Social Emotional Learning

Fall 2020

A Bowl Full of Peace: A True Story

A heartbreaking but essential perspective on war and survival.—starred, Kirkus Reviews In this deeply moving nonfiction picture book, award-winning author Caren Stelson brings Sachiko… Read More →

  • Lexile: 650
  • Dewey: 940.54/252244092 [B]

A Calf Named Brian Higgins: An Adventure in Rural Kenya

Thirteen-year-old Hannah Higgins is convinced her summer is ruined when she is forced to travel to Africa and work in a remote village in Kenya with her mom and uncle. Never having been to a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 630
  • Dewey: [Fic]

A Dog Named Haku: A Holiday Story from Nepal

It's the Festival of Lights in Nepal, and today is the day to honor dogs! Brothers Alu and Bhalu wander the streets of Kathmandu, passing by twirling kites and bamboo swings, looking for a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1250
  • Dewey: [E]
Spring 2020

A Girl Like Me

"Once I dreamed I swam / the ocean / and saw everything deep, cool / and was part of the waves. / I swam on by the people / onshore / hollering, / 'A girl like you needs to / stay out of the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • Dewey: 811/.54
Fall 2020 2 titles

A Helping Hand — Library Bound Set

From the Series A Helping Hand

This series provides a picture book approach to personal, social, health, and economic issues that will help children understand and cope with upsetting situations they might face. Bullying… Read More →

  • Library Bound Hardcover
  • List Price: $55.98
  • Your Price: $41.99
  • 2 titles

Alien in the Outfield (Book 6): Perseverance

From the Series How to Be an Earthling ®

Fifty states! The class has to learn them all, but Adam barely remembers five. Even Spork knows more—and he's from a different planet! Luckily, Adam has baseball . . . and yubble, the cosmic… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • Dewey: [Fic]

All Kinds of Friends

Friends can come in many different colors, shapes, and sizes. Through bright photographs and simple text, young readers will discover the many ways to be a friend and how to celebrate all the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 340
  • Dewey: 177/.62
Spring 2020

All of a Sudden and Forever: Help and Healing after the Oklahoma City Bombing

A profoundly moving nonfiction picture book about tragedy, hope, and healing from award-winning author Chris Barton. Sometimes bad things happen, and you have to tell everyone. Sometimes… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • Dewey: 363.325/140976638
Fall 2020

All's Happy That Ends Happy

From the Series My Happy Life

It's spring and Dani is going to Rome for her father's wedding. But Ella is not invited; Dad said no. What will Ella think when she learns she hasn't been invited to her best friend's dad's… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • Dewey: [Fic]
Spring 2020

All the Dear Little Animals

"One summer's day we started a business called Funerals Ltd., to help all the poor dead animals in the world. Esther did the digging, I wrote the poems, and Esther's little brother, Puttie… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • Dewey: [Fic]

A Map into the World

"Filled with wonder and sorrow and happiness." —Alison McGhee, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Someday A heartfelt story of a young girl seeking beauty and connection in a busy world… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: [E]

Am I a Good Friend?: A Book about Trustworthiness

From the Series Show Your Character

What if a friend asks you to share a secret? Is it ever okay to tell? Can you sometimes lie to stay out of trouble, or is it better to be completely honest? It's not always easy to tell… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: 177'.62

Anxiety: Deal with it before it ties you up in knots

From the Series Lorimer Deal with It

The most common mental health problem facing Canadian children today is anxiety. It's easy to dismiss the emotional, psychological, and physical effects of anxiety in children as being "all… Read More →

  • Dewey: 300

A Perfect View: Book 3

From the Series Cici: A Fairy's Tale

Cici is ready for all her favorite camping activities! She has everything planned for the trip with her dad, her sister, and her friend Kendra. But with Cici's new fairy powers, nature has… Read More →

  • Lexile: 510
  • ATOS: 2.3
  • Dewey: 741.5/973

A Scarf for Keiko

It's 1942. Sam's class is knitting socks for soldiers and Sam is a terrible knitter. Keiko is a good knitter, but some kids at school don't want anything to do with her because the Japanese… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • Dewey: [E]
Fall 2020 4 titles

Athletes Who Made a Difference — Library Bound Set

From the Series Athletes Who Made a Difference

This graphic nonfiction series presents true sports stories of grit, leadership, and resistance. Dynamic visuals highlight impactful events on and off the field, as legendary athletes inspire… Read More →

  • Library Bound Hardcover
  • List Price: $111.96
  • Your Price: $83.97
  • 4 titles

At Top Speed

From the Series Quartz Creek Ranch

For Ella, winning has always been the goal, and at Quartz Creek Ranch, she's pretty sure she'll ace horseback riding too. There's just one hitch in her plan: Figure Eight, the beautiful… Read More →

  • Lexile: 740
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Auma's Long Run

Auma loves to run. In her small Kenyan village, she's a track star with big dreams. A track scholarship could allow her to attend high school and maybe even become a doctor. But a strange new… Read More →

  • Lexile: 740
  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: [Fic]
Fall 2020

Bear Was There

Love is the first thing Mouse feels as he lies in the warmth of his mother's fur. Then one day, Mouse meets Bear. He feels frightened, but what if Bear is not as scary as he seems? A gentle… Read More →

  • Lexile: 600
  • Dewey: [Fic]
4 titles

Be Brave, Morgan! — Trade Hardcover Set

From the Series Be Brave, Morgan!

Morgan seems to always be afraid of something. By dealing with situations involving bullies, teasing, and personal jitters, Morgan learns how to overcome his fears and make better choices… Read More →

  • Trade Hardcover
  • List Price: $67.96
  • Your Price: $50.97
  • 4 titles
Fall 2020

Behind the Bookcase: Miep Gies, Anne Frank, and the Hiding Place

Anne Frank’s diary is a gift to the world because of Miep Gies. One of the protectors of the Frank family, Miep recovered the diary after the family was discovered by Nazis, and then returned… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • Dewey: 940.53/18092 [B]

Believe Your Eyes: Book 1

From the Series Cici: A Fairy's Tale

A lot is changing for Cici. Her parents are separating, her wacky abuela is moving in, and on her tenth birthday, she wakes up with fairy wings! Cici's new magical powers let her see people… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • ATOS: 2.2
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Be Mindful, Donald!: A Mickey & Friends Story

From the Series Disney Learning Everyday Stories

Temperamental, mischievous Donald Duck is not exactly the picture of mindfulness. So who better than this favorite Disney character to tackle this aspect of social and emotional learning?… Read More →

  • Lexile: 600
  • Dewey: 158.1/3

Big Game Jitters

From the Series The Secret Games of Maximus Todd

This fast-paced, humorous story for early readers features Maximus Todd, the kid with big fidgety, wiggly problems. Max's soccer team has a chance to defeat their rivals, but then a case of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 500
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 813'.6