If there is one thing that kids experience as much as adults do, it's emotions. No doubt, some are more emotional than others, but every kid has days when they're just feeling down in the dumps of childhood. No matter the cause of a child's sadness, be it an actual tragedy, a bad day at school, or a consequence they received, books are a great (and relaxing) way to cheer them up. There are so many books that will make a sad kid happy out there, that it's hard to narrow it down. Nonetheless, this list will give you some happy and inspiring reading material for when you have a kiddo that needs cheering up.
Although a child's sadness might not always be as rational as a parent would like, that doesn't negate the way they're feeling. And as parents, your job is to help them feel better when something is wrong Whether your kid is going through a particular rough patch or just had a bad day, cheering them up is usually much more simple than we try to make it.
So curl up with one of these books and their favorite snack, and you'll have your happy child back in no time.