During these uncertain times it can be difficult for children to express their feelings and emotions. The books we have selected below are aimed at helping children to recognise and understand how they are feeling.
Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard. Bird wakes up feeling so grumpy that he doesn’t even feel like flying. As he walks along he is joined by a rabbit, a raccoon, a beaver and a fox. After a walk with some friends birds spirits are lifted in no time!
The Feelings Book by Todd Parr. This book contains vibrant colours and images that demonstrate a wide range of moods that we all express everyday. The book encourages young children to discuss their feelings.
The Way I Feel by Janan Cain. Uses different text fonts, colours and illustrations to describe various emotions.
Glad Monster, Sad Monster by Ed Emberley. Even monsters have all kinds of feelings. This interactive book allows children to try on different masks as it takes them through a range of emotions.
Don’t Think About Purple Elephants, by Susan Whelan. Sophie worries about going to bed at night until her mum thinks of an idea that involves purple elephants. This book focuses on finding ways to release anxiety.
Too Shy For Show and Tell by Beth Bracken. Sam is a quiet little boy who is too shy to do show and tell at school, however, he must find a way to conquer his fears.