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Books about feelings

The New Small Person

Picture books can be a great way to get children to discuss their feelings.

From anxiety to bullying and jealousy to loss. These books are perfect to help kids to understand a range of feelings and emotions.

  • Something Else

    Author: Kathryn Cave Illustrator: Chris Riddell

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Something Else

    Author: Kathryn Cave Illustrator: Chris Riddell

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 6+

    Something Else is a lonely creature, excluded from everything because he is different. This is the perfect book for reassuring any…

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  • Banana!

    Author: Ed Vere Illustrator: Ed Vere

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Banana!

    Author: Ed Vere Illustrator: Ed Vere

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 5+

    Follow the cartoon-style adventures of two monkeys. One of them has a banana and the other one wants it - but what is the magic wo…

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  • We’re All Wonders

    Author: R J Palacio

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 5+

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  • We’re All Wonders

    Author: R J Palacio

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 5+

    Born with no features other than one eye, the protagonist Auggie is mocked by his peers - but the acceptance he seeks may be close…

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  • Mr Big

    Author: Ed Vere

    Interest level: 3-5

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  • Mr Big

    Author: Ed Vere

    Interest level: 3-5

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    With its gruff hero, vibrant, strong colours, bold design and spare text, this story about looking beyond appearances has a satisf…

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  • The Bog Baby

    Author: Jeanne Willis Illustrator: Gwen Millward

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • The Bog Baby

    Author: Jeanne Willis Illustrator: Gwen Millward

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 6+

    Two little girls go walking in bluebell wood and rescue a Bog Baby.

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  • The King of Tiny Things

    Author: Jeanne Willis Illustrator: Gwen Millward

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 8+

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  • The King of Tiny Things

    Author: Jeanne Willis Illustrator: Gwen Millward

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 8+

    Two little girls and are very excited about camping in the garden but when bedtime comes and all the nighttime bugs come out, the …

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  • I’m the Biggest

    Author: Stephanie Blake Illustrator: Linda Burgess

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 5+

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  • I’m the Biggest

    Author: Stephanie Blake Illustrator: Linda Burgess

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 5+

    This light-hearted picture book is a welcome addition to the Simon and Casper series, and touches on some common issues experience…

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  • Small Things

    Author: Mel Tregonning

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Small Things

    Author: Mel Tregonning

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 5+

    This brilliant book manages to deal with bullying, fear of being different, frustration at underachieving, and the fact that while…

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  • Mine!

    Author: Rachel Bright

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Mine!

    Author: Rachel Bright

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

    One day Fifi and Frankie go to visit Grandma Flo and they both want to hold Funny Bunny. After some arguing they pull him in diffe…

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  • Hug

    Author: Jez Alborough

    Interest level: 0+

    Reading age: 0+

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  • Hug

    Author: Jez Alborough

    Interest level: 0+

    Reading age: 0+

    Bobo the chimp wanders sadly around the jungle looking for someone to hug, but all the animals are already cuddling someone else.

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  • The Dress and the Girl

    Author: Camille Andros Illustrator: Julie Morstad

    Interest level: 4-7

    Reading age: 6+

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  • The Dress and the Girl

    Author: Camille Andros Illustrator: Julie Morstad

    Interest level: 4-7

    Reading age: 6+

    Emigrating to America, a girl loses the trunk that contains her beloved dress. The dress then embarks on an epic around-the-world …

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  • The Building Boy

    Author: Ross Montgomery Illustrator: David Litchfield

    Interest level: 5+

    Reading age: 4+

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  • The Building Boy

    Author: Ross Montgomery Illustrator: David Litchfield

    Interest level: 5+

    Reading age: 4+

    The boy loves his grandmother dearly. Best of all, he loves the stories about her life as a prize-winning architect. One day, she …

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  • The Yes

    Author: Sarah Bee Illustrator: Satoshi Kitamura

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • The Yes

    Author: Sarah Bee Illustrator: Satoshi Kitamura

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 6+

    Stunning illustrations complement this quirky story to encourage reluctant adventurers to overcome their anxieties and grasp life …

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  • The New Small Person

    Author: Lauren Child

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • The New Small Person

    Author: Lauren Child

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

    An endearingly funny story, featuring Lauren Child's heart-warming illustrations, about the arrival of a new sibling and the havoc…

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  • The Colour Monster

    Author: Anna Llenas

    Interest level: 4-8

    Reading age: 7+

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  • The Colour Monster

    Author: Anna Llenas

    Interest level: 4-8

    Reading age: 7+

    An original and entertaining picture book using colour, collage-effect illustrations and a delightfully cute monster to help young…

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