Social and Emotional Learning Books


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:

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Birdie's Beauty Parlor

By Lee Merrill Byrd

Illustrated by Francisco Delgado


Choose Your Days

By Paula Wallace

Illustrated by Paula Wallace


COLLTS Spanish Book Bundle

By The American Institutes for Research AIR


I'll Build You a Bookcase

By Jean Ciborowski Fahey

Illustrated by Simone Shin


My Tata's Remedies / Los remedios de mi Tata

By Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford

Illustrated by Antonio Castro L.


De colores: Una canción de las estaciones

By Elena Castro

Illustrated by John Martínez


Danza Africana

By Patricia A. Keeler

Illustrated by Patricia A. Keeler


Surprise Moon

By Caroline Hatton

Illustrated by Felicia Hoshino


To Swim in Our Own Pond

By Ngoc Dung Tran

Illustrated by Xuan-Quang Dang


Selvakumar Knew Better

By Virginia Kroll

Illustrated by Xiaojun Li


Say Hola to Spanish at the Circus

By Susan Middleton Elya

Illustrated by Loretta Lopez


Say Hola to Spanish Otra Vez (Again!)

By Susan Middleton Elya

Illustrated by Loretta Lopez


Piecing Earth and Sky Together

By Nancy Raines Day

Illustrated by Genna Panzarella


Say Hola to Spanish

By Susan Middleton Elya

Illustrated by Loretta Lopez