Meet Blueloon--a sad little balloon who is suffering from depression. With help from the wise rock, Blueloon learns what he can do to "bounce back" to being the way he used to be--bright, round, and full, with a very straight string! Grades 2-6. [9” x 8"...32 pages]
Blueloon Activity & Idea Book
by Julia Cook (2013, NCYI, 9.95)
Here you will find some great ideas and activities to use with students who are feeling the blues. Grades 2-6. [8.5” x 11"...28 pages]
Everybody Gets the Blues
by Leslie Staub (2012, Harcourt, 16.99/hardback)
Simple, rhyming text reveals that "Blues Guy" visits everyone now and then, from rodeo clowns to scary bullies. A native of New Orleans, Leslie Staub wrote this story after experiencing Hurricane Katrina. Yet this book's rhythmic, bluesy text and hip, eye-catching illustrations are just right for anyone who's ever felt those mysterious feelings of sadness—then found that hope and sunnier skies are close at hand. Color. Grades K-3. [9” x 10"...32 pages]
Why Are You So Sad?: A Child’s
Book About Parental Depression
by Beth Andrews
(2002, Am. Psychological Assoc, 9.95)
An interactive book that encourages children to draw their feelings
and experiences. Drawing pictures can help children discover what
is on their minds, open up communication with parents, and relieve
the distress of the uncomfortable feelings that children may have.
Grades 1-5. [8” x 10”...32 pages]
I Feel Sad
by Brian Moses (1999, Sundance Publishing, 7.50)
This book discusses how sadness is sometimes caused by a dog
getting sick, or parents arguing, or not being invited to a
party, or when someone spoils a picture you paint at school.
And, it points out how children can make other children sad—by
calling them names, breaking their things, or saying mean things
to them. The book ends: “If you feel sad, remember this—a
frown is just a smile turned upside down.” Color.
Grades K-3. [7.5” x 8”...32
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