A Guide for Families and Caregivers

Children's Books

Building Block 1

Children’s Books Used in the Program*
  1. Karst, P. (2000). The Invisible String. DeVorss & Company.
  2. Kraus, R. (2000). Whose Mouse are You? Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
  3. Munsch, R. (1987). Love You Forever. Firefly Books Ltd.
  4. Penn, A. (2007). The Kissing Hand. Tanglewood Press.
  5. Rossetti-Shustak, B. (2005). I Love You Through and Through. Cartwheel.
  6. Rusackas, F. (2002). I Love You All Day Long. Harper Collins.
  7. Tillman, N. (2010). Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You. Feiwel & Friends. 

Building Block 2

Children’s Books Used in the Program*
  1. Beaumont, K. (2004). I Like Myself. Harcourt Inc.
  2. Hoffman, S. (2007). Dogs and Bugs Go Together… Really They Do. 2 Imagine.Available at http://www.iamalovableme.com
  3. Lee Curtis, J. (2002). I’m Gonna Like Me… Letting Off a Little Self-Esteem. Harper Collins.
  4. McCloud, C. (2006). Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids. Ferne Press.
  5. Mills, A., & Osborn, B. (2003). Shapesville. Gurze Books.
  6. Parr, T. (2004). It’s OK to be Different. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
  7. Penchina, S.R., & Hoffman, S. (2006). I Am a lovable Me. 2 Imagine.Available at http://www.iamalovableme.com
  8. Penchina, S.R., & Hoffman, S. (2008). I Am – Inside of Me. 2 Imagine.Available at http://www.iamalovableme.com
  9. Spelman, C.M. (2005). When I Feel Good About Myself. Albert Whitman and Company.
  10. Zobel-Nolan, A. (2009). What I Like About Me. Readers Digest Children’s Books.

Building Block 3

  1. Ashford Frame, J. (2003). Yesterday I had the blues. Random House Children`s Books.
  2. Bang, M. (1999). When Sophie gets angry – Really, really angry. Blue Sky Press.
  3. Cain, J. (2000). The way I feel. Parenting Press Inc.
  4. Fox, M. (2003). You`ll drive me wild! Sandpiper.
  5. Freymann, S., & Elffers, J. (2004). How are you peeling: Foods with moods. Scholastic
  6. Paperbacks.
  7. Henkes, K. (1996). Chrysanthemum. Greenwillow.
  8. Kaiser, C. (2004). If you`re angry and you know it. Scholastic.
  9. Lee Curtis, J. (2002). Today I feel silly & other moods that make my day. Harper Collins.
  10. Lite, L. (1996). A boy and a bear: The children’s relaxation book. Specialty Press.
  11. Metzger, S., & Cain, J. (2010). The way I act. Parenting Press.     
  12. Miranda, A., & Emerley, E. (1997). Glad monster, sad monster. LB Kids.
  13. Moroney, T. (2005). When I`m feeling angry. School Speciality Publishing, Brighter Child.
  14. Novotny Hunter, J. (2001). I have feelings. Scholastic.
  15. Parr, T., & Tingley, M. (2000). The feelings book. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
  16. Penn, A. (2008). Chester raccoon and the big bad bully. Tanglewood Press.
  17. Rotner, S. (2003). Lots of feelings. Millbrooke Press.
  18. Spelman, C.M. (2000). When I feel angry. Albert Whitman.
  19. Tankard, J. (2009). Boo hoo bird. Scholastic Press.
  20. Tankard, J. (2009). Grumpy bird. Scholastic Press.
  21. Viorst, J. (1987). Alexander and the terrible horrible, no good, very bad day. Atheneum.

Building Block 4

Children’s Books Used in the Program*
  1. Allinson, B., & Reid, B. (1991). Effie. Scholastic.
  2. Cannon, J. (1993).  Stellaluna. Harcourt, Inc.
  3. Hatkoff, I., Hatcoff C., & Kahumbu, P.  (2007). Owen and Mzee: Best friends. Scholastic Press.
  4. Katz, K. (2011). I can share. Grosset & Dunlap
  5. Korman Fontes, J. (2007). Let’s share Grumpy Bunny. Scholastic. 
  6. Krasny Brown, L. (1998). How to be a friend. Scholastic. 
  7. Lionni, L. (1974). Alexander and the wind up mouse. Dragonfly Books.
  8. Llewellyn, C. (2001). Why should I share? Wayland.
  9. Llewellyn, C. (2001). Why should I listen? Wayland.
  10. Llewellyn, C. (2001). Why should I help? Wayland.
  11. Meiners, C.J. (2005). Talk and work it out. Free Spirit Publishing. 
  12. Murrel, D. (2001). Tobin learns to make friends. Future Horizons.
  13. Parker, D., & Dubin, J. (2004). I can cooperate. Scholastic.
  14. Pfister, M. (1999). The rainbow fish. North-South Books. 
  15. Spelman, C.M. (2002). When I care about others. Albert Whitman. 
  16. Verdick, E. (2004). Words are not for hurting. Free Spirit Publishing.
  17. Wilson, K. (2008). Bear feels scared. Margaret K. McElderry. 
  18. Willems, M. (1997). My friend is sad. Hyperion.
  19. Yolen, J., & Teague, M. (2006). How do dinosaurs play with their friends? Scholastic.

*Permissions were granted by the publishers.
Last Modified: 01-Mar-2020