• Helpful Books for Parents & Children


     Making Friends and Being a Friend

    A Rainbow of Friends by P.K. Hallinan (Ages 4-8)

    Best Friends by Charlotte Labaronne (Ages 3-5)

    Can You Be a Friend? by Nita Everly (Ages 3-6)

    Can You Talk to Your Friends? by Nita Everly (Ages 3-6)

    Care Bears Caring Contest by Nancy Parent (Ages 3-6)

    Care Bears The Day Nobody Shared by Nancy Parent (Ages3-6)

    Fox Makes Friends by Adam Relf (Ages 3-5)

    Gigi and Lulu’s Gigantic Fight by Pamela Edwards (Ages 3-7)

    Heartprints by P.K. Hallinan (Ages 3-6)

    How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends by Jane Yolen and Mark

    Teague (Ages 3-5)

    How to be a Friend by Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown (Ages 4-8)

    Hunter’s Best Friend at School by Laura Malone Elliot (Ages 4-7)

    I’m a Good Friend! by David Parker (Ages 3-5)

    I Can Share by Karen Katz (Ages infant-5)

    I Can Cooperate! by David Parker (Ages 3-5)

    I am Generous! by David Parker (Ages 2-5)

    I’m Sorry by Sam McBratney (Ages 4-7)

    It’s Hard to Share My Teacher by Joan Singleton Prestine (Ages5-6)

    Jamberry by Bruce Degan (Ages 2-5)

    Join In and Play by Cheri Meiners (Ages 3-6)

    The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear by Don &

    Audry Wood (Ages 2-5)

    Making Friends by Fred Rogers (Ages 3-5)

    Making Friends by Janine Amos (Ages 4-8)

    Matthew and Tilly by Rebecca C. Jones (Ages 4-8)

    Mine! Mine! Mine! By Shelly Becker (Ages 3-5)

    Mine! A Backpack Baby Story by Miriam Cohen (Ages infant-2)

    My Friend Bear by Jez Alborough (Ages 3-8)

    My Friend and I by Lisa John-Clough (Ages 4-8)

    One Lonely Sea Horse by Saxton Freymann & Joost Elffers (Ages 4-8)

    Perro Grande…Perro Pequeno/Big Dog…Little Dog by P.D. Eastman (Ages 4-8)

    The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister (Ages 3-8)

    Share and Take Turns by Cheri Meiners (Ages 5-8)

    Sharing How Kindness Grows by Fran Shaw (Ages 3-5)

    The Selfish Crocodile by Faustin Charles and Michael Terry (Ages 4-7)

    Simon and Molly plus Hester by Lisa Jahn-Clough (Ages 5-8)

    Sometimes I Share by Carol Nicklaus (Ages 4-6)

    Strawberry Shortcake and the Friendship Party by Monique Z. Sephens (Ages 2-5)

    Sunshine & Storm by Elisabeth Jones (Ages 3-5)

    Talk an d Work it Out by Cheri Meiners (Ages 3-6)

    That’s What a Friend Is by P.K. Hallinan (Ages3-8)

    We Are Best Friends by Aliki (Ages 4-7)


    Accepting Different Kinds of Friends

    And Here’s to You by David Elliott (Ages 4-8)

    Big Al by Andrew Clements (Ages 4-8)

    The Brand New Kid by Katie Couric (Ages 3-8)

    Chester’s Way by Kevin Henkes (Ages 5-7)

    Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes (Ages 4-8)

    Franklin’s New Friend by Paulette Bourgeois (Ages 5-8)

    Horace and Morris But Mostly Dolores by James Howe (Ages 4-8)

    I Accept You as You Are! by David Parker (Ages 3-5)

    It’s Okay to Be Different by Todd Parr (Ages 3-8)

    Margaret and Margarita by Lynn Reiser (Ages 5-8)


    Angry/Mad Feelings

    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

    (Ages 4-8)

    Andrew’s Angry Words by Dorothea Lackner (Ages 4-8)

    Bootsie Barker Bites by Barbara Bottner (Ages 4-8)

    The Chocolate Covered Cookie Tantrum by Deborah Blementhal (Ages 5-8)

    How I Feel Frustrated by Marcia Leonard (Ages 3-8)

    How I Feel Angry by Marcia Leonard (Ages 2-6)

    Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anna Dewdney (Ages 2-5)

    Sometimes I’m Bombaloo by Rachel Vail (Ages 3-8)

    That Makes Me Mad! by Steven Kroll (Ages 4-8)

    The Rain Came Down by David Shannon (Ages 4-8)

    When I’m Angry by Jane Aaron (Ages 3-7)

    When I’m Feeling Angry by Trace Moroney (Ages 2-5)

    When I Feel Angry by Cornelia Maude Spelman (Ages 5-7)

    When Sophie Gets Angry – Really, Really Angry by Molly Garrett (Ages 3-7)

    Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes. (Ages 4-8)



    Scared/Worried Feelings

    Creepy Things are Scaring Me by Jerome and Jarrett Pumphrey (Ages 4-8)

    Franklin in The Dark by Paulette Bourgeois & Brenda Clark (Ages 5-8)

    How I Feel Scared by Marcia Leonard (Ages 2-6)

    I Am Not Going to School Today by Robie H. Harris (Ages 4-8)

    No Such Thing by Jackie French Koller (Ages 5-8)

    Sam’s First Day (In multiple languages) by David Mills & Lizzie Finlay (Ages 3-7)

    Sheila Rae, the Brave, by Kevin Henkes (Ages 5-8)

    Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes (Ages 5-8)

    When I’m Feeling Scared by Trace Moroney (Ages 2-5)

    When I Feel Scared by Cornelia Maude Spelman (Ages 5-7)


    Problem Solving

    Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems (Ages 2-7)

    Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! by Mo Willems (Ages 2-7)

    I Did It, I’m Sorry by Caralyn Buehner (Ages 5-8)

    It Wasn’t My Fault by Helen Lester (Ages 4-7)

    Talk and Work it Out by Cheri Meiners (Ages 4-8)



    ABC I like Me by Nancy Carlson (Ages 4-6)

    Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman (Ages 4-8)

    Arthur’s Nose, by Marc Brown (Ages 3-8)

    The Blue Ribbon Day by Katie Couric (Ages 4-8)

    Can You Keep Trying by Nita Everly (Ages 3-6)

    I Can Do It Myself (A Sesame Street Series) by Emily Perl Kingsley (Ages 2-4)

    I’m in Charge of Me!, by David Parker (Ages 3-5)

    I am Responsible!, by David Parker (Ages 3-5)

    The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper (Ages 3-7)

    Susan Laughs by Jeanne Willis (Ages 4-7)

    Too Loud Lilly by Sophia Laguna (Ages 4-7)

    Try and Stick With It by Cheri Meiners (Ages 4-8)

    26 Big Things Little Hands Can Do by Coleen Paratore (Ages 1-6)

    The Very Clumsy Click Beetle by Eric Carle (Ages 3-7)

    Whistle for Willie/Sebale a Willie by Erza Jack Keats (Ages 4-7))

    You Can Do It, Sam by Amy Hest (Ages 2-6)


    Good Behavior Expectations

    Can You Listen with Your Eyes? by Nita Everly (Ages 3-6)

    Can You Use a Good Voice? by Nita Everly (Ages 3-6)

    David Goes to School by David Shannon (Ages 3-8)

    David Gets in Trouble by David Shannon (Ages 3-8)

    Excuse Me!: A Little Book of Manners by Karen Katz (Ages infant-5)

    Feet Are Not for Kicking (available in board book) by Elizabeth Verdick (Ages 2-4)

    Hands are Not for Hitting (available in board book) by Martine Agassi (Ages 2-8)

    Hands Can by Cheryl Willis Hudson (ages 1-5)

    I Tell the Truth! by David Parker (Ages 3-5)

    I Show Respect! by David Parker (Ages 3-5)

    Know and Follow Rules by Cheri Meiners (Ages 3-6)

    Listen and Learn by Cheri Meiners (Ages 3-6)

    No Biting by Karen Katz (Ages infant-5)

    No David by David Shannon (Ages 3-8)

    No Hitting by Karen Katz (Ages infant-5)

    Please Play Safe! Penguin’s Guide to Playground Safety by Margery Cuyler (Ages 2-5)

    26 Big Things Small Hands Can Do by Coleen Paratore (Ages 3-5)

    Quiet and Loud by Leslie Patricelli (Ages 1-3)

    Words Are Not for Hurting by Elizabeth Verdick (Ages 3-6)


    Family Relationships

    Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman and Carlos Rivera (Ages infant-5)

    Baby Dance by Ann Taylor (Ages infant-4)

    Because I Love You So Much by Guido van Genechten (Ages 2-5)

    Counting Kisses by Karen Katz (Ages infant-5)

    Full, Full, Full of Love by Trish Cooke (Ages 4-6)

    Don’t Forget I Love You by Mariam Moss (Ages 2-7)

    Guess How Much I Love You By Sam McBratney (Ages infant-5)

    Guji Guji by Chih-Yuan Chen (Ages 5-8)

    How Do I Love You? by P.K. Hallinan (Ages infant-5)

    I Love it When You Smile by Sam McBratney (Ages 3-5)

    I Love You All Day Long by Francesca Rusackas (Ages 3-5)

    I Love You: A Rebus Poem, by Jean Marzollo (Ages 1-6)

    I Love You the Purplest, by Barbara M. Joose (Ages 4-8)

    I Love You Through and Through by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak (Ages 1-5)

    The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn (Ages 3-8)

    Koala Lou By Mem Fox (Ages 4-7)

    Mama, Do You Love Me?/Me quieres, mama? By Barbara Joosse (Ages 3-6)

    More, More, More, Said the Baby: Three Love Stories By Vera B. Williams Morrow

    (Ages infant-3)

    No Matter What by Debi Gliori (Ages 2-5)

    Owl Babies by Martin Waddell (Ages 3-7)

    Please, Baby, Please by Spike Lee (Ages infant-5)

    Te Amo Bebe, Little One by Lisa Wheeler (Ages infant-3)

    You’re All My Favorites by Sam Mc Bratney (Ages 5-7)



    A Weekend with Wendell, by Kevin Henkes (Ages 4-8)

    The Berenstain Bears and the Bully by San and Jan Berenstain (Ages 4-7)

    Big Bad Bruce by Bill Peet (Ages 4-8)

    Chester’s Way by Kevin Henkes (Ages 5-7)

    Coyote Raid in Cactus Canyon J. Arnosky (Ages 4-8)

    Gobbles! By Ezra Jack Kets (Ages 4-8)

    Hats by Kevin Luthardt (Ages 3-6)

    Hooway for Wodney Wat! by Helen Lester (Ages 5-8)

    Hugo and the Bully Frogs by Francesca Simon (Ages 3-7)



    The Fall of Freddie the Leaf by Leo Buscaglia (Ages 5-adult)

    Goodbye Mousie by Robert Harris (Ages 3-8)

    I Miss You by Pat Thomas (Ages 4-8)

    The Next Place by Warren Hanson (Ages 5-adult)

    Sad Isn’t Bad: Grief Guidebook for Kids Dealing with Loss Series by Michaelene

    Mundy (Ages 5-8)