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Must Read Children’s Books for Big Emotions

Must Read Children’s Books for Big Emotions

Having parents that are frequently going away brings out big emotions in kids. And let’s not forget the emotions that are experienced when moving..again.

I’ve rounded up our most favourite books into age groups and will continue to update them here, so make sure you check back. If you want to be notified of any new additions, please sign up to my email list!

Age 2-5

Alone

by Scott Stuart

A book about finding your tribe as a child. It encourages acceptance, walking through finding a friend who doesn’t judge you for who you are.

You can find it here:

Amazon | Big W | Booktopia


Feelings

By Libby Walden & Richard Jones

Awesome conversation starter. Explores many different feelings and how it can feel inside the body, using easy to understand illustrations.

You can find it here:

Amazon | Kmart | Booktopia


Go Away, Worry Monster!

By Brooke Graham & Robin Tatlow-Lord

A fantastic book if you have a worrier that particularly starts when they get into bed. This book uses the right language to promote the challenge of negative thinking.

You can find it here:

Amazon | Booktopia | The Little Lost Bookshop