Book List
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Kindergarten Transition
 
Enrico Starts School by Charlotte Middleton 
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn 
Welcome to Kindergarten by Anne Rockwell   

Understanding Grief 
Lifetimes by Bryan Mellonie 
Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs by Tomie dePaola 
When Dinosaurs Die by Laurie Krasny Brown   

Divorce and Separation
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   

Parenting 
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   

Perfectionism 
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    

Middle School Transition
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   

Bullying 
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  

ADHD 
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   

Diversity  
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

Miscellaneous 
Arnie and the Stolen Markers by by Nancy Carlson 
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 Berkeley Breathed 
Finders Keepers for Franklin 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 
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