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Joy by Tamra B. Orr
Call Number: 152.4 ORR
This Level 1 guided reader explores the feeling of joy.
When Sophie's Feelings Are Really, Really Hurt by Molly Bang
Call Number: E BAN
In a sequel to When Sophie Gets Angry..., Molly Bang asks: What hurts your feelings, and what do you do about it? Everyone's feelings get hurt, and it's especially painful in childhood. In this story, Sophie is hurt when the other children laugh at her and tell her she's wrong. At issue is Sophie's colorful, expressive painting of her favorite tree. Sophie loves it, but her picture is different from the paintings done by the other students. "The sky isn't orange! Trees aren't blue! Your picture is wrong!" they tell her. In the end, the students learn there are many different ways to interpret the world - and each other. Here is a simple story that tackles the common issue of hurt feelings as it gently helps us to be more kind.
What If... ? by Anthony Browne
Call Number: E BRO
Young worriers will relate to -- and be comforted by --this tale of a boy's anxiety as he heads to his first big party. What if Joe doesn't like the party he's going to? What if he doesn't like the food or the games or the people? As Joe and his mom walk down the darkening street, Joe's imagination starts to run wild. And as they search for the right place, he wonders "what if . . ." at each house, peeking in to see some surprising sights.
Ice in the Jungle by Ariane Hofmann-Maniyar
Call Number: E HOF
When Ice's mother tells her that they're going to move to an exciting new place, Ice isn't so sure. She likes her home and her friends, and the fun they have together. The journey takes forever, and their new home is very strange. Everything is different - the weather, the food, the people and the language. Ice tries to make friends, but everyone seems too busy and preoccupied to care.Will anything happen to help Ice feel more at home?A charming debut picture book about the anxieties and hardships of moving, with a heart-warming, positive ending.
Grump Groan Growl by Bell Hooks; Chris Raschka (Illustrator)
Call Number: E HOO
GRUMP GROAN GROWL Bad mood on the prowl In this fresh look at a positive way to face our bad, grumpy, and wild moods, bell hooks brings a vision of calm with soothing rhythmic text, while Chris Raschka's vibrant art adds compassion and humor, reminding readers that sometimes you just have to go inside and let it slide.
Sally Simon Simmons' Super Frustrating Day by The Mother Company; Abbie Schiller; Sam Kurtzman-Counter
Call Number: E KUR
Whippersnapper Sally sets off with gusto on a class assignment to build the tallest most super-duper double decker sandwich but when her efforts don't achieve the results she'd hoped for, she gets frustrated and wants to give up. With the help of her teacher, Sally learns that patience and practice ultimately help her triumph.
Grumpy Pants by Claire Messer
Call Number: E MES
Have you ever had a grumpy day and not known why? Penguin is having a grumpy day like that. No matter what he does, he just can't shake it! Sometimes the only thing left to do is wash the grumpy day away and start over. The simple text and lively illustrations are the perfect cure for even the grumpiest of days.
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett (Illustrator); Gary Rubinstein
Call Number: E PET
Meet Beatrice Bottomwell: a nine-year-old girl who has never (not once!) made a mistake. She never forgets her math homework, she never wears mismatched socks, and she ALWAYS wins the yearly talent show at school. In fact, Beatrice holds the record of perfection in her hometown, where she is known as The Girl Who Never Makes Mistakes. Life for Beatrice is sailing along pretty smoothly until she does the unthinkableÂ-she makes her first mistake. And in a very public way!
Bundle of Nerves by Mari C. Schuh
Call Number: E SCH
Luis is feeling nervous about the first day of school. His stomach hurts, and he's worried he won't know what to do if his teacher calls on him! From meeting new friends to asking for help finding his classroom, Luis has many new things to try. Turns out the first day of school isn't so bad after all! Find out how Luis uses courage to help him get through the day.
The Bad Mood and the Stick by Lemony Snicket; Matthew Forsythe (Illustrator)
Call Number: E SNI
New York Times bestselling author Lemony Snicket sheds light on the way bad moods come and go. Once there was a bad mood and a stick. The stick appeared when a tree dropped it. Where did the bad mood come from? Who picked up the stick? And where is the bad mood off to now? You never know what is going to happen.
Sometimes I'm Bombaloo by Rachel Vail; Yumi Heo (Illustrator)
Call Number: E VAI
A warm book about losing your temper, and how to feel like yourself again. Five-year-old Katie is a good kid -- most of the time. But sometimes...well, sometimes, say when her little brother knocks down her beautiful castle after she told him not to touch it and she knows she'll never be able to make it look that good again...sometimes Katie gets so mad she's Bombaloo, she's just not herself. Being Bombaloo is scary. But a little time out and a lot of understanding from Mom help Bombaloo calm down. And cleaning up the mess that Bombaloo made, then sharing hugs and sorries with her family, help Katie feel like Katie again.
Bear Feels Scared by Karma Wilson; Jane Chapman (Illustrator)
Call Number: E WIL
Bad weather frightens Bear, but his woodland friends are there to help him in this sweet, reassuring Bear story from bestselling duo Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman! In the deep, dark woods by the Strawberry Vale, a big bear lumbers down a small, crooked trail... The sun is setting and it's getting chilly. When Bear's friends discover that he is not at home in his lair, they march out into the cold to find their pal. Friends don't let friends stay lost! Wren, Owl, and Raven take to the skies while Badger, Mole, and Mouse search on the ground.
The Rough Patch by Brian Lies
Call Number: E LIE
A breathtakingly beautiful and luminescent book about loss and grief, love and hope, and the healing power of friendship and nature. Evan and his dog do everything together, from eating ice cream to caring for their award-winning garden, which grows big and beautiful. One day the unthinkable happens: Evan's dog dies. Heartbroken, Evan destroys the garden and everything in it. The ground becomes overgrown with prickles and thorns, and Evan embraces the chaos. But beauty grows in the darkest of places, and when a twisting vine turns into an immense pumpkin, Evan is drawn out of his misery and back to the county fair, where friendships--old and new--await.
When I Feel Jealous by Cornelia Maude Spelman
Call Number: E SPE
A bear cub describes situations that make her jealous: when someone has something she wants, when someone is good at something she wants to be good at, and when someone else gets all the attention.
When I Feel Angry by Cornelia Maude Spelman
Call Number: E SPE
Anger is a scary emotion for young children, their parents, and caregivers. As this little bunny experiences the things that make her angry, she also learns ways to deal with her anger--ways that won't hurt others.
Happy by Savina Collins
Call Number: E COL
What makes you feel happy? Find out all the different things that make Mia happy. This title focuses on making predictions and retelling.
The Happy Book by Andy Rash
Call Number: E RAS
Camper is happy as a clam and Clam is a happy camper. When you live in The Happy Book, the world is full of daisies and sunshine and friendship cakes . . . until your best friend eats the whole cake and doesn't save you one bite. Moving from happiness to sadness and everything in between, Camper and Clam have a hard time finding their way back to happy. But maybe happy isn't the goal-being a good friend is about supporting each other and feeling all the feels together. At once funny and thoughtful, The Happy Book supports social-emotional learning. It's a book to keep young readers company no matter how they're feeling!
Benji, the Bad Day, and Me by Sally J. Pla
Call Number: E PLA
Nothing seems to be going right for Sammy today. At school, he got in trouble for kicking a fence, then the cafeteria ran out of pizza for lunch. After he walks home in the pouring rain, he finds his autistic little brother Benji is having a bad day too. On days like this, Benji has a special play--box where he goes to feel cozy and safe. Sammy doesn't have a special place, and he's convinced no one cares how he feels, or even notices him. But somebody is noticing, and may just have an idea on how to make Sammy feel better.
The Breaking News by Sarah Lynne Reul
Call Number: E REU
When devastating news rattles a young girl's community, her normally attentive parents and neighbors are suddenly exhausted and distracted. At school, her teacher tells the class to look for the helpers--the good people working to make things better in big and small ways. She wants more than anything to help in a BIG way, but maybe she can start with one small act of kindness instead . . . and then another, and another.Small things can compound, after all, to make a world of difference.Both timely and timeless, this charmingly illustrated debut picture book from Sarah Lynne Reul touches on themes of community, resilience, and optimism with an authenticity that will resonate with readers young and old.
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