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Stories to inspire you to move and stretch!

Selections by Children's Librarian Sarah Rodriguez.

Babar's Yoga for Elephants

Laurent de Brunhoff · Abrams Image; First Printing edition
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

Well before yoga became fashionable via Sting and Madonna, the beloved elephant king Babar and all the residents of Celesteville were finding peace and tranquillity through yoga. And now elephants everywhere can join them! Through easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step illustrations,...
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Good Morning Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Wake Up Story

Mariam Gates · Sounds True
Pages: 36
Format: Print book

Calm and awake, "I can do this!"is all I need to say.A deep breath in, a long breath out - I am ready for the day!This "wake up" story is so much more than a story. It's a practice for kids and parents to greet the morning with joy and embark on their daily adventures...
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Good Night Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Bedtime Story

Mariam Gates · Sounds True
Pages: 36
Format: Hardcover

Kids love yoga - and it's great for them, so much so that the President's Council has added the practice to the fitness activities in the annual President's Challenge. For parents and caregivers looking for a fun and effective new routine for bedtime, innovative educator Mariam Gates presents...
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The Happiest Tree: A Yoga Story

Uma Krishnaswami · Lee & Low Books
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Meena is excited about writing and making sets for the class play, an “improved” version of Red Riding Hood. But when her teacher insists Meena be one of the trees in the forest, she is miserable. “I can’t,” Meena says. “I’m too clumsy.” The next day at the Indian store with her mother,...
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A Morning with Grandpa

Sylvia Liu · Lee & Low Books Inc., 2016.
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Curious and energetic Mei Mei attempts some t'ai chi forms as her grandfather demonstrates them, then tries to teach him basic yoga poses. Includes introductions to t'ai chi and yoga, as well as instructions for the exercises described in the text.
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Emily and the Mighty Om

Sarah Lolley · Simply Read Books
Format: Hardcover

Emily has a new form of after-school entertainment when Albert moves in next door. Every afternoon he can be found on the front lawn, twisting his body into all kinds of crazy postures, then chanting om—something he calls yoga. Then one day something serious happens Albert gets stuck,...
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Yoga Bunny

Brian Russo · HarperCollins
Pages: 40
Format: Print book

Even bunnies do yoga!It's a perfect day for yoga, and Bunny is practicing his poses and wishes his friends would do yoga with him! But Lizard is too tired, Fox is in a rush, and Bird has the hiccups. Will Bunny ever be able to get his friends to slow down and realize that yoga just might...
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I Am Yoga

Susan Verde · Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2015.
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

An eagle soaring among the clouds or a star twinkling in the night sky . . . a camel in the desert or a boat sailing across the sea - yoga has the power of transformation. Not only does it strengthen bodies and calm minds, but with a little imagination, it can show us that anything is possible.New...
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Little Yoga: A Toddler's First Book of Yoga

Rebecca Whitford · Henry Holt and Co.
Format: Hardcover

Yoga Baby spreads his arms out like a butterfly . . .Yoga Baby wobbles like a little bird . . . Yoga Baby says "time for rest--ahh, shh, shh"A perfect introduction to yoga for toddlers Here is a playful introduction to nine simple yoga exercises for young children. Toddlers...
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You Are a Lion! and Other Fun Yoga Poses

Tae-Eun Yoo · Nancy Paulsen Books
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

With simple instructions and bright, clear illustrations, award-winning artist Taeeun Yoo invites children to enjoy yoga by assuming playful animal poses. And she sparks their imagination further by encouraging them to pretend to be the animal - to flutter like a butterfly, hiss like a snake,...
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Non-fiction selections to help you learn poses and flows.

My Daddy Is a Pretzel: Yoga for Parents and Kids

Baron Baptiste · Barefoot Books; First Edition edition
Format: Print book

Limber up with this unique, child-friendly yoga book! Created for parents and children to share together, but also suitable for adults and older children to use alone, My Daddy is a Pretzel not only introduces a range of postures, it also connects the practices to everyday life, showing...
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I Love Yoga

Mary Kaye Chryssicas · DK CHILDREN

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The Kids' Yoga Book of Feelings

Mary Humphrey · Marshall Cavendish Children's Books
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Yoga is an art that emphasizes a calm, happy state of being. Yoga helps to harmonize your feelings to achieve a more balanced way of living. Each of the poses described has an animal or familiar object linked to the feeling it expresses. In addition, there's an affirmation about the feeling...
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Animal Asanas: Yoga for Children

Leila Kadri Oostendorp · Prestel
Pages: 64
Format: Hardcover

This colorful menagerie of yoga poses featuring animals will help kids take part in the age-old practice and enjoy yoga's benefits in a fun and engaging way.. Yoga reduces stress, increases the sense of well being, and encourages mindfulness -- and it can also be fun. This book features...
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Yoga for Kids: Simple Animal Poses for Any Age

Lorena V. Pajalunga · Albert Whitman & Company
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

A little boy begins taking yoga lessons at the zoo, where he learns that he can mimic the animals there with simple yoga poses. When he returns home after his lessons, he practices with his cat, Nino. With an illustration of each animal pose and a description of how to do it on each page,...
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Kid Yoga: Fun with a Twist

Juliet Pegrum · Sterling
Format: Book

The author of the popular Ashtanga Yoga presents a bright, simple instructional book of yoga poses kids will love doing. More and more, yoga is becoming a popular pastime for children and a part of many a schools gym curriculum. With its colorful and plentiful photographs of smiling kids...
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Yoga for Fun!

Jana Voelke Studelska · Compass Point Books
Pages: 48
Format: Book

Learn how to play your favorite sport or participate in your favorite activity in this exciting series from Compass Point Books. Each book in the For Fun series features bold, full-color photos, informative text, and all sorts of fun facts about your favorite pastime. A quick reference...
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