Yoga Books

These books teach children about yoga, and varies facets of yoga practice.

My First Yoga: Animal Poses

Citation: Davies, Abby and Dormand, M. (2010). My First Yoga: Animal Poses. Cambridge, MA: My First Yoga.  Ages:  5 - 12 Grades: Kindergarten - Grade 5 Description: My First Yoga: Animal Poses leads readers through different yoga poses connected to animals.  The text is very instructional and informative, with corresponding pictures demonstrating each movement. Uses: Read More

My First Yoga: Jungle Story

Citation: Davies, A., & Dormand, M. (2012). My first yoga: jungle story. [United States]: My First Yoga.  Ages: 3 - 9; Also ideal for differently-able older youth, teens, and adults. Grades: PreK - 2 Description:  My First Yoga: Jungle Story invites readers to join the main character in a search through the jungle for a Read More

Watch Me Do Yoga

Citation: Clennell, B. (2010). Watch Me Do yoga. Berkeley, CA: Rodmell Press.  Ages: 2-8 Grades: PreK - 3 Description: Watch Me Do Yoga follows a young girl as she does different yoga poses with the people and things around her, such as her mom, dad, dog, and a tree. The story is told from the Read More

The Kids’ Yoga Deck: 50 Poses and Games

Citation: Buckley, A. (2006). The Kids’ Yoga Deck: 50 Poses and Games. San Francisco: Chronicle Books.  Age: 4 and Up Grades: PreK and Up Description: The Kids’ Yoga Deck teachers yoga poses and related activities that have been specifically designed and adapted for children (Buckley, 2006). Each card encourages children to try a different activity, Read More

Babar’s Yoga for Elephants

Citation:  Brunhoff, L. de. (2002). Babar’s yoga for elephants. New York: Harry N. Abrams.   Age: 3- 8 Grade: 0 - 4 Description: In this book, Babar explains yoga for elephants and people. The story begins with a discovery by archaeologists in Babar’s home of Celesteville: drawings to show that not only did ancient woolly Read More

Yoga Games for Children: Fun and Fitness with Postures, Movements and Breath

Citation: Bersma, D., Visscher, M., & more, & 0. (2003). Yoga Games for Children: Fun and Fitness with Postures, Movements and Breath (1 edition.). Alameda, CA: Hunter House.  Ages: 3-12 Grade: 1 and up Description: Yoga Games for Children: Fun and Fitness with Postures, Movements, and Breath is a resource for librarians, parents, and educators Read More

The Yoga Game

Citation: Beliveau, K., & Zaman, F. (2012). The Yoga Game. [Vancouver]: Simply Read Books.  Age: 0-8 Grade: PreK - 2nd Description: In The Yoga Game, Beliveau uses riddles to teach children the yoga concepts of balance, breath, and focus. The book uses rhymes, as well as the riddles to take children through a whole yoga Read More

My Daddy is a Pretzel: Yoga for Parents and Kids

Citation: Baptiste, B., & Fatus, S. (2004). My daddy is a pretzel: yoga for parents and kids. Cambridge, MA: Barefoot Books.  Age: 4- 10 Grade: PreK - 3 Description: In this book, Baptiste introduces nine yoga poses within the context of children talking about their parents’ professions during class. As different children share their parents’ Read More

Peaceful Piggy Yoga

Title:MacLean, Kerr.  (2008). Peaceful Piggy Yoga. Morton Grove, Ill: Albert Whitman & Company.  Ages: 0-8 Grade Level: 1-2 Description:  Peaceful Piggy Yoga is a brightly illustrated guide to yoga for children. The book includes step by step instructions on how to do each pose, as well as images to demonstrate. Use: Peaceful Piggy Yoga can Read More

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