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Anger: Resource List

Ages 0 to 4

  • Feet Are Not For Kicking by Elizabeth Verdick Free Spirit, 2004
  • Hands Are Not for Hitting by Martine Agassi Free Spirit, 2009
  • I Was So Mad (Look-Look) by Mercer Mayer Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • It’s time to Use Your Words When You’re Upset by Lawrence Shapiro New Harbinger Publ, 2008
  • No Hitting! A Lift-the-flap Book by Karen Katz New York, Grosset & Dunlap, 2004
  • Teeth Are Not For Biting by Elizabeth Verdick Free Spirit, 2003
  • When You're Mad: And You Know It by Elizabeth Crary and Shari Steelsmith Parenting Press, 1996

Ages 4 to 8

  • ABCs of Anger: Stories and Activities to Help Children Understand Anger by Ray Ali, Whole Person Associates, Inc., 2006
  • Badger's Bad Mood by Hiawyn Oram: Scholastic Paperbacks, 2002
  • Dealing with Anger by Marianne Johnson Powerkids Press, 2003
  • Hands Are Not For Hitting by Martine Agassi Free Spirit Press, 2000
  • I'm Furious by Elizabeth Crary, Jean Whitney (illustrator) Parenting Press, 1996
  • Is It Right To Fight? A First Look at Anger by Pat Thomas Barron’s 2003
  • Josh's Smiley Faces: A Story About Anger by Gina Ditta-Donahue Magination Press, 2003
  • Stop, Drop, and Chill by Derrick Barnes Scholastic, 2004
  • When I Feel Angry by Cornelea Spelman Albert Whitman, 2000

Ages 8 to 12

  • Anger Management by Judith Peacock and Suzanne Stutman LifeMatters, 2000
  • Angry Octopus: a Relaxation Story by Lori Lite Stress Free Kids, 2008
  • Cool Down and Work Through Anger by Cheri Meiners Free Spirit, 2010
  • How to Take the Grrrr Out of Anger by Elizabeth Verdick Free Spirit Publ, 2003
  • Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos Harper Collins, 2000
  • Keeping Cool by Joel Black Wellness Institute, 2002
  • Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen Throndike Press, 2004
  • What to Do When Your Temper Flares: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Problems with Anger by Dawn Huebner Magination Press, 2007

Young Adult

  • Cool It! Teen Tips to Keep Hot Tempers From Boiling Over by Michael Hershorn New Horizon Press, 2003
  • Hot Stones and Funny Bones: Teens Helping Teens Cope with Stress and Anger by Brian Seaward Health Communications, 2002
  • Hot Stuff to Help Kids Chill Out: the Anger Management Book by Jerry Wild, LGR Publ, 2000
  • Out of Control: How to Handle Anger – Yours and Everyone Else’s by John DiConsiglio Children’s Press, 2008

Books for Adults

  • The Angry Child: Regaining Control When Your Child Is Out of Control by Tim Murphy Clarkson Potter, 2002
  • Angry Kids: Understanding and Managing the Emotions that Control Them by Richard Berry Fleming H. Revel Co., 2001
  • The Explosive Child: a New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children by Ross Greene HarperCollins, 2001
  • Everything Parent's Guide to Tantrums: The One Book You Need to Prevent Outbursts, Avoid Public Scenes, and Help Your Child Stay Calm by Joni Levine Adams Media Corp, 2005
  • Healthy Anger: How to Help Children and Teens Manage Their Anger by Bernard Oxford University Press, 2003
  • Helping Your Kids Deal with Anger, Fear, and Sadness by H. Norman Wright Harvest House Publ, 2005
  • Mastering Anger and Aggression the Brazelton Way T. Berry Brazelton and Joshua Sparrow De Capo Press, 2005
  • One Minute Temper Tantrum Solution: Strategies for Responding to Children’s Challenging Behaviors by Ronal Mah Corwin Press, 2008
  • Staying in Control: Anger Management Skills for Parents of Young Adolescents by Millicent Kellner, Research Press, 2003
  • Tantrums by Michelle Kennedy Barrons Educational Series, 2003
  • What Your Explosive Child is Trying to Tell You: Discovering the Pathway from Symptoms to Solutions by Douglas Riley Houghton Mifflin, 2008

Compiled by Catherine Smith, MLS, medical librarian at the Family Health Library, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO.
Published by RelayHealth.
Last modified: 2010-06-04
Last reviewed: 2010-06-04

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