Children’s Books about Positive Behavior

Help your kids learn how to behave, get along with others, and handle their emotions with these children’s books about positive behavior.

Children's Books about Positive Behavior

Hitting, tattling, biting, and getting angry are just some of the social behaviors we often have to discuss with our little ones.

But as you can imagine, hearing all the ways you can improve doesn’t always feel good to a child. Even if said with patience and love, there are only so many teachable moments she can take before she feels compelled to throw a tantrum.

Kids aren’t always willing or able to discuss difficult feelings or describe their big emotions, much less understand that they’re normal and will soon pass. It’s especially difficult to talk about behavior right when these things happen. Trying to make a teachable moment during power struggles rarely works.

That’s why reading children’s books about positive behavior helps them talk about their feelings and choices without feeling lectured or scolded. They can relate to the characters in the book and learn a few ways to handle strong emotions in a positive approach. They can see how we expect them to behave with others in a respectful way, even if we’re not there with them.

Take a look at my favorite children’s books about positive behavior to read with your child:

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Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker by Christianne C. Jones

Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker by Christianne C. Jones

My Mouth Is a Volcano by Julia Cook

My Mouth Is a Volcano by Julia Cook and Carrie Hartman

Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

A Small Kindness by Stacy McAnulty

A Small Kindness by Stacy McAnulty and Wendy Leach

Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud and David Messing

Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud

Rulers of the Playground by Joseph Kuefler

Rulers of the Playground by Joseph Kuefler

The Recess Queen by Alexis O’Neill and Laura Huliska-Beith

The Recess Queen by Alexis O’Neill and Laura Huliska-Beith

The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle

The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle

Rita and Ralph's Rotten Day by Carmen Agra Deedy

Rita and Ralph’s Rotten Day by Carmen Agra Deedy and Pete Oswald

Train Your Angry Dragon by Steve Herman

Train Your Angry Dragon by Steve Herman

Calm-Down Time by Elizabeth Verdick and Marieka Heinlen

Calm-Down Time by Elizabeth Verdick and Marieka Heinlen

Cool Down and Work through Anger by Cheri J. Meiners

Cool Down and Work through Anger by Cheri J. Meiners

No, David! by David Shannon

No, David! by David Shannon

What Should Danny Do? by Adir and Ganit Levy and Mat Sadler

What Should Danny Do? by Adir and Ganit Levy and Mat Sadler

The Way I Act by Steve Metzger and Janan Cain

The Way I Act by Steve Metzger and Janan Cain

What If Everybody Did That? by Ellen Javernick and Colleen M. Madden

What If Everybody Did That? by Ellen Javernick and Colleen M. Madden

Little Dinos Don't Hit by Michael Dahl

Little Dinos Don’t Hit by Michael Dahl and Adam Record

Hands are Not for Hitting by Martine Agassi and Marieka Heinlen

Hands are Not for Hitting by Martine Agassi and Marieka Heinlen

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