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Parents' Primer: Feelings


Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
J Cunningham, Julia A Mouse Called Junction
Discontent with the complete coziness of his life, the littlest and last of a large family of mice leaves home searching for danger.
J Keller, Beverly Pimm's Place
A timorous young boy teaches his rowdy cousins the value of being quiet and using one's imagination.
J BOARDBK BALOU Balouch, Kristen Feelings
J BOARDBK PIMSL Pimsleur Levine, Julia Feelings
As young readers follow Little Pim the panda as he gets lost while playing they learn the Spanish and French words for being happy, scared, shy, sad, and surprised.
J BOARDBK VERDI Verdick, Elizabeth Words Are Not for Hurting
Encourages toddlers and preschoolers to express themselves using helpful, not hurtful, words. Includes a note for parents and caregivers on language development.
J152.4 Aaron, Jane When I'm Jealous
Explains jealousy as a normal part of life and and discusses how to deal with it.
J152.4 Aaron, Jane When I'm Sad
Explains sadness as a normal part of life and and discusses how to deal with it.
J152.4 Aliki Feelings
Pictures, dialogues, poems, and stories portray various emotions we all feel: jealousy, sadness, fear, anger, joy, love, and others.
J152.4 Conlin, Susan Nathan's Day
Everyday preschool situations illustrate feelings and encourage dialog to develop understanding.
J152.46 Aaron, Jane When I'm Afraid
Explains fear as a normal part of life and discusses how to deal with it.
J155.232 Johnston, Marianne Let's Talk About Being Shy
Introduces the concept of shyness and offers suggestions on how to deal with it.
J155.4 HELME Helmer, Diana Star Let's Talk about When Your Mom or Dad Is Unhappy
Explains the difference between being sad and being clinically depressed and discusses ways a child can deal with having a parent who is sad or depressed.
J155.4124 LAMIA Lamia, Mary C. Understanding Myself: A Kid's Guide to Intense Emotions and Strong Feelings
Learn about different emotions, what they mean, how they make you act, and why you have them.
J155.41246 BURON Buron, Kari Dunn When My Worries Get Too Big! : A Relaxation Book for Children Who Live with Anxiety
Presents ways for young children with anxiety to recognize when they are losing control and constructive ways to deal with it.
J155.41246 GUANC Guanci, Anne Marie David and The Worry Beast : Helping Children Cope with Anxiety
David could not stop worrying; his anxiety was growing and growing. David's story will help children learn how to deal with anxiety. Includes tips for parents.
J155.41246 HUEBN Huebner, Dawn What to Do When You Worry Too Much : A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety
Teaches school-age children cognitive-behavioral techniques to reduce and overcome anxiety, fears, and worry, through writing and drawing activities and self-help exercises and strategies. Includes introduction for parents--Provided by publisher.
J155.43 Falon, Janet Ruth Kissed the Girls and Made Them Cry: Helping Children Understand Sexism in Our Society
This book was written to help children learn about respecting other people, especially in relation to gender.
J155.9 Jackson, Ellen Sometimes Bad Things Happen
Mentions some of the bad things that happen in the world and presents some positive ways to respond to them.
J155.93 N14C Naik, Anita Coping With Loss: The Life Changes Handbook
A guide book for children experiencing life changes, including fitting in with a stepfamily, parents' separation, losing a friend, and more.
J158.25 Levete, Sarah Making Friends
Discusses the importance of friendships, from making friends to resolving disagreements, and how to deal with feelings such as jealousy, shyness, and rejection.
J177.1 Raatma, Lucia Respect
In the series Character Education, Raatma describes respect as a virtue and suggest ways in which children can recognize and practice being respectful.
J179.9 LEVEN Leventhal-Belfer, Laurie Why Do I Have To?
"…for parents and professionals working with children who have difficulty coping with the hassles of everyday life."--preface.
J241.5 Johnson, J. Renee Timber!: A Tale in Which a Son Learns to Honor His Parents
"It was a big night for Billy Beaver. He was going timber-cutting with Papa B for the first time! Billy was so eager that he didn't listen to his parents' wise words. And that is when the trouble began."
J398.22 Mollel, Tololwa M. Subira Subira
Set in contemporary Tanzania, this variation on a traditional tale describes how a young girl learns a lesson in patience when a spirit woman sends her to get three whiskers from a lion.
J646.7 KENNE Kennedy-Moore, Eileen What About Me? Twelve Ways to Get Your Parents' Attention Without Hitting Your Sister
Full of bright watercolors by Mits Katayama, this 32-page book shows children how being pleasant and positive--even helpful--is the best way to get noticed.
J782.42 BERKN Berkner, Laurie The Story of My Feelings
Presents words and music to a simple song celebrating emotions and the value of expressing them.
J811 Barton, Judy Spain Little Feelings
A collection of poems to help readers be more comfortable expressing the wide range of feelings they may encounter in their early years and as they grow, including feeling happy, made, scared, sad, and just plain alive.
J811 de Regniers, Beatrice Schenk The Way I Feel... Sometimes
A collection of poems about feelings, from anger to acceptance.
J811 Lalli, Judy I Like Being Me: Poems for Children About Feeling Special, Appreciating Others, and Getting Along
A collection of poems about being kind, solving problems, learning from mistakes, telling the truth, dealing with feelings, being a friend and more.
JE Berenstain, Stan & Jan The Berenstain Bears Get the Twitchies
Brother Bear gets an attack of the "twitchies", annoying Mother and Father Bear.
JE Breathed, Berkeley Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big
Edwurd's little sister comes to the rescue when Edwurd's humongous fib lands him in trouble with a three-eyed alien from another galaxy.
JE Bridges, Margaret Park Will You Take Care of Me?
As a child imagines becoming a tree, a house, a book, a teddy bear, and more, Mommy tells how she will continue to love and care for her "little one."
JE Burd, Allan The Lie: The Adventures of Little Al
Little Al goes on a treasure hunt and discovers where true treasures lie and why lies are not to be treasured.
JE Cain, Barbara I Don't Know Why -- I Guess I'm Shy
Having been worried about bothering his neighbors by talking to them, a shy boy searches the neighborhood for his lost dog and finds the courage to speak.
JE CHODO Chodos-Irvine, Margaret Best Best Friends
Mary and Clare do everything together at preschool, but Mary's birthday celebration puts a strain on the girls' friendship.
JE Daly, Catherine The Way I Feel Today
Join Bear in the Big Blue House and his friends as they explore feelings - from sad to silly.
JE DIXON Dixon, Annabelle Joe's Car
Three boys on the playground learn a lesson about sharing.
JE DOWNI Downing, Johnette Why the Crawfish Lives in the Mud
A charming tale cautioning children about the consequences of cheating your friends, this colorful picture book from the critically acclaimed Johnette Downing will delight readers of all ages with its timeless and gentle lesson about integrity.
JE Emberley, Ed Glad Monster, Sad Monster
Monsters of different colors explain what makes them feel glad, sad, loving, worried, silly, and angry. Fold-out masks encourage readers to talk about their feelings.
JE English, Karen Speak English for Us, Marisol!
Marisol, who is bilingual, is sometimes overwhelmed when her Spanish-speaking family members and neighbors need her to translate for them.
JE HOLME Holmes, Margaret M. A Terrible Thing Happened
After Sherman sees something terrible happen, he becomes anxious and then angry, but when a counselor helps him talk about these emotions he feels better.
JE Keller, Holly That's Mine, Horace
Horace loves the little yellow truck that he finds in the schoolyard, but he has a problem when a classmate tries to claim it.
JE McKissack, Patricia C. The Honest-to-Goodness Truth
After promising never to lie, Libby learns that it's not always necessary to blurt out the whole truth either.
JE Murphy, Mary I Feel Happy, and Sad, and Angry, and Glad
Canine friends express a wide range of emotions as they play, argue, and make up.
JE Oram, Hiawyn Badger's Bad Mood
When Badger is in such a bad mood that he will not see any of his friends, Mole devises a plan to remind him that he is loved regardless of his mood.
JE Parr, Todd The Feelings Book
Children express different moods, including "I feel very mad," "I feel like reading books all day," and "I feel like wearing funny underwear."
JE Rasmussen, Ann The Very Lonely Bathtub
At first Claudia enjoys her new bathtub, which becomes in turn a fire engine, a floating hospital, and a spaceship, but then she grows tired of being clean and refuses to take a bath, no matter how dirty she gets.
JE Sanford, Doris Don't Look at Me: A Child's Book About Feeling Different
This is a book about feeling different and changing and feeling special.
JE SNOW Snow, Todd & Peggy Feelings to Share from A to Z
Colorful illustrations and rhyming text introduce words that express feelings and emotions.
JE SPELM Spelman, Cornelia When I Feel Sad
A young guinea pig describes situations that make him sad, how it feels to be sad, and how he can feel better.
JE THOMP Thompson, Lauren Hope is an Open Heart
Photographs and rhythmic text explore the meaning of hope and celebrate its power, especially in difficult times.
JE Watt, Mélanie Leon the Chameleon
Being different makes Leon feel lonely.
JE Wilson-Max, Ken L Is for Loving: An ABC for the Way You Feel
An alphabet book presenting the range of emotions that we may feel, from angelic to zippy.
JE Zolotow, Charlotte My Friend John
John's best friend tells everything he knows about John, the secrets they share, their likes and dislikes, and the fun they have as friends.
PTC J155.418 PLUMM Plummer, Deborah M Helping Children to Cope with Change, Stress and Anxiety : A Photocopiable Activities Book
PTC J649.122 KARP Karp, Harvey The Happiest Toddler on the Block


Kids -- Feelings -- Dealing with Feelings

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