Dealing with Feelings
The past year has been tough for all of us, but it's been especially hard on kids. With their schedules disrupted, their normal outlets for activity suspended, and their usual sources of comfort and guidance—parents, teachers, guardians, coaches, etc—all dealing with stress of their own, it's tricky for kids to learn to navigate this new landscape of emotion. Books can help them find ways to understand and cope with these big feelings. Our children's specialist, Rachel, has put together a list of books for young readers in need of a little guidance.
Another beautiful book from Corrina Luyken, this one uses nature to demonstrate the interconnectedness of everything, a good reminder when the world is feeling big and strange.
A great new book for kids navigating overwhelming feelings. Another great addition to the library of feelings books.
A long time Brilliant Books favorite, this is a fun one for the younger kids gaining a understanding of what all of those feelings are and how they make us feel.
A lovely biography of Mr Rogers that focuses on his life's work while helping children understand their feelings just as he did.
Worry really is a huge thing for all of us right now, Ruby finds herself overwhelmed with anxiety and bottles it up until it grows and grows. But once she finds a friend to talk to, her worry starts to shrink.
Milo and his sister take a long subway ride on their way to visit their incarcerated mother. He's feeling so many things and distracts himself along the way by observing those around him. brimming with life, thoughtful language and a socially important look at how families navigate incarceration.
Anger is real! And big! Ravi's feelings overwhelm him and he looses his temper. He learns to work through it with the help of his family