• It’s normal to feel strong emotions and helping children understand their emotions and how to cope with emotions will provide them with life skills. Aside from talking to children about their emotions, books and stories will help children recognize feelings and support their understanding with appropriate ways to respond depending on the situation. Listed are suggested books regarding different emotions and situations.

    Anger/Frustration: 

    I’m Furious (Dealing with Feelings,) By:  Elizabeth Crary

    I Hate Everything! By:  Sue Graves

    How to Take the GRRRR Out of Anger, By:  Elizabeth Verdick

    Cool Down and Work Through Anger, By:  Cheri J. Meiners

    When I Feel Angry, By:  Cornelia Maude Spelman

    When Miles Got Mad, By:  Abbie Schiller

    Mad Isn’t Bad, By:  Mundy Michaelene

    When Sophie Gets Angry-Really, Really Angry… By:  Molly Bang

    Happy Hippo, Angry Duck (a book of moods), By: Sandra Boyton

    Zach Gets Frustrated, By:  William Mulcahy

    Sally Simon Simmons’ Super Frustration Day, By:  Betsey Brown Braun

    The Way I Feel, By: Janan Cain

    Worry/Anxiety:

    I have a Worry, By:  Tanya Balcke

    Wilma Jean the Worry Machine, By:  Julia Cook

    What to Do When You WORRY TOO MUCH, By:  Dawn Huebner

    Is A Worry Worrying You?  By:  Ferida Wolff

    DAVID and the WORRY BEAST, By: Anne Marie Guanci

    Hey WARRIOR, By: Karen Young

    Don’t Feed The WorryBug, By:  Andi Green

    When My Worries Get Too Big!  By:  Kari Dunn Buron

    How BIG Are Your Worries Little Bear?  By:  Jayneen Sanders

    Sadness:

    I’m SAD, By: Michael Ian Black and Debbie Ridpath Ohi

    When I Feel Sad, By: Cornelia Maude Spelman

    Life Without Nico, By: Andrea Maurana and Francisco Olea

    When Sadness is At Your Door, By:  Eva Eland

    Mr. Sherman’s Cloud, By:  David Habben

    The Pout-Pout Fish, By: Deborah Diesen and Dan Hanna

    Bob’s Blue Period, By: Marion Denchars

    Grief:

    The Goodbye Book, By:  Todd Parr

    Wherever You Are my love will find you, By:  Nancy Tillman

    I’ll Always Love you, By:  Hans Wilhelm

    The Invisible String, By:  Patrice Karst

    Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs, By:  Tomie dePaola

    Ida, ALWAYS, By:  Caron Levis and Charles Santoso

    I Miss You, By:  Pat Thomas

    If Only, By:  Carole Geithner

    THE SCAR, By:  Charlotte Moundlic

    Always and Forever, By:  Alan Durant

    Divorce/Separation:

    Two Homes, By:  Claire Masurel

    Dinosaurs Divorce, By:  Marc Brown

     My Family’s Changing, By:  Pat Thomas

    When My Parents Forgot How to Be Friends, By:  Jennifer Moore-Mallinos

    It’s Not Your Fault, KoKo Bear, By: Vicki Lansky and Jane Prince

    Divorce is the Worst, By: Anastasia Higginbotham

    One Rabbit, Two Worlds, By: Ray Medhora

    Tots Are Non-Divorceable, By: Sara Bonkowski

    I Don't Want to Talk About It, By: Jeanie Franz Ransom

    What Can I Do? A Book for Children of Divorce, By: Danielle Lowry

    Moving:

    The Berenstain Bears’ Moving Day, By: Stan and Jan Berenstain

    My Very Exciting, Sorta Scary, Big Move: A Workbook for Children Moving to a New Home, By: Lori Attanasio Woodring

    The Good-Pie Party, By:  Liz Garton Scanlon and Kady MacDonald Denton

    Little Critter: We Are Moving, By:   Mercer Mayer

    Big Ernie’s New Home: A Story for Young Children Who Are Moving, By: Terese Martin

    Tigger’s Moving Day, By: Kathleen W. Zoehfeld and Robbin Cuddy

    A Kiss Goodbye, By: Audrey Penn

    Henry And Mudge And Annie’s Good Move, By: Cynthia Rylant

    I Like Where I Am, By:  Jessica Harper

    Starting School:

    First Day Jitters, By:  Julie Danneberg

    The Day You Begin, By:  Jacqueline Woodson

    The Kissing Hand, By:  Audrey Penn

    Splat the Cat: Back to School, Splat!, By: Rob Scotton

    David Goes to School, By: David Shannon

    You’re Finally Here!, By: Melanie Watt

    Going to School, By: Anna Civardi

    Chu’s First Day of School, By: Neil Gaiman

    Countdown to Kindergarten, By: Alison McGhee