Children’s Reading List for Social and Emotional Learning


It’s not always easy being a kid, especially in the year 2020. We’ve gathered a reading list that we think your whole family will love, especially the little ones. These books will tackle important issues like self confidence, making friends, the impact of kindness, and how to deal with different emotions and worries.  You won’t mind reading “just one more book” . Add these touching and beautiful books to your family collection and keep building awesome humans!


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Message : Be True to you and be proud of who you are.

The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson

The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires

I Am Enough by Grace Byers

Stand Tall , Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell

Perfectly Norman by Tom Percival

Be You by Peter Reynolds

Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae

Only One You by Linda Kranz


Message : Positive change is possible. You can do it!! 

The Bad Seed by Jory John

The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do by Ashley Spires

Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall

What Would You Do With a Chance by Kobi Yamada 


Message:  Accidents Happen. Let go and make mistakes.

The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett and Gary Rubenstein

It’s Okay to Make Mistakes by Todd Parr

Ish by Peter Reynolds


Message: Make good friends and great choices.

Enemy Pie by Derek Munson

The Cool Bean by Jory John

Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry

The Dinkadunk Tree and Me by Nancy Carroll Meyers


Message: Stay positive and manage moods/anxiety in a healthy way.

One of Those Days by Rebecca Doughty

After the Fall (How Humpty Got Back Up Again) by Dan Santat

There Might by Lobsters by Carolyn Crimi

Wemberley Worried by Kevin Henkes


Message: Kindness is powerful. 

The Jelly Donut Difference by Maria Dismondy

Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller and Jen Hill

The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

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