Children’s Literature: Picture Books on Social and Personal Issues in the Luria Library Collection
Shy spaghetti and excited eggs: a kid’s menu of feelings / by Marc Nemiroff and Jane Annunziata; illustrated by Christine Battuz.
J 155.4124 N434s 2011
The flyaway blanket / by Allan Peterkin; illustrated by Emmeline Pidgen. [transitional/comfort objects].
J 155.924 P479f 2012
Was it the chocolate pudding?: a story for little kids about divorce / by Sandra Levins ; illustrated by Bryan Langdo.
J 306.89 L665w 2005
We are all born free: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in pictures / [forewords by David Tennant and John Boyne].
J 341.48 W361 2008
Alpha, Bravo, Charlie: the military alphabet / Chris L. Demarest.
J 355.00973 D372a 2005
Finding the right spot: when kids can’t live with their parents / Janice Levy, illustrated by Whitney Martin. [foster care] J 362.293 F893m 2004
Families change: a book for children experiencing termination of parental rights / by Julie Nelson; illustrated by Mary Gallagher.
J 362.733 N427f 2007
Kids need to be safe: a book for young children in foster care / by Julie Nelson ; illustrated by Mary Gallagher.
J 362.733 N427k 2006
Maybe days: a book for children in foster care / written by Jennifer Wilgocki and Marcia Kahn Wright; illustrated by Alissa Imre Geis.
J 362.733 W677m 2002
I’m adopted! / by Shelley Rotner and Sheila Kelly.
J 362.734 R848i 2011
So many feelings: sign language for feelings and emotions / by Dawn Babb Prochovnic; illustrated by Stephanie Bauer.
J 419 P963s 2012
The black book of colors [braille] / by Menena Cottin and Rosana Faría; translated by Elisa Amado.
J 535.6 C848b 2008
Good night, giants / by Heinz Janisch; illustrated by Helga Bansch. [anxiety, relaxation, visualization].
J 613.794083 J33g 2011
Why are you so scared?: A child’s book about parents with PTSD / by Beth Andrews; illustrated by Katherine Kirklands.
J 616.8521 A565W 2012
Russell’s world: A story for kids about autism / by Charles A. Amenta III; illustrated by Monika Pollak.
J 618.9285882 A511r 2011
Two Bobbies: a true story of Hurricane Katrina, friendship, and survival / Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery; illustrated by Jean Cassels.
J 636.0832 L334t 2008
When Marian sang: the true recital of Marian Anderson: the voice of a century / libretto [i.e. text] by Pam Muñoz Ryan; staging [i.e. illustrations] by Brian Selznick. [discrimination, courage].
J 782.1092 A548R 2002
The sandwich swap / by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah with Kelly DiPucchio; illustrated by Tricia Tusa. [friendship, tolerance] J F A136s 2010
When Sophie gets angry–really, really angry / by Molly Bang. [feelings] J F B216w 2007
Bootsie Barker bites / by Barbara Bottner, illustrated by Peggy Rathmann. [bullying] J F B751b 1997
How do YOU feel? / Anthony Browne. [feelings] J F B882h 2012
Moving house / Anne Civardi; illustrated by Stephen Cartwright; edited by Michelle Bates; cover design by Neil Francis.
J F C582m 2005
Today I feel silly and other moods that make my day / by Jamie Lee Curtis; illustrated by Laura Cornell.
J F C979t
Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs / written and illustrated by Tomie DePaola. [death] J F D419n
Oliver Button is a sissy / story and pictures by Tomie de Paola. [differences, bullying] J F D419o
Llama Llama mad at Mama / by Anna Dewdney. [feelings] J F D515l
Llama Llama misses Mama / Anna Dewdney. [adjustment] J F D515ll 2009
Pilot mom / Kathleen Benner Duble; illustrated by Alan Marks. [military families, coping] J F D814p 2003
10,000 dresses / story by Marcus Ewert; illustrations by Rex Ray. [transgender] J F E94o
The sissy duckling / by Harvey Fierstein; illustrated by Henry Cole. [LGBT] J F F465s
Blue chicken / by Deborah Freedman. [identity, acceptance, differences] J F F853b 2011
Ouch! Moments: When Words are Used in Hurtful Ways / written by Michael Genhart; illustrated by Viviana Garofoli.
J F G329o 2016
King and King / Linda de Haan & Stern Nijland. [LGBT] J F H111k
Goodbye, Mousie / by Robie H. Harris; illustrated by Jan Ormerod. [death] J F H315g 2004
Noni says no / by Heather Hartt-Sussman; illustrated by Genevieve Cote. [bullying] J F H335n 2011
Wemberly worried / Kevin Henkes. [worry] J F H513w 2000
Grandpa, is everything black bad? / story by Sandy Lynne Holman; illustrated by Lela Kometiani. [race identity] J F H747g
A terrible thing happened / written by Margaret M. Holmes; illustrated by Cary Pillo. [abuse] J F H752a 2000
The hello, goodbye window / story by Norton Juster; pictures by Chris Raschka. [death] J F J96h
The colors of us / Karen Katz.
J F K19c 1999
Leo the late bloomer / by Robert Krause; Pictures by José Aruego.
J F K91l
The Moment You Were Born: A Story for You and Your Premature Baby
/ written by Sandra M. Lane and Brenda Miles; illustrated by Shelly Hehenberger.
J F L266m 2016
Do you sing Twinkle?: a story about remarriage and new family / by Sandra Levins ; illustrated by Bryan Langdo. [divorce, remarriage, stepfamilies] J F L665d 2010
Eli’s Lie-O-Meter / by Sandra Levins; illustrated by Jeff Ebbeler. [honesty] J F L665e 2010
Mookey the Monkey gets over being teased / by Heather Lonczak; illustrated by Marcy Ramsey. [teasing] J F L847M 2007
Two homes / Claire Masurel; illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton. [divorce] J F M424t 2003
Love, Lizzie : letters to a military mom / Lisa Tucker McElroy; illustrated by Diane Paterson. [military families, coping] J F M478l 2005
The scar / by Charlotte Moundlic; illustrated by Olivier Tallec. [death] J F M928s 2011
The Hugging Tree: A Story about Resilience / written by Jill Neimark; illustrated by Nicole Wong.
J F N414h 2016
Heather has two mommies / written by Lesléa Newman; illustrated by Diana Souza. [families, same-sex couples] J F N553h
Champ’s story: dogs get cancer too! / written by Sherry North; illustrated by Kathleen Rietzs. [cancer] J F N867c 2010
The Recess Queen / written by Alexis O’Neill ; illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith. [bullying] J F O58r 2002
Jasper’s day / written by Marjorie Blain Parker; illustrated by Janet Wilson. [death] J F P242j 2002
The feelings book / Todd Parr.
J F P259f 2009
The family book / Todd Parr.
J F P259fa 2010
The I love you book / Todd Parr.
J F P259i 2009
The mommy book / Todd Parr.
J F P259m 2010
Reading makes you feel good / Todd Parr.
J F P259r 2009
We belong together: a book about adoption and families / Todd Parr. [adoption] J F P259w 2007
1-2-3 A Calmer Me: Helping Children Cope When Emotions Get Out of Control / written by Colleen A. Patterson and Brenda S. MIles; illustrated by Claire Keay.
J F P317o 2016
My brother Charlie / written by Holly Robinson Peete and Ryan Elizabeth Peete with Denene Millner; pictures by Shane W. Evans [autism] J F P375m 2010
Just like always / written by Anne M. Perry; illustrated by Tammie Lyon. [divorce] J F P462j 2011
Shades of black: a celebration of our children / by Sandra L. Pinkney; photographs by Myles Pinkney. [race awareness] J F P655s
Thank you, Mr. Falker / Patricia Polacco. [dyslexia] J F P762t 1998
And Tango makes three / by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell; illustrated by Henry Cole. [families, same-sex couples] J F R523t
Aggie the brave / by Lori Ries; illustrated by Frank Dormer. [illness, fear] J F R559a 2010
Since we’re friends: an autism picture book / by Celeste Shally; illustrated by David Harrington. [autism] J F S528s 2012
Sally Sore Loser: a story about winning and losing / by Frank J. Sileo and Cary Pillo. [sportsmanship] J F S582s 2013
I have two homes / written by Marian De Smet and Nynke Talsma. [divorce] J F S638i 2012
The tenth good thing about Barney / Judith Viorst; illustrated by Erik Blegvad. [death] J F V798t 1971
I want your moo: a story for children about self-esteem / Marcella Bakur Weiner and Jill Neimark; illustrated by JoAnn Adinolfi.
J F W423i 2010
Can I catch it like a cold? Coping with a parent’s depression / Presented by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health; illustrations by Joe Weissmann.
J F W433c 2009
Yoko / Rosemary Wells. [adjustment] J F W455y 1998
City Dog, Country Frog / words, Mo Willems; pictures, Jon J Muth. [death] J F W699c 2010
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