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A Little Chicken by Tammi Sauer
Dot is scared of lots of things: wolves, bears, the occasional lawn ornament. But when one of her mother's eggs rolls out of the nest, this nervous chick must find the courage to save the day--and her new sibling! So she bravely ventures down the steep hill, into the deep pond, and into the dark woods. Perfect for any kid who needs a little encouragement to face the challenging world, this story proves that sometimes a big hero is just a little chicken.
Angry Cookie by  Laura Dockrill
Cookie has woken up on the wrong side of the bed and is very angry. You want to know why? Well, you'd have to keep reading to find out, but now Cookie's calling you annoying and telling you to mind your own business. If by chance you do stick around, you might hear about a certain roommate's terrible musical skills, why you should never let your barber try out a new look, how it's impossible to find a hat that fits a cookie, and why an ice-cream parlor that's out of your favorite treat can be a source of desolation. Then there's the matter of a hungry bird who tries to snack on you. . . . Angry Cookie suggests that sometimes the best way to cheer up a grumpy lump is simply by being there -- and lending your ears.
Fergal and the Bad Temper by  Robert Starling
Fergal the dragon does not like being told what to do. Its not fair! And when things aren't fair, Fergal loses his temper and snorts angry fire. He feels sorry afterward, but Fergal just can't control his outbursts! After one really fiery day, his family and friends offer him some advice to calm down. Can this dragon learn to cool it before a temper tantrum hits? A perfect choice for fiery kids everywhere!
Grumpy Duck by Joyce Dunbar
Duck is grumpy in light of the fact that the pond is dry and when she complains to her friends, they each welcome her to play with them.
Happy Right Now by Julie Berry
Describe how it feels to be happy and what can cause it.
How Do You Feel? by Lizzy Rockwell
Do you feel happy? Sad? Silly? Angry? This books helps children and parents talk about feelings!
Little Unicorn Is Angry by  Aurélie Chien Chow Chine
A little unicorn feels all kinds of emtions, including anger, and uses a breathing exercise to calm down.
Mad, Mad Bear! by  Kimberly Gee
Bear is very angry that he has to leave the park, but after taking a deep breath he learns to let it go.
My Magic Breath : Finding Calm Through Mindful Breathing by  Nick Ortner
Encourages children to discover their magic breath and use it when they are sad, nervous, or worried, offering clear, simple instructions for using breathing and mindfulness to guide emotions.
Ravi's Roar by  Tom Percival
Tired of missing out on good things because he is the smallest and youngest in his family, Ravi turns into a tiger and gets what he wants with a great roar.
The Boy With Big, Big Feelings by  Britney Winn Lee
Meet a boy with a heart so big, his feelings glow from his cheeks, spill out of his eyes, and jump up and down on his chest. What good is this giant heart?
The Happy Book by Andy Rash
Camper is happy as a clam and Clam is a happy camper. When you live in The Happy Book, the world is full of daisies and sunshine and friendship cakes . . . until your best friend eats the whole cake and doesn't save you one bite. Moving from happiness to sadness and everything in between, Camper and Clam have a hard time finding their way back to happy. But maybe happy isn't the goal--being a good friend is about supporting each other and feeling all the feels together.
The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld
When Taylor's block castle is destroyed, all the animals think they know just what to do, but only the rabbit quietly listens to how Taylor is feeling.
When Sadness Is at Your Door by  Eva Eland
A young child experiences sadness as if it were a visitor, acknowledging the emotion and suggesting activities to do with it.
When You're Scared by  Andrée Poulin
A hungry little bear is trapped inside a dumpster. His distraught mama bear can't fish him out. Thankfully, a boy and his mother, camping nearby, come to the rescue. Although everyone in this story is scared, they are able to act with courage and compassion--showing readers that it's OK to be scared. This simple, moving story is told with variations on a single phrase: He was scared. Readers are encouraged to be observant and put together the pieces of narrative, based on visual cues such as expressions, body language, and details hidden in the colourful illustrations. A simple, beautiful picture book that normalizes fear, with the repetition of just one sentence!
Updated 03/09/2020