Having conversations with kids about conservativism isn’t always easy to expand on or have them grasp. Good thing there are plenty of conservative books for kids to help us out.
I consider myself a conservative and I want my children to learn the same values. We believe in hard work, earning what you have, and not being given everything you want.
Have you ever read the definition of a conservative? Let me show you the snippet from Google Search:
Now, I don’t know about you, but the first definition almost sounds negative.
Averse to change? I don’t consider myself averse to change.
In fact, I’m okay with change as long as it doesn’t hinder people from living their lives freely.
I hold values dear and teach my children that:
- You earn things by working hard – you aren’t given things just because you want them. It’s why I give my kids chores.
- You have a right to make decisions about your body or things you believe in, especially when you’re mature enough to make well-thought-out decisions.
- You have freedom of religion and freedom of speech.
- You have the right to defend yourself and the right to bear arms.
- It’s okay to be different – you can each say your peace and move on.
- Our merits and character should be deciding factors in dealing with others – not the color of our skin or our gender (or gender identity).
Let’s be clear that my values are mine and I respect if you don’t believe the way I believe. By respect, I mean that I won’t hold it against you, do you harm, or wish bad things on you for being different. We might not be the closest of friends if we’re miles apart on what we believe, but I accept and love that we’re different.
And that’s something many people are lacking … true tolerance and the ability to move on!
With that said, there are plenty of liberal ideologies that I’m happy to discuss with my children. And yes, when possible, I try to discuss them fairly. But, ultimately, I want my children to know that their family leans more toward the conservative side.
But, how do you talk about conservative values with kids in a way they truly understand?
I always go back to BOOKS!
The Best Conservative Books for Kids
Note: I have not read every one of these books. Many of the conservative books for kids in this list have been added because they were highly rated and have received great reviews.
Without further ado, let’s check out some of the top conservative children’s books!
The Tuttle Twins
My absolute favorite set came from the Tuttle Twins! I did a review of the Tuttle Twins books a while back and I love to re-read them with the kids on occasion.
In this politically charged climate, the kids have been asking many more questions about the world around us. These books have been useful tools to explain conservative values to our children in much easier terms.
Some of the topics the books discuss are free markets, individual rights, how money works, and more!
There’s usually a pretty good deal available on their website, so check them out.
Liberty Lane: A Conservative Children’s Book Series
“Parents across America are concerned, and they should be. Today’s children’s book market is saturated with progressive messaging and pre-packaged talking points. The goal of the Liberty Lane book series is to provide parents and kids a launch pad for conversations about principles. Rather than push a divisive agenda, Liberty Lane promotes values all conservatives share: hard work, personal responsibility, tradition, humility, and patriotism.”
The Liberty Lane Series is recommended for children ages 8-10.
The Little Book of Government
This book for children provides a basic and easy-to-understand introduction to government and the role in plays in our society. Important concepts like democracy, freedom, and lawmaking are explained, along with an introduction to the role the Constitution plays in our government as well as our nation’s three branches of government.
With fun text, engaging illustrations, and interactive questions that make the reader think about the role government plays in their own lives, The Little Book of Government will become an essential title in every school and home library. ”
The Little Book of Government is suggested reading for conservative children ages 3-10. It has a received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating and has been reviewed by one commenter as “[a] good conversation starter about government.”
What Should Danny Do?
With 9 Stories in 1, the fun never ends! What Should Danny Do? is an innovative, interactive book that empowers kids with the understanding that their choices will shape their days, and ultimately their lives into what they will be. Written in a “Choose Your Own Story” style, the book follows Danny, a Superhero-in-Training, through his day as he encounters choices that kids face on a daily basis. As your children navigate through the different story lines, they will begin to realize that their choices for Danny shaped his day into what it became. And in turn, their choices for themselves will shape their days, and ultimately their lives, into what they will be.”
This book has collected a 4.8 out of 5 star rating on Amazon with over 15,000 reviews! Some reviewers have called it a “wonderful teaching tool” and an “excellent book of practical choices for little kids.”
America: A Patriotic Primer
America: A Patriotic Primer is a succinct history of the United States, an ABC of the principles on which this country was founded, and a book for children and families to pore over, discuss, and cherish.
A is for America,
the land that we love.
B is for the Birthday
of this country of ours….
To choose the twenty-six people and ideas that comprise the book, Lynne Cheney has drawn on a lifetime of learning about the American past, and on the inspiration that comes from witnessing recent history firsthand. Illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser imbues Mrs. Cheney’s words with childlike joy through her exuberant drawings. Together they have created a patriotic primer, a book that teaches history by celebrating the diversity, tenacity, and faith of the American people.
This A to Z of America frames the story — and the miracle — of our country.”
This book has received a 4.8 star rating with over 200 reviews on Amazon.
I’m Your Flag So Please Treat Me Right
Although many kids say the pledge of allegiance at the beginning of the day, they sometimes don’t show a lot of sincerity while doing it because they don’t fully understand what the flag means to America.
I’m Your Flag So Please Treat Me Right! is a story told by the American flag. It explains through the eyes of our flag what the red, white and blue stand for, and what the flag means to all Americans.
“I stand for freedom when I wave in the air,
so proud of my stars and stripes.
Whenever you see me, please show that you care.
I’m your flag, so please treat me right!
I’m lucky to have you and you’re lucky to have me.
The things that I stand for are why you are free.
Be proud when you see my red, white and blue.
When I wave in the air…I’m waving for YOU!”
This delightful, historical and colorful story will help people of all ages better understand the value of our beautiful flag.
Geared toward ages 5 to 12, this book reels in a 4.8 star rating with nearly 200 reviews.
Paloma Wants to be Lady Freedom
Today we spend so much time talking about diversity and what makes us different that we’re forgetting to tell our children stories about what unites us as Americans. We have so many beautiful and important things in common—our history, our love of freedom, and our pursuit of the American Dream.
This book is geared towards ages 3 to 8 and has received a 4.7 star rating with almost 200 reviews on Amazon.
Is your favorite conservative children’s book not on this list?
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