Social and Emotional Learning Books for Grades 3-6

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Social and Emotional Learning Books for Upper Elementary School

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process in which people of all ages recognize and manage emotions, make appropriate decisions, behave ethically and responsibly, develop and maintain positive relationships, and avoid negative behaviors. Social and Emotional Learning is integral to classroom culture and students’ overall well-being. Students need to engage with texts that allow them to view characters who encounter challenges and deal with their feelings in complex ways.

Our diverse and multicultural books support social and emotional learning in a culturally responsive environment that helps each student to feel seen, understood, and accepted. Books touch on themes like:

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Crane Boy

By Diana Cohn

Illustrated by Youme Landowne

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The Lovesick Skunk

By Joe Hayes

Illustrated by Antonio Castro L.

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Juan Verdades

By Joe Hayes

Illustrated by Joseph Daniel Fiedler

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The Coyote Under the Table / El coyote debajo de la mesa

By Joe Hayes

Illustrated by Antonio Castro L.

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The Day It Snowed Tortillas / El día que nevó tortillas

By Joe Hayes

Illustrated by Antonio Castro L.

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My Tata's Remedies / Los remedios de mi Tata

By Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford

Illustrated by Antonio Castro L.

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Lupita y David

By Elena Castro

Illustrated by Mary Ramírez-Greene

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Dulces recuerdos

By Elena Castro

Illustrated by Michael Ramírez

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Compound It All!

By Kim and Danny Adlerman

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Grandfather's Story Cloth

By Linda Gerdner

Illustrated by Stuart Loughridge

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Selvakumar Knew Better

By Virginia Kroll

Illustrated by Xiaojun Li

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Richard Wright y el carné de biblioteca

By William Miller

Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

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To Swim in Our Own Pond

By Ngoc Dung Tran

Illustrated by Xuan-Quang Dang