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Goodbye, Vitamin
American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land
Mrs. Hemingway
Poetry Will Save Your Life: A Memoir
The Princess Diarist
Watch Me Disappear
Hello, Sunshine
Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success
A Man Called Ove
The Heirs
Our Souls at Night
White Fur
Confessions of a Domestic Failure
The Map That Leads to You
The Little French Bistro
Love the Wine You're With
Always and Forever, Lara Jean
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore
The Party
New Boy


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Saturday, March 25, 2017

20 Books on Big Feelings for Little Kids

Recently, a friend asked for a list of books on feelings for toddlers. This request took me back to when we first encountered toddler tantrums with my son. I remember looking for ways to help him learn to deal with feelings so they wouldn’t turn into monster-like outbursts. So, when I began researching books about feelings, I realized that there really are multiple facets on this topic: feelings in general, temper tantrums and bad days.

Ultimately, I believe tantrums and bad days for little ones most often are because they “feel some sort of way” and just haven’t learned how to handle them, which is why the list includes children’s books for babies up through older children. And, let’s be honest – I know many adults (myself included) who have not mastered this skill yet either.



Since this is a big list, I am simply listing the books without reviews, but rest assured, we did sit down and read each of them, so they are Lit Loving Mom approved! You can click the title or the book cover to visit Amazon to read more about each book.

Books about Feelings

In My Heart: A Book of Feelings


Books about Temper Tantrums

Llama Llama Mad at Mama

Mouse Was Mad

Sometimes I'm Bombaloo

When Sophie Gets Angry -  Really, Really Angry

Finn Throws a Fit!

I Was So Mad

Jilly's Terrible Temper Tantrums


Books about Bad Days

My No, No, No Day

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day


Not a book, but a resource that worked well with my son is this terrific piece called “Belly Breathe” by Common and Colbie Caillat on Sesame Street. We still talk about breathing the monster out to help when he is on the verge of a meltdown.



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