What should we do when things don’t go to plan? We may feel mad, frustrated, or overwhelmed, but by talking it through, compromising, and seeing another point of view, we can start fresh, begin anew.
By sharing stories together and having conversations about the books you read, you can help young children understand the world around them. Seeing diverse experiences represented in books helps children to explore their own identities and develop empathy for others.
It can be hard for young children to control their emotions. These books for kids ages 2 to 6 explore a wide range of feelings and how to cope with them.
Not every book is available at all locations, but any title can be requested. The children’s librarian at your neighborhood library is also here to help, with suggestions for additional titles on topics of interest–or feel free to suggest some titles to us. New books are always being added to the collection. You can find more Here to Help booklists on different topics by clicking here.
Illustrations and rhyming text explore some of the things that dinosaurs might do when they are angry–and how they should control their tempers.
A novelty picture book exploring the many forms fear can take and the importance of overcoming it.
Relates the things that can frighten children and how these fears may be overcome.
A little girl whose father’s world goes from bright and yellow to dark and blue gets frustrated when she is unable to help him, but knows that together, they can do anything.
Exploring the key social emotional skills needed to navigate complicated feelings, this sweet and touching story follows Katie Honors, a nice kid who isn’t able to hold in her feelings about her brother, as she learns an important lesson.
Explains through simple text and colorful illustrations that tough guys have the same feelings as you and I.
Sophie’s is hurt when the other children laugh at her painting of her favorite tree–but when she explains her painting everybody understands what she was trying to do.
A young girl is upset and doesn’t know how to manage her anger but takes the time to cool off and regain her composure. You can also check out this title as eAudio on Hoopla.
Melvin likes to throw a tantrum when he does not get what he wants, but he learns that the classroom rule, “you get what you get and you don’t throw a fit” applies at home as well.