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Social and Emotional Health
A Place Inside of Me by
Call Number: [Juv.] PZ7.E45819 Pl 2020
Publication Date: 2020-07-21
A poem in which a Black child explores his shifting emotions --joy, sorrow, anger, compassion -- throughout the year after his community experiences a police shooting.
Jenny Mei Is Sad by
Call Number: [Juv.] PZ7.1.S825 Jen 2021
Publication Date: 2021-06-15
A story about sadness uniquely told from the friend’s point of view as she does her best to comfort her friend Jenny Mei.
The Boy with Big, Big Feelings by
Call Number: [Juv.] PZ8.3.L49918 Boy 2019
Publication Date: 2019-08-20
Meet a boy with a heart so big, his feelings glow from his cheeks, spill out of his eyes, and jump up and down on his chest. What good is this giant heart?
The Social Butterfly by
Call Number: [Juv.] PZ7.B6989 So 2018
Publication Date: 2018-01-01
Charlotte the butterfly loves playing and talking with her insect friends, but very often she plays and talks too much, and at school she has to learn that sometimes it is necessary to listen and let her friends and teacher do the talking.
People Don't Bite People by
Publication Date: 2018-04-03
People don’t bite people. It’s nasty and it’s rude! A friend will never bite a friend. Biting is for food!
Call Number: [Juv.] PZ7.1.S64 Box 2020
Publication Date: 2020-01-14
Meg goes to Maker School to hone her talent for building with boxes, but when Simone, another boxitect, arrives they become so competitive they nearly fail in the annual Maker Match.
Meesha Makes Friends by
Call Number: [Juv.] PZ7.P4235 Mee 2021
Publication Date: 2021-02-02
Meesha doesn’t know quite what to do, what to say, or when to say it, and she struggles reading and responding to social cues. But one day, she discovers that she has a special talent that will help her navigate challenging social situations and make friends.
It Fell from the Sky by
Call Number: [Juv.] PZ7.1.F3542 It 2021
Publication Date: 2021-09-28
All the insects agree that the object that fell from the sky is a Wonder, but when Spider decides it is his, he risks losing all of his friends.
Every Little Letter by
Call Number: [Juv.] PZ7.U4193 Ev 2020
Publication Date: 2020-08-04
In a world where all the letters of the alphabet live in separate cities surrounded by walls, little h and small i’s newfound friendship inspires all the divided communities to connect and form such words as courage, cooperate, and kindness. How do you tear down walls? With words at first, then brick by brick.
Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away by
Call Number: [Juv.] PZ7.M512765 Eve 2020
Publication Date: 2020-09-08
Evelyn Del Rey is Daniela’s best friend. They do everything together and even live in twin apartments across the street from each other. But not after today -- Evelyn is moving away. Until then, the girls play amid the moving boxes until it’s time to say goodbye, making promises to keep in touch, because they know that their friendship will always be special.
The Invisible Boy by
Call Number: [Juv.] PZ7.L9763 Inv 2013
Publication Date: 2013-10-08
Brian has always felt invisible at school, but when a new student, Justin, arrives, everything changes.
Macca the Alpaca by
Call Number: [Juv.] PZ8.3.C823 Mac 2020
Publication Date: 2020-02-04
Macca is a small, kind and friendly alpaca. He spends his days splashing in puddles and chasing butterflies ... until he runs headfirst into Harmer -- a big, unkind llama who is never, ever friendly. Can brave little Macca teach that bully of a llama a very important lesson?
The Little Blue Bridge by
Call Number: [Juv.] PZ7.1.M3468 Li 2021
Publication Date: 2021-06-01
Ruby and her brothers want to cross a bridge to pick blueberries, but it is guarded by the bully Santiago--the boys manage to trick him, but clever Ruby takes a different tack, builds her own bridge, and turns Santiago into an ally and friend.
Lunch Box Bully by
Call Number: [Juv.] PZ7.W64816 Lu 2020
Publication Date: 2020-11-17
Max outwits a bully and makes a new friend.
Building Zaha by
Call Number: [Juv.] PZ7.1.T4455 Bui 2020
Publication Date: 2020-12-01
Zaha knew from a young age that she wanted to be an architect. She set goals for herself and followed them against all odds. A woman in a man’s world, and a person of color in a white field, Zaha was met with resistance at every turn. When critics called her a diva and claimed her ideas were unbuildable, she didn’t let their judgments stop her from setting goals and achieving them one by one, finding innovative ways to build projects that became famous the world over.
Itzhak: A Boy Who Loved the Violin by
Call Number: [Juv.] ML3930.P45 N49 2020
Publication Date: 2020-05-12
Schneider Honor Award for Younger Children, 2021
After begging his parents for an instrument, Itzhak Perlman threw his heart and soul into playing the violin. Despite enormous obstacles--including a near-fatal bout of polio that left him disabled for life--Itzhak persevered, honing his extraordinary gift.
Grow Kind by
Call Number: [Juv.] PZ7.1.L375 Gv 2020
Publication Date: 2020-02-01
Young Kiko, aided by her teenaged sister, Annie, and her dog, Chico, grows kind as they harvest fruits, flowers, and vegetables from their garden and share them with others. Includes note for parents and caregivers.
It's Not My Fault! by
Call Number: [Juv.] PZ7.J62168 It 2020
Publication Date: 2020-06-09
A boy steadfastly blames everything from messy homework to a dirty face on inanimate objects until they visit his dreams, reminding him that he must take responsibility for his mistakes.
My Magical Choices by
Call Number: [Juv.] BF637.S4 C86 2019
Publication Date: 2021-09-09
You can choose your day. Did you know you can choose how your day will go? You can’t always control what will happen, but you can always decide how you respond to it. When you choose positive actions, you feel happier and build lifelong healthy habits. This book teaches 13 "I choose" statements that empower children to take responsibility for their days and inspires them to choose to be calm, forgiving, brave, honest, and friendly,
A Whale of a Mistake by
Call Number: [Juv.] PZ7.1.H6 Wh 2020
Publication Date: 2020-03-17
Mistakes can seem enormous and life-changing but, with time, perspective, and reflection, one can move on from even the biggest blunder.
I Promise by
Call Number: [Juv.] PZ7.1.J38535 Iap 2020
Publication Date: 2020-08-11
A reminder that tomorrow's success starts with the promises we make to ourselves and our community today.
I Am Every Good Thing by
Call Number: [Juv.] PZ7.B26154 Iaak 2020
Publication Date: 2020-09-01
Let’s hear it for everything that makes you the amazing, awesome, inspiring kid that you are. You are every good thing that makes the world go round. So go ahead and show us your magnificence--all the things that make you, you.
Bodies Are Cool by
Call Number: [Juv.] PZ8.3.F313 Bod 2021
Publication Date: 2021-06-01
Celebrate bodies of all shapes, sizes, ages and colors, with different kinds of hair, eyes, spots, scars, and more.
Giraffe Problems by
Call Number: [Juv.] PZ7.J62168 Gir 2018
Publication Date: 2018-09-25
A giraffe struggles to feel comfortable with his neck.
I Am Enough by
Call Number: [Juv.] PZ8.3.B992 Iam 2018
Publication Date: 2018-03-06
A story about loving who you are, respecting others, and being kind.
Identify and Manage Mental Health Concerns
I Talk Like a River by
Call Number: [Juv.] PZ7.1.S336845 Ita 2020
Publication Date: 2020-09-01
Schneider Award Winner for Younger Children, 2021
When a child has a "bad speech day" at school, his father gives him a new perspective on his stuttering.
The Same but Different Too by
Publication Date: 2020-03-19
Charming pairs of human and animal characters celebrate their similarities and differences.
The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read by
Call Number: [Juv.] E444.W235 H83 2020
Publication Date: 2020-01-07
Texas Bluebonnet Award, 2022
The inspiring and true story of the nation’s oldest student, Mary Walker, who learned to read at the age of 116.
A Walk in the Words by
Call Number: [Juv.] PZ7.T153 Wal 2021
Publication Date: 2021
Schneider Family Honor Book, 2022
Through a story from his own childhood, Hudson Talbott shares the challenges--and ultimately the rewards--of being a non-mainstream kind of learner.
I'm Trying to Love Math by
Call Number: [Juv.] QA40.5 .B38 2019
Publication Date: 2019-07-02
Math can be used in amazing ways -- like music, and spacecraft, and even baking cookies! This isn’t a how-to math book, it’s a way to think differently about math as a necessary and cool part of our lives!
First Day Critter Jitters by
Call Number: [Juv.] PZ7.J62168 Fir 2020
Publication Date: 2020-07-07
TLA 2x2 Selection, 2021
It’s almost the first day of school, and the animals are nervous. Somebody else is nervous too. It’s their teacher, the armadillo! But by the next day, the animals have all figured out how to help one another through their jitters. School isn’t so scary after all!
Don't Worry, Little Crab by
Call Number: [Juv.] PZ7.H28674 Don 2020
Publication Date: 2020-04-07
Little Crab and Very Big Crab live in a tiny rock pool near the sea. Today they’re going for a dip in the big ocean, but the waves are big, and little crab wonders if it's better to not go in. But with a gentle, "don't worry" from Very Big Crab, they discover the brilliant worlds that await when they take the plunge.
Poor Louie by
Call Number: [Juv.] PZ7.F9415 Po 2017
Publication Date: 2017-04-11
Loving life with his human parents, Louie the dog becomes alarmed when his routine changes and double sets of new furniture and clothing begin showing up in his home as his mom’s tummy gets bafflingly larger.
Saturday Is Swimming Day by
Call Number: [Juv.] PZ7.Y89656 Sa 2018
Publication Date: 2018-06-12
Swimming lessons are on Saturdays, and every Saturday one little girl has a stomachache. Over time, with encouragement from her teacher, her confidence grows, and her stomachaches eventually go away. Sometimes a little bravery and a lot of patience are all you need to face your fear.
Ten Beautiful Things by
Call Number: [Juv.] PZ7.G8813593 Te 2021
Publication Date: 2021-01-12
Lily is moving into her grandmother’s farm in Iowa, and she is sad about all the changes necessary in her life--but on the long drive her grandmother challenges her to find ten beautiful things that they can share together.
A Stone for Sascha by
Call Number: [Juv.] PZ7.B38125 St 2018
Publication Date: 2018-05-08
A young girl, still reeling from her dog’s death, finds solace while picking up stones on the beach during her family’s vacation.
Don't Touch My Hair! by
Call Number: [Juv.] PZ7.M6336 Don 2018
Publication Date: 2018-11-06
Aria loves her soft and bouncy hair, but must go to extremes to avoid people who touch it without permission until, finally, she speaks up.
Don't Hug Doug by
Call Number: [Juv.] PZ7.1.F5358 Don 2021
Publication Date: 2021-01-26
Doug prefers not to be hugged, but there are a variety of other ways his loved ones can show him affection.
Rissy No Kissies by
Call Number: [Juv.] PZ8.3.H8417 Ris 2021
Publication Date: 2021-03-02
A love bird who doesn’t like kisses? Rissy’s friends and family wonder if she’s sick, confused, or rude. But kisses make Rissy uncomfortable. Can she show everyone there’s not one right way to share affection?
More Than Fluff by
Call Number: [Juv.] PZ7.V25214 Mor 2021
Publication Date: 2021-03-09
Daisy the chick is cute, fluffy, soft, and tired of others hugging and petting her, so her mother suggests she tell them what she would prefer, such as a wing bump or a pinkie shake.