Editorial Review

A noteworthy review of Social and Emotional Learning from School Library Journal on November 1, 2020

Cover: We Need Each Other: Being a Good Friend

This series explains the core skills at the heart of social and emotional learning. Each title presents three short stories that depict children developing skills, such as teamwork, recognizing boundaries, conflict resolution, and self-awareness. The layout features plenty of white space and large photos. The photos include children and adults who are BIPOC. Finding Solutions: Problem Solving shows a girl wearing a hijab. Each book provides questions for discussion and self-reflection. The back matter includes a phonetic glossary, additional resources, and an index. ­VERDICT Children will find the stories familiar and easy to understand, and the discussion questions will help them develop healthy emotional responses and good social etiquette. Recommended for classrooms and libraries.

—Cathy DeCampli

Products Reviewed

Title   ATOS Format Qty
Doing the Right Thing: Making Responsible Decisions 2.6
Finding Solutions: Problem Solving 2.7
Helping Friends and Family: Taking Care of Others 2.3
Know Your Feelings: Recognizing Emotions 2.6
Let's Get Along: Resolving Conflict 2.8
No One Is the Same: Appreciating Differences 2.9
Setting Boundaries: Learning about Healthy Relationships 2.6
Stop and Think: Learning about Self-Discipline 2.5
We Need Each Other: Being a Good Friend 2.4
We Work Together: Learning about Teamwork 2.6
When Things Get Tough: Overcoming Obstacles 2.6
Worrying Too Much: Learning How to Manage Stress 2.8

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