LeBron James has written an uplifting, diverse, picture book about being your best. This would be great in the class room or for a story time about self esteem and being your best.
Social Emotional Read Aloud
This simple story about bullying is based on the song “Don’t Laugh at Me” by the same author. The book is a part of the educational movement on bullying called Operation Respect: “Don’t Laugh at Me.”
I recommend for a story time about manners or bullying.
Click here to see the Operation Respect Curriculum.
Todd Parr explains the most complicated things in the simplest of ways for the littlest people! I’m a huge fan. My niece adores him and most of the kids I’ve ever worked with have reacted strongly to the boldly colored illustrations.
All of Todd’s books are about inclusion, self-esteem, and empowerment. If you aren’t familiar with his work, please, please check it out!
I purchased this book for the collection after I saw it in an article listing books about refugees and immigrants. Imagine my surprise when I opened it up and found one of the simplest and truest stories I’ve ever read about anxiety. This is a book that any child with anxiety could relate too and hopefully find comfort in.
How to Take the Grrrr Out of Anger by Elizabeth Vernick & Marjorie Lisovkis
This is my most popular book with parents for anger issues. In fact, one of the moms who comes to both my weekly story time and my sensory story time with her son, said that the whole family has been using it together to make changes.
The funny illustrations make this an accessible book for kids, with lots of solid information and guidance for parents.