Children's Literature

Counselor’s Corner

Children’s Literature to Address Various Topics

(Kindergarten- 5th Grade)


Social Skills:

  • The Worst Day of My Life Ever- Written by Julia Cooks
  • I Just Don’t Like the Sound of NO- Written by Julia Cooks
  • A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue- Written by Julia Cooks
  • Personal Space Camp- Written by Julia Cooks
  • My Mouth is a Volcano- Written by Julia Cooks
  • Hands Are Not For Hitting- Written by Martine Agassi
  • Don’t Squeal Unless it’s a Big Deal- Written by Jeanie Franz Ransom
  • Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen- Written by Howard Binkow
  • Social Skills Collection- Written by Cheri J. Meiners



  • My Secret Bully- Written by Trudy Ludwig
  • Trouble Talk- Written by Trudy Ludwig
  • Just Kidding- Written by Trudy Ludwig
  • The Brand New Kid- Written by Katie Couric
  • The Recess Queen- Written by Alexis O’Neill
  • Say Something- Written by Peggy Moss
  • Chester Raccoon & the Big Bad Bully- Audrey Penn



  • Today I Feel Silly- Written by Curtis Cornell
  • The Way I Feel- Janan Cain
  • What Are You So Grumpy About- Written by Tom Lichtenheld
  • The Hurt- Written by Teddi Doleski
  • Emily Tiger- Written by Miriam Latimer
  • Let’s Talk About Feeling (feeling word here).  Collection. Written by Joy Berry


Character Education:

  • Mr. Peabody’s Apples- Written by Madonna
  • Have You Filled a Bucket Today? -Written by Carol McCloud
  • Ruthie and the Not So Teeny Tiny Lie- Written by Laura Rankin



  • Stand Tall Molly Lou Mellon- Written by Patty Lovell
  • I’m Gonna Like Me- Written by Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Hooray For You, A Celebration of “You-ness”- Written by Marianne Richmond
  • Perfectly You- Written by Julia Taylor
  • Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun- Written by Maria Dismondy



  • The Crayon Box that Talked- Written by Shane Defolf
  • Freckleface Strawberry- Written by Julianne Moore
  • Ellison the Elephant- Written by Eric Drachman


Grief and Loss:

  • LipLaps Wish- Written by Jonathan London
  • When Dinosaours Die- Written by Laurie Krasny Brown & Marc Brown
  • A Dog Like Jack- Written by Dyanne Disalvo-Ryan


Family Issues:

  • Siblings you’re Stuck with Each Other so Stick Together- Written by James J. Crist and Elizabeth Verdick
  • My Life Turned Upside Down but I Turned it Right Side Up- Written by Mary Blitzer Field and Hennie Shore
  • Getting Yourself Together When Your Family Comes Apart- Written by Janet Bender


Stress/ Anxiety:

  • Don’t be Afraid to Drop- Written by Julia Cook
  • What to do When Your Scared and Worried?- Written by James Crist
  • Ish- Written by Peter Reynolds (Perfectionism)
  • Every time I Blow My Top I Lose My Head- Written by Laura Slap-Shelton & Lawrence Shapro


School Issues:

  • How to Do Homework without Throwing up- Written by Trevor Romain
  • Get Organized without Losing it- Written by Janet Fox
  • First Day Jitters- Written by Julie Danneberg
  • Taking (various topics) to School. (Entire Collection) ex- ADHD- Written by Kim Gosselin