Books to help your child understand the feeling of anger and how to manage it.

Patterson, Colleen A.

A young girl learns a technique for dealing with anger--and it works.
Thomas, Isabel
J152.47 THOMA

Looks at anger, including what anger feels like, safe ways of letting anger out, and how to calm down if you are feeling angry.
Medina, Sarah
J152.47 MEDIN

"Aims to help children recognize when they are angry and teach them how to respond."--From source other than the Library of Congress
Robberecht, Thierry

A young boy is sometimes so angry that he becomes a dragon, turning red, spitting out angry words, and destroying everything in his path, but later he turns back into a boy and can feel his parents' love again.
Miller, Connie Colwell
J152.47 MILLE

"Photographs and short rhyming verses describe how it feels to be angry"--Provided by publisher.
Silver, Gail

When Anh becomes angry and says hurtful things, his grandfather tells him to go to his room and sit with his anger, which allows Anh to feel better. Based on teachings about mindfulness and Buddhism by Thich Nhat Hanh.
Moses, Brian

An internationally renowned poet and children's author uses understanding and lighthearted humor to help youngsters cope with difficult emotions in the new "Dinosaurs Have Feelings" book series. In "Anna Angrysaurus," Anna the dinosaur gets angry at the smallest things. She roars, howls and stamps her feet not a good feeling! Children can follow along as Anna learns to calm herself down and keep her anger under control. Includes notes for parents and teachers and a listing of other resources to help children cope with their emotions. Ideal for individual reading or sharing with a group. (Ages 5+)
Craver, Marcella Marino

In a self-help graphic novel, angry Ernie, called "Erupto" by his friends, receives some counseling on anger management.
Meiners, Cheri J.
J152.47 MEINE

Everyone gets angry, so it’s never too early for children to learn to recognize feelings of anger, express them, and build skills for coping with anger in helpful, appropriate ways.
Lachner, Dorothea

Danny turns into a prowling lion with a big appetite when he doesn't get the sausages and raspberry juice he wanted for lunch.
Johnston, Marianne
J152.4 JOHNS

A discussion of anger, including suggestions for ways to deal with it directly, channel it to something productive, and avoid its destructiveness.
Verdick, Elizabeth

In simple words and charming full-color illustrations, this book helps little ones learn to use their feet for fun, not in anger or frustration. It also includes tips for parents and caregivers on how to help toddlers be sweet with their feet.
Elliott, David

A cranky toddler has an enormous tantrum.
Palatini, Margie

A little girl is very upset when her baby brother drools on her doll, but during a time-out, she thinks of some of the things she likes about her brother.
Tankard, Jeremy

Feeling too grumpy to fly, Bird begins to walk and finds that his mood changes as other animals join him.
Agassi, Martine
J371.78 AGASS

Demonstrates that "hands are not for hitting" by suggesting many positive uses for them, such as saying hello, playing, creating, and helping.
Yolen, Jane

Illustrations and rhyming text explore some of the things that dinosaurs might do when they are angry--and how they should control their tempers.
Verdick, Elizabeth
J152.47 VERDI

How it feels to be angry -- Emergency! quick ways to get the grrrr out -- The different faces of anger -- The crazy things angry people do -- 5 steps to taming that temper -- The power of words -- 6 steps to solving anger problems -- Anger radar -- Anger "what ifs" -- Grrrreat ways to keep your cool.
Graves, Sue
J152.47 GRAVE

It's hard for children to accept not getting their way. Sam hates when his brother cries or his dad is too busy to play. When he loses his place in 'Musical Chairs,' Sam cries, 'I hate everything!' With the help of his aunt, Sam learns new ways to deal with his anger and feel better.
Kim, HoJeong

Kanga the young kangaroo can get very angry when things do not go right, but after his mother teaches him various ways to control his temper, he is able to help his friend, Joey, with his anger.
Dewdney, Anna

A young llama wants to play but must go shopping with his mother instead, and so he gets angry and makes a mess at the store.
Urban, Linda

Mouse struggles to find the right way to express his anger, modeling the behavior of Hare, Bear, Hedgehog, and Bobcat, only to discover that his own way may be the best way of all.
Jude, Tracey

Mr. Topaz, the cat with class, went for a walk when his friend, Miss Tinky made him really mad! Go with him on his journey of self-discovery and relationship repair using the self-guided rhythm provided.
Vail, Rachel

When Katie Honors feels angry and out of control, her mother helps her to be herself again.
Silver, Gail

Angry at his friends for chosing kickball over digging, Anh is revisited by Anger who demonstrates how mindful breathing can soothe and transform strong emotions. Based on teachings about mindfulness and Buddhism by Thich Nhat Hanh.
Harris, Robie

Leo, upset that he has been hearing the word "no" all day, lets three words slip out that he wishes he could take back.
Verdick, Elizabeth

As parents and teachers know, yelling comes naturally to children. This friendly, encouraging book, geared to preschool and primary children, introduces and reinforces where and when to use an â??indoor voiceâ? or an â??outdoor voice.â? -Publisher
Spelman, Cornelia

A little rabbit describes what makes her angry and the different ways she can control her anger.
Aaron, Jane

Explains anger as a normal part of life and discusses how to deal with it. Includes a parents' guide in a question-and-answer format with examples and suggestions.
Kurtzman-Counter, Samantha

Miles learns how to deal with his anger when little brother Max breaks his toy airplane.
Bang, Molly

A young girl is upset and doesn't know how to manage her anger but takes the time to cool off and regain her composure.
Salom, Andrée

A child learns that anger is a natural and manageable part of life.
Verdick, Elizabeth
J177.2 VERDI

Encourages toddlers and preschoolers to express themselves using helpful, not hurtful, words. Includes a note for parents and caregivers.