When Sophie Gets Angry—Really, Really, Angry…

By Molly Bang

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Sophie copes with her intense anger by running to her favorite place to calm down. Bright reds, oranges and blues fit the story.

Suggested for ages 2 - 4

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What Baby Wants

By Phyllis Root and Jill Barton (illustrator)

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Everyone in the family tries to figure out what the crying baby really wants. JE Fic Roo

Suggested for ages 1 - 6

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Seeds of Love

By Mary E. Petertyl

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Carly works through feelings of anticipation and fear when her parents travel to another country without her to adopt her baby sister.

Suggested for ages 3 and up

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By Pat Hutchins

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Nothing Titch owned amounted to much except the smallest thing of all--a seed. JE Fic Hut

Suggested for ages 3 - 7

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Katherine Paterson's Healing Words

Best known for her Newbery Award-winning books, Jacob Have I Loved, as well as Newbery Honor winner, The Great Gilly Hopkins, Katherine Paterson's very personal style of storytelling strikes nerves with her readers, who are able feel her characters' emotions, giving them practice for dealing with life's sorrows. What keeps her books from being simple studies in misery is her ability to find the humor and grace in any situation.