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Books to Read with your Child
Posted On: 8/24/2013

There are many picture books that cover a wide array of social, emotional, or behavioral issues in young children's lives.   Reading books to your children on some of these topics can be a great way to start a conversation with your child about problems that need to be addressed. Listed below are a few books that can be very helpful.  You can click on the titles or the book covers and be linked to a more information on Amazon.com, but all these books are also available at our local North Central Regional Library.

 

Books about Interpersonal Communication

 

 Personal Space Camp by Julia Cook

for ages 4-8

 

 

 

 Words Are Not For Hurting by Elizabeth Verdick

for ages 4-8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Mouth is a Volcano by Julia Cook

 

for ages 4-8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Books about Managing Emotions

 

 

 Sometimes I'm Bombaloo by Rachel Vail

for ages 4-8

 

 

 

 

 You Get What You Get by Julie A. Gassman

for ages 4-8

 

 

 

 Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes

for ages 4-8

 

 

 

 

 

 What to Do When You Worry Too Much by Dawn Huebner and Bonnie Matthews

 

for ages 6-12

 

 

 

 

 

Books about Dealing with Divorce

 

 

 

 

Dinosaurs Divorce by Marc Brown

 

for ages 4-8

 

 

 

 

 

What in the World Do You Do When Your Parents Divorce?  By Kent Winchester & Roberta Beyer

 

for ages 7 & up

 

 

 

 

 

Books about Loss and Grief                                                                                                                                          

 

  

 

The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers

 

for ages 4-8

 

 

 

Tear Soup by Pat Schwiebert and Chuck DeKlyen

for ages 8 & up

 

 

 

 

 

Books about Friendships & Bullying

Stand Up For Yourself & Your Friends: Dealing with Bullies and Bossiness and Finding a Better Way by Patti Kelley Criswell

for ages 8 & up

 

 

 

 

Cliques, Phonies, and Other Baloney by Trevor Romain

for ages 8 & up