Welcome to Little Acorn Books - Australia's Peaceful Parenting Bookstore!
"Nurturing the good in this world is nothing short of a privilege." - Unknown
At Little Acorn Books, we are passionate about supporting a transformation in the way that we nurture and educate our children to a more compassionate, peaceful parenting paradigm! In the words of Frederick Douglas, we believe that, "It is easier to build strong children, than repair broken men." And, we wholeheartedly agree with Marianne Williamson's teaching, "There is no single effort more radical in its potential for saving the world than a transformation of the way we raise our children." Why? Because in each heart and home begins the peace, compassion, and respect of the whole world.
In the inspiring words of Pam Leo, "Let's raise children who won't have to recover from their childhoods." (What a worthy goal to aspire to!)
To parent in an emotionally-intelligent and compassionate way is a choice. Once you've made that choice, the books and other resources available through Little Acorn Books can be inspiring and practical companions for your journey ... because, regardless of their subjects, they're all (in one way or another) about consciously parenting and educating our children. Our books celebrate and support peaceful families, with our authors exploring a broad range of topics, including: natural parenting, attachment parenting, emotional intelligence, gentle discipline, neuroscience, gentle birthing, co-sleeping, babywearing, home education, alternative education (eg: Steiner & Montessori), and the importance of play. Our authors are respected thought leaders in their respective fields!
Along with our insightful parenting and educational titles, we also offer a beautiful range of inspirational picture books for children. Einstein once said, "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough," and his insight certainly holds true when considering the clarity and depth of wisdom that authors and illustrators bring to children's picture books. Some of the best books being published today are certainly children's titles; well-written and engaging books that not only capture the wonder, curiosity, and awe of childhood, but that also nurture secure, empathetic, and compassionate children ... books that empower our young ones to realise their full potential, the proverbial 'mighty oak within the little acorn'.
We are passionate about supporting parents, teachers, librarians, and others in raising and educating secure, joyful, compassionate children! And, being bibliophiles, we love helping our customers find beautiful, inspirational books for the parents, teachers, and children in their lives. May we all share our profound faith in human potential, and our deep appreciation of books, with the next generation!
We hope that you enjoy our selection, which we will be steadily adding to as we build our new online store. We have about 85 more titles to add! If you are after a particular title that you don't see listed as yet, please feel free to contact us. It's probably in stock, and simply awaiting listing. We're also more than happy to take Special Orders. If you are after something special, simply let us know and we'll order it in for you!
Thank you for supporting Little Acorn Books, a small, family-owned store!
Juliette, Heath, and Ethan