SEL Books for Social & Emotional Learning

Presented by: School Library Journal
Event Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021

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With the need to support student's social and emotional well-being becoming more important than ever, it's essential that your library have a robust assortment of SEL books in its collection. Join publishing insiders from Albert Whitman & Co., Magination Press, Rosen Publishing, and Shadow Mountain Publishing as they provide a first look at their new SEL titles that are designed to help children feel cared for and build resilence during these challenging times. Here are some of the titles and presentations that will be featured during this webcast:

Saturday at the Food Pantry - Molly and her mom don’t always have enough food, so one Saturday they visit their local food pantry. Molly’s happy to get food to eat until she sees her classmate Caitlin, who’s embarrassed to be at the food pantry. Can Molly help Caitlin realize that everyone needs help sometimes?

Big Brain Book: How It Works and All Its Quirks - This is a fun primer on psychology and neuroscience that makes complex psychological phenomenon and neural mechanisms relatable to kids through illustrations, interesting factoids, and more.

Focus on Social and Emotional Learning - Our students deserve to be supported with a whole-child framework in a school environment built around acceptance, belonging, and connections. Join educational leader Richard Hasenyager, Ph.D., from Rosen Publishing to learn about how you can create an effective elementary SEL program.

Stella - A beagle working in law enforcement misses the scent of an explosive which detonates, taking the life of her handler. She feels guilty and thinks surely she is a bad dog. Taken in by a foster family, she realizes she can detect a chemical surge before the daughter has a seizure and warn her and finds a new purpose to her life of service.


Lisa White, Associate Manager, Marketing & Publicity, Albert Whitman & Company

Kristine Enderle, Editorial Director, Magination Press, Books for Kids from the American Psychological Association

Jason Wells, Marketing Director, Magination Press, Books for Kids from the American Psychological Association 

Richard Hasenyager, Ph.D., Vice President of Curriculum Solutions, Rosen Publishing

Ilise Levine, Director of Sales and Marketing, Shadow Mountain Publishing

McCall Hoyle, Author of Stella and is a sixth-grade language arts teacher in one of the largest school systems in Georgia


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