Books We Recommend

BOOKS WE RECOMMEND

CAREER & FUTURE PLANNING   

A Day in a Life of a Police Officer (Level 1: Beginning to Read)
by Linda Hayward  

A Job for Wittilda
by Caralyn Buehner  

All Change: Jobs! Board Book
by Angela Lambert  

Arthur: Binky Goes Nuts
by Arthur Series  

Be the Boss of Your Stress: Self-Care for Kids
by Timothy Culbert  

Better Than You!
by Trudy Ludwig  

Career Day
by Anne Rockwell  

Children's Dictionary of Occupations
by Barbara Parramore  

Clifford Gets a Job
by Norman Bridwell  

DK Readers: Jobs People Do -- A Day in a Life of a Builder (Level 1: Beginning to Read)
by Linda Hayward  

DK Readers: Jobs People Do -- A Day in a Life of a Firefighter
by Linda Hayward  

DK Readers: Jobs People Do -- A Day in a Life of a Musician (Level 1: Beginning to Read)
by Linda Hayward  

Edwina the Emu
by Sheena Knowles  

Enrico Starts School
by Charlotte Middleton  

Fanny's Dream
by Caralyn Buehner  

Firefighters A to Z
by Chris L. Demarest  

How Are You Peeling? Foods with Moods
by Saxton Freymann  

How Santa Got His Job
by Stephen Krensky  

How Santa Lost His Job
by Stephen Krensky  

I'm Going to College – Fun Activities and Pictures to Color for Early Elementary Children  

I'm Me
by Sara Sheridan  

Inch and Miles: The Journey to Success
by Coach John Wooden  

Judy Moody Goes to College
by Peter Reynolds  

Judy Moody Goes to College
by Megan McDonald  

Look Out, College, Here I Come!
by Michael F. Easley  

Mahalia Mouse Goes to College: Book and CD
by John Lithgow  

My Name is not Alexander: Just How Bid can a Kid Dream?
by Jennifer Fosberry  

My Name is not Isabella: Just how Big can a Little Girl Dream?
by Jennifer Fosberry  

No Excuses!: How What You Say Can Get In Your Way
by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer  

Odd Jobs: Portraits of Unusual Occupations
by Nancy Rica Schiff  

Oh, the Places You'll Go!
by Dr. Seuss  

Pig Pig Gets a Job
by David McPhail  

Santa's Eleven Months Off
by Mike Reiss  

See Jane Win for Girls: A Smart Girl's Guide to Sucess
by Dr. Sylvia Rimm  

See What You Can Be
by American Girl  

The Adventures of an Aluminum Can: A Story About Recycling
by Alison Inches  

The Band-Aid Chicken: A Program about Resisting Peer Pressure
by Becky Rangel Henton  

The Berenstain Bears on the Job
by Stan Berenstain  

The Dot
by Peter Reynolds  

The North Star
by Peter Reynolds  

What do People Do All Day?
by Richard Scarry  

What I Do Best
by Allia Nolan  

When I Feel Angry
by Cornelia Maude Spelman  

You Can Do It!
by American Girl  

 

DIVORCE & BLENDED FAMILIES

7 Steps to Bonding with Your Stepchild
by Ph.D. Suzen J. Ziegahn  

A Career Girl's Guide to Becoming a Stepmom: Expert Advice from Other Stepmoms on How to Juggle Your Job, Your Marriage, and Your New Stepkids
by Jacquelyn B. Fletcher  

A Smart Girl's Guide to Her Parents' Divorce
by American Girl  

Amber Brown Is Green With Envy
by Paula Danziger  

Dinosaurs Divorce
by Marc Brown  

Divorce Is Not the End of the World: Zoe's and Evan's Coping Guide for Kids
by Zoe Stern  

Forever Amber Brown
by Paula Danziger  

Fred Stays With Me!
by Nancy Coffelt  

Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce: the Sandcastles Way
by Gary Neuman  

It's Not Your Fault, Koko Bear: A Read-Together Book for Parents and Young Children During Divorce
by Vicki Lansky  

Mom's House, Dad's House for Kids: Feeling at Home in One Home or Two
by Isolina Ricci  

Mom's House, Dad's House: Making Two Homes for Your Child
by Isolina Ricci  

My Family's Changing
by Pat Thomas  

Priscilla Twice
by Judith Caseley  

Standing on My Own Two Feet: A Child's Affirmation of Love in the Midst of Divorce
by Tamara Schmitz  

The Best of Both Nests
by Jane Clarke  

The Divorce Express
by Paula Danziger  

The Step-Tween Survival Guide: How to Deal with Life in a StepFamily
by Lisa Cohn and Debbie Glasser  

Two Homes
by Claire Masurel  

Was It the Chocolate Pudding?: A Story For Little Kids About Divorce
by Sandra Levins  

What about the Kids? Raising your children before, during, and after divorce
by Judith Wallerstein  

What in the World Do You Do When Your Parents Divorce?
by Roberta Beyer, J.D., and Kent Winchester, J.D.  

When My Parents Forgot How to Be Friends
by Jennifer Morre-Mallinos  

Where am I Sleeping Tonight? (A Story of Divorce)
by Carol Gordon Ekster  

 

FEELINGS- ANXIETY, GRIEF, ANGER, SAD, LONELY, PERFECTIONISM, SELF-ACCEPTANCE

35 Ways to Help a Grieving Child
by The Dougy Center  

A Bad Case of Stripes
by David Shannon  

A Child's View of Grief
by Alan D., Ph.D. Wolfelt  

After a Death: An Activity Book for Children
by The Children at The Dougy Center  

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
by Judith Viorst  

Amber Brown Is Feeling Blue
by Paula Danziger  

Amber Brown Sees Red
by Paula Danziger  

Andrew's Angry Words
by D. Lachner  

Angry Dragon
by Thierry Robberecht  

Bear Feels Scared
by Karma Wilson  

Beautiful Me: Finding Personal Strength & Self Acceptance
by Tamra Orr  

Being Bella: Discovering How to be Proud of Your Best
by Cheryl Zuzo  

Big Words for Little People
by Jamie Lee Curtis  

Buster Goes to Cowboy Camp
by Denise Fleming  

Chester Raccoon and the Acorn Full of Memories
by Audrey Penn  

Don't Be Afraid to Drop
by Julia Cook  

Don't Touch I'll Pop!
by M.K. Abbott  

Feelings to Share from A to Z
by Todd Snow (Author), Peggy Snow  

Fighting Invisible Tigers: Stress Management for Teens (Revised & Updated Third Edition)
by Earl Hipp  

For the Grieving Child: An Activities Manual
by Suzan Jaffe  

Fourth Grade Weirdo
by Martha Freeman  

Franklin in the Dark
by Paulette Bourgeois  

Franklin's Bad Day
by Paulette Bourgeois  

Freckleface Strawberry
by Julianne Moore  

Freeing Your Child from Anxiety: Powerful, Practical Solutions to Overcome Your Child's Fears, Worries, and Phobias
by Tamar Chansky  

Get Rid of the Hurt: A Reproducible Workbook for Kids Experiencing Loss
by Madeleine Brehm  

Getting to Know Ruben Plotnick
by Roz Rosenbluth  

Glad Monster, Sad Monster
by Anne Miranda  

Go Away, Big Green Monster!
by Ed Emberley  

Grief: What it is and what you can do
by Dr.S.M. Johnson (Author), Joy (Author)  

Grieving Child
by Helen Fitzgerald  

Gus Gets Mad
by Frank Remkiewicz  

Hands Are Not for Hitting
by Martine Agassi  

Hannah Feels Happy
by Teddy Slater  

Help Me Say Goodbye: Activities for Helping Kids Cope When a Special Person Dies
by Janis Silverman  

Helping Children Cope with Separation and Loss, Revised Edition
by Claudia Jewett Jarratt  

Helping the Grieving Student: A Guide for Teachers
by The Dougy Center  

How are you peeling?: Foods with moods
by Saxton Freymann  

How I Feel: A Coloring Book for Grieving Children
by Alan D. Wolfelt  

How to Take the GRRRR Out of Anger
by Elizabeth Verdick and Marjorie Lisovskis  

Howard B. Wigglebottom Listens to His Heart
by Howard Binkow  

Hurty Feelings
by Helen Lester  

I Did It, I'm Sorry
by Caralyn Buehner  

I Just Don't Like the Sound of No!: My Story About Accepting No for an Answer and Disagreeing the Right Way!
by Julia Cook  

I Like Myself!
by Karen Beaumont  

I Love You Because You're You
by Liza Baker  

I Miss You: A First Look at Death
by Pat Thomas  

I Remember (Let's Talk About It! Books)
by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos  

I Think, I Am!: Teaching Kids the Power of Affirmations
by Louise Hay (Author), Kristina Tracy  

I'll Always Love You
by Hans Wilhelm  

I'm Gonna Like Me: Letting Off a Little Self-Esteem
by Jamie Lee Curtis  

If You're Angry and You Know It!
by Cecily Kaiser  

Incredible You! 10 Ways to let your greatness shine through
by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer  

Ish
by Peter Reynolds  

It's Hard to Be Five: Learning How to Work My Control Panel
by Jamie Lee Curtis  

Larry the Lawnmower
by Jeanne Archambault  

Lifetimes
by Bryan Mellonie  

May Feels Sad
by Teddy Slater  

Mind Over Basketball: Coach Yourself to Handle Stress
by Jane Weierbach  

Miss Mingo and the First Day of School
by Jamie Harper  

Mom, Dad, Come Back Soon
by Debra Pappas  

Mouse Was Mad
by Linda Urban  

Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs
by Tomie dePaola  

No More Hitting for Little Hamster
by Bernette Ford  

Nobody's Perfect: A Story for Children About Perfectionism
by Ellen Flanagan Burns  

Perfect Pals: How to Juggle Your Way from Perfection to Excellence
by Amy R. Murray Janet M. Bender  

Perfectionism: What’s Bad About Being Too Good? (Revised and Updated Edition)
by Miriam Adderholdt, Ph.D., and Jan Goldberg  

Plant a Kiss
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal  

Priscilla McDoodlenutDoodleMcMae Asks Why?
by Janet Mary Sinke  

Quilly's Sideways Grief - A Story-Based Curriculum About Grief & Loss
by Kelly Rhoades-Dumler  

Sad Isn't Bad: A Good-Grief Guidebook for Kids Dealing With Loss
by Michaelene Mundy  

Sam Is Never Scared
by Thierry Robberecht  

Sam, Bangs & Moonshine
by Evaline Ness  

Sometimes I'm Bombaloo
by Rachel Vail  

Sometimes I'm Scared
by Jane Annunziata and Marc Nemiroff  

Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage to Be Who You Are
by Maria Dismondy  

Stick Up for Yourself: Every Kid's Guide to Personal Power & Positive Self-Esteem (Revised & Updated Edition) (Paperback)
by Gershen Kaufman  

Stress Can Really Get on Your Nerves!
by Trevor Romain and Elizabeth Verdick  

Sunday Chutney
by Aaron Blabey  

Taking a Bath with the Dog and Other Things that Make Me Happy
by Scott Menchin  

The Bad Mood
by Moritz Petz  

The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Pressure
by Stan Berenstain  

The Berenstain Bears Lose a Friend
by Stan Berenstain  

The Boy Who Didn't Want to Be Sad
by Rob Goldblatt  

The Bravest Fish
by Matt Buckingham  

The Dot
by Peter H. Reynolds  

The Feelings Book - The Care & Keeping of Your Emotions
by American Girl  

The Feelings Storybook
by Alexandra (Author), Ph.D. Delis-Abrams  

The Healing Book: Facing the Death, and Celebrating the Life, of Someone You Love
by Ellen Sabin  

The Judy Moody Mo