Feelings/Emotions

The Way I Feel

A story that allows children to identify and give language to different feelings. A way to normalize all the different emotions we often feel. A great conversation starter for families to talk about expressing feelings. 

Author

Janan Cain

Illustrator

Janan Cain

Age

3 and up

Topic

Feelings, Emotions

The Way I Act

This books talks about the behaviors that go along with feelings and how sometimes we make good choices and sometime not so much. This is a great book to teach kids about they power they have to make choices about how they will respond when experiencing feelings. 

Author

Steve Metzger

Illustrator

Janan Cain

Age

3 and up

Topic

Behavior, Feelings, Choices

Ruby Finds a Worry

Ruby is a happy, curious, imaginative girl. But one day, she finds something unexpected: a Worry.

It's not such a big Worry, at first. But every day, it grows a little bigger, and a little bigger, until eventually, the Worry is ENORMOUS and it's all she can think about. Then Ruby befriends a young boy with a worry of his own, and discovers that everyone has worries.  Not only that but she also finds out that there's a great way to get rid of them too!

Author

Tom Percival

Illustrator

Joanne Lew-Vriethoff

Age

4 and up

Topic

Worry, Anxiety.

Separation/Death

Grandma's Purple Flowers

A little girl who loves her grandma often picks flowers on her way to visit. Especially purple flowers because those are grandma's favorite. One day, grandma passes away. The little girl is very sad. One spring day she sees pretty purple flowers sprouting out of the grass and this reminds her of her grandma. That makes her smile once again. 

Author

Adjoa J. Burrows

Illustrator

Age

Thea Baker

6-10 yrs. old

Topic

Death, Loss, Grief.

The Invisible String

Sometimes when we are away from the ones we love, it can feel scary and sad. Luckily we all have an invisible string that stretches out to everyone we love and this string keeps us all connected. This invisible string means that no one is ever alone. 

Author

Patrice Karst

Illustrator

Age

Thea Baker

3 and up

Topic

Separation, Relationships, Loss, Divorce, Death

The Memory Box

The child in the story creates a memory box to keep mementos and written memories of the loved one, to help in the grieving process.

Author

Joanna Rowland

Illustrator

Age

Thea Baker

4 and up

Topic

Grief, Loss, Death

Divorce

I Don't Want To Talk About It

When a child's parents tell her that they have decided to divorce, the last thing she wants to do is to talk about it. Instead, she wants to roar like a lion so she can't hear their words. This story reveals a range of feelings a young child might experience when a family is confronting divorce.

Author

Illustrator

Jeanie Franz Ransom

Age

5 and up

Topic

Divorce

My Family's Changing

This picture book introduces the concept of divorce and how it affects family members. A "What about you" section features questions that parents can ask young children to help them explore their feelings.

Author

Illustrator

Pat Thomas

Age

4 and up

Topic

Divorce

Mom's House, Dad's House

Making Two Homes For Your Child

"This comprehensive guide looks anew at the needs of all family members with creative options and common-sense advice."

Author

Illustrator

Isolina Ricci

Age

Tween/Teens

Topic

Divorce, Co-parenting

Trauma

A Terrible Thing Happened

Sherman Smith saw the most terrible thing happen. At first he tried to forget about it, but soon something inside him started to bother him. He felt nervous for no reason. Sometimes his stomach hurt. He had bad dreams. And he started to feel angry and do mean things, which got him in trouble. Then he met Ms. Maple, who helped him talk about the terrible thing that he had tried to forget. Now Sherman is feeling much better.

Author

Margaret Holmes

Illustrator

Age

Cary Pillo

4 and Up

Topics

Trauma, Violence, Intro to Therapy

Speranza's Sweater

Speranza wears her sweater everywhere, hanging onto the last memories of her birth home, until it's threadbare. Like her unraveled sweater, Speranza must weave together a new story, bringing threads from her past and strands from her present, into a future of love, family, and the true meaning of home.

Author

Marcy Pusey

Illustrator

Age

Beatriz Mello

3 and Up

Topics

Trauma, Disruption of home, Foster Care, Separation, Change

Once I was Very Very Scared

This story is about a group of friends who are talking about one time when they remember being really really scared about something. Everyone shares a different experience with being scared. The friends also share how they behave when they feels scared. They also talk about things they do to feel better and manage their emotions. A great introduction to the idea of "fight, flight or freeze" and the importance of learning strategies for how to cope. 

Author

Chanda Ghosh Ippen

Illustrator

Age

Erich Peter Ippen Jr.

6 and Up

Topic

Trauma, Fear, Coping with Emotions, Strategies for managing stress.

Coping Skills/Mindfulness

Breathe Like a Bear

This collection of mindfulness exercises is designed to teach kids techniques for managing their bodies, breath, and emotions. Best of all, these thirty simple, short breathing practices and movements can be performed anytime, anywhere: in the car on the way to the grocery store, during heavy homework nights at home, or even at a child's desk at school

Author

Kira Willey

Illustrator

Ani Betts

Age

Topic

3 and Up

Coping Skills, Mindfulness, Deep Breathing, Managing Stress.

Sitting Still Like a Frog

Simple mindfulness practices to help  children deal with anxiety, improve concentration, and handle difficult emotions.  

Author

Eline Snel

Illustrator

Ani Betts

Age

Topic

5 and Up

Coping Skills, Managing Emotions.

Here and Now

A celebration of mindfulness and a meditation on slowing down and enjoying each moment.

Author

Julia Denos

Illustrator

Ani Betts

Age

Topic

Adult

Mindfulness, Coping Skills

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