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6 Social skills board games Smart Kids Ltd. 2014. 1 box containing : 6 game boards, - 24 coloured counters, - 1 spinner, - 1 dice.

This set of 6 board games model good social skills and behaviour. The six games include morals, manners, empathy, friendship, showing emotions and managing emotions. Each game supports the development of social and emotional skills and the consolidation of those already learnt. A comprehensive approach to promoting the social and emotional skills that underpin effective learning, positive behaviour, regular attendance, staff effectiveness and the emotional health and well-being of all who learn and work in schools.

CC 305.2313 SOC [P15447]








Alex and the scary things : a story to help children who have experienced something scary / Moses, Melissa. -- London;Philadelphia, Pa: Jessica Kingsley, 2015. 34 p. ; 22 cm.

Alex is an alligator who has experienced 'scary' things. Alex talks about the different coping strategies he uses to get back to being himself, such as breathing techniques, a counting game, painting, and finding a safe space he can go to, encouraging children to think about when they can do to help themselves handle difficult feelings.

CC 305.2311 MOS [P15640]










All about feeling down : a book for young people with learning disabilities / Goodwin, Julian; Townsley, Ruth. / FOUNDATION FOR PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES. -- London: Mental Health Foundation, 2003. 17 p. : col. ill.

Feelings and mood swings associated with changes in adolescence and young adulthood are discussed with suggestions on what to do if you are feeling down. Suitable for people with an intellectual disability.

CC 362.7 TOW [P09466]








Anger management games for children / Plummer, Deborah M. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2008. 159 p. ; 25 cm.

This practical handbook helps adults to understand, manage and reflect constructively on children's anger. It features a wealth of familiar and easy to use games and is designed to foster successful anger management strategies for children aged 5 - 12. A resource for teachers, parents, carers and all those working with anger management in children.

CC 305.2311 PLU [P12809]








The anger workbook for teens : activities to help you deal with anger and frustration / Lohmann, Raychelle Cassada. -- Oakland, Ca: Instant Help Books, 2009. vi, 129 p. ; 26 cm.

This workbook for teenagers has exercises designed to show effective skills to help deal with feelings of frustration and rage bought about by the stresses of family life and the pressures of school. Worksheets are to help the individual find out what's triggering their anger, look at the ways they react, and learn skills and techniques for getting their anger under control. It also looks at how to feel calm, healthy ways to express feelings, and getting help when it is needed.

CC 362.7 LOH [P13415]








Angry octopus : a relaxation story / Lite, Lori. -- Marietta, GA: Stress Free Kids, 2011. 27 p ; 22 cm.

This story is designed to teach children how to be in charge of their own feelings, body and anger, by introducing muscular relaxation and deep breathing techniques.

CC 305.2311 LIT [P15659]










The anxiety workbook for teens : activities to help you deal with anxiety & worry / Schab, Lisa M. -- Oakland, Ca: Instant Help Books, 2008. vi, 178 p. ; 26 cm.

This workbook is aimed at helping teenagers control anxiety and feel calm in the face of everyday problems, develop a positive self-image, and seek help when it is needed. It offers a set of simple activities to reduce feelings of anxiety and also includes resources for seeking additional help and support.

CC 362.7 SCH [P13416]








Autism and loss / Forrester-Jones, Rachel; Broadhurst, Sarah. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2007. 205 p.

People with autism often experience difficulty understanding and expressing their emotions and may react to loss in ways carers do not understand. This book provides carers with the knowledge, skills and appropriate resources to work through these emotional reactions with them. It covers different types of loss that people with autism may experience including: loss of social relationships; loss of home and possessions; loss of role and identity; loss of health and wellbeing; and loss through death. Included are fact sheets and worksheets.

SC/AUT FOR [P12110]








Autism : understanding and managing anger / Powell, Andrew. -- London: National Autistic Society, 2011. 155 p. ; 20 cm.

This book, which is aimed at parents and carers of children with Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism, talks about why children with autism become angry. It provides practical ways to you can help, including preventing and managing anger, coping with meltdowns, and helping to manage feelings.

SC/AUT POW [P15095]








Be positive! / Meiners, Cheri J. -- Minneapolis, Minn.: Free Spirit Publishing, 2013. 35 p. ; 24 cm.

A sense of optimism is a key ingredient to success in life. This book is about guiding young children to develop a positive outlook. It introduces preschool and primary-age children to ways of thinking and acting that will help them feel good about themselves and their lives. It includes a special section for adults with discussion questions, activities, games, and tips that reinforce the lessons of the book.

CC 305.2312 MEI [P15136]










The bears / Deal, Russell. -- Bendigo, Vic.: St Luke's Innovative Resources, 2005. 1 booklet + 48 cards

A simple tool that uses pictures of bears to describe emotions, without accompanying text, to help build conversations about feelings. With universal appeal the cards can be used by adults or children to generate an understanding of feelings inside us and insights into relationships with families, friends, workmates, students and clients.

HS 375.2 DEA [P11816]








Bounce back! / Meiners, Cheri J. -- Minneapolis, Minn.: Free Spirit Publishing, 2014. 35 p. ; 24 cm.

This book aims to foster perseverance, patience and resilience in children. Young children learn that even if they can't change a problem, they can change the way they look at it and what they do about it.They discover ways to think and act that are positive, realistic and helpful for bouncing back. They also learn to recognise people who can support them in times of difficulty. Part of a series to develop character traits and attitudes that strengthen self-confidence, resilience and decision making, it includes a special section for adults with discussion questions, activities, games, and tips that reinforce the lessons of the book.

CC 305.2312 MEI [P15327]










Can I tell you about anxiety? : a guide for friends, family and professionals / Willetts, Lucy; Waite, Polly. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2014. 51 p. ; 23 cm

Megan is a young girl with an anxiety disorder.She invites readers to learn about anxiety from her perspective, helping them to understand why she feels anxious and how this effects how she thinks and behaves.Megan talks about techniques she has learnt to help manage her anxiety, and how people around her can help. It is a good way to start a conversation about anxious thought, in the classroom or at home. Suitable for readers aged 7 upwards.

CC 616.89 WIL [P15386]








CAT-Kit : cognitive affective training / Attwood,Tony; Callesen, Kristen; Moller Nielsen, Annette. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2008. 1 Kit ( 1 CD Rom + Manual 55 p. ; 30 cm. + CAT organizer 1 laminated A4 sheet + 90 faces 1 laminated A4 page + 8 laminated posters in plastic sleeves + 10 Faces and Feelings Words laminated A4 pages + 1 label page + 1 plastic sleeve containing 4x 12cm. foldout cards) ; in binder, 32 cm.

The CAT-Kit is a user-friendly tool that gets straight to the core of the thoughts and emotions behind behaviour. The components for this program consists of visual, interactive, and customizable communication elements for children and young adults. It is designed to help students become aware of how their thoughts, feelings and actions all interact and, in the process of using the various visual components, they share their insights with others.

CC 305.2311 ATT [P15803]








Cool down and work through anger / Meiners, Cheri J. -- Minneapolis, Minn.: Free Spirit Publishing, 2010. 35 p. ; 23 cm

In this supportive book children learn that it's okay to feel angry - but not okay to hurt anyone with actions or words. They discover skills for self-calming, getting help, talking and listening, apologising, being patient, and viewing others positively, so they can feel peaceful again. Made to be read aloud, the book includes a special section for adults, with discussion questions, activities, games, and tips that reinforce these important anger management skills.

CC 305.2311 MEI [P14048]










Coping with an anxious or depressed child : a guide for parents and carers / Cartwright-Hatton, Sam. -- Oxford: Oneworld, 2007. x, 164 p. ; 22 cm.

Written specifically for parents, this book uses the latest clinical research in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to provide effective methods to tackle anxiety and depression in children. It includes advise on boosting your child's self esteem and confidence; dealing with fears and worries; creating a stable, safe, and happy home-life; negotiating the mental health system; daily diet and available medicines. Also useful for professionals as a resource to recommend to families.

CC 616.89 CAR [P13445]








The disappointment dragon : learning to cope with disappointment (for all children and dragon tamers, including those with Asperger syndrome) / Al-Ghani, K.I. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2014. 63 p, ; 23 cm.

This easy-to-read and fully illustrated storybook aims to help children overcome disappointment by helping them cope with, and discuss openly, their feelings of disappointment. Stories explain how we all experience disappointment at times, and the importance of learning to manage disappointment. It is a guide for modelling the power of resilience to our children.

CC 305.2311 ALG [P15166]










Disney Pixar's Inside Out (Look and Find) / Broderick, Kathy. -- Illinois: Phoenix International Publications Inc, 2015. 18 p.; 31 cm.

What's going on inside Riley's mind? Look inside and find out! Meet Riely's emotions - joy, anger, sadness, disgust and fear - while you search for hidden objects in eight scenes inspired by Disney-Pixar's Inside Out.

CC 305.2311 BRO [P15761]










Don't let your emotions run your life for teens : dialectical behavior therapy skills for helping teens manage mood swings, control angry outbursts, and get along with others / Van Dijk, Sheri. -- Oakland, Ca: Instant Help Books, 2011. 151 p. ; 26 p.

This is a workbook that's main goal is to help teenagers learn to manage their emotions so they don't do things they end up regretting. It teaches dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) skills which the authors see as necessary to help live a healthier, less-confusing life, by finding new ways to manage feelings so that one can handle anything life sends ones way. It offers techniques to stay calm and mindful in difficult situations, effectively manage out-of-control emotions, reduce the pain of intense emotions, and get along with family and friends.

CC 305.2311 VAN [P14034]








Everyday learning about fears and anxieties / Roe, Diana. -- Watson, ACT: Early Childhood Australia, 2006. 24 p. ; 18 cm.

Some children may be more prone than others to anxiety and stress, and all children are frightened sometimes. This book explains simple things that parents and carers can do to help such children overcome their fears and feel less stressed. It has sections on babies, toddlers, preschoolers and school beginners - and looks at common fears and anxieties within these stages, and how to help them cope and feel safe and secure.

CC 305.2311 ROE [P14020]








Everyday learning about feelings / Linke, Pam. -- Deakin, ACT: Early Childhood Australia, 2011. 24 p. ; 18 cm.

This book provides ideas and advice on how to help children develop the qualities that will enable them to understand their feelings. Topics covered include: learning about feelings; babies' and toddlers' development; relationships; learning and doing; emotions; and explaining and understanding. It explores the challenges that all children face in learning to manage their feelings and emotions so they can be safe, optimistic and enthusiastic about life and learning.

CC 305.2311 LIN [P14616]








Everyday learning about managing angry feelings / Szarkowicz, Diane Louise. -- Watson, ACT: Early Childhood Australia, 2007. 28 p.; 18 cm.

Written buy an experienced teacher and psychologist this is a helpful book that outlines a range of positive strategies to assist carers and parents to give young children ways of developing self- control and expressing feelings safely. It includes unhappiness in babies, physical anger and aggression in toddlers, and redirecting angry and aggressive feelings in preschool and early school.

CC 305.2311 SZA [P12580]








Everyday learning about managing change / Linke, Pam. -- Watson, ACT: Early Childhood Australia, 2010. 28 p. ; 18 cm.

This book provides advise, tips and ideas to parents and carers on how to help children cope with changes like starting school, moving house, getting a new brother or sister, and more. It explains how understanding and dealing with change at an early age will assist them when trying new things and managing the events of their life as they grow and confront new experiences and challenges - and how confidence and willingness to try things are built right from the start.

CC 305.2311 LIN [P14022]








Exploring feelings : cognitive behaviour therapy to manage anger / Attwood,Tony. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2004. 79 p.

This program encourages the cognitive control of the emotion anger. Activities are designed to help children explore the feelings of being happy, relaxed or angry by recording individual comments and responses to questions. The Exploring Feelings program introduces cognitive restructuring, comic strip conversations, the emotional toolbox and social stories. The program is divided into sessions and can be applied to children with Asperger's syndrome, high functioning autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified (PDDNOS). The program can be implemented by teachers, therapists, parents and psychologists and may be adapted to suit adolescents and adults.

CC 305.2311 ATT [P11121]








Exploring feelings : cognitive behaviour therapy to manage anxiety / Attwood,Tony. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2004. 79 p.

This program encourages the cognitive control of the emotion anxiety. Activities are designed to help children explore the feelings of being happy, relaxed or anxious by recording individual comments and responses to questions. The Exploring Feelings program introduces cognitive restructuring, comic strip conversations, the emotional toolbox and social stories. The program is divided into sessions and can be applied to children with Asperger's syndrome, high functioning autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified (PDDNOS). The program can be implemented by teachers, therapists, parents and psychologists and may be adapted to suit adolescents and adults.

CC 305.2311 ATT [P12555]








Exploring feelings : cognitive behaviour therapy to manage anxiety, sadness, and anger / Attwood, Tony. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2007. 1 DVD (3 hrs.)

People with autism or Asperger's Syndrome often have feelings of anxiety, sadness and anger as a result of misinterpretation of social and physical events. This presentation by Dr Tony Attwood teaches caregivers how to implement "cognitive behaviour therapy". This therapy works from the inside out. With a logical understanding of emotional triggers and responses (in themselves and in others), people can learn to recognise and control their emotions. Dr. Attwood offers advice on: assessing emotional needs; avoiding and correcting misinterpretation of emotion; building self-esteem and improving self-awareness; managing anxiety, depression and anger; and defining physical and social "tools".

CC 305.2311 ATT [P15345]










F is for feelings / Millar, Goldie; Berger, Lisa A. -- Minneapolis, Minn.: Free Spirit Publishing, 2014. 36 p. ; 24 cm.

We all feel many different emotions every day. For young children, those feelings can be extra strong. And sometimes, children need help finding the words to describe how they're feeling.This friendly and positive alphabet book gives children some of these words, and explores the idea that while some feelings are more comfortable than others, all are natural and important. It includes an activity guide for parents.

CC 305.2311 GOL [P15611]










Faces : a resource for helping children understand emotions / Marshall, Dalit H. Dalit H. Marshall, 2013. 96 p. ; 26 cm.

This is a resource for parents, teachers, and therapists who wish to help children understand basic and complex emotions. The book includes 50 photographs of boys and girls displaying the emotions of happiness, sadness, anger, fear, surprise, disgust, embarassment, pride, jealousy, and amusement. For each emotion, the book describes the distinctive facial expression, common reasons for children to experience that emotion, and a wider vocabulary that may be used to convey similar and related feelings.

CC 305.2311 MAR [P15293]








Feelings & emotions -- Artarmon, NSW: Smart Kids Ltd. 2010. 1 box containing 50 cards

These 50 durable cards to promote emotional literacy and discussion have a photographic image on one side and activities for enquiry in class, group/talk-partner discussion or circle time on the other. Story starters on the reverse will encourage thinking and development on key social and emotional aspects of learning. The themes cover a diverse range of emotions such as fear, confusion, jealousy, excitement and sadness. These cards are great for: discussing how other people feel; exploring body language and facial expressions; promoting inclusion; writing stories, poems and other literature. .

CC 305.2311 FEE [P15448]








Feelings games -- [Armidale, WA]: Safe 4 Kids, 1 set of cards

These fun multi-cultural Feelings Cards will help increase children�s feelings vocabulary. Each tin contains the definitions of 30 feelings, and instructions for 10 games which can be played with the cards.

CC 305.2311 SAF [P14912]








Frankie's foibles : a story about a boy who worries / Grimshaw, Kath. -- London;Philadelphia, Pa: Jessica Kingsley, 2016. 31 p. ; 23 cm.

Frankie has a lot of worries. He's worried about stepping on cracks in the pavement and about what will happen if he brushes his teeth for two minutes, rather than three. This story is for children aged 7+ with OCD or anxiety.

CC 305.2311 GRI [P15774]










Frog's breathtaking speech : how children (and frogs) can use the breath to deal with anxiety, anger and tension / Chissick, Michael. -- London: Singing Dragon, 2012. 42 p. ; 23 cm.

This children's story highlights four breathing strategies for dealing with: anxiety; tension and voice development; tension and headaches; and anger. The yoga postures and breathing techniques can be applied to stressful situations, especially at school, such as being bullied, dealing with tests and exams, and performing or presenting to peers and parents at assemblies. The activities are suitable for children of all ages.

CC 305.2311 CHI [P14645]








Getting started !!! : Rainbow of emotions and emotional management / Bhargava, Dolly. -- Perth: Carson Street School, 2013. 37 p. ; 21 cm.

This practical booklet is for parents, teachers, therapists and support staff who support children, adolescents and adults who express their emotions inappropriately and have difficulties with managing their emotions. The aim of this book is to help the student identify, express and manage their emotions in a socially acceptable manner by using the 'Rainbow of Emotions' App for the iPad on the iTunes App Store https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rainbow-of-emotions/id628301874?mt=8 . Booklet and dvd available at Also available at http://carsonst.wa.edu.au/parent-info/getting-started-books/.

CC 305.2311 BHA [P14969]








The goodnight caterpillar : a children's relaxation story / Lite, Lori. -- Marietta, GA: Stress Free Kids, 2011. 13 p. ; 22 cm.

This encouraging story is designed to teach both parent and child a simple muscular relaxation technique that will help slow down and relax both mind and body, helping to manage stress and improve sleep.

CC 305.2311 LIT [P15656]










Have courage! / Meiners, Cheri J. -- Minneapolis, Minn.: Free Spirit Publishing, 2014. 35 p. ; 24 cm.

The purpose of this book is to help children understand and feel confident in meeting basic and safe challenges that test their courage and assertiveness. It is about learning to do what they think is right and be brave, even if it's hard. They find out how to distinguish between expectations set by trusted adults and hurtful, wrong or dangerous things people might pressure them to do. They discover that they can try new things, take reasonable risks, and speak up for what they want and need. Part of a series to develop character traits and attitudes that strengthen self-confidence, resilience and decision making, it includes a special section for adults with discussion questions, activities, games, and tips that reinforce the lessons of the book.

CC 305.2312 MEI [P15328]










Helping children to cope with change, stress and anxiety : a photocopiable activities book / Plummer, Deborah M. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2010. 142 p. ; 28 cm

Children who have difficulty coping with change or who experience uncomfortably high levels of stress and anxiety often need help with understanding and managing their emotions. This book combines accessible theory with games and activities to help children with these difficulties build emotional awareness and resilience. This photocopiable activity book is primarily designed for use with individuals and groups of children aged 7-11, but the ideas can be adapted for both older and younger children, and children with learning difficulties.

CC 305.2311 PLU [P13203]








Helping young children cope with difficult times : supporting wellbeing and identity / Featherstone, Sally; Beswick, Clare; Vize, Anne. -- Blairgowrie: Teaching Solutions, 2014. 92 p. ; 29 cm.

This resource contains practical ideas to help children to cope with everyday feelings such as anger, low self-esteem and more specific anxieties such as moving house or the arrival of a new baby.

CC 305.2311 FEA [P15828]








How to control your anger (before it controls you) : a guide for teens / Potter-Efron, Ronald T. -- Center City, Minn.: Hazelden, 1998. 35 p.

This book, written for specifically for teenagers, describes anger, its possible causes, and suggestions for how to deal with it.

CC 375.2 POT [P12078]








How to take the grrrr out of anger / Verdick, Elizabeth; Lisovskis, Marjorie. -- Minneapolis, Minn.: Free Spirit Publishing, 2003. 119 p.

A self help guide on how to better manage anger, topics covered include how it feels to be angry, ideas to control anger, the different faces of anger, taming temper, solving anger problems and ways to 'keep your cool'.

CC 375.2 VER [P12079]








Indigo dreams / Lite, Lori. -- [Marietta, GA]: Stress Free Kids, 2004;2005;2006. 3 CDs (180 min.)

This set of 3 CDs has children�s bedtime stories designed to decrease stress, sleep problems, anger and anxiety while increasing self-esteem and self-awareness. Each CD includes calming voices, sounds of nature, actual techniques, and an additional music track to enhance the child's relaxation experience. While written for boys and girls aged 5 -11 in mind, a child of any age can benefit.

CC 152.4 LIT [P15387]








Keeping children happy : a DVD of ideas to help you / Speakup Self Advocacy. -- Rotherham: Speakup Self Advocacy, [2006] 1 DVD +1 booklet (16 p.)

This DVD and accompanying booklet is designed to help parents understand more about their child's feelings and their own feelings, and in doing so help promote ways to encourage good behaviour. It discusses ideas for mealtimes, bedtimes, toileting, enjoying time with your child, and where to go for help.

CC 305.2314 KEE [P12221]










The kids' guide to staying awesome and in control : simple stuff to help children regulate their emotions and senses / Brukner, Lauren. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2014. 109 p. ; 26 cm.

This book, for children aged 7-14 years, is full of simple ideas to help them regulate their emotions and senses and tackle difficult feelings head-on so that they feel awesome and in control. From breathing exercises, pressure holds, and finger pulls, to fidgets and noise-reducing headphones, this book is brimming with ideas to help kids with emotional and sensory regulation difficulties feel cool, calm and collected. There are also useful tips for parents and teachers, as well as handy charts and checklists to track progress.

CC 305.2311 BRU [P15407]








Learning to feel good and stay cool : emotional regulation tools for kids with AD/HD / Glasser, Judith M.; Nadeau, Kathleen. -- Washington DC: Magination Press, 2014. 127 p. ; 23 cm

Learning to manage emotions is one of the most important tasks of childhood. This book, aimed at children with ADHD, has practical advice and activities to show children how to understand their emotions, practice healthy habits to stay in their Feel Good Zone, know the warning signs when they are heading into the Upset Zone, feel better when they get upset, problem solve so upsets come less often, and more. It also includes a note and resources for parents.

SC/ATT GLA [P15141]








A little book about feelings / Schiller, Abbie; Kurtzman-Counter, Samantha. -- Los Angeles, Ca: The Mother Company, LLC, 2013. 24 p. ; 22 cm.

This book is produced by the makers of Ruby�s Studio, a video and print series designed to educate children and parents about social and emotional learning. Adapted from the video �Ruby�s Studio: The Feelings Show,� the purpose of this book is to educate children on how to understand and communicate their feelings. With simple text and stills of handcrafted caricatures from the program as illustrations, this book is aimed at young children. It begins by explaining what feelings are, then describes how some feelings may feel, as well as how feelings change. The story also deals with the importance of expressing your feelings as well as listening to them. [website review]

CC 305.2311 SCH [P15518]










My book full of feelings : how to control and react to the size of your emotions / Jaffe, Amy V.; Gardner, Luci. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2006. 20 p.

This book uses images of feelings and colours to teach children how to deal with different levels of emotions, ranging from mild to intense. Emotions discussed include feeling sad, angry, calm, frustrated, happy and worried. Includes worksheets.

CC 305.2311 JAF [P12861;P14291]








My feelings.Adolescent boy emotions booklet -- Lake Munmorah, NSW: Visual Aids for Learning, 2009. 14 p. ; 22 cm.

Young people with learning delays often struggle with understanding all the different emotions. This is created as a workbook to guide a young person through the various emotions starting with the most commonly understood emotions of happy and sad and moving through to embarassment and excitement. Understanding the emotion of excitement allows for a natural progression to understaning feeling excited in a sexual way. This can be downloaded at : http://www.visualaidsforlearning.com/pdf/VisualAids_Boy_Emotions_Booklet.pdf.

CC 362.7 MYF [P14890]








My feelings kit / Masman, Karen. -- Victoria: St Luke's Innovative Resources, 2008. 26 laminated cards (65mm x 95mm) + 1 booklet (32 p.); 1 body outline activity pad; 1 cover sheet with suggestions of use

The My Feelings kit is made up of a card set, booklet and three Body Outline Activity Pads. The cards in this kit can help young children to develop or re-learn personal safety skills and the management of emotions and to stimulate conversations and reflection about feelings and body signals. They are ideal for building emotional intelligence and protective behaviours.

CC 305.2311 MAS [P15746]








Nobody's perfect : a story for children about perfectionism / Flanagan Burns, Ellen. -- Washington DC: Magination Press, 2009. 48 p. ; 23 cm.

This is a fictional book about Sally who is a perfectionist - and if she can't be the best, she feels like a failure. It gets in the way of her enjoying life as she procrastinates, shies away from new things and constantly compares herself to others. With the help of her teachers and mother, Sally learns to relax and try new things without worrying so much about being the best. The book helps those who suffer the pain of perfectionism understand that mistakes are a normal part of life and everything they do does not have to be perfect. For ages 8-12.

CC 305.2312 FLA [P14030]










Once upon a touch : story massage for children / Atkinson, Mary. -- London: Singing Dragon, 2016. 92 p. ; 17 cm.

This book offers a practical and fun guide to the benefits and appropriate use of story massage for children. It is a fun and interactive way of introducing the benefits of nurturing touch through storytelling and simple massage strokes. For ages 3-11 years.

CC 152.4 ATK [P15775]








The Panicosaurus : managing anxiety in children including those with Asperger syndrome / Al-Ghani, K. I. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2013. 54 p. ; 22 cm.

This fun, easy to read and fully illustrated storybook will inspire children who experience anxiety and encourage them to banish their own Panicosauruses with help from Mabel's strategies. Parents, carers and teachers will like the helpful introduction explaining anxiety in children, and the list of techniques for lessening anxiety at the end of the book.

CC 305.2311 ALG [P14846]








The red beast : controlling anger in children with Asperger's syndrome / Al-Ghani, K. I. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2008. 48 p.

This illustrated children's story uses visualisation techniques as a way to teach children to independently control their anger. Depicting anger as a red beast that needs to be tamed, it tells the story of how one boy conquered his anger and sent the beast back to sleep. Other useful strategies to control anger are listed at the end of the story.

SC/ASP ALG [P12309]










A spot of blue / Bos, Elaheh; Margolese, Stephanie. -- [Montreal, Quebec]: Plant Grow Love, 2013. 37 p. ; 22 cm.

The story of Owl, a happy bird who becomes increasingly anxious and worried when he finds a blue spot on his body and cannot seem to shake it off. As his worries grow, so does the blue spot until poor Owl becomes all blue. Owl then provides several ideas on how to get rid of the worries that are getting in the way of his fun.

CC 305.2311 BOS [P15758]










Starving the anger gremlin : a cognitive behavioural therapy workbook on anger management for young people / Collins-Donnelly, Kate. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2012. 86 p. ; 25 cm.

This imaginative workbook shows young people how to starve their anger gremlin and control their anger effectively. Made up of engaging and fun activities, it helps them to understand why they get angry and how their anger affects themselves and others, and teaches them how to manage angry thoughts and behaviours. The programme is based on effective cognitive behavioural therapy principles, can be worked through by a young person on their own or with a practitioner or parent, and is suitable for children and young people aged ten or more. It is a resource for those working with young people including counsellors, therapists, social workers and school counsellors, as well as parents.

CC 305.2311 COL [P14768 ]








Starving the anxiety gremlin for children aged 5-9 : a cognitive behavioural therapy workbook on anxiety management / Collins-Donnelly, Kate. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2014. 192 p. ; 25 cm.

This offers children, parents and professionals working with children the strategies they need to develop an understanding of anxiety and how to effectively manage it. Based on cognitive behavioural principles, this workbook uses fun and imaginative activities to teach children how to manage their anxiety by changing how they think and act.

CC 305.2311 STA [P15423]








Strategies for developing empathy in children / Acaster, Desa. -- Blackburn, Vic.: Empathy Play, 2000. 23 p.

A guide for teachers and parents on enhancing positive behaviour and reducing negative behaviours. The strategies suggested include expressing feelings, recognising the feelings of others, empathic communication and perspective taking (the ability to recognise another person's feelings and behaviours). A set of empathy play cards, which may be photocopied, are included at the back of the book to encourage children to talk about their feelings and to encourage empathy with others.

CC 305.2314 ACA [P10653]








Taking charge of my rainbow of emotions : facilitator's guide and workbook / Bhargava, Dolly. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: AAPC Publishing, 2014. vii, 185 p. ; 28 cm.

This is a tool to teach children and adolescents how to understand their positive and negative emotions. Starting with checklists for assessing students' emotions, this innovative resource goes on to provide a framework for giving students the tools they need to effectively control their emotions. As such it is both a manual for adults and a workbook for students.

CC 305.2311 BHA [P15479]








The tiger in my chest / Bos, Elaheh; Margolese, Stephanie. -- [Montreal, Quebec]: Plant Grow Love, 2014. 44 p. ; 22 cm.

Using the imagery of a tiger to represent anger, this beautifully illustrated children's book describes what happens when a child gets angry and how confusing and lonely this emotion can feel. The book includes 5 anger management strategies to help children learn to cope with anger and resolve their feelings. For the home and classroom. .

CC 305.2311 BOS [P15757]










Totally chill : my complete guide to staying cool : a stress management workbook for kids with social, emotional, or sensory sensitivities / Lynch, Christopher. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: AAPC Publishing, 2012. viii, 135 p. ; 28 cm.

This is a practical stress management workbook that support children in learning and practicing their stress management skills. It teaches children relaxation techniques and other strategies that can help them cope with their stress throughout their daily schedule. It includes healthy eating and sleeping habits as part of stress management. A chapter on 'getting along with other kids' covers making friends and dealing with bullies.

CC 305.2311 LYN [P14580]








The transporters -- London: Changing Media Development, [2008] 1 DVD (75 min.) + 1 booklet (34 p.)

This DVD has been created especially for children with autism to help them understand and recognise the facial expressions of emotion, as well as to enhance their understanding of the causes and consequences of emotions and their associated emotional expressions. The Transporters are eight cartoon vehicles with real human faces. The DVD includes 15 episodes which each explore the following key emotions: happy, sad, angry, afraid, excited, disgusted, surprised, tired, unfriendly, kind, sorry, proud, jealous, joking and ashamed. The accompanying booklet includes a summary of each episode as well as activity suggestions and quiz questions that will reinforce a child's understanding of emotions. See also http://www.thetransporters.com/ for futher information.

SC/V AUT TRA [P12260;P13506]










The Transporters resource CD : games and activities to support the use of The Transporters DVD -- [London]: Changing Media Development, 1 CD-Rom + 1 Booklet (34 p.)

'The Transporters' is an intervention to teach emotion recognition. This resource CD is designed to be used in conjunction with 'The Transporters' DVD. It contains instruction and supporting material for both one-on-one and group-based activities, an introduction to autism by Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, information on how to create autism-friendly spaces and experiences, printable images of the Transporter characters expressing 15 key emotions, and a copy of the user guide. There is also a booklet listing activity instructions.

SC/V AUT TRA [P13469]








Understanding myself : a kid's guide to intense emotions and strong feelings / Lamia, Mary C. -- Washington DC: Magination Press, 2011. 111 p. ; 23 cm.

This book, aimed at older children, is to help them understand what triggers certain emotions, the feelings and thoughts they create, and what they can do when it seems as though they're too much to handle. It examines the emotions involved in feeling self-conscious, threatened, gloomy, elated and stormy. Written by a pyschologist it can help preteens better understand themselves, consequently how to accurately and appropriately express themself so that others will better understand them.

CC 305.2311 LAM [P14032]










Violet's cloudy day / MacLean, Roz. -- [North Saanich, BC]: Promontory Press, 2014. 44 p. ; 25 cm.

This book is for any child who wants help knowing what to do when they worry too much. It's Violet's first day at a new school, and she is starting to feel worried .Through Violet, the reader learns how to be a resilient and empowered thinker, using positive self talk and a self-compassionate attitude to overcome anxiety.

CC 305.2311 MAC [P15749]










A volcano in my tummy : helping children to handle anger : a resource book for parents, caregivers and teachers / Whitehouse, Eliane; Pudney, Warwick. -- Gabriola Is., BC: New Society Publishers, 1996. 80 p. ; 28 cm.

This is about helping 6 to 15 year olds handle their anger so that they can live successfully, healthily, happily and nonviolently, with motivation, without fear and with good relationships.It has stories, games and exercises dsesigned to encourage children to see their anger and deal constructively with it.

CC 305.2311 WHI [P13084]








What does happy look like? / Karim, Joseph; Karim, Silvana. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2010. 47 p. ; 22 cm.

This is a picture book for young children teaching them about emotions.It identifies emotions as more than expressions - as experiences, sights, colours and interactions. The visual approach can be particularly useful for children with autism spectrum and related disorders, who benefit from visual support in learning about themselves and their emotional world. Follow up activities at the back enhance the message of the book.

CC 305.2311 KAR [ P13500]










What's that look on your face? : all about faces and feelings / Snodgrass, Catherine S. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2008. 31 p.

This beautifully illustrated book and accompanying poems introduce children to twelve basic emotions or feelings. Each emotion is illustrated with an exaggerated facial expression and includes a short poem describing the feeling, helping to connect faces to feelings in different situations. Included are activities to further extend learning of appropriate social and emotional responding.

CC 305.2311 SNO [P12343]










What to do when it's not fair : a kid's guide to handling envy and jealousy / Toner, Jacqueline B; Freeland, Claire A.B. -- Washington DC: Magination Press, 2014. 96 p. ; 28 cm.

This guides children and their parents through the difficult emotions of envy and jealousy using strategies and techniques based on cognitive-behavioural principles. It is an interactive self-help book for educating, motivating and empowering children to cope with these emotions.

CC 305.2311 TON [P15143]








What to do when you grumble too much : a kid's guide to overcoming negativity / Huebner, Dawn. -- Washington DC: Magination Press, 2007. 88 p. ; 28 cm.

This book guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat negative thinking. It is aimed to help children see life's hurdles in a new way, with drawing and writing activities to help them master skills to get over those hurdles.

CC 305.2311 HUE [P13072]








What to do when you're sad and lonely : a guide for kids / Crist, James J. -- Minneapolis, Minn.: Free Spirit Publishing, 2006. 124 p.

A self help guide for children and teenagers on how to cope with feeling sad and lonely. Discusses healthy ways to deal with feeling blue, bullying, when someone dies or leaves, moving house and bipolar disorder. A special section for adults offer practical hints and ideas to help children who are hurting.

CC 305.2311 CRI [P11622]










What to do when you're scared and worried : a guide for kids / Crist, James J. -- Minneapolis, Minn.: Free Spirit Publishing, 2004. 123 p.

A self help guide for children and teenagers on how to cope when you're feeling scared and worried. Discusses what other kids are scared or worried about, where fears and worries come from and how your body and mind control these. Includes ideas to help deal with fears and worries as well as information on phobias, separation anxiety, anxiety disorders, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post traumatic stress disorders. There is a special section for parents on how to help their child as well as when and how to get help from professionals.

CC 305.2311 CRI [P12082]








What to do when you worry too much : a kid's guide to overcoming anxiety / Huebner, Dawn. -- Washington DC: Magination Press, 2006. 80 p.

Written for children aged 6 to 12 years, this book uses cognitive-behavioural techniques to help overcome anxiety problems. It includes metaphors, illustrations and examples to describe and make the concept of worry easy to understand. Clear how-to steps teach children new skills to make their worries go away and help reduce anxiety.

CC 305.2311 HUE [P12468]








What to do when your temper flares : a kid's guide to overcoming problems with anger / Huebner, Dawn. -- Washington DC: Magination Press, 2008. 96 p.

Written for children aged 6 to 12 years, this book uses cognitive-behavioural techniques to help overcome anger problems. It includes examples, illustrations and step-by-step instructions to teach children ways to cool angry thoughts and control angry actions.

CC 305.2311 HUE [P12470]








When I feel afraid / Meiners, Cheri J. -- Minneapolis, Minn.: Free Spirit Publishing, 2003. 35 p.

Written for children, this book helps them to understand their fears, teaches simple coping skills, and encourages children to talk with trusted adults about their fears. Includes information and extension activities for parents and teachers.

CC 305.2311 MEI [P12104]








When I'm feeling angry / Moroney, Trace. -- Scoresby, Vic: The Five Mile Press, 2005. [16]p. ; 21cm

This is a book for young children to explain the feeling of being angry. It also has notes for parents at the back of the book where a child psychologist offers some helpful insights, especially about developing a healthy self-esteem.

CC 305.2311 MOR [P13957]










When I'm feeling happy / Moroney, Trace. -- Scoresby, Vic: The Five Mile Press, 2005. [16]p. ; 21cm

This is a book for young children to explain the feeling of happiness. It also has notes for parents at the back of the book where a child psychologist offers some helpful insights, especially about developing a healthy self-esteem.

CC 305.2311 MOR [P13954]










When I'm feeling jealous / Moroney, Trace. -- Scoresby, Vic: The Five Mile Press, 2007. [15] p. ; 21 cm.

This is a book for young children to explain the feeling of jealousy and what to do about it. It also has notes for parents at the back of the book where a child psychologist offers some helpful insights, especially about developing a healthy self-esteem.

CC 305.2311 MOR [P12992;P13245]










When I'm feeling kind / Moroney, Trace. -- Scoresby, Vic: The Five Mile Press, 2006. [16]p. ; 21cm

This is a book for young children to explain the feeling of kindness. It also has notes for parents at the back of the book where a child psychologist offers some helpful insights, especially about developing a healthy self-esteem.

CC 305.2311 MOR [P13246]










When I'm feeling lonely / Moroney, Trace. -- Scoresby, Vic: The Five Mile Press, 2006. [16] p. ; 21 cm

This is a book for children about the experience of feeling lonely and what can be done about it. It includes notes for parents at the back, where a child psychologist offers some helpful insights, especially about giving children healthy self-esteem.

CC 305.2311 MOR [P12993;P13247]










When I'm feeling loved / Moroney, Trace. -- Scoresby, Vic: The Five Mile Press, 2007. [16]p. ; 21cm

This is a book for young children to explain the feeling of being loved. It also has notes for parents at the back of the book where a child psychologist offers some helpful insights, especially about developing a healthy self-esteem.

CC 305.2311 MOR [P13956]










When I'm feeling sad / Moroney, Trace. -- Scoresby, Vic: The Five Mile Press, 2005. [16]p. ; 21cm

This is a book for young children to explain the feeling of sadness. It also has notes for parents at the back of the book where a child psychologist offers some helpful insights, especially about developing a healthy self-esteem.

CC 305.2311 MOR [P13958]










When I'm feeling scared / Moroney, Trace. -- Scoresby, Vic: The Five Mile Press, 2005. [16]p. ; 21cm

This is a book for young children to explain the feeling of being scared. It also has notes for parents at the back of the book where a child psychologist offers some helpful insights, especially about developing a healthy self-esteem.

CC 305.2311 MOR [P13955]










When Miles got mad / Kurtzman-Counter, Samatha. -- [Los Angeles]: The Mother Company, LLC, 2013. 1 Vol. (unpaged) ; 23 cm.

When Miles' little brother accidentally breaks his favourite toy, Miles gets mad. As his anger swells, he catches sight of himself in the mirror - but instead of his own reflection, a furry red monster stares back at him! By encouraging Miles to use his own words to express his anger, the Mad Monster helps Miles move through this big emotion to calm himself. The book offers a relatable and reassuring story to young children as they struggle to regulate their feelings.

CC 305.2311 KUR [P15466]










When my autism gets too big / Buron, Kari Dunn. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2003. [38 p.]

Written for children aged 5 to 9 years, this book provides strategies for relaxing and overcoming stress. The author has used a scale of one to five to rate stress so that children can identify when they are becoming stressed and learn to take measures to control it.

SC/AUT BUR [P10853]










Why do I have to? : a book for children who find themselves frustrated by everyday rules / Leventhal-Belfer, Laurie. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2008. 79 p.

This book looks at everyday situations that may provide challenges for children at home, with their friends, and at school. The author empathizes with children's wish to do things their way, explains in clear terms why their way does not always work, and provides a list of practical suggestions for how to cope with these challenges and avoid feelings of frustration. This book is written for children who have difficulty coping with the expectations of daily living, as well as parents and professionals who work with them.

CC 305.2311 LEV [P12241]