Children’s literature has many notable options when it comes to facial expressions. To help you find the right books for you and your young reader, we’ve compiled a list of the best kids books about facial expressions.
Our list includes board books and picture books. Board books are best for babies and toddlers from ages newborn to 2 or 3. Picture books are generally great options for toddlers and for preschool and kindergarten age children. Picture books are especially enjoyable for adults to read aloud with young kids. You can filter to sort by the best book type for your kid.
When it comes to children’s stories about facial expressions, there are a variety of titles. This list covers everything, from classics like Changing Faces: Meet Happy Bear to popular sellers like Baby Faces to some of our favorite hidden gems like Little Face Big Face.
We hope this list of kids books about facial expressions can be a helpful resource for parents, teachers, and others searching for a new book!
A new book from the author/illustrator of Don’t Push the Button! Little face, big face Chewing on a twig face! Short face, long face Super-duper STRONG face! Faces can communicate a lot of things! Introduce little listeners to what different animal traits and emotions can look like, how widely they range, and what else can be learned from an expression in this fun, interactive board book.
Introduce your little ones to human faces and emotions of all kinds in this fun, interactive board book from the author of the bestselling Don't Push the Button!
Hilarity ensues when a boy’s eyebrows go rogue in this riotous picture book from the bestselling author of How to Train a Train
One morning, Bernard wakes up to find that his eyebrows have gone rogue. They’re sabotaging Picture Day, taunting his teacher, and growing, growing, growing out of control! All attempts to wrangle these bad brows just seem to make them angrier and more furrow-cious. Why are Bernard’s eyebrows behaving so badly? And what do they want? From Mike Petrik and bestselling author Jason Carter Eaton comes a hilarious romp about everything your face can—and does!—express.
Baby smiles. Baby waves. It’s your turn, now you do it, too! Whether silly or sleepy, playful or pouty, the expressive babies featured in this first board book of emotions are sure to enthrall curious youngsters. Bright, cheerful photographs highlight a range of emotions and movements that babies will love to imitate—and with an attached fold-out mirror to accompany every sturdy page, little ones will have no trouble practicing their own funny faces!
Baby Faces - Full of crisp color photographs, these books capture the expressions and moods of babies throughout their busy days. The soft-padded format makes them safe and easy for little hands to handle.
Changing Faces: Meet Happy Bear - Happy Bear isn’t so happy at the moment–and the reader has to help cheer him up! Readers will have to do something silly, sing a song, and do something kind to lift Happy Bear’s mood. But when Happy Bear starts to cry, it’s clear that there’s only one thing that can make him truly happy: his mother
Making Faces: A First Book of Emotions - Look at the
Don't Wake the Tiger! (a Changing Faces Book) - All the animals are sleeping until–with each turn of the page–the reader wakes each of them up! First the tiger is sleeping, then the panda, the lion, and the elephant. Children will be delighted to watch each animal’s eyes pop open as its facial features go from asleep to awake.
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