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.

 


 

 

 

The Tree in Me Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593112595
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Published: Dial Books - March 16th, 2021

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.


Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere Cover Image
By Kira Willey, Anni Betts (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781623368838
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Published: Rodale Kids - December 5th, 2017

Big Feelings Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525579748
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

A great new book for kids navigating overwhelming feelings. Another great addition to the library of feelings books.


Puppy in My Head: A Book About Mindfulness Cover Image
By Elise Gravel, Elise Gravel (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063037670
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Published: HarperCollins - January 5th, 2021

Happy: A Beginner's Book of Mindfulness Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593121191
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Published: Rodale Kids - April 21st, 2020

In My Heart: A Book of Feelings Cover Image
By Jo Witek, Christine Roussey (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781419713101
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 14th, 2014

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.


Fred's Big Feelings: The Life and Legacy of Mister Rogers Cover Image
By Laura Renauld, Brigette Barrager (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534441224
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 14th, 2020

A  lovely biography of Mr Rogers that focuses on his life's work while helping children understand their feelings just as he did.


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Ikigai for Teens: Finding Your Reason for Being Cover Image
By Héctor García (Text by), Francesc Miralles (Text by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338670837
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Published: Scholastic Press - April 20th, 2021

Ruby Finds a Worry (Big Bright Feelings) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781547602377
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - September 3rd, 2019

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.


Calm: Mindfulness for Kids Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781465470904
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Published: DK Children - February 5th, 2019

Milo Imagines the World Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399549083
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - February 2nd, 2021

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.


Ravi's Roar (Big Bright Feelings) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781547603008
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - February 4th, 2020

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


It Was Supposed to Be Sunny (Little Senses) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525553472
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Published: Dial Books - March 30th, 2021