Carefully and thoughtfully created, the Feelings series explains gently and intelligently to young children what to do when their emotions overwhelm them.
With over eight books in the series, author-illustrator Trace Moroney has created these picture books aimed at reading between parents and children, equipping them with strategies to deal with different emotions that they will face in their lives. It’s not just about internalising them – it’s about learning how to deal with emotions in a way that is healthy both to them and others.
With titles like When I’m Feeling Sad, When I’m Feeling Happy, and When I’m Feeling Angry, there is a wide range of titles fit for any stage in early development. Told by a cute and expressive bunny, kids will find these books comforting and entertaining. The writing is gentle and informative, and the illustrations are calming.
The Feelings series is multi-purpose – not only are they enjoyable picture books, they are also essential for the classroom, libraries, and even places like doctors’ and psychologists’ waiting rooms, due to their educational focus. A worldwide success, they have sold over two million copies, and been translated into seventeen languages!
Trace Moroney has crafted a series that helps our young children develop skills to identify and manage their feelings leads to an increase in confidence, self-esteem, and an optimistic and hopeful state of mind – creating a healthy emotional foundation. Essential for early development, we recommend the Feelings series for ages three and up.
Trace Moroney is an internationally acclaimed children’s author and illustrator. More than 3 million copies of her books have been sold worldwide and they are translated into 16 languages. Her bestselling When I’m Feeling… series and the phenomenally successful The Things I Love About… series have been met with extraordinary enthusiasm. These beautifully produced books introduce the concepts of love and gratitude, and show examples of creating positive thought. Focussed on creating ‘books with a conscience’, Trace Moroney embraces the principles of positive psychology – in other words, focussing on what is good in the world!
Grab a copy of the two newest in the series, When I’m Feeling Disappointed and When I’m Feeling Nervous, read an interview with Trace here, and follow Better Reading Kids on Facebook for more kids book recommendations.