Children’s Literature: Picture Books on Social and Personal Issues in the Luria Library Collection

This list is sorted in call number order, the order they are shelved in the library, with the title in italics.

    Shy Spaghetti and Excited Eggs: A Kid’s Menu of Feelings / by Marc Nemiroff and Jane Annunziata; illustrated by Christine Battuz.
    [emotions] J 155.4124 N434s 2011

    The Flyaway Blanket / by Allan Peterkin; illustrated by Emmeline Pidgen.
    [transitional/comfort objects] J 155.924 P479f 2012

    I am Jazz! / by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings; illustrated by Shelagh McNicholas.
    [transgender] J 306.768092 H574i 2014

    The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage / by Selina Alko; illustrated by Sean Qualls.
    [interracial marriage] J 306.846 A415c 2015

    Was it the Chocolate Pudding?: A Story for Little Kids About Divorce / by Sandra Levins; illustrated by Bryan Langdo.
    [divorce] J 306.89 L665w 2005

    What Happens When a Loved One Dies?: Our First Talk About Death / by Jillian Roberts and Cindy Revell.
    [death] J 306.9 R645w 2016

    We are All Born Free: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures / forewords by David Tennant and John Boyne.
    [human rights] J 341.48 W361 2008

    Alpha, Bravo, Charlie: The Military Alphabet / by Chris L. Demarest.
    [military] J 355.00973 D372a 2005

    Finding the Right Spot: When Kids Can’t Live With Their Parents / by 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.
    [foster care] 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.
    [foster care] J 362.733 N427k 2006

    Maybe Days: A Book for Children in Foster Care / by Jennifer Wilgocki and Marcia Kahn Wright; illustrated by Alissa Imre Geis.
    [foster care] J 362.733 W677m 2002

    I’m Adopted! / by Shelley Rotner and Sheila Kelly.
    [adoption] J 362.734 R848i 2011

    So Many Feelings: Sign Language for Feelings and Emotions / by Dawn Babb Prochovnic; illustrated by Stephanie Bauer.
    [emotions, sign language] J 419 P963s 2012

    The Black Book of Colors / by Menena Cottin and Rosana Faría; translated by Elisa Amado.
    [braille] 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.
    [post traumatic stress disorder] J 616.8521 A565W 2012

    Russell’s World: A Story for Kids About Autism / by Charles A. Amenta III; illustrated by Monika Pollak.
    [autism] J 618.9285882 A511r 2011

    Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival / by Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery; illustrated by Jean Cassels.
    [Hurricane Katrina] 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.
    [emotions] J F B216w 2007

    Bootsie Barker Bites / by Barbara Bottner, illustrated by Peggy Rathmann.
    [bullying] J F B751b 1997

    How do YOU Feel? / by Anthony Browne.
    [emotions] J F B882h 2012

    Adventures of Flapjack :Saying Goodbye / by Dan Cohen and Lisa Norman.
    [death] J F C678a 2016

    Moving House / by Anne Civardi; illustrated by Stephen Cartwright; edited by Michelle Bates; cover design by Neil Francis.
    [moving to a new place] J F C582m 2005

    Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods That Make My Day / by Jamie Lee Curtis; illustrated by Laura Cornell.
    [emotions] J F C979t

    Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs / by Tomie DePaola.
    [death] J F D419n

    Oliver Button is a Sissy / by Tomie de Paola.
    [differences, bullying] J F D419o

    Llama Llama Mad at Mama / by Anna Dewdney.
    [emotions] J F D515l

    Llama Llama Misses Mama / by Anna Dewdney.
    [adjustment] J F D515ll 2009

    Cry, Heart, but Never Break / by Glenn Ringtved; illustrated by Charlotte Pardi; translated by Robert Moulthrop.
    [death] J F D578l 2016

    Pilot Mom / by 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 / by Michael Genhart; illustrated by Viviana Garofoli.
    [communication] 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; illustrated by Chris Raschka.
    [death] J F J96h

    The Colors of Us / Karen Katz.
    [race identity] J F K19c 1999

    Leo the Late Bloomer / by Robert Krause; illustrated by José Aruego.
    [child development]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.
    [premature infants] 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 / by 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.
    [determination] 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 / by Todd Parr.
    [emotions] J F P259f 2009

    The Family Book / by Todd Parr.
    [family relationships] J F P259fa 2010

    The I love You Book / by Todd Parr.
    [love] J F P259i 2009

    The Mommy Book / by Todd Parr.
    [mothers] J F P259m 2010

    Reading Makes You Feel Good / by Todd Parr.
    [reading] J F P259r 2009

    We Belong Together: A Book About Adoption and Families / by Todd Parr.
    [adoption] J F P259w 2007

    1-2-3 A Calmer Me: Helping Children Cope When Emotions Get Out of Control / by Colleen A. Patterson and Brenda S. MIles; illustrated by Claire Keay.
    [emotions] J F P317o 2016

    My Brother Charlie / written by Holly Robinson Peete and Ryan Elizabeth Peete with Denene Millner; illustrated 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 / by 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 / by Marian De Smet and Nynke Talsma.
    [divorce] J F S638i 2012

    The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do / by Ashley Spires.
    [courage, determination] J F S759t 2017

    King Calm: Mindful Gorilla in the City / by Susan D. Sweet and Brenda Miles; illustrates by Bryan Langdo.
    [calmness] J F S974k 2016

    The Tenth Good Thing About Barney / by Judith Viorst; illustrated by Erik Blegvad.
    [death] J F V798t 1971

    I Want Your Moo: A Story for Children About Self-esteem / by Marcella Bakur Weiner and Jill Neimark; illustrated by JoAnn Adinolfi.
    [self-esteem] 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.
    [depression, coping] J F W433c 2009

    Yoko / Rosemary Wells.
    [adjustment] J F W455y 1998

    City Dog, Country Frog / by Mo Willems; illustrated by Jon J Muth.
    [death] J F W699c 2010

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