Books to Start the Conversation: Dealing with Coping and Emotions

Check out this list of books about learning ways to cope and ways to deal with difficult emotions. Each category is separated by age! Ask a parent to help you find the books that interest you!

  • Happy Hippo, Angry Duck by Sandra Boynton
  • The Pigeon Has Feelings, Too! by Mo Willems
  • It’s Okay to Be Different by Todd Parr
  • Imagine a Rainbow by Brenda S. Miles, PhD
  • Little Tree by Joyce C. Mills
  • My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss
  • The I’m Not Scared Book by Todd Parr
  • The Way I Feel Books by Albert Whitman
  • Curious George Goes to the Hospital by Margaret & H.A. Rey
  • Mangos for Max by Dr. Jessica St. Louis
  • A Boy and a Bear: The Children’s Relaxation Book by Lori Lite
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
  • Peaceful Piggy Meditation by Kerry Lee MacLean
  • The ABCs of Yoga for Kids by Teresa Power
  • Woolfred Cannot Eat Dandelions by Claudine Crangle
  • Everyday Cool with Food Allergies by Michael Pistiner
  • Visiting Feelings by Lauren Rubenstein

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FPIES, medically speaking, is a type of food allergy affecting the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Unlike typical food allergies, symptoms may not happen right away and do not show up on standard allergy tests.
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Ways to Cope: For Kids, By Kids
Finding ways to cope and ways to lower your stress related to FPIES can be rough at different times. Kids might need different outlets for coping than adults! We have spoken to other kids dealing with chronic illness or FPIES to bring you a list of resources that can help!​
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