Social Emotional Learning Picture Books

Updated September 23, 2023
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Giraffes can't dance
Andreae, Giles
Gerald is a giraffe who simply can't dance. Try as he may, his long, spindly legs buckle whenever he starts to boogy. Every year he dreads going to the Great Jungle Dance - until one night when he finds his own special music...
A friend for Henry
Bailey, Jenn
Paper Book
Jabari jumps
Cornwall, Gaia.
Paper Book
Working up the courage to take a big, important leap is hard, but Jabari is almost absolutely ready to make a giant splash. Jabari is definitely ready to jump off the diving board. He's finished his swimming lessons and passed his swim test, and he's a great jumper, so he...
The magical yet
DiTerlizzi, Angela
Paper Book
A rollicking, rhyming, and inspirational picture book for fans of Oh, the Places You'll Go! andevery child who is frustrated by what they can't do...YET! Each of us, from the day we're born, is accompanied by a special companion--the Yet. Can't...
The rabbit listened
Doerrfeld, Cori.
Paper Book
A moving and universal picture book about empathy and kindness, sure to soothe heartaches big and small--now a New York Times bestseller and a perfect gift for any special occasion When something sad happens, Taylor doesn't know where to turn. All the animals are sure they...
Don't hug Doug (He doesn't like it)
Finison, Carrie
Paper Book
Meet Doug. Doug doesn't like hugs. He thinks they're too squeezy, too squashy, too squooshy, too smooshy. However, Doug is a master of high fives (and low fives and side fives). Some people like hugs, other people don't. The only way to find out is to ask!
The color monster : a story about emotions
Llenas, Anna
Paper Book
Unpack feelings using color with this bestselling character who helps young readers identify emotions and feel more in control.   One day, Color Monster wakes up feeling very confused. His emotions are all over the place; he feels angry, happy, calm, sad...
Ruby's worry
Percival, Tom
Paper Book
A reassuring and sensitive book - the perfect springboard for talking to children about sharing their hidden worries. From the Big Bright Feelings series by Tom PercivalBe open, be honest, be you! Big Bright Feelings for little people.'If your child has a worry - and all...

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