38 Picture Books about Belonging and Identity
These excellent picture books about belonging promote a sense of acceptance and community whether it is within our own family or the wider world.
Belonging and Community in the Classroom
How will lockdowns and distance learning affect your back to school planning? I am sure creating a sense of belonging and community in your classroom is top of the list.
Fostering a sense of belonging in a classroom helps your students feel supported, respected, valued and accepted. It will also improve attention span, perseverance, mental health and positive behaviour. The suggested books about belonging will help you with this.
Picture Books about Belonging and Community
Within this list, you will find characters who move home and make new friends. Some books illustrate being yourself, family cultural identities and supportive communities, while others explore different emotions.
Angus all Aglow by Heather Smith
The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield
The Boy Who Grew Flowers by Jen Wojtowicz
Coming to England: An Inspiring True Story Celebrating the Windrush by Floella Benjamin
Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
The Fearsome Five by Wolf Erlbruch
Feather by Wenxuan Cao
Four Feet, Two Sandals by Karen Lynn Williams
Grandad’s Secret Giant by David Litchfield
Islandborn by Junot Díaz
The Invisible by Tom Percival
King of the Sky by Nicola Davies
The Little Ghost Who Was a Quilt by Riel Nason
Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers
The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi
The Quiet Place by Sarah Stewart
Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Stanley Paste by Aaron Blabey
There Is a Tribe of Kids by Lane Smith
Welcome by Barroux
Wild by Emily Hughes
How have you changed your back to school planning after Covid? How are you planning on developing a sense of belonging and community in the classroom?
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