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Instructional Media Center: Social Emotional Learning (SEL)


For the complete list of books click on the links. Titles in our collection are listed below.

School Library Journal ... "Hearts & Minds"           

The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning          

SEL Through Literature from Bank Street College of Education       


School Library Journal ... "Hearts & Minds"

Last stop on Market Street -- de la Peña E D374l Appreciating diversity; Perspective-taking; Social Engagement

Waiting -- Henkes E H389w Empathy; Patience

I like being me: poems about kindness, friendship, and making good choices -- Lalli 808.1 L155i Empathy; Relationships; Responsible Decision-Making

The invisible boy -- Ludwig E L967i Empathy; Perspective-taking

The honest-to-goodness truth --Mckissack E M2177ho Consideration;Honesty;Emotions

Enemy pie -- Munson E M928e Relationship skills; Social awareness

Zen shorts -- Muth E M983z Mindfulness; Self-Awareness

The lion & the mouse -- Pinkney E P6555l Empathy

Separate is never equal; Sylvia Mendez and her family's fight for desegregation -- Tonatiuth 379.26 T61s Ethical Responsibility; Social Awareness

A chair for my mother -- Williams E W676c Empathy; Responsible Decision-Making; Self-Management

Each Kindness -- Woodson E W868e Empathy; Perspective-Taking; Respect For Others

The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning

Being a Friend

A rainbow of friends -- Hallinan (Ages 4-8) E H156r

Jamberry -- Degan (Ages 2-5) E D363j2

The little mouse, The red ripe strawberry, and The big hungry bear -- Wood (Ages 2-5) E W852l

Mine! Mine! Mine! -- Becker (Ages 3-5) E B388m

The rainbow fish -- Pfister (Ages 3-8) E P482r

We are best friends -- Aliki (Ages 4-7) E Al45w

Accepting Different Kinds of Friends

Big Al -- Clements (Ages 4-8) E C5917b

Chester's way -- Henkes (Ages 5-7) E H389c

Chrysanthemum -- Henkes (Ages 4-8) E H389ch

Franklin's new friend -- Bourgeois (Ages 5-8) E B667fn

It's okay to be different -- Parr (Ages 3-8) E P246i

Margaret and Margarita -- Reiser (Ages 5-8) 468 R278m

General Feelings

The grouchy ladybug -- Carle (Ages 1-6) E C192g

How kind -- Murphy (Ages 2-5) E M955h

My many colored days -- Dr. Seuss (Ages 3-8) E Se45my

On Monday when it rained -- Kachenmeister (Ages 3-8) E K113o

The way I feel -- Cain (Ages 4-8) 152.4 C123w

Today I feel silly & other moods that make my day -- Curtis (Ages 3-8) E C944to


The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (con't)

Sad Feelings

Franklin's bad day -- Bourgeois (Ages 5-8) E B667fb

Knuffle Bunny -- Willems (Ages 3-6) E W667k

The very lonely firefly -- Carle (Ages 4-7) E C192vl

Angry or Mad Feelings

Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day -- Viorst (Ages 4-8) E V814a

Bootsie Barker bites -- Bottner (Ages 4-8) E B659b

Lilly's purple plastic purse -- Henkes (Ages 4-8) E H389lp

Scared or Worried Feelings

Franklin in the dark -- Bourgeois (Ages 5-8) E B666fn

Sheila Rae, the brave -- Henkes (Ages 5-8) E H389s

Wemberly worried -- Henkes (Ages 5-8) E H389wo

Problem Solving

Don't let the pigeon drive the bus -- Willems (Ages 2-7) E W667d

Don't let the pigeon stay up late! -- Willems (Ages 2-7) E W667dl


Amazing Grace -- Hoffman (Ages 4-8) E H6745a

Arthur's nose -- Brown (Ages 3-8) E B813a

I can do it myself : featuring Jim Henson's Sesame Street muppets -- Kingsley (Ages 2-4) E K614i

Whistle for Wille/Sabale a Willie -- Keats (Ages 4-7) E K225w

Good Behavior Expectations

No David -- Shannon (Ages 3-8) E Sh19n


SEL Through Literature from Bank Street College of Education

Accepting One Another, Fitting In and Identity

Books for Children Eight and Younger

A chair for my mother -- Williams E W676c (Ages 4-6)

Each kindness -- Woodson E W868e (Ages 5-8)

Families -- Kuklin 306.85 K958f (Ages 6-10)

Fly away home -- Bunting E B886fl (Ages 5-7)

The hundred dresses -- Estes F B886fl (Ages 6-9)

The librarian of Basra: the true story from Iraq -- Winter B B171W (Ages 6-9)

Rosa -- Giovanni B P237Gi (Ages 8-10)

You're all my favorites -- McBratney E M122y (Ages 2-4)

Books for Children Nine and Older

The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian -- Alexie F Al28a (Ages 12-16)

Al Capone does my shirts -- Choldenko F C453a (Ages 9-12)

Almost astronauts: 13 women who dared to dream -- Stone 629.45 St72a (Ages 1216)

American born Chinese -- Yang F Y16a (Ages 12-14)

Between shades of gray -- Sepetys F Se61b (Ages 12-16)

A boy named Beckoning: the true story of Dr. Carlos Montezuma, Native American hero -- Capaldi B M765c (Ages 9-12)

Children of the Great Depression -- Freedman 973.91 F875c (Ages 11-14)

Dear Miss Breed: true stories of the Japanese American Incarceration during World War II and a librarian who made a difference -- Oppenheim 940.23 Op5d (Ages 12-14)

The dreamer -- Ryan F R957d (Ages 10-12)

The evolution of Calpurnia Tate -- Kelly F K297e (Ages 9-12)

Families -- Kuklin 306.85 K958f (Ages 6-10)

The fault in our stars -- Green F G823f (Ages 14-16)

The forbidden schoolhouse: the true and dramatic story of Prudence Crandall and her students -- Jurmain B C85j (Ages 11-14)

Freedom walker: the story of the Montgomery bus boycott -- Freedman 323.1 F875f (Ages 10-14)

Freak the Mighty -- Monaghan F P533f (Ages 10-14)

The great Gilly Hopkins -- Paterson F P273g (Ages 11-13)

Hana's suitcase -- Levine B B7285L (Ages 10-14)

Hitler youth: growing up in Hitler's shadow -- Bartoletti 943.086 B285h (Ages 12-14)

The hundred dresses -- Estes F B886fl (Ages 6-9)

Inside out and back again -- Lai F Li4i (Ages 9-12)

The misfits -- Howe F H838m (Ages 10-13)

A monster calls -- Ness F N373m (Ages 11-14)

Okay for now -- Schmidt F Sch53o (Ages 11-16)

Out of my mind -- Draper F D792o (Ages 9-12)

Rosa -- Giovanni B P237Gi (Ages 8-10)

Rules -- Lord F L885r (Ages 10-14)

Show way -- Woodson F W868s (Ages 10-13)

Skinny -- Cooner F B892s (Ages 12-16)

The strange case of Origami Yoda -- Angleberger F An46s (Ages 8-10)

Surviving the Applewhites -- Tolan F T574 (Ages 9-12)

The view from Saturday -- Kongsburg F K837v (Ages 9-12)

When Zachary Beaver came to town -- Holt F H7425w (Ages 9-12)

Wonder -- Palacio F P170w (Ages 9-11)

A wreath fro Emmett Till -- Nelson 808.1 N335w (Ages 12-14)