My Feelings Booklist


If you are looking for an engaging booklist about Feelings, you have come to the right place!

Kids come with a full spectrum of emotions, some of which are too big to keep inside. Every child handles feelings differently, but learning to deal with them is an important part of growing up.


Glad Monster, Sad Monster, by Anne Miranda

In this fun and interactive book, children will walk through the wide range of moods all little monsters (and kids) experience, while trying on funny Monster masks.

The Feelings Book, by Todd Parr

The everchanging, sometimes nonsensical emotions that we all feel is beautifully illustrated in this book and will inspire kids to discuss their multitude of feelings.

Today I Feel Silly, by Jamie Lee Curtis

A comfortable format is presented for discussing emotions with younger children through this books illustrations & rhyming text.

The Feel Good Book, by Todd Parr

All the feel-good things that tickle kids and adults alike, from rubbing noses and rubbing a dog’s belly, to giving a great big hug, and seeing fireflies outside your window, is celebrated in this awesome book.

The Way I Act, by Steve Metzger

The bold illustrations convey many positive ideas of how to act in many different situations. Children learn that feelings come and go and simply are. Like The Way I Feel, this book is ideal for children with autism.

The Way I Feel, by Janin Cain

Feelings are neither good nor bad, they simply are. Kids need words to name their feelings and The Way I Feel uses strong and colorful images and simple verses to help children do just that.

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

When Sophie has to share her stuffed gorilla with her sister, Sophie gets angry- really, really angry. She goes to her “secret place” to calm down and finds that everything has gone back to normal when she returns.

The Color Monster: A Pop-Up Book of Feelings, by Anna Lennas

This gentle book encourages young children to open up through illustrating such common emotions as happiness, sadness, anger, fear, and calm. The bright illustrations and 3D pop-ups are also amazing!

Mean Soup, by Betsy Everrit

Horace’s mother knows the perfect recipe for a calming brew. They take turns screaming, growling and making faces into the simmering pot of water, stirring up a successful batch of mean soup.

One of Those Days, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Everyone has one of those days sometimes. And even if your nice sweater made you itchy, there’s always a brand-new day waiting for you tomorrow, and you can laugh at those days when they’re over.

It’s Hard to be Five, by Jamie Lee Curtis

Learning not to hit? Having to wait your turn? Sitting still? It’s definitely hard to be five. But the encouraging text and playful illustrations in this book make the struggles of self-control a little bit easier and a lot more fun!

Tough Guys Have Feelings Too, by Keith Negley

The stunning illustrations reveal heart wrenching emotions in unexpected places in this fun book that shows that tough guys like wrestlers, astronauts, and superheroes have feelings too.

The Boy with Big, Big Feelings, by Britney Winn Lee

Meet a boy with feelings so big that they glow from his cheeks, spill out of his eyes, and jump up and down on his chest. The Boy with Big, Big Feelings is relatable for any child, but especially for children experiencing anxiety and extreme emotions, or who have been diagnosed with autism.

Llama Llama, Mad at Mama, by Anna Dewdney

Llama Llama is getting m-a-d! And before he knows it, he’s having a full-out tantrum! Mama quickly calms him down, but she also realizes that they need to make shopping more fun for both of them. 

How Do Dinosaurs Say I’m Mad? By Jane Yolen & Mark Teague

 A hilarious look at what dinosaurs might and then should do when they are angry.


Grumpy Bird, by Jeremy Tankard

Bird wakes up feeling grumpy. Too grumpy to eat or play. Too grumpy even to fly. But a little exercise and companionship help Bird overcome his really bad mood.

The Pout-Pout Fish, by Deborah Diesen

Mr. Fish lives with a constant pout on his face. He always seems to be sad and frowning. He claims that this is just the way he is. His frown is turned upside-down after he is kissed by a shimmering silver fish. He becomes the Kiss-Kiss fish, making everyone as happy as he is.

How Are You Peeling? by Saxton Freymann

In addition to providing the nutrients we need, what are the functions of fruits and vegetables? A series of photos show the hilarious emotions of fruits and vegetables that will make everyone that come across this book smile.

Happy Hippo, Angry Duck, by Sandra Boynton

The clever animals in this book illustrates a wide range of emotions in this fun story about different feelings. Young readers are sure to giggle as interactive text asks them if they are “grumpy as a moose or excited as a dog?”

Mouse Was Mad, by Linda Urban

Mouse finds it difficult to express his anger. After he tries to copy some other animals, he finds that his own way is the best way of all!

Click on the images below for awesome Games, Learning Resources and Activity Sets All About Feelings from Amazon.

All About Me Feelings Activity Set

Educational Insights My Feeling Bean Bags

Make Faces to Describe Feelings & Emotions Classroom Resource

If you are looking for a week filled with fun activities all about My Feelings, head over to this blog post. Alternatively, click on the image below to download the detailed lesson plan and all of the printables needed.

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