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When children experience situations that may be stressful, difficult, or overwhelming, having mindfulness practices to handle stress and other negative emotions can help. The books in this series demonstrate techniques and positive actions for dealing with difficult circumstances.
I Am Okay to Feel by Karamo Brown empowers children to talk about their emotions and anxieties in order to “feel and heal.” Paired with back matter and resources developed with psychologists, this picture book offers a loving framework for how to identify and express feelings in a healthy way, providing the tools to build emotional intelligence at a formative age.
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Perfectly Pegasus by Jessie Sima follows Nimbus, a one-of-a-kind pegasus who feels lonely in her uniqueness. She finds a fallen star to make a wish on and wishes for friends who are just like her. Along the way, she meets a unicorn named Kelp, and a host of other creatures who might just open her eyes to something other than what's up in the sky.
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Hear a sneak peek of the SEL-friendly picture book, A New Day, by author Brad Meltzer and illustrator Dan Santat. Learn how these best-selling creators came together to make this big-hearted story of kindness.
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Inside our SEL catalog you’ll find books that can help kids work on vital developmental skills, like coping with feelings and setting goals. Interviews and editorials with award-winning authors and experts appear throughout, offering insights and advice on implementing SEL practices.
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#ClassroomBookADay is the perfect way to promote SEL skills daily. Join creator Jillian Heise in reading a picture book aloud every day to your students — without any expectations.
Begin the next school year focused on building relationships, starting with this great list of picture books that focus on showing love and respect. Themes include friendship, fitting in, connection, and more.
Empower your students through the practice of mindfulness. Check out District Teacher Librarian Shannon McClintock Miller’s choice board of mindfulness titles from Destiny Discover® for inspiration.
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Picture books are a valuable tool in fostering SEL, offering a lens through which to view ourselves and helping young people figure out how to be human. Find picture book recommendations through #ClassroomBookADay to help support SEL growth in your classroom.
ESSER funds can help support SEL and student well-being through a myriad of resources. Follett ensures educators can build effective classroom libraries by providing access to a variety of impactful books, including SEL and DEI content.
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The Social Emotional Support Module, available in Follett Aspen® SIS, provides a clear overview of student health and wellness.
Our certified librarians and licensed teachers research titles for you based on the specifications you provide, giving you more time to ensure that those titles meet the needs of your school community.
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