38 Picture Books about Loneliness and Uncertainty
These picture books about loneliness focus on characters who deal with feelings of isolation by making new friends, talking with adults and starting new hobbies.
Loneliness and Uncertainty
Feelings of loneliness are normal and many children suffer from some form of isolation. There are many reasons children may suffer from isolation. One obvious reason could be Covid 19.
Millions of children will have been stuck in their homes during lockdowns. Many may be back attending school face to face, but we don’t know what the long term effects could be. Here are a few articles related to Covid and loneliness for you to read or share with the parents of your students.
- Mayo Clinic: Helping kids cope with loneliness during COVID-19
- Mental Health Foundation: Loneliness in young people: research briefing
- National Geographic: Kids can get lonely. Here’s why that’s more concerning during the pandemic
- Young Minds: Supporting your child during the coronavirus pandemic
Picture Books about Loneliness and Uncertainty
Feelings of loneliness are normal and many children suffer from some form of isolation. Use these picture books about loneliness as discussion starters to help your students understand they are not alone. They will see characters learn to deal with feelings of isolation and uncertainty by making new friends, talking with adults and starting new hobbies.
AAAlligator! by Judith Henderson
Be a Friend by Salina Yoon
The Bear and the Wildcat by Kazumi Yumoto
The Colour of Home by Mary Hoffman
The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee
The Fox and the Star by Coralie Bickford-Smith
Imaginary Fred by Eoin Colfer
Journey by Aaron Becker
King of the Sky by Nicola Davies
Leaf by Sandra Dieckmann
Lila and the Crow by Gabrielle Grimard
Little Beauty by Anthony Browne
Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers
The Lost Horse by Mark Nicholas
Lotus and Feather by Ji-li Jiang
Me and My Fear by Francesca Sanna
Oliver by Birgitta Sif
Over the Rooftops, Under the Moon by JonArno Lawson
The Scarecrow by Beth Ferry
Singing Away the Dark by Caroline Woodward
Stanley Paste by Aaron Blabey
The Storm Whale by Benji Davies
There Is a Tribe of Kids by Lane Smith
The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles by Michelle Cuevas
The Visitor by Antje Damm
Videos to use with Books about Loneliness
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