Social and Emotional Learning for Picture Book Readers

ALA Editions. (AASL Standards–Based Learning). Aug. 2022. 160p. pap. $49.99. ISBN 9780838937464.
Using 24 picture books from the past several years, this tile focuses on how school librarians can integrate SEL into library lessons. The book is divided into six SEL skill areas, such as problem-solving, working in teams, and developing a sense of purpose. Each section provides several picture books with lessons on how to explore this topic through the lens of the school library. The lessons, which align with the AASL standards, are highly detailed and offer step-by-step instructions and discussion questions, as well as resources like anchor charts, activities, and worksheets. While the lessons are clearly directed towards the elementary level, they are easily adaptable based on the age of different learners. The picture books highlighted feature a diverse range of characters. Several lessons integrate technology like Scratch and the Do Ink Green Screen app, and the final section delves into digital citizenship and media literacy. The end of the book provides a list of more picture books to support the SEL topics explored. In addition to school librarians, this title could be helpful when used in collaboration with classroom teachers and school counselors.
VERDICT With the growing emphasis on SEL in schools, this book is a valuable resource for librarians supporting this important work.

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing