Books About Feelings

 

Big feelings are hard for little ones... these books can help give your kids the language they need to understand and communicate what they're feeling.

  The Color Monster  by Anna Llenas  Explores several basic feelings, including fright, anger, and sadness

The Color Monster by Anna Llenas

Explores several basic feelings, including fright, anger, and sadness

 
  The Bad Mood and the Stick  by Lemony Snicket illustrated by Matthew Forsythe  Great for talking about bad moods!

The Bad Mood and the Stick by Lemony Snicket illustrated by Matthew Forsythe

Great for talking about bad moods!

 
  Ivy and the Lonely Raincloud  by Katie Harnett  Explores loneliness and friendship

Ivy and the Lonely Raincloud by Katie Harnett

Explores loneliness and friendship

 
  Real Cowboys  by Kate Hoefler illustrated by Jonathan Bean  Real cowboys have feelings!

Real Cowboys by Kate Hoefler illustrated by Jonathan Bean

Real cowboys have feelings!

 
  Flora and the Peacocks  by Molly Idle  An excellent way to discuss jealousy

Flora and the Peacocks by Molly Idle

An excellent way to discuss jealousy

 
  Hooray for Hat!  by Brian Won  Explores jealousy and how our actions can affect others

Hooray for Hat! by Brian Won

Explores jealousy and how our actions can affect others

 
  Leave Me Alone!  by Vera Brosgol  Sometimes we all need a little alone time!

Leave Me Alone! by Vera Brosgol

Sometimes we all need a little alone time!

 
  The Moon Inside  by Sandra V. Feder illustrated by Aimee Sicuro  A wonderful exploration of fear

The Moon Inside by Sandra V. Feder illustrated by Aimee Sicuro

A wonderful exploration of fear

 
 
  Grumpy Pants  by Claire Messer  A cute penguin shakes of the grumps!

Grumpy Pants by Claire Messer

A cute penguin shakes of the grumps!

  Red Cat Blue Cat  by Jenni Desmond  A great discussion starter about the problems with jealousy!

Red Cat Blue Cat by Jenni Desmond

A great discussion starter about the problems with jealousy!

  In My Heart: A Book of Feelings  by Jo Witek illustrated by Christine Roussey  An accessible primer of various feelings

In My Heart: A Book of Feelings by Jo Witek illustrated by Christine Roussey

An accessible primer of various feelings

 
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