Topic Books about Feelings & Emotions for children in Early Years and KS1

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. 


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. 


Seeds and Trees: A children's book about the power of words by Brandon Walden

Words are powerful. They can hurt or they can heal. Seeds and Trees revels in the power of words. It explores their effects on feelings and emotions. And it does so through the journey of two very different seeds...



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?