Emotions/Feelings - Anger
Agassi, Martine. Hands Are Not For Hitting. Free Spirit Pub., c 2000. This title offers children an alternative to hitting and other forms of hurtful behavior, guiding them to a more positive outcome. Ages 4 – 7.
Bang, Molly. When Sophie Gets Angry, Really, Really, Angry. Scholastic Trade, NY, c 1999. Sophie gets very angry and climbs her favorite tree until she feels better. Ages 4 - 10.
Carle, Eric. The Grouchy Ladybug. Harper Trophy, 1996. A grouchy ladybug wants to pick a fight with everyone it meets until it realizes it doesn't get anywhere that way. Ages 4-9.
Crary, Elizabeth. I'm Furious. Parenting Press, Inc., c 1996. Matt's angry at his brother for ruining his favorite baseball card. His mom helps him discover ways to express his anger without being distructive. Ages 5 - 9.
Ditta-Donahue, Gina. Josh's Smiley Faces: A Story About Anger. Magination Press, 2003. A fictional story about a boy who learns how to control his anger. Outlines a simple behavioral management approach that parents can follow. Ages – Preschool.
Everitt, Betsy. Mean Soup. Voyager Books, 1995. Horace feels really mean at the end of a bad day, until he helps his mother make Mean Soup. Ages 5 - 9.
Krensky, Stephen & Brown, Marc Tolon. Arthur and the Big Blow-Up. Little Brown & Co., c 2000. Arguments and hostility give way to friendship and teamwork on the soccer field. Ages 6-9.
Mayer, Mercer. I Was So Mad. Golden Books, 2000. A child tries a variety of ways to dissolve anger. Ages 5-9.
Moser, Adolph. Don't Rant and Rave on Wednesdays! Landmark Editions, Inc., Kansas City, MO, c 1994. A children's anger control book. Can be obtained from ChildsWork ChildsPlay. Ages 6 - 10.
Sendak, Maurice. Where the Wild Things Are. Harper Collins, 2003. The thoughts of a small boy who is sent to his room. Ages 5-9.
Verdick, Elizabeth. Words Are Not For Hurting. Free Spirit Pub., 2004. Young children are reminded that their words belong to them and that they should choose words that are helpful and not hurtful. Ages Preschool – 7.
Viorst, Judith. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Aladdin, 1987. Alexander woke up with gum in his hair. And the day got worse..... Ages 5-10.
Zolotow, Charlotte. The Quarreling Book. HarperTrophy, 1982. Tempers tend to get passed from one person to another. Ages 4-9.