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10 Children's Books That Sing the Blues

Sometimes I get the impression that everyone is feeling so sunshine and lollipops! I’m looking at you Blogging World! Especially now that the holidays are approaching. You ever read the book I like You? Everything about it is amazing, but this is my favorite part:

I like you because when I am feeling sad

You don’t always cheer me up right away

Sometimes it is better to be sad

You can’t stand the others being so googly and gaggly every single minute

You want to think about things

It takes time.

I remember this when I’m sad. Or when my kids are sad. Or my husband Rob. It’s interesting how we all get over it eventually. It’s different every time.

I found ten books that have characters that are sometimes sad, misunderstood, or lonely.  I love seeing all the different ways they deal with their troubles. What do you think are the benefits from children reading these types of books? Is the timing of this post horrible? It’s Thanksgiving tomorrow! I know I know. I just couldn’t get this post off of my mind! Oh well! Here goes nothing!

  • The Gardener 1 of 10
    The Gardener
    I cry every time I read this book! Such a sweet story of a girl trying to bring a little happiness and beauty into her Uncle's grey world. One of my favorite books of all time!
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  • My Friend is Sad 2 of 10
    My Friend is Sad
    Oh Mo Willems. We adore you! Have you read this book? It's simple, funny, and poignant. A great book about friendship.
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  • Ish 3 of 10
    Ramon enjoys drawing until his older brother makes fun of him. Ramon's so disappointed! Until he realizes his little sister has been hanging up all of his drawings. So sweet! I cry!
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  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day 4 of 10
    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
    Everyone has stinking days! Even in Australia.
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  • Ella 5 of 10
    This book is well loved at my house. This books deals with it all--ungreatfulness, sadness, lonelyness, and forgiveness. Love the meter and ryhme!
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  • The Shrinking of Treehorn 6 of 10
    The Shrinking of Treehorn
    I must confess, I've never actually read this book. But anything that Edward Gory illustrates is usually oddly amazing. This book is about a kid who tries to tell his parents and teachers that he is shrinking, only to be ignored! I can't wait to check it out from the library.
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  • The Little Red Lighthouse 7 of 10
    The Little Red Lighthouse
    After a huge bridge gets built over The Little Red Lighthouse, he feels useless. Love the moment the lighthouse realizes he still has an important role to play in the world.
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  • Where the Wild Things Are 8 of 10
    Where the Wild Things Are
    Let the Wild Rumpus START!
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  • The Hundred Dresses 9 of 10
    The Hundred Dresses
    Love that this books gives the reader an interesting perspective on friendship. Read it!
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  • The Heart and the Bottle 10 of 10
    The Heart and the Bottle
    I cried after I read this book for the first time too! One of my favorite books that deals with sadness and loss. Love the ending!
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Thanks Jordan for introducing me the book I Like You!




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