The following is a small selections of empathy and feeling books
Your Feelings Books Series
This set of picture books, exploring common childhood feelings, is great for young children’s personal and emotional development. Each book includes notes for parents and teachers.
Words Are Not For Hurting By: Elizabeth Verdick
Aiming to guide children to use words in helpful instead of hurtful ways, this book also teaches the importance of saying sorry. Available as a board book for pre-school children, or as a longer, more in-depth paperback for age 4+.
Everybody Feels Sad By:Jane Bingham
All Kinds of Feelings By: Sheri Safran
A lift-the-flap book that explores the different feelings kids may have, helping them to understand their own and others’ feelings.
Leave Me Alone By: Kes Gray illustrated by Lee Wildish
A young boy struggles to stand up to a bully until his friends show him that 8 loud voices are stronger than one! Brilliantly told through sensational illustrations and rhyming text.
It’s Okay to be Different By: Todd Parr
It’s okay to need some help. It’s okay to be a different colour. It’s okay to talk about your feelings. It’s okay to make a wish…It’s Okay to Be Different cleverly delivers the important messages of acceptance, understanding and confidence in an accessible, child-friendly format featuring Todd Parr’s trademark bold, bright colours and silly scenes. Targeted to young children first beginning to read, this book will inspire kids to celebrate their individuality through acceptance of others and self-confidence.
The Feelings Book By: Todd Parr
Sometimes I feel silly. Sometimes I feel like eating pizza for breakfast. Sometimes I feel brave. Sometimes I feel like trying something new…The Feelings Book vibrantly illustrates the wide range of moods we all experience. Kids and adults will appreciate Todd Parr’s quirky intelligence as he pays special attention to the ever-changing, sometimes nonsensical emotions that we all feel. Targeted to young children first beginning to read, this book will inspire kids to discuss their multitude of feelings in a kid-friendly, accessible format.
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