Guest Amy on the Early Show with Alax

Amy’s Book List!

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Updated February 28, 2023

Amy’s Book List!

PreK educator and librarian Amy shares her book recommendations to help families learn about BIG feelings together

Little ones can have surprisingly BIG feelings, and helping our kids understand and manage big feelings is an important part of their learning and growth. For young brains, big feelings can be overwhelming, and little ones need adults to help them understand, process, and respond to feelings. One great way for families to learn about feelings is through books! 

On the Feelings episode of The Early Show with Alax, Amy promised to share her list. Read on to discover Amy’s favorite books about feelings (in English and Spanish) that are grown-up and kid-approved.

All About Feelings - A Booklist for New Mexico Families

When Sophie Gets Angry - Really, Really Angry by Molly Bang
The Way I Feel / Asi Me Siento Yo by Janan Cain
Hair Love / Amor de Pelo by Matthew A. Cherry
Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anna Dewdney 
The Rabbit Listened / El Conejo Escuchó by Cori Doerrfeld
Glad Monster, Sad Monster: A Book About Feelings by Ed Emberly and Anne Miranda
A Mouthful of Minnows by John Hare
Wemberly Worried / Prudencia Se Preocupa by Kevin Henkes
Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang
Little Tree by Loren Long
Meet Me at the Moon by Gianna Marino
Tough guys (Have Feelings Too) by Keith Negley
Calm Down Time by Elizabeth Verdick
My Friend is Sad / Mi Amigo Está Triste by Mo Willems
Waiting Is Hard / Esperar No Es Fácil by Mo Willems

For New Mexico families, libraries offer a lot more than just books (as if books weren’t awesome enough)! If you haven’t checked out your local library, stop by or search the web for their event calendar. Library programs are always free, and libraries around New Mexico offer all kinds of fun and educational events for families, from dance classes to LEGO building. No matter your child’s interest or age, local libraries help them learn and grow while making the most of the moments you share.

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Reading together is Learning!

Reading out loud together, even for the youngest children, comes highly recommended by experts. And in most counties in New Mexico families can sign up to receive FREE books right to their doorstep thanks to Dolly Parton herself and the Imagination Library! Learn more here.

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