Conversations for Young Readers (Social / Emotional Books)

Browse this selection of books for social and emotional learning and conversations with young readers. Just click the cover with a direct link to our website for more information and easy online ordering. Please note that books that are not yet published are marked with release dates.

Will Ladybug Hug? Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338215601
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Published: Cartwheel Books - October 30th, 2018

You loved Will Bear Share? and Will Sheep Sleep?, now get to know Ladybug in a hilarious new high-fiving and hugging-themed addition to creator Hilary Leung's animal books!

One ladybug.Many friends.One timeless question: Will Ladybug Hug?Meet Ladybug. Ladybug loves to hug!


Rosa Loves Cars Cover Image
By Jessica Spanyol, Jessica Spanyol (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781786281258
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Published: Child's Play International - October 1st, 2018

I Am Human: A Book of Empathy (I Am Books) Cover Image
By Susan Verde, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781419746734
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Published: Abrams Appleseed - September 15th, 2020

Embrace empathy with even the tiniest humans in this board book edition of the instant #1 New York Times bestseller!
 
From the bestselling team that created I Am Yoga and I Am Peace comes a hopeful celebration of the human family, which affirms that although we may make mistakes, we can make good choices by acting with compassion and having empathy for


Making Faces: A First Book of Emotions Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419723834
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Published: Abrams Appleseed - May 30th, 2017

An interactive photographic board book about emotions from the creators of Baby Loves and Baby Up, Baby Down
 
This bold, beautiful board book introduces five essential expressions: happy, sad, angry, surprised, and silly. Each expression is introduced with a large image of a baby’s face.


Happy Right Now Cover Image
By Julie Berry, Holly Hatam (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781683643524
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Published: Sounds True - October 29th, 2019

An illustrated picture book that teaches the best way to be happy is to embrace the circumstances we find ourselves in each day

Happy Right Now brings a much-needed message to kids: its great to feel happy, but its okay to feel sad sometimes too.


Can I Give You a Squish? Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984814777
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Published: Dial Books - June 9th, 2020

An important lesson on consent for over-exuberant little huggers, nestled inside this lighthearted, summery story about expressions of love and friendship.


Mrs Bibi's Elephant Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781912497164
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Published: Flying Eye Books - April 7th, 2020

A heartwarming story with a message as big as an elephant, this fanciful tale of friendship between an eccentric lady and her beloved pet is as poignant as it is beautiful.


I'm Worried (The I'm Books) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534415867
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 4th, 2019

A girl, a flamingo, and a worried potato star in the third book in New York Times bestselling author Michael Ian Black and celebrated illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi’s series about feelings—and why they’re good, even when they feel bad.

Potato is worried.


When Sadness is at Your Door Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525707189
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 29th, 2019

A comforting primer in emotional literacy and mindfulness that suggests we approach the feeling of sadness as if it is our guest.

Sadness can be scary and confusing at any age! When we feel sad, especially for long periods of time, it can seem as if the sadness is a part of who we are--an overwhelming, invisible, and scary sensation.


Rabbit and the Motorbike: (Books about Friendship, Inspirational Books for Kids, Children's Adventure Books, Children's Emotion Books) Cover Image
By Kate Hoefler, Sarah Jacoby (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452170909
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 10th, 2019

"Exhilarating . . . Graceful text and evocative illustrations combine in this story about the rewards of facing fears and trying something new."Kirkus Reviews, starred review


Sweep Cover Image
By Louise Greig, Júlia Sardà (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534439085
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 2019

From award-winning author Louise Greig and acclaimed illustrator Júlia Sardà comes an uplifting story about how to confront big emotions.

Ed’s bad mood begins as something really small, hardly a thing at all. But before long it grows, gathers pace, and spreads through the whole town.

Can Ed sweep his troubles away?


I Talk Like a River Cover Image
By Jordan Scott, Sydney Smith (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823445592
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Published: Neal Porter Books - September 1st, 2020

Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award
Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Winner

 
What if words got stuck in the back of your mouth whenever you tried to speak? What if they never came out the way you wanted them to?
 
Sometimes it takes a change of perspective to get the words flowing.


Ravi's Roar (Big Bright Feelings) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781547603008
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - February 4th, 2020

From the creator of Ruby Finds a Worry, a clever take on temper tantrums in a story about controlling big angry feelings.


Ruby Finds a Worry (Big Bright Feelings) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781547602377
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - September 3rd, 2019

The beloved picture book about what to do when a worry won't leave you at alone -- perfect for reassuring young readers in times of stress.


Perfectly Norman (Big Bright Feelings) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781681197852
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - May 1st, 2018

From the creator of Ruby Finds a Worry, an empowering picture book about embracing and celebrating what makes you unique.

Norman had always been perfectly normal . . . until one day, he grows a pair of wings! Afraid of what people will think, Norman covers them up with a big coat. But can he summon the courage to be himself?


The Buddy Bench Cover Image
By Patty Brozo, Mike Deas (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780884486978
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - August 6th, 2019

Having seen what being left out is like, children become agents of change, convincing their teacher to let them build a buddy bench.

A school playground can be a solitary place for a kid without playmates; in one survey, 80 percent of 8- to 10-year-old respondents described being lonely at some point during a school day.  


Grandpa Grumps Cover Image
By Katrina Moore, Xindi Yan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781499808865
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Published: little bee books - April 7th, 2020

Daisy's Yeh-Yeh is visiting from China, and try as she might, Daisy can't get her grumpy grandpa to smile!

Daisy's Yeh-Yeh is visiting for the first time from China, and Daisy is so excited to meet him! She has big plans for all the fun they'll have together, like tea parties and snow angels, but when Yeh-Yeh arrives, Daisy finds him less jolly than she imagined.


Pink Is for Boys Cover Image
By Robb Pearlman, Eda Kaban (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780762462476
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Published: Running Press Kids - June 5th, 2018

An empowering and educational picture book that proves colors are for everyone, regardless of gender.


Love Your Body: Your body can do amazing things... Cover Image
By Jessica Sanders, Carol Rossetti (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780711252424
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - March 3rd, 2020

* 2021 Notable Social Studies Trade Books *

What if every young girl loved her body? Love Your Body encourages you to admire and celebrate your body for all the amazing things it can do (like laugh, cry, hug, and feel) and to help you see that you are so much more than your body.


Bodies come in all different forms and abilities.


Love Your Body: Your body can do amazing things... Cover Image
By Jessica Sanders, Carol Rossetti (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780711252424
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - March 3rd, 2020

* 2021 Notable Social Studies Trade Books *

What if every young girl loved her body? Love Your Body encourages you to admire and celebrate your body for all the amazing things it can do (like laugh, cry, hug, and feel) and to help you see that you are so much more than your body.


Bodies come in all different forms and abilities.


It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity Cover Image
By Theresa Thorn, Noah Grigni (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250302953
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - June 4th, 2019

A picture book that introduces the concept of gender identity to the youngest reader from writer Theresa Thorn and illustrator Noah Grigni.

Some people are boys. Some people are girls. Some people are both, neither, or somewhere in between.


Can Bears Ski? Cover Image
By Raymond Antrobus, Polly Dunbar (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536212662
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Published: Candlewick - November 10th, 2020

Is Little Bear ignoring his friends when they say hi, or is something else going on? A discovery opens new doors in a tale that will delight kids with deafness and all children learning to navigate their world.


Don't Touch My Hair! Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316562584
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 6th, 2018

An entertaining picture book that teaches the importance of asking for permission first as a young girl attempts to escape the curious hands that want to touch her hair.


An Ordinary Day Cover Image
By Elana K. Arnold, Elizabet Vukovic (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481472623
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Published: Beach Lane Books - March 10th, 2020

An ordinary day in an ordinary neighborhood turns out to be quite extraordinary in this moving story about the circle of life.

It’s an average day in the neighborhood—children play, roses are watered, and a crow watches over it all.


Why Do We Cry? Cover Image
By Fran Pintadera, Ana Sender (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781525304774
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Published: Kids Can Press - April 7th, 2020

This sensitive, poetic picture book uses metaphors and beautiful imagery to explain the reasons for our tears, making it clear that everyone is allowed to cry, and that everyone does.In a soft voice, Mario asks, “Mother, why do we cry?” His mother thinks for a moment, and then begins to tell him about the many reasons for our tears.


Happy: A Beginner's Book of Mindfulness Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593121191
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Published: Rodale Kids - April 21st, 2020

A perfect bedtime read, this picture book gently encourages children to explore the senses and discover their path to mindfulness.

"Mindfulness is all about connetion with ourselves and the world around us."


The Breaking News Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250153562
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - April 10th, 2018

When devastating news rattles a young girl's community, her normally attentive parents and neighbors are suddenly exhausted and distracted. At school, her teacher tells the class to look for the helpers—the good people working to make things better in big and small ways. She wants more than anything to help in a BIG way, but maybe she can start with one small act of kindness instead . .