Emotions Book List

Picture Books & Resources

We're normally caught up in the current of our thinking, feelings and emotions. With awareness, we can observe it all without being swept away. This gives us access to something much vaster and deeper than our usual compressed minds. All of us can access this. It's not so difficult. With some instruction and practice, anybody can do it.

Tenzin Palmo

Recognising their own feelings and those of others helps children identify and control their own emotions in challenging situations. Picture books are perfect conversation starters and these books are no exception. They promote compassionate and empathetic attitudes to build positive relationships. Some books explore more complex emotions, such as anxiety, jealousy and anger.

Emotions Book List

Further Reading


These resources relate to the book, author and illustrator. The number of resources varies subject to subject. Please check they are appropriate for your specific needs before using them with children. If you have any suggestions please get in touch!

General Information
Kids Matters Australia: Emotional Development
Healthy Families Beyond Blue: What Emotions Matter
Healthy Families Beyond Blue: Managing Emotions
Kids’ Health: Anger
Kids’ Health: Feelings and emotions
Kids’ Health: Being Happy
Kids’ Health: Managing your feelings
Kids Matters Australia: Resolving Conflict
Kids’ Health: Love (feelings)
Educational Articles and Lesson Plans
Learning to Give: Angry Feeling Lessons Plans
Education AU: Feelings Lesson
Elementary School Counseling: Self Esteem Activities
Northern Ireland Curriculum: Sometimes I Feel Unit
Northern Ireland Curriculum: How Do I Feel? unit

More Books to Explore

The Children’s Library Lady has over 450 picture books on large variety of topics. You will find specific book, author and illustrator information, as well as resources. You can also browse themed books lists and explore all the books on the website. Click on the book covers below to start exploring what the website has to offer.

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