Discover books to help process hard feelings, strengthen connection, and cultivate hope.
The Rabbit Listened
When Taylor's block castle is destroyed, all the animals think they know just what to do, but only the rabbit quietly listens to how Taylor is feeling.
Looks at the goodness of most people, pointing out how many more people there are in the world who would like to help others than would like to hurt them, and even most of those who do bad things can change.
There Was A Hole
Lily has a hole in her heart full of anger and sadness. It eats her joy, makes her angry, and it just keeps growing...But a friend lets her in on a secret (he has a hole too!) and shows her the best way to repair holes: spend time on friends, family, the things you love, yourself, and kindness. Those patches don't make the hole go away, but they help.
Guy Stuff Feelings: Everything You Need To Know About Your Emotions
This illustrated nonfiction book for boys entering puberty helps readers learn to identify feelings and express them in positive ways.
The Breaking News
When devastating news rattles a young girl's community, her normally attentive parents and neighbors are suddenly exhausted and distracted. Both timely and timeless, this picture book touches on themes of community, resilience, and optimism with an authenticity that will resonate with readers young and old.
After The Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again
After falling off the wall, Humpty Dumpty is very afraid of climbing up again, but is determined not to let fear stop him from being close to the birds.
When I See Red
The heroine of this beautifully illustrated story feels her anger like a storm in a dark forest. It sweeps her away, and she thunders and howls. She pours down her emotions like sheets of rain; rage surges like a wind whipping angry waves. Her anger takes her on a wild ride. Appropriate for a wide variety of ages, this book illustrates many aspects of anger that are often hard to articulate -- how overwhelming it is, how isolating, even scary. But it also shows anger to be a source of power and an agent for change.