The Boy Who Didn’t Want to Be Sad by Rob Goldblatt suggests that only by working through this emotion can we truly find the path to happiness.

Goodbye, Brecken by David Lupton is a poignant children's picture book about a little girl's struggles with the death of her dog.

How Do You Feel? by Anthony Browne portrays ways in which emotions flow through our lives, one leading to another that's similar or the opposite of it.

Inside Out Box of Mixed Emotions by Brittany Candau consists of five color-coded books; in the blue volume, Sadness describes her confusion over all the losses she experiences.

Luca’s Bridge (El puente de Luca) by Mariana Llanos conveys the power of imagination and music to drive away sadness — even for those forced to emigrate.

Maybe Tomorrow? by Charlotte Agell illustrates the power of patient and sensitive friendship to lessen sorrows.

My Friend Is Sad by Mo Willems delightfully expresses how true friendship means being present to those who are sad rather than trying to change them.

Scout's Heaven by Bibi Dumon Tak considers hard-to-answer questions from a Little Brother after the death of a family's beloved dog.

A Stone for Sascha by Aaron Becker tells a centuries-long biography of a meteorite that brings cosmic perspective to a young girl's grief.

The Tiny King by Taro Miora shows that happiness comes not from excess things but from relationships.

When Sadness Is at Your Door by Eva Eland brings direct honesty and even a touch of humor to the topic of listening to sadness and what it needs.