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Being cranky, crabby, or just plain frustrated is a normal part of life for everyone. For young learners, however, it can be difficult to process these feelings and know how best to deal with them.

These books help kids understand their feelings in a compassionate and refreshing way. Featuring empathetic characters and common scenarios that students can relate to — like getting mad when asked to clean up — these books about frustration develop social-emotional learning skills.

They are also a great accompaniment to class check-in journals (in which students can acknowledge and record their feelings on a daily or weekly basis) or Classroom Calm-Down Corners (where students have the space to calm down when their emotions are running high).

Shop classroom books about feeling cranky below! You can find all books and activities at The Teacher Store.

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