Children’s Books

Below is a list of children’s books that I like by topic. The idea is to use this list as a starting point.  If you want books on emotions, take that portion of the list with you and find books that are a good fit for your needs.  Please let me know if you have favorite books that would be a good addition.

Teasing, Mean Kids and Bullies

  • Hooway for Wodney Wat by Lester
  • Hurty Feelings by Lester
  • The Recess Queen by O’Neill and Huliska-Beith
  • Timothy Goes to School by Wells
  • My Secret Bully by Ludwig and Marble
  • Lucy and the Bull by Alexander
  • Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Bullies by Binkow and Cornelisen
  • Bully Beans by Cook
  • The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others by Sornson, Dismondy and Shaw
  • Chester Raccoon and the Big bad Bully by Penn and Gibson
  • The Bully Blockers Club by Bateman and Urbanovic
  • Stop Picking on Me: A First Look at Bullying by Thomas and Harker\
  • Nobody Knew What to Do : A Story About Bullying by McCain
  • Say Something by Moss
  • Stop Bullying Bobby! Helping Children Cope with Teasing and Bullying by Mansell
  • Bye Bye Bully: A Kids Guide for Dealing with Bullies by Jackson and Alley
  • Stand Up for Yourself and Your Friends: Dealing with Bullies and Bossiness and Finding a Better Way by American Girl

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  • Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon by Lovell and Catrow
  • I Like Myself by Beaumont and Catrow
  • I’m Gonna Like Me! Letting Off a Little Self Esteem by Curtis and Cornell
  • Stripes by Shannon
  • Spagetti in a  Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage to Be Who You Are by Dismondy and Peterson
  • Happy to be Me! A Kid Book about Self Esteem by Adams, Butch and Alley
  • The Lovables in the Kingdom of Self Esteem by Loomans
  • I Want Your Moo: A Story for Children About Self Esteem by Weiner, Neimark and Adinolfi
  • Being Me: A Kids Guide to Boosting Confidence and Self Esteem by Moss
  • Stick Up for Yourself: Every Kids Guide to Personal Power and Positive Self Esteem by Kaufman, Raphael and Espeland
  • Sometimes I Feel Like I Don’t Have Any Friends (But Not So Much Anymore): A Self Esteem Book to Help
  • Children Improve Their Social Skills by Zimmerman and Shapiro

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Understanding Death

  • What’s Heaven by Shriver
  • I Miss You: A First Look at Death by Thomas
  • When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death by Brown
  • Waterbugs and Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Young Children by Stickney
  • The Dragonfly Door by Adams
  • What is Death by Boritzer
  • I’ll Always Love You by Wilhelm
  • Gentle Willow: A Story for Children About Dying by Mills
  • Tear Soup by Schweibert
  • Lifetimes: A Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children by Mellonie and Ingpen
  • Help Me Say Goodbye: Activities for Helping Kids Cope When a Special Person Dies by Silverman
  • Sad Isn’t Bad: A Good Grief Guidebook for Kids Dealing with Loss by Mundy and Alley

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  • Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big By Breathed
  • I’m Telling the Truth: A First Look at Honesty by Thomas
  • Sam Tells Stories by Robberecht
  • Ruthie and the Not So Teeny Tiny Lie by Rankin
  • Berenstain Bears and the Truth by Berenstains
  • Telling the Truth: Learning about Honesty by Burch
  • Be Honest and Tell the Truth by Meiners

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Social Skills

  • Listen Buddy by Lester
  • Not Fair, Won’t Share by Graves and Guicciardini
  • But Why Can’t I by Graves and Guicciardini
  • Howard B Wigglebottom Learns to Listen by Binkow

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Social Skills Books by Meiners

  • Cool Down and Work Through Anger
  • Talk and Work it Out
  • Know and Follow Rules
  • Share and Take Turns
  • Join In and Play
  • Be Polite and Kind

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Social Skills Books by Cook

  • The Worst Day of My Life Ever! (listening)
  • I Just Don’t Like the Sound of No! (accepting no)
  • My Mouth is a Volcano (interrupting)
  • Personal Space Camp
  • It’s Hard to be a Verb (impulsivity)
  • A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue

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Social Skills Books by Verdick

  • Feet Are Not for Kicking
  • Hands Are not for Hitting
  • Words Are Not for Hurting
  • Teeth Are Not for Biting
  • Germs Are Not for Sharing
  • Tails Are Not for Pulling

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  • Nobody’s Perfect: A Story for Children About Perfectionism by Burns and Villnave
  • What to Do When Good Enough Isn’t good Enough: The Real Deal of Perfectionism by Greenspan
  • Slip, Slide, Skate by Herman
  • The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Rubinstein and Pett

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  • Shelia Rae the Brave by Henkes
  • A Pocket Full of Kisses by Penn
  • Julius, Baby of the World by Henkes
  • I Love You the Purplest by Joosse
  • Big Sister, Little Sister by Zolotow
  • Oh Brother, Oh Sister: A Sisters Guide to Getting Along by American GirlSiblings: You’re Stuck with Each
  • Other so Stick Together by Crist
  • Just Me and My Little Brother by Mayer

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  • Winners Never Quit by Hamm
  • Me First! By Lester
  • The Mightiest by Kasza
  • Help Me Be Good Being a Bad Sport by Berry
  • Liam Wins the Game Sometimes: A Story About Losing with Grace by Banks
  • Competition: Deal with It from Start to Finish by Messier and Murray

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Starting School

  • DWs Guide to Preschool by Brown
  • The Brand New Kid by Couric
  • Wemberly Worried by Henkes
  • Do I Have to Go to School? A First Look at Starting School by Thomas and Harker
  • What to Expect at Preschool by Murkoff
  • Maisy Goes to Preschool by Cousins
  • Going to School by Civardi
  • A Smart Girls Guide to Starting Middle School by American Girl
  • Preschool Day, Hooray! By Strauss

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Separation Anxiety

  • The Kissing Hand by Penn
  • When I Miss You by Spelman and Parkinson
  • Lama, Lama Misses Mama by Dewdney
  • Will You Come Back for Me? By Tompert
  • Owl Babies by Waddell
  • The Invisible String by Karst
  • I Love You All Day Long by Rusackas
  • Oh My Baby, Little One by Appelt

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Sharing and Taking Turns

  • The Mine-O-Saur by Quallen
  • Mine, Mine, Mine by Becker
  • Rainbow Fish by Pfister
  • Share and Take Turns by Meiners
  • Sharing is Fun by Cole
  • The Boy Who Wouldn’t Share by Reiss
  • I am Sharing by Mayer
  • It’s Mine by Lionni
  • One for You, One for Me by Albee
  • Martha Doesn’t Share by Berger

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  • DWs Guide to Perfect Manners by Brown
  • Do Unto Otters by Keller
  • Cookies: Bite Size Life Lessons by Rosenthal
  • Mind Your Manners in School by Candell
  • Excuse Me! A Little Book of Manners by Katz
  • The Berenstain Bears Forget Their Manners by Berenstains
  • Monster Manners by Roberts
  • How to Speak Politely and Why by Leaf
  • Big Black Bear by Yee
  • Stoo Hampels Book of Bad Manners
  • Manners by Aliki
  • Be Polite and Kind by Meiners
  • I’m Sorry, I Did It by Buehner
  • Perfect Pigs by Brown
  • Richard Scarry’s Please and Thank You Book
  • Manners Can Be Fun by Leaf
  • A Little Book of Manners for Boys: A Game plan for Getting Along with Others by Branes and Sparks
  • Tea with the Queen by Boyce
  • Dude, That’s Rude: Get Some Manners Activity Book by Espeland
  • A Smart Girls Guide to Manners by American Girl

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  • When I Feel Sad and When I Feel Angry by Spelman and Parkinson
  • On Monday When It Rained by Kachenmeister
  • My Many Colored Days by Seuss
  • Double Dip Feelings: Stories to Help Children Understand Emotions by Cain and Patterson
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Viorst and Cruz
  • How Are You Peeling? Foods with Moods by Freymann and Elffers
  • Baby Faces by Dorling Kindersley
  • Glad Monster, Sad Monster by Miranda and Emberley
  • Feeling by Aliki
  • Sometimes I’m Bombaloo by Vail and Heo
  • Lots of Feelings by Rotner
  • Is a Worry Worrying You by Wolff
  • When Sophie Gets Angry, Really, Really Angry by Bang
  • Mouse was Mad by Urban
  • Wemberly Worried by Henkes
  • Today I Feel Silly by Curtis and Cornell
  • The Way I Feel by Cain
  • Feelings to Share from A to Z by Snow, Espeland and Hartman
  • The Feelings Book by Parr
  • Mad maddie Maxwell by Maslyn
  • Is it Right to Fight? A First Look at Anger by Thomas
  • Understanding Myself: A Kids Guide to Intense Emotions and Strong Feelings by Lamia
  • The Feelings Book: The Care and Keeping of Your Emotions by American Girl
  • What to Do When Your Temper Flares by Huebner and Mathews
  • How to Take the Grr Out of Anger by Verdick
  • What to Do When You Worry Too Much by Huebner

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Potty Training

  • Diapers Are Not Forever by Verdick
  • Going to the Potty by Rogers
  • The Potty Book for Boys and The Potty Book for Girls by Capucilli
  • My Big Boy Potty and My Big Girl Potty by Cole
  • Even Firefighters Go to the Potty by Wax
  • Once Upon a Potty by Frankel
  • Big Girls Use the Potty and Big Boys Use the Potty by Pinnington
  • What to Expect When You Use the Potty by Murkoff
  • The Princess Potty and The Pirate Potty by Berger
  • The Potty Train by Hochman and Kennison
  • Have you Seen My Potty by Kelly
  • You Can Go to the Potty by Sears and Kelly
  • No More Diapers by Ross
  • No More Diapers for Ducky by Ford and Williams
  • Dinosaur vs. the Potty by Shea
  • Potty Animals: What to Know When You’ve Gotta Go by Vestergaard

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A New Baby

  • Before You Were Born by Davis
  • My New Baby by Fuller
  • What Baby Needs by Sears and Kelly
  • Waiting for Baby by Ziefert
  • I’m a Big Brother and I’m a Big Sister by Cole
  • Hello Baby by Rockwell
  • Babies Don’t Eat Pizza: A Big kids Book About Baby Brothers and Baby Sisters by Danzig
  • What to Expect When the New Baby Comes Home by Murkoff
  • What to Expect When Mommy’s Having a Baby by Murkoff
  • Big Sister Now: A Story About Me and Our New Baby by Sheldon
  • A New Baby is Coming! By Aponte

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  • Chester’s Way by Henkes
  • Farfallina and Marcel by Keller
  • How to Be a Friend: A Guide to Making Friends and Keeping Them by Brown
  • How to Lose All Your Friends by Carlson
  • Making Friends by Rogers
  • Be a Friend: Learning About Friendship and Fairness by Burch
  • Will You Be My Friend? A Bunny and Bird Story by Tafuri
  • Friends by Heine
  • Owen and Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship by Hatkoff and Kahumbu
  • Help! A Story of Friendship by Keller
  • Learning to Be a Good Friend: A Guidebook for Kids by Adams
  • How Kids Make Friends: Secrets for Making Lots of Friends No Matter How Shy You Are by Michelle
  • Friends: Making Them and Keeping Them by American Girl

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