Sunday, June 19, 2016

RA RA Read: Is there a book about...

I have mixed feelings about bibliotherapy. On the one hand, picture books on difficult topics can give parents a helping hand in dealing with said topics. On the other, I am personally skeptical of them really have an effect on the kids themselves. Be that as it may, I do get asked a lot for books on specific "issues" and this is the list I have so far. This is very brief and I have a lot of titles to add!

Bedtime Issues
  • Your own big bed by Rita Bergstein
    • Moving from a crib to a regular bed
  • Back to bed, Ed! By Sebastien Braun
    • Staying in bed
  • Llama Llama red pajama by Anna Dewdney
  • I don’t want to go to bed by Tony Ross
  • Jake stays awake by Michael Wright
Being Sick
  • Sniffles for Bear by Bonny Becker
  • Llama Llama home with mama by Anna Dewdney
  • Bear feels sick by Karma Wilson
Dealing with Emotions
  • When Sophie gets angry by Molly Bang
  • Llama llama mad at mama by Anna Dewdney
  • Monsters eat whiny children by Bruce Kaplan
  • Taming of Lola by Ellen Weiss
Family situations (adoption, fostering, etc.)
  • Adoption
    • Orange Peel’s Pocket by Rose Lewis
    • Best family in the world by Susana Lopez
  • Biracial
    • Spork by Kyo Maclear
  • New Baby/Sibling Rivalry
    • Flora’s Very Windy Day by Jeanne Birdsall
Grief and Death
  • Grandma’s Gloves by Cecil Castelluci
    • Death of a grandparent
  • City dog, country frog by Mo Willems
    • Death of an animal/cycle of life
Healthy Eating (Picky Eaters)
  • Monsters don’t eat broccoli by Barbara Hicks (out of print)
  • Bread and jam for Frances by Russell Hoban
  • Soup Day by Melissa Iwai
Other Issues and Subjects
  • Allergies and food issues
    • Peanut-free cafĂ© by Gloria Koster
    • Jake goes peanuts by Michael Wright
  • Vision
    • Pirate of kindergarten by George Lyon
  • Biting
    • No more biting for Billy Goat by Bernadette Ford
    • Teeth are not for biting by Elizabeth Verdick
Potty training
  • Dinosaur vs. the potty by Bob Shea
Separation Anxiety
  • Llama Llama misses mama by Anna Dewdney
  • Roly Poly Pangolin by Anna Dewdney
  • No more blanket for Lambkin by Bernette Ford
  • I want my pacifier by Tony Ross
  • No babysitters allowed by Amber Stewart
Sharing and Playing Together
  • I’m the best by Lucy Cousins
  • Llama Llama time to share by Anna Dewdney
  • Albert Whitman
  • Free Spirit Press
  • Magination Press

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