Updated February 28, 2023
Amy’s Book List!
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
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.