Gifts Giving Back 2020-2021: Understanding My Feelings

Books that will allow students to name and understand their emotions.

Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere Cover Image
By Kira Willey, Anni Betts (Illustrator)
$20.99
ISBN: 9781623368852
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Published: Rodale Kids - December 5th, 2017

Breathe Like a Bear is a beautifully illustrated collection of mindfulness exercises designed to teach kids techniques for managing their bodies, breath, and emotions. Best of all, these 30 simple, short breathing practices and movements can be performed anytime, anywhere: in the car to the grocery store, during heavy homework nights at home, or even at a child’s desk at school.


Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere Cover Image
By Kira Willey, Anni Betts (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781623368838
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Published: Rodale Kids - December 5th, 2017

Breathe Like a Bear is a beautifully illustrated collection of mindfulness exercises designed to teach kids techniques for managing their bodies, breath, and emotions. Best of all, these 30 simple, short breathing practices and movements can be performed anytime, anywhere: in the car to the grocery store, during heavy homework nights at home, or even at a child’s desk at school.


The Cold Little Voice Cover Image
By Alison Hughes, Jan Dolby (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781988347110
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Published: Clockwise Press - February 1st, 2019

What can we do when that cold little voice inside our own head tells us that we aren't good enough or smart enough to matter? Or when the voice tells us that we'll never succeed, that we look weird, that we're too tall or too short, that we can't do anything right?


I'm Gonna Push Through! Cover Image
By Jasmyn Wright, Shannon Wright (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534439658
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - February 18th, 2020

Based on the Push Through movement that inspires kids worldwide, this is an empowering, energetic, and all-inclusive picture book that celebrates resilience in the face of adversity.

Hold your head high. No matter what stands in the way of your dreams, remember this: YOU can push through anything!
If someone tells you it’s too hard, don’t you
ever listen.


Isle of You Cover Image
By David LaRochelle, Jaime Kim (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763691165
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Published: Candlewick - December 11th, 2018

A deep breath and a little imagination are key in this gentle, beautifully illustrated story that will inspire little ones to lift their own spirits — and remember that they are loved.


Little Robot Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626720800
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Published: First Second - September 1st, 2015

When a little girl finds an adorable robot in the woods, she presses a button and accidentally activates him for the first time. Now, she finally has a friend. But the big, bad robots are coming to collect the little guy for nefarious purposes, and it's all up to a five-year-old armed only with a wrench and a fierce loyalty to her mechanical friend to save the day!


Violet Shrink Cover Image
By Christine Baldacchino, Carmen Mok (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781773062051
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Published: Groundwood Books - March 3rd, 2020

Violet Shrink doesn't like parties. Or bashes, or gatherings. Lots of people and lots of noise make Violet's tummy ache and her hands sweat. She would much rather spend time on her own, watching the birds in her backyard, reading comics or listening to music through her purple headphones. The problem is that the whole Shrink family loves parties with loud music and games and dancing.


A Whale of a Mistake Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781624149276
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Published: Page Street Kids - March 17th, 2020

When you make a mistake—a big mistake, a HUGE mistake—it can weigh you down or even swallow you whole! As one kid finds herself swept away by her whale of a mistake, she takes readers along on a journey of emotions.


Where Happiness Begins Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593127704
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - August 25th, 2020

This follow-up to When Sadness Is at Your Door suggests that happiness can always be found by looking within.


The Wolf Who Learned Self-Control Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9782733861479
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Published: Auzou - October 2nd, 2018

Wolf can't tell which emotion he is feeling sometimes; happy, sad, excited, jealous, there are far too many. When his moods begin to change without warning, Wolf's friends begin to worry, and aren't sure how to handle the confused whirlwind of their companion's feelings.