4 years & up. Just Because I Am: A Child's Book of Affirmation by Lauren Murphy Payne. Young children need support and encouragement as they learn to value themselves. This book of sweet, simple affirmations for children builds self-esteem and self-confidence through clear language and colorful art. Invites little ones to love, accept, and feel good about themselves exactly as they are. Includes tips, activities, and discussion questions for parents, teacher, and caregivers. Paperback. 36 pages.