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Emotions Book List

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Feelings and emotions can be pretty difficult concepts for children to grasp. This is especially true with little ones. They often experience a wide array of emotions but aren’t always able to describe them. In addition to discussing emotions with young children, and doing fun feelings activities to explore different emotions, books can be a fantastic way to teach kids about feelings. Your children will learn to chat about their own feelings and even about changing moods. This emotions book list also includes some books to read as part of your emotions theme in your homeschool plans, classroom activities, or whenever you’re children need a little extra help understanding feelings.

FIND MORE TEACHING FEELINGS ACTIVITIES IN OUR PRINTABLE EMOTIONS LESSON PLANS.

The Pigeon Has Feelings, Too! by Mo Willems

If your kids love the Pigeon books, they will love The Pigeon Has Feelings, Too!

A Little SPOT of Emotion by Diane Alber

A Little SPOT of Emotion box set has books about every kind of emotion from anger to confidence.

Lots of Feelings by Shelley Rotner

Lots of Feelings reminds our children that you can tell a lot about someone’s emotions from their face.

An Emotional Menagerie: Feelings from A to Z by The School of Life

An Emotional Menagerie: Feelings from A to Z uses poetry and illustration to engage your children as they explore different kinds of emotions.

In My Heart: A Book of Feelings by Jo Witek

With In My Heart: A Book of Feelings your kids will learn to celebrate feelings no matter what shape or size.

My Body Sends a Signal by Natalia Maguire

My Body Sends a Signal will help teach your kids to start recognizing emotions and learn how to express their feelings.

The Color Monster: A Story About Emotions by Anna Llenas

Unpack feelings with color in this fun read The Color Monster: A Story About Emotions.

The Boy with Big, Big Feelings by Britney Winn Lee

The Boy with Big, Big Feelings is a story about a boy who has some pretty big feelings and learns that those feelings are something to be celebrated!

Glad Monster, Sad Monster by Ed Emberley

Glad Monster, Sad Monster is an interactive book about a bunch of monsters each with unique types of feelings.

The Way I Feel by Janan Cain

The Way I Feel teaches kids about the triumphs and troubles of everyday life.

On Monday When It Rained by Cherryl Kachenmeister

On Monday When It Rained captures the thoughts and feelings of a boy through easy to read text and great pictures.

Feelings by Aliki

Feelings is a book that encourages kids to explore their feelings and learn how to express them.

The Feelings Book by Todd Parr

The Feelings Book illustrates the moods we all feel with vibrant illustrations and creative text.

Today I Feel Silly: And Other Moods That Make My Day by Jamie Lee Curtis

Today I Feel Silly: And Other Moods That Make My Day helps children understand and appreciate shifting moods.

Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard

Grumpy Bird is a heartwarming and hilarious story about a bird shaking off the grumpies.

My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss

Using animals and bright colors, Dr. Seuss is able to help convey deep emotions in his book My Many Colored Days.

When Sophie Gets Angry – Really, Really Angry… by Molly Bang

When Sophie Gets Angry – Really, Really Angry… reminds us that people do many different things when they are expressing anger.

When I Feel Angry by Cornelia Maude Spelman

When I Feel Angry helps teach kids about managing their anger and positive outlets for anger.

When I Feel Sad by Cornelia Maude Spelman

Children will find great comfort in When I Feel Sad and learn how to express sadness.

How Are You Peeling? by Saxton Freymann

How Are You Peeling? Will take your kids on a journey through the world of different foods and their moods.

Sometimes I’m Bombaloo by Rachel Vail

Sometimes I’m Bombaloo shares a unique story and take on tantrums for kids.

Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes

Wemberly Worried tells the story of a mouse who worries a lot, and is perfect for your kids who worry just as much as Wemberly.

Talk and Work It Out by Cheri J. Meiners M.Ed.

Talk and Work It Out teaches your kids about the best ways to talk out their feelings and work things out with others.

Taking a Bath with the Dog and Other Things that Make Me Happy by Scott Menchin

Taking a Bath with the Dog and Other Things that Make Me Happy will help teach your kids to see joy in unexpected places.

A Full Week of Fun & Learning with Emotions Theme Lesson Plans

This set includes active hands-on learning ideas and the following printables:

  • Emotions Cards with Labels (in color and b/w)
  • Helpful and Hurtful Choices Sorting Cards and Discussion Prompts (in color and b/w)
  • How I’m Feeling Emotions Mats for Play Dough, Drawing and Loose Parts (in color and b/w)
  • How I Feel Emergent Reader (3 versions)
  • Emotions Number Cards 0-35 (in color and b/w)
  • Emotions Roll and Graph (in color and b/w)
  • Emotions Picture-Word Cards (in color and b/w)
  • Emotions Puzzles (in color and b/w)

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