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Best of 2013: Recommended Books

As you might of seen in the Best of 2013: Kids Yoga Poses post, the list of yoga poses was by far the most popular article of last year according to Google Analytics.  And if you have been following Kids Yoga Stories for awhile, you know that I love to write about and review children’s books.

Did you participate in the 10 weeks of giveaways for kids yoga books?  Here are the most popular articles describing recommended books for practicing yoga with children.

Most popular recommended books for 2013:


Kids Yoga Stories

At the end of year, we hosted a mega mix-and-match 10 Kids Yoga Stories books giveaway to celebrate our release of the 10th book.  In the article, I describe how Kids Yoga Stories got started and why I wanted to host the giveaway.  There were 2539 international entries, and guess what?!  The winner was from Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Winnipeg is my birthplace and where I began practicing yoga with my mom as an infant.  How’s that for serendipity!  Read more about how how Kids Yoga Stories got started here.

Kids Yoga Stories

Top 2 Books of Kids Yoga

Carolyn Clarke from Imaginations for Kids and Angela Moorad from OMazing Kids held a contest for the top ten books for kids yoga.  We are honored to say that the top two books were both Kids Yoga Stories books.  Read more about the top kids yoga books here.

Top 2 Books for Kids Yoga

Complete Idiot’s Guide to Yoga for Kids, co-authored by Jodi Komitor

The giveaway for this book was the next popular article of the year.  Jodi’s book was printed over a decade ago and still holds relevant information today.  It is no longer in print, but you could grab an eBook on Amazon or find a secondhand copy on eBay.  Read more about Next Generation Yoga, her Whale Yoga for Kids DVD, and the Yoga for Kids book here.

Yoga for Kids Book

OMSchooled, by Sarah Herrington

Next, this giveaway was well received by teachers around the globe looking for practical tips on bringing yoga to their classrooms.  Sarah’s book is a personal account of her experience as a kids yoga teacher in the New York Public School system.  The book offers loads of tried and tested ideas to bringing yoga to your school.  Read more about the OMSchooled recommended book here.

How to Do Yoga Book

Wheels on the Bus, by Mandy Foot

In the category of Recommended Books, the book Wheels on the Bus, illustrated by a very talented Australian illustrator, was next on the popular viewing list for 2013.  We are in love with all of Mandy Foot books, not just because they include Australian animals, but her illustrations are bright, engaging, and fun.  Read more about the recommended yoga sequence written by Jo Owens of BeeYoga here.

wheels on the bus cover

This year, we will continue to write about our recommended books for practicing yoga with children.  Watch for our seasonal books and their matching yoga sequences.  Also, if you have a special theme coming up, feel free to email me at giselle at kidsyogastories dot com and I might have a suggested sequence to get you started.

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