I Wish Every Day Were World Book Day

 

 

Over my years as an educator and counselor I collected book titles to share with students, colleagues and parents.  Now that I consult for schools I continue adding to the list and share relevant sections with my workshop participants.  As it is World Book Day, I thought I would share with others and welcome new titles to be included, please email me at jencortedcon@gmail.com for contribution suggestions.  
 
Books for Children and Adolescents

 

Ability

Al Capone Does My Shirts by Choldenko (Middle School)

The Dot by Peter Reynolds

Mango Shaped Space by Mass (Middle School)

Marcello in the Real World by Stork (Middle School)

Mockingbird by Erskine (Middle School)

Out of My Mind by Draper (Middle School)

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Stewart (Middle School)

The View from Saturday by Konigsburg (Middle School)

Whale Talk by Crutcher (Middle School)

 

ADD and ADHD

50 Activities and Games for Kids with ADHD by Patricia O. Quinn and Judith M. Stern

ADD and the College Student, a Guide for High School and College Students with

Attention Deficit Disorder by Patricia O. Quinn

Adolescents and ADD, Gaining the Advantage by Patricia O. Quinn

Annie’s Plan, Taking Charge of Schoolwork and Homework by Kraus (Grades 2-5)

Cory’s Stories, A Kid’s Book About Living with ADHD by Jeanne Kraus (Ages 6-11)

Ethan Has Too Much Energy by Lawrence Shapiro (grades PreK-3)

Help is On the Way, A Child’s Book About ADD by Marc A. Nemiroff and Jane

Annunziata (Ages 5-9)

Learning to Slow Down and Pay Attention, A Book for Kids About ADHD by Kathleen Nadeau

and Ellen Dixon (Ages 6-10)

Otto Learns About His Medicine, A Story About Medication for Children with ADHD by

Matthew Galvin (Ages 4-8)

Putting on the Brakes, Young People’s Guide to Understanding ADHD by Patricia O. Quinn

(Ages 8-13)

Sometimes I Drive My Mom Crazy, But I Know She’s Crazy About Me, A Self-esteem Book for

ADHD Children by Lawrence Shapiro

Sparky’s Excellent Misadventures, My ADD Journal by Me (Sparky) by Phyllis Carpenter

and Marti Ford (Ages 5-11)

Survival Guide for College Students with ADHD or LD by Kathleen Nadeau

Survival Guide for Kids  with ADHD or LD by Kathleen Nadeau (Grades 4-6)

The “Putting on the Brakes” Activity Book for Young People with ADHD by Patricia O. Quinn

(Ages 8-13)

The Survival Guide for Kids with ADD or ADHD by John F. Taylor

 

Adoption and Foster Care

All About Adoption, How Families Are Made and How Kids Feel About It by Marc

Nemiroff and Jame Annunziata (Ages 4-8)

Finding The Right Sport, When Kids Can’t Live With Their Parents by Janice Levy (Ages

3-6)

Horace by H. Keller

Maybe Days, A Book for Children in Foster Care by Jennifer Wilgocki and Marcia Kahn

Wright (Ages 4-10)

The Forever Family by R. Banish

The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson

This is Howe We Became a Family, An Adoption Story by Wayne Willis (All Ages)

Zachary’s New Home, A Story for Foster and Adopted Children by Geraldine and Paul

Blomquist (Ages 3-8)

 

Age

Brave New World by Huxley (Middle School)

Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Kelly (Middle School)

Feather Boy by Singer (Middle School)

Finding Grace by Brugman (Middle School)

Lord of the Flies by Golding (Middle School)

Mare’s War by Davis (Middle School)

One Crazy Summer by Williams-Garcia (Middle School)

The Giver by Lowry (Middle School)

 

Anger Management

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

Andrew’s Angry Words by D. Lachner

Don’t Pop Your Cork on Monday’s:  The Children’s Anti-Stress Book by Adolph Moser

Don’t Rant and Rave on Wednesday’s:  The Children’s Anger-Control Book by Adolph Moser

Happy and Sad, Grouchy and Glad by Sesame Street

I Hate My Sister Maggie by Crescent Dragonwagon

I Was So Mad! By Mercer Mayer

Josh’s Smiley Faces, A Story About Anger by Gina Ditta Donahue (Ages 3-6)

Oh Bother!  Somebody’s Fighting by Nikki Grimes

Oh Bother!  Somebody’s Grumpy by Betty Birney

Sometimes I’m Bombaloo by Rachel Vail

The Berenstain Bears Get in a Fight by Stan and Jan Berenstain

The Anger Workbook by Lorraine Bilodeau

The Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss

Too Nice! By Marjorie White Pellegrino Ages 8-12

Tristan’s Temper Tantrum by Caroline Formby

What to Do When Your Temper Flares, A Kid’s guide to Overcoming Problems with Anger by

Dawn Huebner (Ages 6-12)

When I Feel Angry by Cornelia Maude Spelman

When Sophie Gets Angry—Really, Really Angry… by Molly Bang

 

Anxiety/Worries

A Boy and A bear:  The Children’s Relaxation Book by Lori Lite

A Terrible Thing Happened, A Story For Children Who Have Witnessed Violence or Trauma  by

Margaret Holmes (Ages 4-8)

Cat’s Got Your Tongue?  A Story for Children Afraid to Speak by Charles E. Schaefer (Ages 8-

15)

Into The Great Forest, A Story for Children Away From Parents for the First Time by Irene

Wineman Marcus and Paul Marcus (Ages 3-7)

I Don’t Know Why, I Guess I’m Shy, A Story About Taming Imaginary Fears by Barbara S. Cain

(Ages 4-8)

I Know What To do, A Kid’s Guide to Natural Disasters by Bonnie S. Mark and Aviva Layton

(Ages 8-13)

Jessica and the Wolf, A story for Children Who Have Bad Dreams by Ted Lobb (Ages 3-8)

Jenny Is Scared!  When Sad Things Happen in the World by Carol Shuman (Ages 4-8)

Mom, Dad, Come Back Soon by Debra L. Pappas (Ages 3-7)

Night Light, A Story for Children Who Are Afraid of the Dark by Jack Dutro (Ages 3-7)

Scary Night Visitors, a Story for Children with Bedtime Fears by Irene Wineman Marcus and

Paul Marcus (Ages 3-7)

The Magic Box, When Parents Can’t Be There To Tuck You In by Marty Sederman and Seymour    Epstein (Ages 3-8)

What To Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety by Dawn

Huebner (Ages 6-12)

When Fuzzy Was Afraid of Big and Loud Things by Inger Maier (Ages 3-7)

When Fuzzy Was Afraid of Losing His Mother by Inger Maier (Ages 3-7)

When Fuzzy Was Afraid of Trying New Things by Inger Maier (Ages 3-7)

 

Body Image- Girls

Firebird by Misty Copeland (Ages 8+)

Flora the Flamingo by Molly Idle (Ages 4+)

Flora the Penguin by Molly Idle (Ages 4+)

Freckleface Strawberry by Julie Ann Moore (Ages 5+)

Grace, Gold and Glory: My Leap of Faith by Gabby Douglas and Michelle Burford

(Ages 10+)

In Real Life by Cory Doctorow (Ages 12+)

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson (Ages 12+)

Grace, Gold and Glory: My Leap of Faith by Gabby Douglas and Michelle Burford

 

Boundaries

Boundaries, Where You End and Begin by Anne Katherine (7th grade through teen)

Too Nice! By Marjorie White Pellegrino (Ages 8-12)

Uncle Willy’s Tickles, A Child’s Right to Say No by Marcie Aboff (Ages 3-8)

 

Boys

100 Things Guys Need to Know by Bill Zimmerman

Boys Know It All, Wise Thoughts and Tacky Ideas From Guys Like You by Boys Just Like You

Boy V. Girl?  How Gender Shapes Who We Are, What We Want, and How We Get Along With

Others by George Abrahams and Sheila Ahlbrand

From Boys to Men by Michael Gurian

Great Books for Boys by Kathleen Odean

Just the Two of Us by Will Smith

What’s Going On Down There?  Answers to Questions Boys Find Hard to Ask Answers to

Questions Boys Find Hard to Ask by Karen Gravelle

What’s Happening to My Body Book for Boys by Lynda Madaras

What’s Happening to My Feelings Book for Boys by Lynda Madaras

 

Bullying/Fitting In/Conflict Resolution

A Weekend with Wendell by Kevin Henkes (Lower/Elementary School)

Blue Cheese Breath and Stinky Feet, How to Deal with Bullies by Catherine DePino (Ages 6-12)
Bullies are a Pain in the Brain by Trevor Romain
Cliques, Phonies and other Baloney by Trevor Romain
Don’t Touch, I’ll Pop by M. K. Abbott (grades K-5)
Freedom from Bullying by Mildred Masheder

I Hate Wendy Club by Debra Wosnik (Grades 2-5)

Ish by Peter Reynolds

Just Kidding by Trudy Ludwig (Lower/Elementary School)

King of the Playground by Phyllis Naylor (Lower/Elementary School)

Mookey the Monkey Gets Over Being Teased by Heather Lonczak

My Secret Bully by Trudy Ludwig

One of Us by Peggy Moss (Lower/Elementary School)

Say Something by Peggy Moss

Stop Picking on Me A First Look at Bullying by Pat Thomas

Sorry! by Trudy Ludwig (Lower/Elementary School)

The Berenstain Bears and The Bully by Stan and Jan Berestain (Lower/Elementary School)

The Recess Queen by Alexis O’Neill (Lower/Elementary School)

Why Good Kids Act Cruel by Carl Pickhardt

 

Changing Bodies:

Amazing You (Boys and Girls) by Gail Salts

What's Happening to Me?  By Lyle Stuart

The Boy's Body Book, Everything You Need for Growing Up You by  

Dunham/Bjorkman

On Your Mark, Get Set Grow!  by Paul Gilligan

The Boy's Guide to Becoming a Teen by the American Medical Association

What's Happening to My Body? For Boys by Lynda Madaras

Feed Your Head:  Some Excellent Stuff on Being Yourself by Earl Hipp (resisting peer pressure)

Our Boys Speak by John Nikkah (Letters and essays written by young boys)

Preteen Health Talk  http://www.pamf.org/preteen    (Changing Bodies)

BAM!  Body and Mind http://bam.gov/ (diseases, food, nutrition, stress, family matters and conflict resolution)

Asking About Sex and Growing Up, A Question and Answer Book for Boys and Girls by Joanna Cole

Changing Bodies, Changing Lives by Ruth Bell

Girltalk:  All the Stuff Your Sister Never Told You by Carol Weston

It’s Perfectly Normal, Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex and Sexual Health by Robie Harris

It’s So Amazing a Book That Answers Most Questions Younger Children May Have About Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies and Families by Robie Harris

Don’t Sweat It!  Every Body’s Answers to Questions You Don’t Want to Ask by Marguerite Crump

Hair in Funny Places by Babette Cole

My Body, Myself for Girls for Preteens and Teens by Lynda Madaras

My Feelings, Myself by Lynda Madaras

No B.O.!  The Head-to-Toe Book of Hygiene for Preteens by Marguerite Crump

Outside-In by Clare Smallman and Edwina Riddle

The Care and Keeping of You, The Body Book for Girls By American Girl Library

The Care and Keeping of Your Feelings for Girls By American Girl Library

The Girls Guide to Growing Up by Karen Bokram and Alexis Sinex

The Period Book, Everything You Don’t Want to Ask (But Need to Know) by Karen and Jennifer Gravelle

The Teenage Body Book by Kathy McCoy

What’s Going On Down There?  Answers to Questions Boys Find Hard to Ask Answers to Questions Boys Find Hard to Ask by Karen Gravelle

What’s Happening to My Body Book for Boys by Lynda Madaras

What’s Happening to My Body Book for Girls by Lynda Madaras

What’s Happening to My Feelings Book for Boys by Lynda Madaras

What’s Happening to My Feelings Book for Girls by Lynda Madaras

 

College

ADD and the College Student, A Guide for High School and College Students with

Attention Deficit Disorder by Patricia O. Quinn

Survival Guide for College Students with ADHD or LD by Kathleen Nadeau

 

Communication

A Child’s Book about Being Rude by Joy Berry (Early Elementary)
A Child’s Book about Complaining by Joy Berry (Early Elementary)
A Child’s Book about Lying by Joy Berry (Early Elementary)
A Child’s Book about Tattling by Joy Berry (Early Elementary)
A Child’s Book about Teasing by Joy Berry (Early Elementary)
A Child’s Book about Whining by Joy Berry (Early Elementary)

Talking to Tweens by Elizabeth Hartley-Brewer

The Meanest Thing to Say, Little Bill by Bill Cosby (elementary)

 

Community

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

 

Community Service

Reach Out and Give by Cheri Meiners

The Kid’s Guide to Service Projects by Barbara A. Lewis

The Kid’s Guide to Social Action by Barabara A. Lewis

 

Conflict Resolution

Don’t Squeal Unless It’s a Big Deal, A Tale of Tattletales by Jeanie Franz Ransom (Ages 4-8)

I Hate Wendy Club by Debra Wosnik (Grades 2-5)

Just Kidding by Trudy Ludwig (Lower/Elementary School)

King of the Playground by Phyllis Naylor (Lower/Elementary School)

Make Someone Smile and 40 More Ways to be a Peaceful Person by Judy Lalli

One of Us by Peggy Moss (Lower/Elementary School)

Peace Begin With You by Katherine Scholes

Rising Above the Storm ,What It’s Like to Forgive by Robert Enright (Ages 4-8)

Respect, a Girl’s Guide to Getting Respect and Dealing When Your Line is Crossed by Courtney Macavinta and Andrea Vander Pluym

Say Something by Peggy Moss (Lower/Elementary School)

Sorry! by Trudy Ludwig (Lower/Elementary School)

Speak Up and Get Along, Learn the Mighty Might, Thought Chop, and More Tools to Make Friends, Stop Teasing and Feel Good About Yourself by Scott Cooper (Ages 8-12)

The Crayon Box that Talked by Shane DeRolf (Ages 2-8)

The Guides Guide To Working Out Conflicts, How to Keep Cool, Stay Safe and Get Along by Naomi Drew

The Recess Queen by Alexis O’Neill (Lower/Elementary School)

We Can Work It Out Conflict Resolution for Children by Barbara K. Polland

 

Confidence

Ish by Peter Reynolds

The Dot by Peter Reynolds

 

Dating

The How Rude!  Handbook of Friendships and Dating Manners for Teens by Alex J. Packer

The Teen Survival Guide to Dating and Relating, Real-World Advice on Guys, Girls, Growing Up and Getting Along by Annie Fox

 

Decision Making

Courage to Be Yourself , True Stories by Teens About Cliques, Conflicts and Overcoming Peer Pressure by Al Desetto

If You Had To Choose, What Would You Do? By Sandra McLeod Humphrey

Making Choices, Making Friends, The Social Competencies Assets by Pamela Espeland and Elizabeth Verdick

We Can Get Along A Child’s Book of Choices by Lauren Murphy Payne

What Do You Really Want?  How to Set a Goal and Go For It!  A Guide for Teens by Beverly K. Bachel

What Teens Need to Succeed, Proven, Practical Ways to Shape Your Own Future by Peter L. Benson

What Would You Do?  A Kid’s Guide to Tricky and Sticky Situations by Linda Schwartz

 

Depression

Depression Is the Pits:  But I’m Getting Better, A Guide for Adolescents by E. Jane Garland (Ages 12-15)

The Boy Who Didn’t Want To Be Sad by Robert Goldblatt (Ages 4-8)

The Power to Prevent Suicide by Richard Nelson and Judith C. Galas

What to Do When You’re Sad and Lonely by James J. Crist

Why Are You So Sad?  A Child’s Book About Parental Depression by Beth Andrews

(Ages 3-8)

 

Diversity

Accept and Value Each Person by Cheri Meiners

City Kids Speak on Prejudice by Random House

I’m Like You, You’re Like Me by Cindy Gainer

 

Divorce

All About Divorce by Mary Blitzer Field

Dinosaurs Divorce by Laurence Krasny Brown and Marc Brown

Divorce is Not The End Of The World Zoe’s and Evan’s Coping Guide for Kids by Zoe and Evan Stern

Don't Fall Apart on Saturdays, The Children's Divorce Survival Book by Adolph Moser

Ginny Morris and Dad’s New Girlfriend by Mary Collins Gallagher

Ginny Morris and Mom’s House, Dad’s House by Mary Collins Gallagher (Ages 8-12)

I Don’t Want to Talk About It by Jeanie Franz Ransom (Ages 4-8)

My Mom and Dad Don’t Live Together Anymore, A Drawing Book for Children of Separated and Divorced Parents  by Judith Rubin (Ages 4-10)

My Parents Are Divorced Too, a Book for Kids by Kids by Melanie, Annie and Steven Ford

This is Me and My Two Families, an Awareness Scrapbook/Journal for Children Living in Stepfamilies by Marla D. Evans (Ages 4-12)

Two Homes by Claire Masurel

Was It The Chocolate Pudding?  A Story for Little Kids about Divorce by Sandra Levins (Ages 2-6)

What Can I Do?  A Book for Children of Divorce by Danielle Lowry (Ages 8-12)

What In The World Do You Do When Your Parents Divorce?  A Survival Guide for Kids by Kent Winchester and Roberta Beyer

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TeensHealth http://www.kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/families/divorce.html (Divorce and other teen issues)

 

Eating

Full Mouse, Empty Mouse, a Tale of Food and Feelings by Dina Zechhausen (Ages 7-12)

 

Ethnicity/Race

Africa is not a Country by Margy Knight (Lower/Elementary School)

Black is Brown is Tan by A. Adoff (Lower/Elementary School)

Black, White, Just Right by M. Davol  (Lower/Elementary School)

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes (also in Spanish by Crisanthemo) (Lower/Elementary School)

Cleversticks by Bernard Ashley (Lower/Elementary School)

Friends from the Other Side/Amigos del Otro Lado by Gloria Anzaldua (Lower/Elementary School)

Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message by Chief Jake Swamp (Lower/Elementary School)

Grace for President by Kelly Dipucchio (Lower/Elementary School)

Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say (Lower/Elementary School)

Hairs/Pellitos by Sandra Cisneros (Lower/Elementary School)

Henry’s Freedom Box by E. Levine (Lower/Elementary School)

Hip Hop Speaks to Children by Nikki Giovanni (Lower/Elementary School)

If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson (Lower/Elementary School)

I Love my Hair by Natasha Tarpley (Lower/Elementary School)

In My Family/En Mi Familia by Carmen Lomas Garza (Lower/Elementary School)

Martin’s Big Words: The Life of MLK by D. Rappaport (Lower/Elementary School)

Rosa by Nikki Giovanni (Lower/Elementary School)

Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson (Lower/Elementary School)

The Colors of Us by Karen Katz (Lower/Elementary School)

The Name Jar by Choi (Lower/Elementary School)

The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson (Lower/Elementary School)

The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles (Lower/Elementary School)

The Upside Down Boy/El Nino de Cabeza by J. Herrera (Lower/Elementary School)

Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts (Lower/Elementary School)

Yoko by Rosemary Wells (Lower/Elementary School)

 

Families

All Families are Different by S. Gordon  (Lower/Elementary School)

All Families are Special by N. Simon (Lower/Elementary School)

And Tango Makes Three by J. Hoffman (Lower/Elementary School)

Best, Best Colors/Los Mejores Colores by Eric Hoffman (Lower/Elementary School)

Bringing Up Parents, The Teenager’s Handbook by Alex J. Packer

Everywhere Babies by S. Meyers (Lower/Elementary School)

Home Sweet Tree by Stan and Jan Berenstain

In My Family/ En Mi Familia by Carmen Lomas Garza (Lower/Elementary School)

It’s OK to be Adopted by Todd Parr (Lower/Elementary School)

It’s Okay to be Different by Todd Parr (Lower/Elementary School)

Mom, Dad, Come Back Soon by Debra L. Pappas (Ages 3-7)

My Grandma’s The Mayor by Marjorie White Pellegrino (Ages 6-12)

The Different Dragon by J. Bryant (Lower/Elementary School)

The Family Book by Todd Parr (Lower/Elementary School)

The Peace Book by Todd Parr  (Lower/Elementary School)

The How Rude!  Handbook of Family Manners for Teens by Alex J. Packer

The Magic Box, When Parent’s Can’t Be There to Tuck You In by Marty Sederman and Seymour Epstein (Ages 3-8)

Why Am I an Only Child? By Jane Annunziata and Marc A. Nemiroff (Ages 4-7)

 

Feelings

A Child’s Book about Being Rude by Joy Berry (Early Elementary)
A Child’s Book about Being Selfish by Joy Berry (Early Elementary)
A Child’s Book about Being Destructive by Joy Berry (Early Elementary)
A Child’s Book about Complaining by Joy Berry (Early Elementary)
A Child’s Book about Lying by Joy Berry (Early Elementary)
A Child’s Book about Tattling by Joy Berry (Early Elementary)
A Child’s Book about Teasing by Joy Berry (Early Elementary)
A Child’s Book about Whining by Joy Berry (Early Elementary)

A Child’s First Book about Play Therapy by Marc A. Nemiroff

And Here’s to You! By David Elliott

Building Emotional Intelligence http://www.amazon.com/Building-Emotional-Intelligence-Techniques-Cultivate/dp/1591797896/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1251997208&sr=8-8

Care and Keeping of Your Feelings for Girls by American Girl Library

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

Double Dip Feelings by Barbara Cain

Feeling Better, A Kid’s Book About Therapy by Rachel Rashkin (Ages 8-14)

Feelings by Aliki

From Fear to Courage by Nuri Roca and Rosa Curto

Happy and Sad, Grouchy and Glad by Sesame Street

How to Take the GRRR Out of Anger by Elizabeth Verkick and Marjorie Lisovskis

I’ll Know What To Do, A Kid’s Guide to Natural Disasters by Bonnie S. Mark and Aviva Layton (Ages 8-13)

I’m Not Bobby!  (Seeking Independence) by Jules Feiffer (elementary)

Let’s Talk About Needing Attention by Joy Berry

Mama Will Be Home Soon by Nancy Minchella

My Gum is Gone, A Story About Resourcefulness by Richard P. Yurcheshen (Ages 2-5)

Perfectionism What’s Bad About Being Too Good? By Miriam Adderhldt-Elliott

Proud of Our Feelings by Lindsay Leghorn (Ages 3-6)

Solving Problems Together, Family Therapy for the Whole Family by Jane Annunziata (All Ages)

Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell

Tanya and the Tobo Man, A Story for Children Entering Therapy by Lesley Koplow (Ages 4-8)

The Boy Who Didn’t Want To Be Sad by Robert Goldblatt (Ages 4-8)

The Meanest Thing to Say, Little Bill by Bill Cosby (elementary)

The Way I Feel by Janan Cain

Too Nice by Marjorie White Pellegrino (Ages 8-12)

Too Stressed to Thin?  A Teen Guide to Staying Sane When Life Makes You Crazy by Annie Fox

What To Do When Your Grumble Too Much, A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Negativity by Dawn Heubner (Ages 6-12)

What To Do When You Are Scared and Worried,  A Guide for Kids by James J. Crist

When Sophie Gets Angry—Really, Really Angry… by Molly Bang

Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too by Walt Disney

 

Fitting-In

A Weekend with Wendell by Kevin Henkes (Lower/Elementary School)

Just Kidding by Trudy Ludwig (Lower/Elementary School)

King of the Playground by Phyllis Naylor (Lower/Elementary School)

My Secret Bully by Trudy Ludwig (Lower/Elementary School)

One of Us by Peggy Moss (Lower/Elementary School)

Say Something by Peggy Moss (Lower/Elementary School)

Sorry! by Trudy Ludwig (Lower/Elementary School)

The Recess Queen by Alexis O’Neill (Lower/Elementary School)

 

Forgiveness

Rising Above the Storm Clouds, What It’s Like to Forgive by Robert Enright, (Ages 4-8)

 

Friendships/Social Skills

A Friend Indeed by E. Anthony

Amos & Boris by William Steig

Being the Best Me, Social skills by Essential Learning Products

Clara and Asha by Eric Rohmann

Cliques, Phonies and other Baloney by Trevor Romain

Courage to Be Yourself , True Stories by Teens About Cliques, Conflicts and Overcoming Peer Pressure by Al Desetto

Diary of a Spider by Doreen Cronin

Don’t Squeal Unless It’s a Big Deal, A Tale of Tattletales by Jeanie Franz Ransom (Ages 4-8)

Hands Are Not For Hitting by Martine Agassi

How to be a Friend, a Guide to Making and Keeping Friends by Laurie Kransy Brown

Get Off My Brain A Survival Guide for Lazy Students (Bored, Frustrated, and Otherwise Sick of School) By Randall McCutcheon

Good Friends Are Hard to Find Helping Your Child, Find, Make and Keep Friends and Also Deal With Teasing, Bullying Meanness and Stormy Relationships by Fred Frankel

Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers

Making Choices, Making Friends, The Social Competencies Assets by Paemlia Espeland and Elizabeth Verdick

Owen and Mzee by Hatkoff, Kahumbu and Greste

Perfectionism, What’s Bad About Being Too Good by Miriam Adderholdt and Jan Goldberg

Respecting our Differences, A Guide To Getting Along in a Changing World by Lynn Duvall

Rising Above the Storm Clouds, What It’s Like to Forgive by Robert Enright, (Ages 4-8)

Share and Take Turns by Cheri Meiners

Teeth are Not For Biting by Elizabeth Verdick

The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble With Friends by Stan & Jan Berenstain

The Biggest Leaf Pile by Steve Metzger

The Crayon Box that Talked by Shane DeRolf (Ages 2-8)

The Gift of Nothing by Patrick McDonnell

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

The How Rude!  Handbook of Friendships and Dating Manners for Teens by Alex J. Packer

The Meanest Thing to Say, Little Bill by Bill Cosby (elementary)

The Teen Survival Guide to Dating and Relating, Real-World Advice on Guys, Girls, Growing Up and Getting Along by Annie Fox

Too Nice! By Marjorie White Pellegrino (Ages 8-12)

We Can Get Along a Child’s Book of Choices by Lauren Payne

When Kids Drive Kids Crazy, How to Get Along with Your Friends and Enemies by Eda LeShan

Why Doesn’t Anybody Like Me? A Guide to Raising Socially Confident Kids by Hara Estroff

Why Good Kids Act Cruel by Carl Pickhardt Marano

Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss

 

Gender

Bound by Napoli (Middle School)

Daughter of Venice by Napoli (Middle School)

For Freedom: The Story of a French Spy by Bradley (Middle School)

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by Lockhart (Middle School)

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Ness (Middle School)

Wringer by Spinelli (Middle School)

 

Gender Identity/Fluidity/Non-Conforming

10,000 Dresses by M. Ewert (Lower/Elementary School)

Grace for President by Kelly Dipucchio (Lower/Elementary School)

Horace and Morris but But Mostly Dolores by J. Howe (Lower/Elementary School)

My Princess Boy by C. Kilodavis (Lower/Elementary School)

The Princess Knight by C. Funke (Lower/Elementary School)

Violet the Pilot by Steve Breen (Lower/Elementary School)

William’s Doll by C. Zolotow (Lower/Elementary School)

 

Gifted and Talented

The Gifted Kids’ Survival Guide for Teens by Judy Galbraith and Jim Delisle

When Gifted Kids Don’t Have All the Answers by Jim Delise and Judy Galbraith

 

Girls

Boy V. Girl?  How Gender Shapes Who We Are, What We Want, and How We Get Along With Others by George Abrahams and Sheila Ahlbrand

Girls Speak Out, Finding Your True Self by Johnston (teen)

Great Books for Girls by Kathleen Odean

Gutsy Girls by Tina Schwater

My Body, Myself for Girls for Preteens and Teens by Lynda Madaras

Respect, A Girl’s Guide to Getting Respect and Dealing When Your Line is Crossed by Courtney Macavinta and Andrea Vander Pluym

See Jane Win for Girls, A Smart Girl’s Guide to Success by Dr. Sylvia Rimm

The Care and Keeping of Your Feelings for Girls by American Girl Library

The Girls Guide to Growing Up by Karen Bokram and Alexis Sinex

The Period Book, Everything You Don’t Want to Ask (But Need to Know) by Karen and Jennifer Gravelle

Totally Private and Personal, Journaling Ideas for Girls and Young Women by Jessica Wilber

What’s Happening to My Body Book for Girls by Lynda Madaras

What’s Happening to My Feelings Book for Girls by Lynda Madaras

www.girlshealth.gov

 

God In Everyone

And Here’s to You! By David Elliott

Owen and Mzee by Hatkoff, Kahumbu and Greste

 

Good and Bad Touches

When I Was Little Like You by Jane Porett

 

Grief and Loss

A Place In My Heart by Annetta Aubrey (Ages 2-9)

After You Lose Someone You Love, Advice and Insight from the Diaries of Three Kids Who’ve Been There by Amy, Allie and David Dennison

A Story for Hippo a Book About Loss by Simon Pottock and Alison Bartlette

Don't Despair on Thursdays, The Children's Grief-Management Book by Adolph Moser

Fall of Freddie the Leaf by Leo Buscagli

Gentle Willow, A Story for Children About Dying by Joyce C. Mills (Ages 4-8)

Gran Gran's Best Trick by L. Dwight Holden

Help for The Hard Times Getting Through Loss by Earl Hipp

I Don’t Have Uncle Phil Anymore by Marjorie White Pellegrino (Ages 5-12)

If Nathan Were Here by Mary Bahr (elementary)

If You Listen (Loss of a Parent) by C. Zolotow

Laura’s Star by K. Baumgart (all ages)

Lifetimes, The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children by Bryan Mellonie

Mama Will Be Home Soon by Nancy Minchella

Mick Harte Was Here by Barbara Park

Oh, the Places You’ll Go! By Dr. Seuss

Sad Isn't Bad A Good-Grief Guidebook for Kids Dealing with Loss by Michaelene

Mundy and R.W. Alley

Samatha Jane’s Missing Smile, A Story About Coping With the Loss of a Parent by Julie Kaplow and Donna Pincus (Ages 4-8)

Saying Goodbye to Daddy by Judith Vigna

Saying Good-Bye to Your Pet by Marge Heegaard

Straight Talk About Death For Teenagers by E. Gollman (teen)

Something to Remember Me By by Susan V. Bosak with Laurie McGaw

Tell Me Papa by J. & M. Johnson

The Goodbye Boat by Mary Joslin

The Invisible String by Patrice Karst

The Next Place by Warren Hanson

The Purple Balloon by Chris Raschka (Ages 6-13)

Two Moons in August (Loss of a Parent) by M. Brooks

Understanding Buddy (Loss of a Parent) by M. Kornblatt

We Are Moving by Rachel Biale

What On Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies? By Trevor Romain

When Dinosaurs Die:  A Guide to Understanding Death by Laurie Brown and Marc Brown (Elementary)

Why Would Someone Want to Die? By Rebecca C. Schmidt (grades K-3)

You Hold Me and I’ll Hold You by J. Carson

 

Death of a Pet

The Accident (loss of a pet) by C. Carrick

Cat Heaven (loss of a pet) by C. Rylant

Dog Heaven (loss of a pet) by C. Rylant

The Tenth Good Thing About Barney (loss of a pet) by J. Viorst

The Old Dog (loss of a pet) by C. Zolotow

 

Homework, Schoolwork and Tests

Annie’s Plan, Taking Charge of Schoolwork and Homework by Jeanne Kraus (Ages 6-11)

Get Off My Brain A Survival Guide for Lazy Students (Bored, Frustrated, and Otherwise Sick of School) By Randall McCutcheon

Get Organized Without Losing It by Janet S. Fox

How to Do Homework Without Throwing UP by Trevor Romain

True or False? Tests Stink by Trevor Romain

 

Honesty

A Child’s Book about Lying by Joy Berry (Early Elementary)

Don’t Tell A Whopper On Friday by Adolph Moser

Mr. Peabody’s Apples  by Madonna (all ages)

The Berenstain Bears and The Truth by Stan and Jan Berenstain (elementary school)

 

Illness in the Family

Little Tree, A Story for Children With Serious Medical Problems by Joyce C.

Mills (Ages 4-8)

My Grandpa Had a Stroke by Dori Hillestad Butler (Ages 4-8)

Oh Brother!  Growing Up With a Special Needs Sibling by Natalie Hale (Ages 8-

13)

Tibby Tried It, An Inspiring Story about Coping with Physical Disability by Cary

Pillo (Ages 3-8)

 

Learning Differences

Many Ways to Learn, Young People’s Guide to Learning Disabilities by Judith Stern

(Ages 8-14)

Survival Guide for College Students with ADHD or LD by Kathleen Nadeau

The School Survival Guide for Kids with LD by Rhoda Cummings and Gary Fisher

The Survival Guide for Kids with LD by Rhoda Cummings and Gary Fisher

The Survival Guide for Teenagers with LD by Rhoda Cummings and Gary Fisher

 

Manners

A Child’s Book about Being Rude by Joy Berry (Early Elementary)
A Child’s Book about Being Selfish by Joy Berry (Early Elementary)
A Child’s Book about Being Destructive by Joy Berry (Early Elementary)

It’s My Turn by Robert Munsch (Ages 2-6)

The How Rude!  Handbook to Good Manners, Proper Behavior, and Not Grossing People Out  by Alex J. Packer

We Share Everything by Robert Munsch (Ages 2-6)

What Do You Say Dear?  A Book of Manners for All Occasions by Maurice Sendak

 

Medical and Mental Illness

Always My Grandpa, A Story for Children About Alzheimer’s Disease by Linda Scacco

(Ages 6-10)

Breathe Easy, Young People’s Guide to Asthma  by Jonathan H. Weiss (Ages 8-13)

Clouds and Clocks, A Story for Children Who Soil by Matthew Galvin (Ages 4-8)

Coping with Self-Mutilation by Clarke

Imagine a Rainbow, A child’s Guide for Soothing Pain by Brenda S. Miles

Lions Aren’t Scared of Shots, A Story for Children About Visiting the Doctor by Howard

Bennett

Little Tree, A Story for Children With Serious Medical Problems  by Joyce C. Mills

(Ages 4-8)

Living With Childhood Cancer, A Practical Guide to Help Families Cope by Leigh

Woznick and Carol Goodheart

Luna and the Big Blur, A Story for Children Who Wear Glasses by Shirley Day (Ages 4-

8)

My Grandpa Had a Stroke by Dori Hillestad Butler (Ages 4-8)

Sammy the Elephant and Mr. Camel, A story to Help Children Overcome Bedwetting by

Joyce Mills (Ages 4-8)

Sammy’s Mom Has Cancer by Sherry Kohlenberg (Ages 4-8)

Sarah and Puffle, A Story for Children About Diabetes by Linnea Mulder (Ages 4-8)

Striped Shirts and Flowered Pants, A Story About Alzheimer’s Disease for Young

Children by Barbara Shnurbush

The Purple Balloon by Chris Raschka (Ages 6-10 years)

The Year, My Mother Was Bald by Ann Speltz (Ages 8-13)

What About Me?  When Brothers and Sisters Get Sick by Allan Peterkin (Ages 4-8)

Why Are You So Sad?  A Child’s Book About Parental Depression by Beth Andrews

(Ages 3-8)

Wishing Wellness, A Workbook for Children of Parents with Mental Illness by Lisa Anne

Clark (Ages 6-12)

You Can Call Me Willy, A Story for Children About AIDS by Joan C. Verniero (Ages 4-8)

 

Moving

Big Ernie’s New Home, A Story For Children Who Are Moving by Teresa Martin (Ages 2-6)

Boxes, Boxes, Everywhere!  Crystal Bowman (elementary)

We are Moving by Rachel Bailey

Help for The Hard Times Getting Through Loss by Earl Hipp

Oh, the Places You’ll Go! By Dr. Seuss

Sad Isn't Bad A Good-Grief Guidebook for Kids Dealing with Loss by Michaelene

Mundy and R.W. Alley

Saying Goodbye to Daddy by Judith Vigna

We Are Moving by Rachel Biale

 

New School

Mookey the Monkey Gets Over Being Teased by Heather Lonczak (Ages 4-8)

Sam and Gram and the First Day of School by Diane Blomberg (Ages 4-6)

Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell

The Berenstain Bears Go to School by Stan and Jan Berenstain

The How Rude!  Handbook of School Manners for Teens by Alex J. Packer

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

Too Old for This, Too Young For That!  Your Survival Guide for the Middle-School Years by Harriett S. Mosatache

What Will My Mommy do When I’m at School? By Dolores Johnson

When You Go to Kindergarten by James Howe

 

OCD

What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck, A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming OCD by Dawn Huebner (Ages 6-12)

   

Peer Pressure

Cliques, Phonies and other Baloney by Trevor Romain

Courage to Be Yourself , True Stories by Teens About Cliques, Conflicts and Overcoming Peer Pressure by Al Desetto

 

Physical Disabilities

Luna and the Big Blur, A Story for Children Who Wear Glasses by Shirley Day (Ages 4-

8)

Tibby Tried It, An Inspiring Story about Coping with Physical Disability by Cary Pillo (Ages 3-8)

 

Potty Training/Accidents

Clouds and Clocks, A Story for Children Who Soil by Matthew Galvin (Ages 4-8)

It Hurts When I Poop!  A Story for Children Who are Scared to Use the Potty by Howard

Bennett  (Ages 3-6)

Sammy the Elephant & Mr. Camel, A Story to Help Children Overcome Bedwetting by Joyce C. Mills, (Ages 4-8)

 

Race/Ethnicity

Africa is not a Country by Margy Knight (Lower/Elementary School)

American Born Chinese by Yang (Middle School)

Before We Were Free by Alvarez (Middle School)

Black is Brown is Tan by A. Adoff (Lower/Elementary School)

Black, White, Just Right by M. Davol  (Lower/Elementary School)

Born Confused by Desai (Middle School)

Burn My Heart by Naidoo (Middle School)

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes (also in Spanish by Crisanthemo) (Lower/Elementary School)

Cleversticks by Bernard Ashley (Lower/Elementary School)

Color of My Words by Joseph (Middle School)

Cuba 15 by Osa (Middle School)

Day of Tears by Lester (Middle School)

Does My Head Look Big in This? by Abdel-Fattah (Middle School)

Esperanza Rising by Ryan (Middle School)

Friends from the Other Side/Amigos del Otro Lado by Gloria Anzaldua (Lower/Elementary School)

Getting Away with Murder by Crowe (Middle School)

Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message by Chief Jake Swamp (Lower/Elementary School)

Grace for President by Kelly Dipucchio (Lower/Elementary School)

Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say (Lower/Elementary School)

Hairs/Pellitos by Sandra Cisneros (Lower/Elementary School)

Henry’s Freedom Box by E. Levine (Lower/Elementary School)

Hip Hop Speaks to Children by Nikki Giovanni (Lower/Elementary School)

Homeless Bird by Whelan (Middle School)

House on Mango Street by Cisneros (Middle School)

If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson (Lower/Elementary School)

I Love my Hair by Natasha Tarpley (Lower/Elementary School)

In My Family/En Mi Familia by Carmen Lomas Garza (Lower/Elementary School)

In the Shade of the Nispero Tree by Bernier Grand (Middle School)

Kira Kira by Kadohata (Middle School)

Martin’s Big Words: The Life of MLK by D. Rappaport (Lower/Elementary School)

New Boy by Houston (Middle School)

Rosa by Nikki Giovanni (Lower/Elementary School)

Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson (Lower/Elementary School)

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Alexie (Middle School)

The Colors of Us by Karen Katz (Lower/Elementary School)

The Name Jar by Choi (Lower/Elementary School)

The Other Half of My Heart by Frazier (Middle School)

The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson (Lower/Elementary School)

The Season of the Long Rain by Kim (Middle School)

The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles (Lower/Elementary School)

The Upside Down Boy/El Nino de Cabeza by J. Herrera (Lower/Elementary School)

Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts (Lower/Elementary School)

Tiger Moon by Michaelis (Middle School)

Yoko by Rosemary Wells (Lower/Elementary School)

 

Relaxation

A Boy and A Bear:  The Children’s Relaxation Book by Lori Lite

 

Religion

Armageddon Summer by Yolen (Middle School)

Charles & Emma by Heiligman (Middle School)

Does my Head Look Big in This? by Abdel-Fattah (Middle School)

Evolution, Me and Other Freaks of Nature by Brande (Middle School)

Persepolis by Satrapi (Middle School)

The Book Thief by Zusak (Middle School)

The Diary of Anne Frank by Frank (Middle School)

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Kelly  (Middle School)

What I Saw and How I Lied by Blundell (Middle School)

When Pirates Came to Brooklyn by Shalant (Middle School)

 

Resiliency

How Full is Your Bucket?  For Kids by Rath/Rechmeyer/Manning

Mookey the Monkey Gets Over Being Teased by Heather Lonczak (Ages 4-8)

Unstoppable Me by Dr. Wayne Dyer

 

Safety

Uncle Willy’s Tickles, A Child’s Right to Say No by Marcie Aboff, (Ages 3-8)

 

Self-Esteem

Ella by Camela and Steven D’Amico (Ages 2-7)

Have you Filled a Bucket today? by McCloud and Messing

I Like Myself! By Karen Beaumont

I Want Your Moo, A Story for Children About Self-Esteem by Marcella Bakur Weiner and Jill Neimark (Ages 4-8)

More Than a Label, Why What You Wear or Who You’re with Doesn’t Define Who You Are by Aisha Muharrar

Proud to Be You by Pamela Espeland and Elizabeth Verdick

Speak Up and Get Along, Learn the Mighty Might, Thought Chop, and More Tools to Make Friends, Stop Teasing and Feel Good About Yourself by Scott Cooper (Ages 8-12)

Stick Up For Yourself!  Every Kid’s Guide to Personal Power and Positive Self-Esteem by Gershen Kaufman

The Missing Piece Meets the Big O by Shell Silverstein

Unstoppable Me by Dr. Wayne Dyer

 

Sex

Everybody’s Doing It by Andrea Warren and Jay Wiedenkeller (teen)

Mommy Laid An Egg by Babette Cole.

Where do Babies Come From:  A Delightful First Look at How Life Begins by Angela Royston

 

Sexual Orientation

Absolutely, Positively Not by LaRochelle (Middle School)

Almost Perfect by Katcher (Middle School)

Am I Blue?  Coming Out of Silence by Marion Dane Bauer

Becoming Visible by Kevin Jennings

Boys, Bears and Hiking Boots by McDonald (Middle School)

Boy Meets Boy by Levithan (Middle School)

Different Daughters by Louise Rafkin

Forever by Blume (Middle School)

For Keeps by Friend (Middle School)

Geography Club by Hartinger (Middle School)

GLBTQ by Kelly Huegel

Growing Up Gay/Growing Up Lesbian by Bennette Singer

I Love You, Beth Cooper by Doyle (Middle School)

Parrotfish by Wittlinger (Middle School)

Totally Joe by Howe (Middle School)

Two Teenagers in 20 by Ann Heron

 

Siblings

Big Sister Now, A Story About Me and Our New Baby by Annette Sheldon (Ages 2-6)

Elana’s Ears, Or How I Became The Best Big Sister In the World by Gloria Roth Lowell (Ages 3-8)