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Picture Books about Social Awareness and Perspective-Taking These picture books about social awareness illustrate the importance of having positive and diverse relationships with empathy, perspective, an open mind and respect. Social and Emotional Learning: Social Awareness Social awareness is one Read More … ….
Growth Mindset Picture Books for the Classroom These growth mindset picture books show characters using different strategies to achieve their educational and personal goals by understanding they can improve their abilities. Growth Mindset vs Fixed Mindset A growth mindset helps Read More … ….
Responsible Decision-Making Books for the Classroom These responsible decision-making books illustrate characters taking responsibility by following rules, being accountable for their actions and thinking about the consequences before they act. Social and Emotional Learning: Responsible Decision-Making Responsible decision-making is one Read More … ….
Picture Books about Self-Management and Self-Control These picture books on self-management illustrate characters regulating their emotions, thoughts and behaviours and working towards personal and academic goals. Social and Emotional Learning: Self-Management Self-Management is one of five social and emotional learning Read More … ….
Children's Books about Self-Awareness and Perception These self-awareness books show characters who recognise their own feelings and behaviour and how they affect others. They illustrate how these feelings influence their choices and any consequences. Social and Emotional Learning: Self-Awareness Self-awareness Read More … ….
30 Books about Cooperation and Relationship Skills Teaching relationship skills gives your students' crucial skills and strategies they will use throughout their life. These books are a significant way to show them positive relationship skills in action. Relationship Skills Healthy Read More … ….
Conflict resolution strategies are essential life skills for your students to develop. Starting in the classroom helps them resolve conflicts peacefully in a safe environment. Discover picture books about conflict resolution which encourage solving disagreements through communication, compromise, harmony, collaboration, Read More … ….
Wordless picture books are often quickly dismissed as being too easy. But they are a powerful tool in developing literacy skills. In this post, you will discover how wordless books promote comprehension, acquisition of new vocabulary, listening skills and an Read More … ….
As a teacher, you know that reading comprehension is essential for your students. But what are the best ways to help them improve their comprehension skills? These questions for reading comprehension can help! They can be used to get kids Read More … ….
Children’s Books about Sharing and Compromising These children's books about sharing show the importance of compromise and harmonious interactions in your classroom. The books also cover themes of cooperation, fairness, sharing and reflection. Why Read Children’s Books about Sharing and Read More … ….
If you are a teacher or know someone who is and are looking for free children's books online to read to your students, look no further! With so many different stories to choose from, children are sure to find something Read More … ….
Diverse Children's Books about Friendship for the Classroom Friendships help us develop trust, compassion, and a sense of belonging. In these books about friendship, your students will see characters sharing, cooperating, and seeing different perspectives. Making Friends and Developing Social Read More … ….
There are many benefits to reading with children every day, particularly struggling readers. It is essential for their education, development, and relationship building. Read on for more information on these advantages you can share with your parents. 7 Reasons Why Read More … ….
As the days grow shorter and the leaves start to turn, autumn has officially arrived. This time of year is perfect for settling down with a good book, and what could be better than reading about autumn itself? Here are Read More … ….
The Invisible Boy Activities and Comprehension Questions Do your students struggle with making friends? Read on to find The Invisible Boy activities and comprehension questions to promote discussions on inclusion, making friends, kindness and empathy. Brian struggles with making himself Read More … ….
Picture Books about Making Friends and Social Skills These picture books about making friends show characters successfully using different strategies to make new friends. The books will support your students in knowing they are not the only one who finds Read More … ….
We Found a Hat Activities and Comprehension Questions We Found a Hat by Mo Willems promotes discussions on problem-solving, sharing and temptation. Read on to find related activities and comprehension questions.c Two turtles find a hat that looks good on Read More … ….
Chrysanthemum Activities and Comprehension Questions How do you help your students deal with bullying in the classroom? Read on to find Chrysanthemum activities and comprehension questions that focus on identity, relationship skills and self-management. Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes promotes identity, Read More … ….
Diverse Picture Books for the First Day of School These picture books for the first day of school will reassure your students about what to expect in new situations. They promote discussions on routines, expectations and making new friends. Why Read More … ….
Each Kindness Activities and Comprehension Questions Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson focuses on kindness and making judgements based on appearance. Scroll down for activities and comprehension questions. Chloe treats a new student unkindly because of her appearance and peer pressure. Read More … ….
No, David! Activities and Comprehension Questions Do your students struggle with self-management? Read on to find No, David! activities and comprehension questions to promote self-management and forgiveness. David repeatedly breaks the rules, hearing “No, David!” from his mothers. He learns Read More … ….
Rosie Revere, Engineer Activities and Comprehension Questions Do your students struggle with understanding that failure is an important part of success? Read on to find Rosie Revere, Engineer activities and comprehension questions to promote pursuing your passion. Rosie Revere loves Read More … ….
Change Sings Activities and Comprehension Questions Change Sings: A Children's Anthem by Amanda Gorman promotes how we can take action to make a difference for ourselves and those around us. Read on to find Change Sings activities and comprehension questions Read More … ….
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures Activities and Comprehension Questions Dr. Temple Grandin helped transform farms into kinder environments for animals and is a spokesperson for autism. The Girl Who Thought in Pictures promotes creative thinking, inquiry and problem-solving. Read Read More … ….
Picture Books about Creative Thinking & Problem-Solving Explore picture books about creative thinking to promote independent and critical thinkers in your classroom. They illustrate problem-solvers who develop creative ideas, make connections and are creative thinkers. Why Read Picture Books about Read More … ….
Counting on Katherine Activities and Comprehension Questions Counting on Katherine promotes determination, resilience and breaking through racial and gender barriers. Read on to find activities and comprehension questions for this great book. Counting on Katherine gives you the opportunity to Read More … ….
Picture Books about Inquiry and Questioning Children have a natural curiosity, giving them a head start in being effective inquirers. These picture books for questioning and inquiry illustrate characters with curiosity and thinking skills going through the inquiry process. Why Read More … ….
The Lion Inside Activities and Comprehension Questions Do your students struggle with their self-confidence? Read on to find The Lion Inside activities and comprehension questions to promote overcoming fears with resilience and determination. In The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright, Read More … ….
Picture Books about Risk-Taking and Courage These picture books about risk-taking and confidence follow characters approaching new and unfamiliar situations, seeking new ideas, making good decisions, communicating their opinions and standing up for their beliefs. Why Read Picture Books about Read More … ….
LGBTQ+ Picture Books with Diverse Characters These LGBTQ+ picture books with diverse characters can be used with children of all ages to answer questions with understanding and empathy. They promote acceptance and tolerance through simple and honest conversations. Why Read Read More … ….
Ruby Finds a Worry Activities and Comprehension Questions Ruby Finds a Worry shows that sharing your worries helps you manage your anxieties. Click for activities and comprehension questions. Ruby has a Worry that follows her everywhere, but she discovers the Read More … ….
Picture Books about Reflection and Self-Awareness Discover picture books about reflection, focussing on giving thoughtful consideration to our actions, and analysing personal strengths and weaknesses. Why Read Picture Books About Reflection? According to the IBO, reflective students “thoughtfully consider the Read More … ….
Children's Books about Open-Mindedness and Acceptance Inspire your students to try new things and have new experiences. These picture books about open-mindedness deal with events and dilemmas in an open-minded and tolerant way and respect the perspectives of others. Why Read More … ….
Picture Books about Integrity and Being Principled Use these picture books about integrity in your classroom to discuss themes of being principled and knowing what is right and wrong. They show trustworthy characters showing fairness, listening to their conscience and Read More … ….
Picture Books about Communication and Listening These picture books about communication emphasise effective communication techniques to avoid misunderstanding and build trust. Why Use Picture Books about Communication in the Classroom? The IB learner profile states good communicators “understand and express Read More … ….
Those Shoes Activities and Graphic Organizers Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts promotes generous and kind attitudes. It also supports the understanding of the difference between ‘wants’ and ‘needs’. In Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts, Jeremy has to make an important Read More … ….
Picture Books about Caring and Thoughtful Attitudes These caring picture books illustrate caring and kind behaviour. The book characters help those in need, are concerned for others, and understand how their actions affect people. Why Use Picture Books about Caring Read More … ….
Here We Are Activities and Comprehension Questions Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers is a plea to care for the planet and each other. Read on to find Here We Are activities and comprehension questions to promote the responsibility we Read More … ….
Picture Books about Being Knowledgeable and Well-Informed These picture books about being knowledgeable focus on applying knowledge to develop an in-depth understanding of ideas, issues and concepts. They cover student learning in a range of subjects. Why Use Picture Books Read More … ….
The Good Egg Activities and Comprehension Questions Do your students struggle with their school-life balance? Read on to find The Good Egg activities and comprehension questions to promote the importance of self-acceptance and self-care. In The Good Egg by Jory Read More … ….
Picture Books about Being Well-Balanced and Harmonious These picture books about being well-balanced show characters learning how to bring balance and harmony into different aspects of their life. Why Use Picture Books about Being Well-Balanced? “We understand the importance of Read More … ….
Last Stop on Market Street Activities and Comprehension Questions Do your students struggle with an appreciation for what they already have? Last Stop on Market Street promotes that we can find beauty everywhere and the difference between wants and needs.. Read More … ….
Children’s Books about Curiosity and Questioning These children’s books about curiosity and questioning will spark curiosity, enthusiasm and intrigue of the world; inspiring your students to ask questions. Children’s Books about Curiosity Curiosity inspires your students to think beyond conventions Read More … ….
All Are Welcome Activities and Comprehension Questions All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold is a brilliant book to read at the start of a new school year. Read on to find All Are Welcome activities and comprehension questions to promote Read More … ….
Picture Books about Inclusion and Tolerance These picture books about inclusion and tolerance support your students in responding to discrimination and standing up for what's right. They show different types of discrimination and the consequences of words and actions. Why Read More … ….
The Most Magnificent Thing Activities and Comprehension Questions Do your students struggle with perseverance and a growth mindset? Read on to find The Most Magnificent Thing activities and comprehension questions to promote resilience, adaptability and persevering through challenging situations. The Read More … ….
Children’s Books about Perseverance and Determination These children’s books about perseverance show examples of how grit and determination are the ability to push through challenges and give things another go in the face of setbacks. Perseverance and Determination Grit, determination Read More … ….
The Curious Garden Activities and Comprehension Questions Do your students struggle with perseverance and patience? Read on to find The Curious Garden activities and comprehension questions to discuss how one committed person can make a difference. In The Curious Garden Read More … ….
Popular Picture Books about Spring Browse some popular picture books about spring. Celebrate this season of growth and changes with books that include blooming flowers, trees, baby animals and gardening. Celebrating Spring Spring is a wonderful time of year. There Read More … ….
Picture Books with Strong Female Characters These picture books with strong female characters show gender shouldn’t be a barrier to achieving your goals and illustrate female characters as complex rather than one dimensional. The characters are positive role models, relatable, Read More … ….