Kids' Nonfiction: Boredom Busters, Relaxation Tools and More

  • Posted on: 24 May 2020
  • By: Ms. Lisa

Kids bored or stressed?  Need some fresh ideas? These Hoopla titles can help revive, inform and renew your kids and family.


Boredom Busters

Learn a new skill, start a new hobby or just find some fun with one of these ebooks from Hoopla.


Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids

Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids by Rob Elliott

These one-liners, tongue twisters and knock-knock jokes are perfect for the young comedian.


Hand Shadow Fun - Kindle edition by Jacobs, Frank, Bursill, Henry ...

Hand Shadow Fun by Frank Jacobs

Learn how to entertain friends and family with the age-old art of hand shadows.


Duct Tape DIY (Handmade by Me)

Duct Tape DIY by Alix Wood

Quality process photos and tips for working with each material are what set this book apart from your usual craft book.


Organic Crafts: 75 Earth-Friendly Art Activities by [Kimberly Monaghan]

Organic Crafts: 75 Earth-friendly Art Activities by Kimberly Monaghan

Celebrate Earth Day everyday with this resource of both creative, accessible craft ideas and educational tips & advice.


The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs by America’s Test Kitchen Kids

This well-reviewed cookbook shows kids grades 3+ the basics.


How to Make Paper Airplanes (Make Your Own Fun) by [B. B. Adams, Kelsey Oseid]

How To Make Paper Airplanes by BB Adams and Kelsey Oseid

Start with airplane basics with instructions to make the dart, the arrow and a glider.


Relax and Recharge

It’s important for all ages to relax and recharge! These titles include books for kids from toddlers to teens


ABC Yoga by Christiane Engel

A playful, colorful introduction for the littlest yogis.


100 Things That Make Me Happy

100 Things That Make Me Happy by Alan Schwartz

This bright and breezy book earned starred reviews from multiple publications.


Feeling Scared by Rosalyn Clark

This book uses full-color photos to both introduce and help kids to process their emotions.


I Am Peace by Susan Verde (Grades K-2)

Kirkus calls this a “gentle, helpful tool for cultivating kid mindfulness.”


Cool Relaxing by Alex Kuskowski

Yoga? Cooking? Stretching? Not sure what works for your child? Try this book for multiple stressbusting strategies.


Meditation by Andrew Moore

This expert-reviewed book, part of a series on mental health, answers questions about how meditation is practiced in its different styles and methods.