Diverse Social Emotional Learning for Kids!

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 Social Emotional Learning has five core components: self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision-making, relationship skills, and social awareness.

Here are some books to help with those! 


Frank Murphy, Kayla Harren
Description: Encourages every boy to embrace all of the things that make him unique, and to be curious, brave, kind, thoughtful, and more.
Call Number: E Mur
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 24, 2021
Rob Buyea
Description: Seven fifth-graders at Snow Hill School in Connecticut relate how their lives are changed for the better by "rookie teacher" Mr. Terupt.
Call Number: J FIC Buy
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 24, 2021
Jenny Lombard
Description: When ten-year-old Drita and her family, refugees from Kosovo, move to New York, Drita is teased about not speaking English well, but after a popular student named Maxine is forced to learn about Kosovo as a punishment for teasing Drita, the two girls soon bond.
Call Number: J FIC Lom
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 24, 2021
Carson Ellis
Description: Readers are invited to imagine the dramatic possibilities to be found in the natural world, even the humblest back garden. With detailed illustration and a playful invented language, we soon find ourselves speaking "Bug" ... Du iz tak? What is that?
Call Number: E Ell
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 24, 2021
Corey Ann Haydu
Description: To Elodee, eleven, things seem a little too perfect in Eventown when she moves there with her parents and identical twin, Naomi, especially since forgetting the past is so highly valued.
Call Number: J FIC Hay
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 24, 2021
Kelly Yang
Description: Recent immigrants from China and desperate for work and money, ten-year-old Mia Tang's parents take a job managing a rundown motel in Southern California, even though the owner, Mr. Yao is a nasty skinflint who exploits them; while her mother (who was an engineer in China) does the cleaning, Mia works the front desk and tries to cope with demanding customers and other recent immigrants--not to mention being only one of two Chinese in her fifth grade class, the other being Mr. Yao's son, Jason.
Call Number: J FIC Yan
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 24, 2021
Suzanne Lang, Max Lang
Description: Jim Panzee wakes up in a bad mood one beautiful day, but he keeps denying he is grumpy even as his friends give advice for feeling better.
Call Number: E Lan
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 24, 2021
Anne Sibley O'Brien
Description: Three children from other countries (Somalia, Guatemala, and Korea) struggle to adjust to their new home and school in the United States.
Call Number: E OBr
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 24, 2021
Caron Levis, Charles Santoso
Description: A polar bear grieves over the loss of his companion, based on the real-life Gus and Ida of New York's Central Park Zoo.
Call Number: E Lev
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 24, 2021
Jess Walton, Dougal MacPherson
Description: Errol's best friend and teddy, Thomas, is sad because he wishes he were a girl, not a boy teddy, but what only matters to both of them is that they are friends.
Call Number: E Wal
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 24, 2021
Ashley Herring Blake
Description: "Twelve-year-old Ivy Aberdeen's house is destroyed in a tornado, and in the aftermath of the storm, she begins to develop feelings for another girl at school"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J FIC Bla
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 24, 2021
Bob Raczka, Simone Shin
Description: "No one understands the abstract pictures that Niko draws until a new friend sees the thought and feeling within his shapes and forms"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Rac
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 24, 2021
Jasmine Warga
Description: Sent with her mother to the safety of a relative's home in Cincinnati when her Syrian hometown is overshadowed by violence, Jude worries for the family members who were left behind as she adjusts to a new life with unexpected surprises.
Call Number: J FIC War
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 24, 2021
Tom Percival
Description: A young girl's sense of adventure and exploration vanishes when she discovers a Worry that grows and grows until she learns how to get rid of it.
Call Number: E Per
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 24, 2021
Sarah Weeks, Gita Varadarajan
Description: Ravi has just moved to the United States from India and has always been at the top of his class; Joe has lived in the same town his whole life and has learning problems--but when their lives intersect in the first week of fifth grade they are brought together by a common enemy (the biggest bully in their class) and the need to take control of their lives.
Call Number: J FIC Wee
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 24, 2021
Katherine Applegate, Jennifer Black Reinhardt
Description: Illustrations and simple, rhyming text remind the reader that any achievement may be preceded by mistakes, and learning from them makes accomplishments sweeter.
Call Number: E App
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 24, 2021
Gail Silver, Christiane Kromer
Description: Angry at his friends for choosing kickball over digging, Anh is revisited by Anger who demonstrates how mindful breathing can soothe and transform strong emotions. Based on teachings about mindfulness and Buddhism by Thich Nhat Hanh.
Call Number: E Sil
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 24, 2021
Corinna Luyken
Description: "As an artist creatively incorporates her slip ups into a drawing, readers see the ways in which 'mistakes' can provide inspiration and opportunity, and reveal that both the art and artist are works-in-progress"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Luy
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 24, 2021
Anna Llenas
Description: Emotions, including happiness, sadness, anger, fear, and calm, are described through the actions of a monster sorting them out.
Call Number: E Lle
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 24, 2021
Todd Parr
Description: In his new book about things that might make kids worry--from loud news, to loud neighbors, or a big day at school--bestselling and beloved author Parr reassures kids who are feeling the weight of their world, offering solutions and comfort, as well as giggles.
Call Number: E Par
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 24, 2021
Mark Pett, Gary Rubinstein
Description: Beatrice is so well-known for never making a mistake that she is greeted each morning by fans and reporters, but a near-error on the day of the school talent show could change everything.
Call Number: E Pet
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 24, 2021
Trudy Ludwig, Patrice Barton
Description: Brian has always felt invisible at school, but when a new student, Justin, arrives, everything changes.
Call Number: E Lud
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 24, 2021
Ashley Spires
Description: A little girl and her canine assistant set out to make the most magnificent thing, but despite their hard work, the end result is not what the girl had envisioned and she must develop a new strategy for success.
Call Number: E Spi
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 24, 2021
Eva Eland
Description: This simple yet important book portrays sadness as an unwelcome guest but one that can be managed.
Call Number: E Ela
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 24, 2021
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A Boy Like You
Frank Murphy, Kayla Harren
E Mur
Other Words For Home
Jasmine Warga
J FIC War
Because Of Mr. Terupt
Rob Buyea
J FIC Buy
Ruby Finds A Worry
Tom Percival
E Per
Drita, My Homegirl
Jenny Lombard
J FIC Lom
Save Me A Seat
Sarah Weeks, Gita Varadarajan
J FIC Wee
Du Iz Tak?
Carson Ellis
E Ell
Sometimes You Fly
Katherine Applegate, Jennifer Black Reinhardt
E App
Eventown
Corey Ann Haydu
J FIC Hay
Steps And Stones : An Anh's Anger Story
Gail Silver, Christiane Kromer
E Sil
Front Desk
Kelly Yang
J FIC Yan
The Book Of Mistakes
Corinna Luyken
E Luy
Grumpy Monkey
Suzanne Lang, Max Lang
E Lan
The Color Monster : A Story About Emotions
Anna Llenas
E Lle
I'm New Here
Anne Sibley O'Brien
E OBr
The Don't Worry Book
Todd Parr
E Par
Ida, Always
Caron Levis, Charles Santoso
E Lev
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes
Mark Pett, Gary Rubinstein
E Pet
Introducing Teddy : A Gentle Story About Gender And Friendship
Jess Walton, Dougal MacPherson
E Wal
The Invisible Boy
Trudy Ludwig, Patrice Barton
E Lud
Ivy Aberdeen's Letter To The World
Ashley Herring Blake
J FIC Bla
The Most Magnificent Thing
Ashley Spires
E Spi
Niko Draws A Feeling
Bob Raczka, Simone Shin
E Rac
When Sadness Is At Your Door
Eva Eland
E Ela