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Like most teachers, you probably spend time discussing bullying with your students. It's important to discuss this issue with kids early, so they can learn how to handle these situations when they arise. If you're looking for children's books about Read More … ….
Help your students respond to discrimination aimed at themselves or others by using diverse picture books. They present a powerful starting point for challenging prejudice, racism and intolerance. They are suitable for children with different levels of understanding and experience. Read More … ….
A good sense of identity helps children feel more positive about themselves and more open-minded to people different from themselves. These picture books about identity help you sensitively teach about a positive self-image in your classroom. This post explores books Read More … ….
If you're looking for picture books for Black History Month, you've come to the right place. Each title in the list tells the story of an important figure or event in black history. So whether you're looking for something to Read More … ….
Are you looking for a way to add happiness and positivity to your classroom? These children's books about happiness and positive thinking will inspire your students to be themselves, dream big, and find joy every day. Each of these titles Read More … ….
Chinese New Year is a time when families come together for celebration and reflection. We've gathered some great picture books about Chinese New Year to help your students learn about this special holiday celebrated worldwide. Why Read Picture Books about Read More … ….
The magic of Christmas and the excitement of winter can be felt in so many picture books. Many children's books about winter can also be enjoyed during this time of year without any reference to Christmas. Here is a selection Read More … ….
It can be challenging for children to find the resilience to keep going when faced with change. Picture books about adapting to change can be a great source of inspiration and encouragement for your students. They show children it's okay Read More … ….
Do your students struggle to see different perspectives? Read on to find Voices in the Park activities and read-aloud questions promoting discussions on assumptions, points of view and how our actions affect others. Four different characters describe their visit to Read More … ….
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 … ….
Do your students struggle with having their voices heard? Read on to find Sofia Valdez, Future Prez activities and read-aloud questions to promote discussion on determination, activism, persistence and standing up for your beliefs. Sofia Valdez shows what children can 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 … ….
Do your students struggle to understand integrity? Read on to find Extra Yarn activities and read-aloud questions that promote principles, perseverance and generosity. A girl brings colour to her dreary town with her kindness and a magical box of yarn. 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 … ….
Do your students struggle with responsible-decision making? Read on to find I Want My Hat Back activities and comprehension questions to promote responsible-decision making, honesty and integrity. In I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen, a bear calmly asks Read More … ….
Picture Books about Relationship Skills for the Classroom Teaching social skills gives your students crucial lifelong strategies to use. These relationship skills picture books promote establishing and maintaining healthy and diverse relationships. Why Read Picture Books about Relationship Skills? Relationship Read More … ….
Help your students feel confident and excited about starting school by reading The King of Kindergarten. Read on to find The King of Kindergarten activities and read-aloud questions to promote self-esteem, self-confidence and independence. In The King of Kindergarten (also 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 … ….
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 stand out in school until a new 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 Jon Klassen promotes discussions on problem-solving, sharing and temptation. Read on to find related activities and comprehension questions. 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 … ….
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 to build things and learns it is 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 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 best way to get rid of it is 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 … ….