Picture books for children in preschool—second grade
Hands are not for hitting / Martine Agassi
Shows the many good things that toddlers can do with their hands including waving, hugging, and playing--but not hitting. - j T AGASSI (toddler books)
When Sophie gets angry--really, really angry... / Molly Bang
When she gets really angry Sophie “runs and runs and runs until she can’t run anymore.”
The chocolate-covered-cookie tantrum / Deborah Blumenthal
Sophie finds that throwing a temper tantrum will not get her the things she wants.
Come out, come out! / Pat Lowery Collins
Hildy is so angry that she thinks she will hide from her family forever, but they manage to find her and make things right.
Tiger and the temper tantrum / Vivian French & Rebecca Elgar
Tiger says "No!" to everything his mother asks him to do.
Mean soup / Betsy Everitt
Horace feels really mean at the end of a bad day, until he helps his mother make Mean Soup.
When Mommy was mad / Lynne Jonell
A young boy helps his mother realize how her bad mood is affecting everyone in the family.
Dinah's mad, bad wishes /Barbara M. Joosse
Dinah and her mother have a fight.
No hitting! : a lift-the-flap book / Karen Katz
j T KATZ (toddler books)
Don't throw another one, Dover! / Beverly Keller
Dover discovers he's not the only one who can throw a tantrum.
j Er KELLER (beginning reader)
That makes me mad! / Steven Kroll
A little girl gets mad and finds that her mother understands why.
No dessert forever! / George Ella Lyon
After they have an argument, a young girl imagines how she would treat her mother if their roles were reversed.
Football friends / Jean Marzollo
Freddy tries to put his anger to good use when he plays football. - j Ef MARZOLLO (beginning reader)
I was so mad /Mercer Mayer
A child tries to get rid of his anger. - j E-pb M
Goldie is mad / Margie Palatini
Although she is very mad at her baby brother, during a time-out Goldie thinks of some things she likes about him.
Angry dragon / Thierry Robberecht
A young boy is sometimes so angry that he becomes a dragon, but later he turns back into a boy and can feel his parents' love again.
Fatima and the dream thief / Rafik Schami
Fatima accepts the challenge to work for the mean-tempered lord of the castle who steals the dreams of anyone who becomes angry with him.
Come home, Wilma / Mitchell Sharmat
In her imagination, an angry child runs away from her mother.
When I feel angry / Cornelia Maude Spelman
A young rabbit talks about how she deals with her anger.
Lila Bloom / Alexander Stadler
Angry after a difficult day, Lila finds that dancing makes her feel better.
Sometimes I'm Bombaloo / Rachel Vail
When Katie gets mad she turns into Bombaloo
Feet are not for kicking / Elizabeth Verdick - j T VERDICK (toddler books)
How to deal with anger / Julie Fiedler - j 152.47 Fie
Feeling angry / Helen Frost - j 152.47 Fro
Coping with anger / Pam Scheunemann - j 152.47 Sch
How to be a friend : a guide to making friends and keeping them /
Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown - j 158.2 Bro
Dealing with anger / Marianne Johnston - j 303.69 Joh
Mister Rogers' neighborhood - What do you do with the mad that you feel? - j DVD ROGERS
Look for these and other great books at
The Children's Library
Mt. Lebanon Public Library
16 Castle Shannon Blvd.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15228