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Social & Emotional Learning Storytime

This Week's Social and Emotional Reading:
5/31 Meadows Focus: My Actions Affect Others.
  • The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
Other recommended books about mindful actions:
  • Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena
  • The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade by Justin Roberts and Christian Robinson
  • Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller and Jen Hill
  • Should I Share my Ice Cream? by Mo Willems
  • What is Given from the Heart by Patricia C. McKissack and April Harrison
  • Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts
  • Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed by Emily Pearson
  • The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig
All of the books above are available at the Meadows Library.
Archived Readings:
Good News, Bad News by Jeff Mack
Other recommended books about positivity:
  • Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin and James Dean

  • The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper
  • Because Amelia Smiled by David Ezra Stein
  • We’re All Wonders by R. J. Palacio
  • Pass it On by Sophy Henn

  • Taking a Bath with the Dog: And Other Things that Make Me Happy by Scott Menchin
  • I Love It When You Smile by Sam McBratney
  • A Good Day by Kevin Henkes
  • The Three Questions by Jon J Muth
  • If you Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson
What If Everybody Did That? by Ellen Javernick
Other recommended books about making wise choices:
  • A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams
  • Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown
  • The Girl and the Bicycle by Mark Pett
  • I Want my Hat Back by Jon Klassen
  • No David! by David Shannon
  • What does it Mean to be Kind? by Rana DiOrio
  • Charlotte and the Quiet Place by Deborah Sosin
  • Carmela Full of Wishes by Matt de la Peña
Healthy Snack, Healthy You! by Sally Lee
Other recommended books about healthy eating:
  • Rah, Rah, Radishes! A Vegetable Chant by April Sayre
  • Burger Boy by Alan Durant
  • Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert
  • Good Enough to Eat by Lizzy Rockwell
  • Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food by Stan and Jan Berenstain
  • The Sandwich Swap by Kelly Dipucchio and Queen Rania of Jordan
  • Tales for Very Picky Eaters by Josh Schneider
  • Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and June Jo Lee
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch it, Shape it by JoAnn Deak
Other recommended books about our brains:
  • Take a Closer Look at Your Brain by Jane P. Gardner
  • The Brain is Kind of a Big Deal by Nick Seluk
  • Me and My Amazing Body by Joan Sweeney
  • How is My Brain Like a Supercomputer? by Melissa Stewart
  • Ouch! How Your Body Makes It Through a Very Bad Day by Richard Walker
  • Body Sense/Body Nonsense by Seymour Simon
  • The Human Body Inside and Out by Andy Morrison
  • Body Science by James Cracknell
The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld
Other recommended books about feelings:
  • There Might be Lobsters by Crimi
  • Jabari Jumps by Cornwall
  • The Dark by Lemony Snicket
  • The Invisible Boy by Barton
  • Today I feel Silly and Other Moods that Make my Day by Curtis
  • The Crayon Box that Talked by DeRolf
  • When Sadness is at your Door by Eland
  • The Rough Patch by Lies
  • The Day you Begin by Woodson
  • Wemberly Worried by Henkes
  • Ira Sleeps Over by Waber
  • The Gardener by Stewart
  • Ruby Finds a Worry by Percival
  • Red: A Crayon's Story by Hall
  • Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun by Dismondy
  • Katie Loves the Kittens by Himmelman
  • Marvin gets MAD! by Theobald
A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams
Other recommended books about kindness:
  • A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Phillip C. Stead
  • Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena
  • Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts
  • What is Given from the Hearth by Pat McKissack
  • Pass It On by Sophy Henn
  • Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed by Emily Pearson
  • The Teddy Bear by David M. McPhail
  • 14 Cows for America by Carmen Agra Deedy
  • Sheila Rae the Brave by Kevin Henkes
  • Back to Front and Upside Down by Claire Alexander
  • The Sniffles for Bear by Bonny Beccker
  • A Hat for Mrs. Goldman: A Story about Knitting and Love by Michelle Edwards
  • Mrs. McBloom, Clean up your Classroom by Kelly DiPucchio
  • One Good Deed by Terri Fields
  • The Red Bicycle: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Bicycle by Jude Isabella
  • Ben Rides On by Matt Davies
  • Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry
  • Because Amelia Smiled by David Ezra Stein
Mixed: A Colorful Story by Arree Chung
Other recommended books about being inclusive:
  • All are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold
  • Can I Play Too? by Mo Willems
  • The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi
  • The Brand New Kid by Katie Couric
  • Say Hello by Jack Foreman
  • Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes 
  • Emmanuel's Dream by Laurie Ann Thompson
  • A Boy and a Jaguar by Alan Rabinowitz
  • Where Are You From? by Yamile Saied Mendez
  • Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal
Have You Filled a Bucket Today, read by Mrs. Primm
Reflection Questions:
  • Whose bucket did I fill today?
    • What did I do to fill that person's bucket?
    • How did that make that person feel?
    • How did that make me feel?