Sometimes students have a hard time expressing their emotions. How can we help them get better at this skill? Picture books help! Here are a few of my favorite picture books about emotions!
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The Color Monster by Anna Llenas
With simple language, this book helps young students understand the different types of emotions that we face. It teaches students that having these feelings is normal and that we are not alone when we face them.
Today I Feel Silly by Jamie Lee Curtis
Everyone has moods that can change each day – and that’s ok! This book goes beyond just the basic emotions of sad and happy to explain the different emotions that we face.
In My Heart by Jo Witek
In this story, lots of emotions are explored. Each one is described as how we feel physically inside. On happy days, the girl’s heart feels shiny and bright like a yellow star.
Grab this interactive read aloud for In My Heart!
The Feelings Book by Todd Parr
A bright, colorful book that shows students that it is okay to feel a lot of different feelings! Todd Parr helps readers recognize their emotions and how to cope with them.
The Way I Feel by Janan Cain
“Feelings are neither good nor bad. They simply are.” This book provides the vocabulary that students need to describe their feelings to others. Includes lots of illustrations that bring the emotions to life.
Grab the interactive read alouds for Social Emotional Learning!
Want more book titles? Check out this blog post for picture books about self management skills!
What are some other picture books about emotions that you read aloud in your classroom?
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