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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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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De colores: Una canción de las estaciones

By Elena Castro

Illustrated by John Martínez

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Danza Africana

By Patricia A. Keeler

Illustrated by Patricia A. Keeler

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Selvakumar Knew Better

By Virginia Kroll

Illustrated by Xiaojun Li

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To Swim in Our Own Pond

By Ngoc Dung Tran

Illustrated by Xuan-Quang Dang

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Surprise Moon

By Caroline Hatton

Illustrated by Felicia Hoshino

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Say Hola to Spanish at the Circus

By Susan Middleton Elya

Illustrated by Loretta Lopez

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Say Hola to Spanish

By Susan Middleton Elya

Illustrated by Loretta Lopez

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Richard Wright y el carné de biblioteca

By William Miller

Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

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Say Hola to Spanish Otra Vez (Again!)

By Susan Middleton Elya

Illustrated by Loretta Lopez

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Lakas and the Manilatown Fish

By Anthony Robles

Illustrated by Carl Angel

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Juna and Appa

By Jane Park

Illustrated by Felicia Hoshino