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15 Reassuring Children’s Books About Feelings

Books are a great way to help young children understand different feelings and emotions, and we’ve put together some of our favourite children’s books about feelings in this curated list. Designed to delight and educate young minds aged 2-5, these picture books about feelings are a treasure trove of emotional exploration. From joy to sadness, excitement to fear, these stories help little ones navigate the wide spectrum of emotions they experience every day. Join us as we delve into a collection of books that not only entertain but also foster emotional intelligence in the most delightful way possible.

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Jeremy Worried About the Wind

Written by Pamela Butchart Illustrated by Kate Hindley
2-5
A quirky, touching fully illustrated picture book that will open up important conversations about worries and anxiety from Blue Peter prize winning author, Pamela Butchart. Jeremy is a worrier. He worries about odd socks, spotty bananas, evil squirrels, burnt toast, dinosaurs and, most of all . . . the wind!…
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Toby and the Tricky Things

Written by Lou Peacock Illustrated by Christine Pym
2-5
Toby is a Big Boy now, but sometimes even when you're big the tricky things are still a bit tricky . . . Toby is no longer a little elephant. He's a Big Boy, much bigger than baby sister Iris. He can pour his own milk, read his own bedtime…
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A Horse Called Now

Written by Ruth Doyle Illustrated by Alexandra Finkeldey
2-5
"When I'm afraid, I breathe in and out and let the feelings come . . . and then go. Nothing lasts forever." Now the Horse enjoys the singing of the birds, the chattering of the crickets and all the wonders of nature. But Rabbit fears being chased by a fox,…
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National Trust: Every Bunny is a Yoga Bunny

Written by Emily Ann Davison Illustrated by Deborah Allwright
2-5
A funny, reassuring picture book about yoga, mindfulness and finding calm, from debut author Emily Ann Davison and award-winning illustrator Deborah Allwright. Yo-Yo is a fidgety, bouncy, can't-sit-still-EVER type of bunny. Even Grandpa's yoga class won't stop her wiggling and giggling! But what will Yo-Yo do when she finds herself…
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Wanda’s Words Got Stuck

Written by Lucy Rowland Illustrated by Paula Bowles
2-5
A magic-filled rhyming picture book, perfect for any child who feels anxious about talking. Wanda the witch is so shy she can't talk! No matter how hard she tries, the words won't come out. But when another nervous little witch called Flo joins her class, it seems that Wanda's not…
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I’ll Be There

Written by Karl Newson Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw
2-5
A heart-warming celebration of parental love that follows baby animals as they explore the world. In this calming, rhyming picture book, a little polar bear wobbles on ices floes, a tiny tiger cub learns to roar, and an owl chick faces a fear of the dark. Who will be there…
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Charlie Chooses

Written by Lou Peacock Illustrated by Nicola Slater
2-5
A funny, reassuring picture book about dogs, tricky choices and friendship - with artwork by bestselling illustrator Nicola Slater! Charlie does NOT like to choose. He can't make up his mind between chocolate or vanilla ice cream, stripy or spotty underpants . . . or whether he wants the lights…
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What Will You Dream of Tonight?

Written by Frances Stickley Illustrated by Anuska Allepuz
2-5
A stunningly atmospheric and warm-hearted picture book about the magic of dreams, with a beautiful, foiled cover. What will you dream of tonight? Will it be a midnight balloon ride, sailing on the tail of a whale or swinging through the leaves on a jungle trapeze? This dreamy, sumptuously illustrated…
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I Remember

Written by Jeanne Willis Illustrated by Raquel Catalina
2-5
A poignant story full of love and gentle humour to help young children understand dementia. George's granny is quite forgetful. Sometimes, she can't even remember George's name. But George doesn't mind. Together they play in the garden, dance, and share chocolate biscuits. Granny might not always remember the little things,…
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Grandpa and the Kingfisher

Written by Anna Wilson Illustrated by Sarah Massini
2-5
Life-affirming and lyrical, this beautiful picture book celebrates the awesome power of nature, while gently introducing young children to the concept of life and death. Over the course of a year, a young child and their dog watch kingfishers by the river with Grandpa. As spring turns to summer and…
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Everything Possible

Written by Fred Small Illustrated by Alison Brown
2-5
A joyful and inclusive lullaby about love, acceptance and following your heart . . . Strong and bold, or quiet and kind, every child is unique and their future filled with possibilities. Based on Fred Small's iconic folk song that became an anthem for generations, and marking its 40th anniversary,…
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Have You Seen My Blankie?

Written by Lucy Rowland Illustrated by Paula Metcalf
2-5
Someone's taken Princess Alice's super-snuggly blankie, and she MUST get it back! Where could Alice's special blanket be? Her brother doesn't have it and neither does the giant OR the witch. Finally Alice finds her special snuggly in the arms of a sleepy dragon, but he looks so sad when…
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Leap Frog

Written by Jane Clarke Illustrated by Britta Teckentrup
2-5
A delightful interactive picture book, filled with vibrant neon artwork, by bestselling author and illustrator duo Jane Clarke and Britta Teckentrup. Felix is lost. The jungle can be a scary place for a tiny tree frog, and all the strange noises are making him just a little bit jumpy .…
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Owl Wants to Share at Moonlight School

Written by Simon Puttock Illustrated by Ali Pye
2-5
A gentle, reassuring picture book, perfect for little ones who are about to start school. It's drawing time at Moonlight School and Miss Moon has asked all the creatures to draw their favourite night time thing. But when Cat, Bat and Mouse use all the night-time coloured crayons, what will…
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Love You Always

Written by Frances Stickley Illustrated by Migy Blanco
2-5
Heartfelt and touching story about the enduring love between a parent and child. As little hedgehog Hoglet and his mummy walk home through the autumn leaves, Hoglet is puzzled and full of questions. Everything is changing around him - would his mummy love him more if HE changed too? Will…
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