Social and Emotional Learning Books

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Social and Emotional Learning Books for Kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 2

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) 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. Support social and emotional learning with these diverse books that build a positive sense of self and help children effectively apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, and establish and maintain respectful relationships. Browse our books or delve deeper into our curated collections:

Looking for more tools to support SEL? Download our printable Social and Emotional Learning Diverse Reading List and browse our Social and Emotional Learning Book Collection.

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Birdie's Beauty Parlor

By Lee Merrill Byrd

Illustrated by Francisco Delgado

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Choose Your Days

By Paula Wallace

Illustrated by Paula Wallace

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The Lovesick Skunk

By Joe Hayes

Illustrated by Antonio Castro L.

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COLLTS Spanish Book Bundle

By The American Institutes for Research AIR

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COLLTS English and Spanish Book Bundle

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Illustrated by The American Institutes for Research AIR

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I'll Build You a Bookcase

By Jean Ciborowski Fahey

Illustrated by Simone Shin

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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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Buscando una princesa de verdad

By Elena Castro

Illustrated by James Florez

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Una comida de cumpleaños para papá

By Elena Castro

Illustrated by Raúl Espinoza

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Your Friend, Jorge

By Elena Castro

Illustrated by Raúl Espinoza

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Tu amigo, Jorge

By Elena Castro

Illustrated by Raúl Espinoza

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Las mariposas de Alicia

By Elena Castro

Illustrated by Sergio Ramirez

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Borreguita negra

By Elena Castro

Illustrated by Mary Ramírez-Greene

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El rebozo de Elsa

By Elena Castro

Illustrated by Michael Ramírez

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Buenas noches

By Elena Castro