Sunday, October 30, 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 still have many titles to add. This is NOT the same thing as our separate Parenting collection - all of these titles are intermixed with the regular picture books.

Family Situations and Perspectives
  • Adoption
    • My new mom and me by Renata Galindo
    • Orange Peel’s Pocket by Rose Lewis
    • Best family in the world by Susana Lopez
    • Goyangi means cat by McDonnell
  • Biracial families
    • Spork by Kyo Maclear
  • New Baby
    • Double trouble by Atinuke
    • There's going to be a baby by John Burningham
    • Mooshka by Julie Paschkis
    • Phoebe and Digger by Tricia Springstubb
  • Siblings
    • Flora’s Very Windy Day by Jeanne Birdsall
    • Big red lollipop by Rukhsana Khan
  • Single father (or sole interactions with father)
    • Hammer and nails by Josh Bledsoe
    • Rory the dinosaur by Liz Climo
  • Single mother
    • Two is enough by Janna Matthies
Feelings
  • Dealing with Emotions
    • When Sophie gets angry by Molly Bang
    • Llama llama mad at mama by Anna Dewdney
    • Taming of Lola by Ellen Weiss
  • Grief and Death
    • City dog, country frog by Mo Willems
      • Death of an animal/cycle of life
  • 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
Growing Up
  • 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
  • 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
  • Potty training
    • Dinosaur vs. the potty by Bob Shea
  • Sharing and Playing Together
    • I’m the best by Lucy Cousins
    • Llama Llama time to share by Anna Dewdney
    • Tea party rules by Ame Dyckman
School and socialization

  • Bullying
    • Bully by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
    • Llama Llama and the Bully Goat by Anna Dewdney
    • Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully by Julianne Moore
    • Stand tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell
    • Dixie and the big bully by Grace Gilman
    • Trudy Ludwig (author)
  • Tolerance, diversity
    • There's a cat in our class by Jeanie Ransom

Other Issues and Subjects
  • Allergies and food issues
    • Jake goes peanuts by Michael Wright
  • Biting
    • No more biting for Billy Goat by Bernadette Ford
    • Teeth are not for biting by Elizabeth Verdick
  • Children with physical disabilities
    • Snow rabbit by Camille Garoche
  • Lice and bedbugs
    • Barnaby the bedbug behavior by Catherine Stier
    • Bugs in my hair by David Shannon
  • Vision issues
    • Pirate of kindergarten by George Lyon
    • I can see just fine by Eric Barclay

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