I've Got the Blues

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I've Got the Blues

Picture Books on Feeling Down

Children go through a wide range of emotions on a daily basis. Most of the time they seem genuinely happy and then other times they are not. Whenever they are feeling not so good grab one of these titles to help ease the pain. If they enjoy a good movie night be sure to browse our DVD selection for titles such as Inside Out.
 
 
One day while playing with her toys, Sophie is told to share with her little sister. She does not like this idea and becomes very, very angry. She goes through the motions of throwing a kicking and screaming tantrum. We all have different things we do to help us work through being angry. Read to see what she does to help calm herself back down. Recommended for ages 3-8.
 
Sometimes I'm Bombaloo by Rachel Vail
 
Like all children Katie sometimes gets very upset. She gets so upset she does not feel like Katie anymore. She feels like another person named Bombaloo. Instead of using her words, Bombaloo uses her hands or her feet. Her family supports her with different types of love to help Katie to feel like herself again. Recommended for ages 3-8.

Mine by Kevin Luthardt
 
In many families with children the phrase "it's mine!" can be heard all day long. In this story two brothers are given one dinosaur. Both of them believe it to be just theirs and not both of theirs. When one brother tries to take it things get out of control. Both brothers soon learn the benefits of sharing with one another. Recommended for ages 3-8.
 
Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard
 
This bird wakes up on the wrong side of the bed one morning. He is not interested in eating, playing, or even flying! He decides to take a walk. On his walk he runs into different animals who join him. Find out what a little walk and some companionship can do to make a grumpy bird feel better. Recommended for ages 3-8.
 
Hurty Feelings by Helen Lester
 
Some of us are born with thick skin and some of us are not. Although Fragility looks tough, she is quite fragile. Any and everything hurts her feelings. Her friends stop speaking to her because she gets upset even when they give her compliments. One day a bully comes and purposely says things to hurt Fragility's feelings. Read to see how she is able to overcome her hurt feelings and respond. Recommended for ages 3-8.
 
Angry Dragon by Thierry Robberecht
 
When this little boy hears the answer no he gets so mad. He does not want to hear or say anything. He becomes very angry and turns into a giant dragon. This dragon destroys anything in its path and spits out mean words. The dragon does not understand the people language his mom and dad try to use to calm him down. Read to see how he is able to put out the fire inside of him and turn into a boy again. Recommended for ages 3-8.
 
Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anna Dewdney
 
It's Saturday which means it is shopping day. Llama Llama does not want to go. He would rather stay home and play with his toys. All the things associated with shopping like lots of aisles and long lines irritate him. After a little shopping he is ready to go and gets mad at Mama. He throws a fit and makes a big mess. Read to see how Llama Llama and Mama are able to work it out. Recommended for ages 3-8.
 
Everybody Gets the Blues by: Leslie Staub
 
Every time the main character gets bad and mad and sad inside he sees the Blues Guy. The Blues Guy reassures him that everyone gets the blues sometimes. The you lose or the don't go I miss you blues. No one is immune. Not moms, dads, dogs, or cats. They sing the blues loud and after awhile the tears pass. He says goodbye to the Blues Guy...until next time. Recommended for ages 3-8.
 
Mr. Green Peas by Judith Caseley
 
Norman loved going to his nursery school until one day the class got a pet. He learned that everyone else in the class had pets at home except for him. He goes home and tells his parents he wants a pet but their allergies and dislike for certain ones leave him with a no. This makes Norman very sad. One day his Dad comes home with a surprise for him. Read to see what his parents do to help him feel better. Recommended for ages 3-8.
 
Bear With Me by Max Kornell
 
This little boy had the perfect life until one day his parents decided to bring home a surprise. They surprised him with a new addition to the family: a bear! He did not like this idea at all. His parents no longer had time for him because they were tending to bear. Bear snored and destroyed his things on accident. This stunk. Read to see what happens when he and bear finally begin to really get to know one another. Recommended for ages 3-8.