Children's reading lists

Books to help children process feelings and emotions

Children’s books that open up a discussion about different feelings, emotions, and mental health, in general, have never been so important – especially if there have been big upheavals in their life.

Puffin team
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We’ve picked out a selection of the best picture books, interactive journals, middle-grade novels, and practical guides to help everyone effectively communicate their feelings and deal with their emotions in a healthy way.

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