MY FEELINGS

Use these helpful books to begin discussions about dealing with a range of different feelings...

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In My Heart: A Book of Feelings by Jo Witek

In My Heart explores emotions - happiness, sadness, bravery, anger, shyness and more. Unlike other feelings books that tend to oversimplify, In My Heart lyrically explains what an emotion feels like inside. 

The Colour Monster

by Anna Llenas

One day, Colour Monster wakes up feeling very confused. His emotions are all over the place; he feels angry, happy, calm, sad and scared all at once! To help him, a little girl shows him what each feeling means through colour. 

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The Cloud 

by Hannah Cummings

Everyone has bad days, and children are no exception. When a black cloud descends on a little girl at school, support from a classmate with a great deal of imagination helps to brighten up everyone’s lives. 

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How to Be a Lion 

by Ed Vere

Meet Leonard - a lion like no other. Leonard's best friend is Marianne, a duck. But lions chomp ducks, don't they? What will the pair do when their way of life is threatened? A powerful story celebrating daydreamers, individuality and the quiet courage to be yourself.

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The Tear Thief 

by Carol Ann Duffy

Each night, the Tear Thief carries her waterproof sack as she steals the tears of every child who cries. But what does she do with all those tears? This beautifully illustrated story offers a thought-provoking message and a starting point for sharing children's emotional responses.

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The Heart in a Bottle

by Oliver Jeffers

Once there was a girl whose life was filled with wonder…Then one day something happened that made the girl take her heart and put it in a safe place. After that it seemed that the world was emptier than before. But would she know how to get her heart back?

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On Sudden Hill 

by Linda Sarah

Birt and Etho are best friends. But when a new boy, Shu, wants to join in too, Birt is eaten up with jealousy. That is until Etho and Shu come to his house with the most marvellous cardboard creation so far. A compelling story about jealousy and accepting someone new.

Feelings 

by Libby Walden

Explore a world of emotions with this stunning peep-through picture book. The enchanting illustrations and the lyrical text make each and every feeling come to life to help children understand the emotions they experience.

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Today I Feel...

by Madalena Moniz

Beautifully illustrated in subtle watercolours, this book follows a child through a whole range of emotions, from adored to curious to strong. Not all of the emotions are positive and not all of them are simple, but they are all honest and worthy of discussion with a young child.

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Mr Big 

by Ed Vere

Mr Big is strong, Mr Big is tough, Mr Big is...BIG! He has just one small problem - because of the way he looks he just can't get people to stick around and feels terribly lonely. How can he show them that although he may look a little scary, he is just a great big softy inside?

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