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Feel Your Feelings

Hardcover picture book. ​

Feel Your Feelings introduces children to basic emotions with fun poems that they can act out from head to toe and then let go. They will learn that emotions are our friends. Some emotions show us what we love, others protect us from harm, and all of them put together, like colors on an artist’s palette, paint a beautiful picture of life.

Feel Your Feeling is a book for a younger audience, 2-7 years old, but Sara and Scott always write books that are fun, inspirational and educational for adults, too. The note to readers at the end of the book explains how the book is grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy and acceptance-based approaches to help kids (and adults) identify, feel, accept and let emotions go. 

Feel Your Feelings book cover. Silver finalist in the California Reading Association awards. EUREKA! 2022 Excellence in Nonfiction. By Scott Stoll and Sara E. Williams. Published by Magination Press.

2022 Silver finalist

Excellence in Nonfiction. California Reading Association.

You will literally see the world in a whole new way

And it has a surprise ending that will definitely delight everyone. You will literally see everything in a whole new way. We wish we could tell you more, but we don’t want to spoil the surprise. Trust us, it’s worth it!

More about feeling your feelings

These articles expand on the concepts behind the book. 

Some emotions show us what we love, others protect us from harm, and as you can see in the rainbow illustration from our book, all of them put together, like colors on an artist’s palette, paint a beautiful picture of life. I’ll explain these ideas below. And, I have a fun challenge for you that I call “the joy of fear.” Learn the 3 reasons why you need emotions

We all know that emotions like love and gratitude are fun and beneficial, but what about emotions like fear, scared and worry? Believe it or not, all our feelings serve a purpose. Feel Your Feelings teaches kids (and adults) how to accept their emotions. Read an excerpt from Feel Your Feelings to learn how fear serves a valuable purpose

Bonus Material

Free PDF downloadables

Emoji Cutout Kit

Download an emoji cutout kit and create new feelings. You’ll be surprised how many emotions you can create with a few simple shapes. And if you make one small change, like turning a shape upside down, you will create a whole new emoji. This is a great way to continue the lessons in the book by encouraging kids to identify and accept emotions. See kids doing this activity here.  

Feel Your Feelings Emoji Cutout Kit

Emoji Games

We made a fun emoji variation of the classic games—Memory, Tic Tac Toe and Charades. Both kids and adults will enjoy these simple but challenging games. Learn more about this activity and how to play these games

Emoji memory matching game

Talking Points

Feel Your Feelings is a fun book to read, act out, and enjoy. It helps us accept that feeling our feelings is okay and that every emotion has a benefit. This book is a great way to start a larger conversation about emotions with children. To help, we created these questions and activities that you can pose during or after reading the book. It can help children understand the information presented in the book as well as practice applying the concepts to their lives! 

The talking points also include a couple new activities. 

Feel Your Feelings Talking points

Group activities

All the bonus material can be used individually or as a group. Here is a little more inspiration for working with groups. 

Feel Your Feelings group activity

The braille and tactile graphics edition

A close-up photo of the braille overlay on our book, Feel Your Feelings. You can see the dots on the sticker overlay for both the words and the graphic of the glad emoji.

“Feel Your Feelings” has been translated into braille and tactile graphics for the visually impaired. The tactile graphics (the dots on top of the emoji) work great for people with sensory disorders. Read about the making of the braille edition. (This book is not yet available for purchase.) 

Book reviews

About the publisher

Magination Press logoMagination Press is the children’s book imprint of the American Psychological Association. Through our publishing, we share with the world mental health expertise and psychological knowledge. Our books reach young readers and their parents and caregivers to make navigating life’s challenges a little easier. It’s the combined power of psychology and literature that makes our books special.

We feel that Magination Press is the perfect publisher for “Feel Your Feelings” and its themes of passion, optimistic thinking and social-emotional learning. We couldn’t be more excited.

Feel Your Feelings book cover. By Scott Stoll and Sara E. Williams. Published by Magination Press.

Order now

  1. Order on Amazon. This is a great option if you would like to leave a review and help the book find an audience.
  2. Order on the APA website. Members get a discount.
  3. Order signed books here.
  4. Order at your favorite local bookstore or library.
  5. Order through your distributor, like Follett or Ingram.
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Author: Scott Stoll, Sara E Williams.
Publisher: Magination Press.
Format: Hardcover and eBook.‎ 32 pages.
Age group: 2-7 and older.
Publication: First edition. © April 12, 2022.
ISBN-13: 978-1433839405.
Language: English. 

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