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Our Favorite SEL Books For the Classroom

Updated: May 7, 2022

There’s a ton of resources for social emotional learning out there. But, not all of them are created equally. Here’s our list of our favorite SEL book, by age. Click the links to learn more about each book.

Ages 0-6

  1. When I’m Feeling Red

  2. When I’m Feeling Blue

  3. The Color Monster

  4. The Rainbow Fish

  5. The Story of Ferdinand

Ages 7 to 12

  1. Buster Brown Moves from Town to Town

  2. Terry Tyrannosaurus Gets an Instrument

  3. The Invisible Boy

  4. The Giving Tree

  5. Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans

Books for Teens

  1. Bruise

  2. Restart

  3. A Good Kind of Trouble

  4. Journal of an ADHD Kid: The Good, the Bad, and the Useful

  5. SLAY

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