Picture Books About Emotions

These e-books supporting social-emotional development are available for free check-out with your Wilmette Public Library card through our digital services Hoopla and/or Digital Library of Illinois (accessible on mobile devices with Libby, by OverDrive).

 

After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again)

After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again)

By Dan Santat

Libby/OverDrive E-Book

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.


The Bad Mood and the Stick

The Bad Mood and the Stick

By Lemony Snicket

Libby/OverDrive E-Book

Curly's bad mood travels from person to person, unexpectedly leaving opportunities for forgiveness, laughter, and love in its wake.


Be Kind

Be Kind

By Pat Zietlow Miller

Libby/OverDrive E-Book

When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate contemplates how to make her feel better and what it means to be kind.


The Boring Book

The Boring Book

By Shinsuke Yoshitake

Hoopla E-Book

A child, bored by his toys, contemplates the emotion and concept of boredom, and whether or not it is boring to be an adult—or a child.

Brave Molly

Brave Molly

By Brooke Boynton-Hughes

Hoopla E-Book

In this story without words, Molly must overcome her fear of the shadowy monsters that only she can see in order to return a lost book, and so make a new friend.


The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes

The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes

By Mark Pett

Hoopla E-Book
Libby/OverDrive E-Book

Beatrice is so well-known for never making a mistake that she is greeted each morning by fans and reporters, but a near-error on the day of the school talent show could change everything.


Grumpy Pants

Grumpy Pants

By Claire Messer

Hoopla E-Book
Libby/OverDrive E-Book

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!


Happy Right Now

Happy Right Now

By Julie Berry

Hoopla E-Book

A book about being happy in the moment and embracing things as they are.


How to Be a Lion

How to Be a Lion

By Ed Vere

Libby/OverDrive E-Book

When Leonard the lion and his friend Marianne, a duck, are confronted by a pack of lion bullies, they find a creative way to stand up for themselves.


How to Mend a Heart

How to Mend a Heart

By Sara Gillingham

Libby/OverDrive E-Book

A charming arts-and-crafts approach to dealing with first moments of heartbreak.


I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness

I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness

By Susan Verde

Hoopla E-Book

Brings the tenets of mindfulness to a kid-friendly level, encouraging children to breathe, taste, smell, touch, and be present in the here and now.


I Can Do It Too

I Can Do It Too

By Karen Baicker

Libby/OverDrive E-Book

Supported by her family, a young girl is self-confident about what she can do and in turn supports a younger family member.


Love

Love

By Matt De La Peña

Hoopla E-Book

Illustrations and easy-to-read text celebrate the bonds of love that connect us all.


The Rabbit Listened

The Rabbit Listened

By Cori Doerrfeld

Libby/OverDrive E-Book

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.


The Silence Slips In

The Silence Slips In

By Alison Hughes

Hoopla E-Book
Hoopla E-Audiobook
Libby/OverDrive E-Book
Libby/OverDrive E-Audiobook

After the noise of a party or the din of a dog barking, the Silence comes in and soothes a young child so that she can read, think, and be still.


Thank You, Omu!

Thank You, Omu!

By Oge Mora

Hoopla E-Book
Hoopla Movie
Libby/OverDrive E-Book

When the aroma of Omu's homemade stew fills the air, her neighbors arrive, one by one, for a taste until all is gone except for her generous spirit.


Why Do We Cry

Why Do We Cry

By Fran Pintadera

Hoopla E-Book

This sensitive, poetic picture book uses metaphors and beautiful imagery to explain the reasons for our tears, making it clear that everyone is allowed to cry, and that everyone does.


You Hold Me Up

You Hold Me Up

By Monique Gray Smith

Hoopla E-Book

A simple story that teaches the children the importance of respect, compassion, and love.

 

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