Suggested Reading for Children
Adams, Lisa K. Dealing With Teasing. Power Kids Press, c 2003. Discusses the why of teasing and offers suggestions. Ages 4 - 7.
Bentley, Dawn. Making Faces: A Pop-Out Book. Random House, NY, c 1996. Faces, featuring basic feelings, pop out of each page. Simple text. Ages 2 - 5.
Bourgeois, Paulette. Franklin’s Tiene Un Mal Dia/Franklin’s Bad Day. Lectorum Pubns, 2001. Spanish and English. Ages 5 – 9.
Cain, Janan. The Way I Feel. Parenting Press, c 2000. Helps children describe their emotions and understand that feelings are a normal part of life. Ages 3-8.
Cain, Susan. Double-Dip Feelings: Stories to Help Children Understand Emotions. Magination Press, NY, 2nd rev. ed. 2001. Ages 5-10.
Canizares, Susan. Sentimientos. (Spanish translation) Scholastic Inc., 2001. Expressive photographs portray the emotion listed below each picture. Ages 2 – 8.
Crary, Elizabeth. My Name Is Not Dummy. Parenting Press, Seattle, WA, 2nd Ed. 1996. A problem-solving story that presents several different ways a child could respond and illustrates a possible outcome for each behavior. Ages 5-10.
Curtis, Jamie Lee. Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods That Make My Day. Harper Collins, 1998. A child's emotions range from silliness to anger to excitement. Ages 5 - 10.
Freymann, Saxton. How Are You Peeling? Foods with Moods. Arthur Levine, c 1999. Fruits and vegetables are used to display a wide range of emotions. Ages 5 – 10.
Heegard, Marge. When Someone Has a Very Serious Illness. Woodland Press, Mpls, MN, c 1992. A practical workbook to help children deal with emotions associated with illness and death. Ages 5-12.
Hobbie, Holly. Toot and Puddle: You Are My Sunshine. Little Brown & Co., 1999. Puddle tries to cheer up his friend who has a case of the doldrums. Ages 4 – 8.
Hubbard, Woodleigh. C is for Curious. Chronicle Books, CA, 1995. Presents an alphabet of emotions, from angry to zealous. Ages 6 - 9.
Hunter, Jana Novotny. I Have Feelings. Mondo Pub., 2002. A mouse describes the feelings he and his family members experience during the day, including feeling happy, sad, jealous, angry, and scared. Ages 4 – 8.
McBratney, Sam. I love it when you smile. HarperCollins 2006. A grumpy little kangaroo is having a bad day until his mother finds a way to make him smile. Ages 3 – 7.
Mills, Joyce C., Ph.D. Little Tree, A story for Children with Serious Medical Problems. Sagebrush Educational Resources, 2003. Little Tree is saddened by the storm damage that caused her to lose some of her branches, but draws strength from friends and the knowledge that she still has a strong trunk, deep roots, and a beautiful heart. Ages 6 - 10.
Modesitt, Jeanne. Sometimes I Feel Like A Mouse: A Book About Feelings. Scholastic Trade, 1996. A child imagines becoming a variety of animals while experiencing different feelings. Ages 4 – 8.
Parr, Todd. The Feelings Book. Little, Brown & Co., 2000. Children experience different moods. Ages 3 – 8.
Rotner, Shelley. Lots of Feelings. Millbrook Press, Minneapolis, MN, 2003. Simple text and photographs introduce basic emotions. Ages 4 – 9.
Seuss, Dr. My Many Colored Days. Knopf, NY, c 1998. Different colors, animals, and rhymes describe various feelings and moods. Ages 5 - 10.
Simon, Norma. Why Am I Different? Gr. 1-2. Illus. by Dora Leder. A. Whitman, 1993. Everyday situations are detailed in which children see themselves as different in family styles, appearance, skills and wishes. The children feel that being different is all right.
Stanton, Elizabeth. Sometimes I Like To Cry. A. Whitman, 1987. A child recalls different occasions when he has cried, concluding that there are many appropriate times for tears. Ages 6 - 10.
Steig, William. Amos & Boris. Sunburst, 1992. (Also in Spanish: Amos y Boris, 1999) A mouse about to drown in the ocean goes through many emotions before being helped by a whale. Excellent. Ages 5-10.
Viorst, Judith. Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Aladdin, 1987. (Also in Spanish: Alexander y el dia terrible, horrible, espantoso, horroroso) Everything goes wrong, but as Alexander’s mother explains to him, some days are just like that. Ages 5 – 9.
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