Entertaining and Insightful Books to Read with Children or for Them to Read Alone
Creative Resources for Parents, Caregivers, Counselors, Social Workers, and Teachers to use with Children and Teens
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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day|
Alexander has been earning the sympathy of readers since 1972. People of all ages have terrible, horrible days, and Alexander offers us the cranky commiseration we crave as well as a reminder that things may not be all that bad. ...Judith Viorst flawlessly and humorously captures a child's testy temperament, rendering Alexander sympathetic rather than whiny. - from an Amazon review.
Don't Rant and Rave on Wednesdays! The Children's Anger-Control Book
Use with ages 4-12
In this clever, humorous book, Dr. Moser helps children understand the causes of anger and actually reduce feelings of anger.
How to Take the Grrrr Out of Anger
Age Level: 8 and up | Grade Level: 3 and up
Series: Laugh & Learn
Anger is a part of life...Kids need help learning how to manage their anger. This book speaks directly to them and offers strategies they can start using immediately. Blending solid information and sound advice with jokes and funny cartoons, it guides kids to understand that anger is normal and can be expressed in many ways—some healthy, some not.
Cool Down and Work Through Anger
There are a lot of reasons we can get angry. It's how we deal with it that makes the difference. That is a great lesson for children of all ages to learn. Early elementary aged children are helped to see that it's natural to get angry. Situations are shown along with discussion questions, games, and activities.
When I Feel Angry
Children in pre-school through grade 2 relate to the simple language telling of things that make a young rabbit angry. She knows that angry feelings are not the same as angry actions. We need to notice examples they see in us. The rabbit describes several ways to react that won't hurt anyone, such as removing herself from the situation, engaging in physical activity, or talking things over with an adult.
I Just Don't Like the Sound of No! My Story About Accepting No for an Answer and Disagreeing the Right Way!
NO is RJ's least favorite word . . . he tries to convince his dad, his mom, and his teacher to turn No into Maybe or I'll think about it...his teacher suggests that he try to join her classroom's Say YES to NO Club. If RJ can learn how to accept No for an answer and to disagree appropriately, he can add his name to the club's Star Board... K-6 readers laugh and learn along with RJ as he understands the benefits of demonstrating these social skills both at home and in school. Tips for parents and educators ... are included in the book. - Amazon review
What If Everybody Did That?
Anger at so many rules?
This book is a great way to teach children the reason why we have so many rules (especially at school and in public places). It's not always because the behavior is dangerous or rude, it's because, "What if everybody did that?" This is a great way to teach a simple concept that is sometimes very difficult for impulsive children to master. - a customer review at Amazon.
Temper Tamers in a Jar: Helping Kids Cool Off and Manage Anger Cards
The cards have tips, open ended questions, and scenarios to act out. Children can openly talk about anger and help them find constructive ways to hande it.
A Volcano in My Tummy: Helping Children to Handle Anger: A Resource Book for Parents, Caregivers and Teachers
Children learn ways to handle the volcano of angry feelings through activities, stories, articles, and games. This popular book uses a developmental approach and deals with many subjects. One author is a teacher, family court and private psychotherapist, mother of two and leader of parenting skills workshops for eight years. The other author is a teacher and counselor with ten years experience facilitating anger management, abuser therapy and men's change groups, as well as being a father of three. Both regularly conduct workshops.