Full Mouse, Empty Mouse: A Tale Of Food And Feelings

By Dina, Ph.D. Zeckhausen, Illustrated by Brian Boyd

A mouse family (the Squeaks) lives quietly in a house inhabited by humans. But when the mice children, Billy Blue and Sally Rose, are discovered by the humans, their lives become filled with daily upset. Not wanting to bother their parents, Billy Blue eats to push down his distress, while Sally Rose is so anxious she can't nibble a thing. Eventually they realize the importance of talking about feelings and learn to find comfort in healthy ways. This is a good first book to help children understand different feelings, learn to talk about them, and use means other than food to express them.

 

I Don't Know Why--- I Guess I'm Shy: A story about taming imaginary fears

By Barbara Cain, Illustrated by J. J. Smith-Moore

Having been worried about bothering his neighbors by talking to them, a shy boy searches the neighborhood for his lost dog and finds the courage to speak. Includes suggestions for helping a child overcome shyness through use of this book and other activities.

 

Learning To Slow Down & Pay Attention: A Book for Kids About Adhd

By Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ellen B. Dixon and Charles BeylEllen B. Dixon (Author)

Visit Amazon's Kathleen G. Nadeau PageFind all the books, read about the author, and moreSee search results for this author Are you an author? Learn about Author Central This book is designed as the perfect learning tool to help parents guide their child as he or she confronts the challenges of ADHD. Learning to Slow Down is unique because it is kid-centered, written from the child's point of view. This updated edition includes easy-to-read text, fun cartoons, and activities, as well as loads of self-help tips for coping with friends, family, and schoolwork, getting organized, getting disciplined, and getting things done.

 

I Want Your Moo: A Story for Children About Self-Esteem

By Marcella Bakur, Ph.D. Weiner and Jill Neimark , Illustrated by Joann Adinolfi

Toodles the Turkey is a dissatisfied fowl willing to take on anyone's attributes except her own. She might have been content to remain a little yellow feather-ball with a neat "cheep-cheep." But now she's full grown with brown feathers, stick legs, and a gobble-gobble that is neither cute nor sweet, and she's in search of an alternate identity. She would do anything to have a great "Moo," but Cathy the Cow won't hear of it. So the turkey turns to others, begging for an "Oink," a "Neigh," a "Quack," a "Caa-aaw," and so on. The story is told with a light singsong, snappy rhythm that will keep children on their toes: Toodles "asked the duck for his Quack,/the goose for his Clack." The animals' expressions of disbelief are hilarious. Of course, there is wise advice from the owl, but it isn't until Toodles must employ all of her assets, including her "gobble-gobble," to rescue some young chicks that her strengths become self-evident. Lots of white space surrounds the mixed-media, cartoon-style drawings. This is a lighthearted take on a worthy subject, and a smart read-aloud.