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Early Literacy

Early literacy is what children know about communication, language—verbal and non-verbal—reading and writing before they can actually read and write.

Picture Books About Emotions

The Day Leo Said "I Hate You" by Robie H Harris
Leo, upset that he has been hearing the word "no" all day, lets three words slip out that he wishes he could take back.

A Kiss Means I Love You by Kathryn Madeline Allen
Explores the meanings of different actions, expressions, words and sounds, from a kiss and a clap to a wave and a yawn.

When Sophie Gets Angry -- Really, Really Angry by Molly Bang
A young girl is upset and doesn't know how to manage her anger, but takes the time to cool off and regain her composure.

When Sophie gets angry--really, really angry...

Bernice Gets Carried Away by Hannah E Harrison
Feeling slighted, a grumpy cat grabs all of the balloons at a party floating into the sky, where she sees that her problems are not so big, after all.

Can I Tell You a Secret? by Anna Kang
Monty the frog has a secret he wants share with you--he cannot swim!

Mouse Was Mad by Linda Urban
Mouse struggles to find the right way to express his anger.

Sometimes I'm Bombaloo by Rachel Vail
When Katie Honors feels angry and out of control, her mother helps her to be herself again.

Theo's Mood by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
Members of Theo's class help him understand his feelings about becoming a big brother.

Tough Boris by Mem Fox
Boris von der Borch is a tough pirate but he weeps when his parrot dies.

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