Bibliotherapy K-5

Have you ever just needed someone to tell what books are good for what? Here is my master list of all the biblotherapy books I use and what I use them for. Counsel on!


Mr/ Peabody’s Apples

Our Friendship Rules

William’s Doll – Gender Stereotypes

Have you filled a bucket today?

Bandaid Chicken

Do unto Otters

Enemy Pie

The Giving Tree


Charlie Caterpillar

Making Friendship is an art

My Best Friend Moved Away

You’re Mean Lilly Jean

Pumpkin Soup

Invisible Boy

Pink Tiara and Cookies



Wilma Jean the Worry Machine


Invisible String by: Patrice Karat

Fred Stays with Me

A Safe Place to Live: A Story for Children Who Have Experienced Domestic Violence by Michelle A. Harrison

Best of Both Nests by Jane Clarke and Anne Kennedy

Dinosaurs Divorce by Marc Brown

Was it the Chocolate Pudding?

My Dad and Mom Don’t Live Together

Howard B Wiggle Bottom Learns About Mud and Rainbows


You’ve got Dragons

Zach Gets Frustrated

One Smile

Tough Boris

Today I Feel Silly

The Grouchies

Visiting Feelings

Blue Day for Kids

How are you Peeling?

Soda Pop Head

Ahn’s Anger


Stand in My Shoes


Zach Apologizes

I’m Sorry I Forgot to Ask

The Empty Pot

Sarah’s Little Ghosts

Ruthie and the not so Teeny Tiny Lie

Arnie and the Stolen Markers

Jamaica’s Fund

Howard B Wigglebottom and the Monkey on his back

4 Feet and 2 Sandals

Those Shoes

The Honest to Goodness Truth


Lady in the Box

Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen

The Lunch Thief


Hero Dad and Hero Mom


The Night Dad Went to Jail


Testing Ms. Mullarkey

True or False – Test Stink?

Self Esteem


I Like Myself

Incredible Me

Gonna Like Me

Giant Makes the Team


I Remember Miss. Perry

Jungle Journey

Lifetimes by Bryan Mellonie

Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs by Tomie dePaola

When Dinosaurs Die by Laurie Krasny Brown   


Goodbye Brecken

The Next Place

Cat and Dog Heaven

Goodbye Mousie

Following the Rules

Lizzy’s Do’s and Don’t’s

My Worst Day Ever

Interrupting Chicken

My Mouth is a Volcano


Kindergarten Transition

Enrico Starts School by Charlotte Middleton

Polka Dot Fixes Kindergarten

The Kissing Handby Audrey Penn

Welcome to Kindergarten by Anne Rockwell   

When You Go to Kindergarten by James Howe

Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten by Joseph Slate

Look Out Kindergarten Here I Come by Nancy Carlson

Countdown to Kindergarten by Allison McGhee

Kindergarten Kids: Riddles, Rebuses, Wiggles, Giggles & More by Stephanie Calmenson

We Share Everything! By Robert Munsch

Jessica by Kevin Henkes

Owen by Kevin Henkes

The Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing  

Planet Kindergarten

It’s Hard to be Five


1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 by Thomas W. Phelan

Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence by Rosalind Wiseman

Taking ‘No’ for an Answer and Other Skills Children Need:Fifty Games to Teach Family Skills by Laurie Simons

Try and Make Me! by Ray Levy and Bill O’Hanlon   

Prosocial Behavior

Arnie and the Stolen Markers by by Nancy Carlson

Creative Interventions

Don’t Squeal Unless It’s a Big Deal by Jeanie Franz Ransom

Dude, That’s Rude! (Get Some Manners) by Pamela Espeland, Elizabeth Verdick and Steve Mark

Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big by by Berkeley Breathed

Finders Keepers for Franklin by by Paulette Bourgeois (Author), Brenda Clark (Illustrator)

I Like Myself! by Karen Beaumont and David Catrow

I’m Special, I’m Me! by Ann Meek

If You’re Angry And You Know It! by Cecily Kaiser and Cary Pillo

Penelope’s Amazing Imperfect-People-Eating Machine by Village Elementary School Fourth Grade

Personal Space Camp

Manners on the Playground

What if Everybody Did

It’s a Spoon not a Shovel

The Sandbox

Whoopi’s Big Book of Manners

Pickers is a Thief by Gary Antilla

That’s Mine Horace by Keller

The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Pressure by Stan Berenstain and Jan Berestain

The Little Engine That Could by by Watty Piper, George Hauman, Doris Hauman

What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety by Dawn Huebner and Bonnie Matthews   

Regina’s Big Mistake

The Way I Act

Winning isn’t Everything

Have you filled a bucket today?

Leo the Lighting Bug

You get What you get

The Crayon Box that Talked

Lacey Walker, non-stop talker

It’s Not Fair

Steps and Stone

Growing Up  

American Medical Association Boy’s Guide to Becoming a Teen by American Medical Association, Kate Gruenwalkd Pfeifer and Amy B. Middleman

The Boy’s Body Guide: A Health and Hygiene Book for Boys 8 and Older by Frank C. Hawkins, Dr. Greta L.B. Laube (M.D.) and J.C. Hawkins

The Period Book, Updated Edition: Everything You Don’t Want to Ask (But Need to Know) by Karen Gravelle and Debbie Palen

What’s Happening to Me? Boys Edition by Alex Firth, Susan Meredith, and Adam Larkum   


Middle School  

A Smart Girl’s Guide to Friendship Troubles by Patti Kelley Criswell and Angela Martini

A Smart Girl’s Guide to Starting Middle School: Everything You Need to Know About Juggling More Homework, More Teachers, and More Friends by Julie Williams and Angela Martini   


Blue Cheese Breath and Stink Feet: How to Deal With Bullies by Catherine Depino, Bonnie Matthews and Charles Beyl

Don’t Laugh at Me by Steve Seskin, Allen Shamblin, and Glin Dibley

My Secret Bully by Trudy Ledwig and Abigail Marble

Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls by Rachel Simmons

Please Stop Laughing At Me: One Woman’s Inspirational Story by Jodee Blanco  


Bad Case of Tattle Tongue

Don’t Squeal Unless it’s a Big Deal

Tattlin’ Madeline

Confessions of a Former Bully

Just Kidding

Simon’s Hook

The Tease Monster

My Secret Bully


Wemberly Worried

Brand New Kid


ADD not BAD by Audrey Penn

It’s Hard to be a Verb by Julia Cook

Jack Quack by Lucy Nolan

The Survival Guide for Kids with ADD and ADHD by John Taylor

Why Can’t Jimmy Sit Still by Sandra Tunis   


Harold and The Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

Priscilla McDoodlenutDoodleMcMae Asks Why? by by Janet Mary Sinke (Author), Craig Pennington (Illustrator)

The Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss

The Color of Us

A Bad Case of the Stripes

Carla’s Sandwiches

Sam and the Luck Monkey

Land of Many Colors

The Skin we Live in

The Colors of the Earth

Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun


Oliver Button is a Sissy

Growth Mindset

I Can Be Anything – Jerry Spinelli

Anybody Can Bake a Cake by Hennie Shore

Ish by Peter Reynolds

Perfect Pals : How to Juggle Your Way from Perfection to Excellence by Janet Bender

What To Do When Good Isn’t Good Enough by Thomas Greenspon

Giraffes Can’t Dance – Andreae Parker-Rees

The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes –   Mark Pett and Gary Rubinstein

Beautiful Opps

The Dot

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible No Good Day

Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses

Pete the Cat and His 4 Groovy Buttons

Your Fantastic Elastic Brain

What Does it Mean to be Present?

Mindful Monkey, Happy Panda

Crazy Hair Day

Goal Setting

Salt in My Shoes

Some Dogs Do

Quickie Makes the Team

Conflict Resolution

Peace in Mrs. Fox’s Room

The Peace Rose

The Peace Book

Trouble Talk

Being Wendy


Career Day

Being Wendy  


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