary, and honestly what could be more exciting and inspiring than to be the first human to step on the moon!

I reckon this will inspire a whole new raft of budding astronauts! You have to see the pop up rockets, it’s just fantastic!


To the Moon and Back £25

The Little Inventors Handbook

The Little Inventors Handbook talks children through a host of fabulous inventions and how to go about creating their own. It is a brilliant way to get kids engaged and excited by design and engineering. family scooter anyone?


Who knows what your child might come up with…


the little inventors handbook


The Little Inventors Handbook £6.63



Create your own happy

Okay okay, this is the book I co-wrote so I was obviously going to include it! But it IS all about inspiring kids, inspiring them to create their own happiness, develop a growth mindset, build resilience and learn a who new set of emotional health and literacy skills. It is also tons of fun to interact and create with.  And really what more do we want than kids who know how to create their own happiness. From designing their own music playlist, to making a mindfulness jar, to learning to be brave, this book will absolutely empower your kids and boost their happiness


5 inspiring and empowering books for 8-12 year olds, CYOhappy, create your own happy





Create your own happy  £6.64


When you gift a book that inspires to a child you are gifting hope and courage and opportunity for growth. Priceless. empowering books for 8-12 year olds are worth their weight in gold

I hope you love these empowering books for 8-12 year olds as much as we have.


If you need some inspiring too why not pop over and have a rad of my article on learning to be more content

I also think you might like my blog on 100 books to read before you die

and take a look atoo at my review of Don’t eat this book..it’s so much fun!


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